Virtual Events

On March 18, Books & Books closed our doors temporarily during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, we launched our first ever virtual event on Crowdcast, a conversation with Secretary Madeline Albright about her new book, HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS. And we haven’t stopped since. We are now hosting virtual events mostly every weeknight at 7pm and some on weekends, in partnership with our friends at Miami Book Fair, and with additional support from Lit Hub and Culture Crusaders.

The schedule attempts to emulate what it was like at our signature store in Coral Gables, where you could walk in and find a live author reading and discussing their book, literally every night of the week. The majority of these events are free. Our doors re-opened in early June for socially-distanced and masked shopping, but it continues to be unsafe to hold any events at our stores. For the time being, we will continue to present to you the very best authors, voices and books virtually and look forward to seeing you there! Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, you’ve shown an amazing amount of understanding and patience and we see our viewer numbers are growing with each passing day.

Remember, every book you purchase helps to support us and we thank you for your support! We’ve started this archive on our website, so that you can access anything you might have missed, at your own pace, and in your own time. Follow us on Crowdcast so that you’re the first to know of any new events. We look forward to seeing you online in the coming months, as our literary community lives on virtually, until the time when we will meet again at Books & Books!


An Evening of Poetry with Peter Schmitt and Jeffrey Harrison


Event Date: April 19, 2021

It’s #NationalPoetryMonth​! In “Goodbye, Apostrophe” his first new collection in more than a decade, nationally recognized and prize-winning poet Peter Schmitt has assembled nearly…

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Behind-the-Scenes at The Met Museum with Christine Coulson and Michael Gallagher


Event Date: April 18, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Christine Coulson in conversation with Michael Gallagher discussing “Metropolitan Stories: A Novel”. An enchanting nov…

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The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: An Evening with James Carroll and Rev. Dr. Laurie. Hafner


Event Date: April 18, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with James Carroll in conversation with Rev. Dr. Laurie. Hafner discussing “The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Cath…

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Libertie: An Evening with Kaitlyn Greenidge and Jaquira Díaz


Event Date: April 15, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Kaitlyn Greenidge in conversation with Jaquira Díaz discussing “Libertie”. An unforgettable story about one young Blac…

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My Broken Language: An Evening with Quiara Alegría Hudes and Jose Antonio Vargas


Event Date: April 14, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Quiara Alegría Hudes in conversation Jose Antonio Vargas discussing “My Broken Language: A Memoir”. A Pulitzer Prize–w…

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Cuban Memory Wars: An Evening with Michael Bustamante


Event Date: April 12, 2021

Drawing on troves of archival materials, including visual media, Michael Bustamante tracks the process of what he calls retrospective politics across the Florida Straits. In doing…

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An Afternoon with Carribean Fragoza, Randa Jarrar and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal


Event Date: April 11, 2021

Carribean Fragoza, author of the debut short story collection “Eat the Mouth That Feeds You,” and Randa Jarrar, author of the new memoir “Love is an Ex-Country,” discuss their book…

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Classicist No. 17: An Evening with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Beth Dunlop and Teófilo Victoria


Event Date: April 9, 2021

Focused on Florida, the Classicist No. 17 explores the city’s rich architectural history as well as contemporary examples of classical design through professional and student portf…

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Two Truths and a Lie: A Virtual Lunch with Ellen McGarrahan and Sarah Gerard


Event Date: April 9, 2021

In 1990, Ellen McGarrahan was a young reporter for the Miami Herald when she covered the execution of Jesse Tafero, a man convicted of murdering two police officers. When it later…

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The Gift of Forgiveness: Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt


Event Date: April 7, 2021

New York Times bestselling author, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is joined with self-made entrepreneur, champion of women, philanthropist, and Co-founder of IT Cosmetics, Jamie Ke…

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An Evening with Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer


Event Date: April 6, 2021

In “Houses: Robert A.M. Stern Architects”, Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer—offer an intimate look at RAMSA houses from the last ten years an…

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An Evening with Krystal Sutherland & Karen McManus


Event Date: April 6, 2021

Both a fairytale and a thriller, “House of Hollow” is a feminist mystery in the vein of “Wilder Girls” with the delectable world building of “The Hazel Wood” mixed with the dark fa…

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