Virtual Events

It was March 18, 2020 when Books & Books first locked down and closed our doors temporarily during the quarantine of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost immediately, independent bookstores everywhere were turning to new technologies to quickly learn how to bring authors online on various livestreaming platforms. In late April, Books & Books launched a virtual author series of ongoing conversations in the midst of a brand-new virtual landscape. Fast forward to 2022 and more than 700 virtual events under our belt, now archived for your viewing pleasure. Scroll through some of these recordings and you’ll find more than 2 years’ worth of fascinating conversations in support of many of the important books published during a truly historic and unprecedented time. Follow us on Crowdcast and be the first to know of new events and pairings. You can stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter, too. We are so grateful for your support and patronage, thank you!

Home in Florida: Anjanette Delgado, Chantel Acevedo, Jaquira Díaz, Caridad Moro and Carlos Pintado

Event Date: November 27, 2021

A Panel with Anjanette Delgado, Chantel Acevedo, Jaquira Díaz, Caridad Moro, and Carlos Pintado presented on November 27, 2021. Showcasing a variety of voices shaped in and by a pl…

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Home: An Evening with Julio Anta and Alex Segura

Event Date: November 23, 2021

Julio Anta and Anna Wieszczyk debut with a deeply grounded, and heartfelt graphic novel that explores the real world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers. Julio spok…

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The State of Democracy in Eastern Europe: An Afternoon with Writers for Democratic Action

Event Date: November 14, 2021

Books & Books and Writers for Democratic Action present an afternoon with Julia Fiedorczuk, Valzhyna Mort, Maxim Osipov, and Andrey Kurkov, moderated by Askold Melnyczuk and ho…

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Pure Narco: A Lunch with Luis Navia and Steve Murphy

Event Date: November 12, 2021

“Pure Narco” tells the tale of arguably America’s biggest cocaine trafficker and his capture in Venezuela during one of the biggest antinarcotics takedowns of all time. But it is m…

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Five Tuesdays in Winter: An Evening with Lily King and Elizabeth McCracken

Event Date: November 11, 2021

Author Elizabeth McCracken interviews Lily King about her first-ever collection of exceptional and innovative short stories. Books & Books was excited to partner with our frien…

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Dancing with the Revolution: An Evening with Elizabeth B. Schwall

Event Date: November 9, 2021

Elizabeth B. Schwall aligns culture and politics by focusing on an art form that became a darling of the Cuban revolution: dance. In this history of staged performance in ballet, m…

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The Wires of War: An Evening with Jacob Helberg and Arjun Bisen

Event Date: November 8, 2021

From the former news policy lead at Google, Jacob Helberg, an urgent and groundbreaking account of the high-stakes global cyberwar brewing between Western democracies and the autoc…

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Telephone: An Afternoon with Brenda Miller & Julie Marie Wade

Event Date: November 7, 2021

Brenda Miller & Julie Marie Wade’ TELEPHONE “is, for me, a stellar example of what can be achieved in collaborative work where two voices figure out how to link connective thre…

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How to Live. What to Do: An Afternoon with Josh Cohen and Nuar Alsadir

Event Date: November 7, 2021

Focusing on some of the best-known characters in all of literature–chosen to trace the arc from childhood to old age– psychoanalyst and professor of literature Josh Cohen shows h…

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Midnight in Washington: An Evening with Adam Schiff and Valerie Jarrett

Event Date: November 4, 2021

From the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, and a warning that the forces of autocrac…

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Carry the Dog: An Evening with Stephanie Gangi and Meg Waite Clayton

Event Date: November 2, 2021

Stephanie Gangi is a poet, essayist, and novelist; “Carry the Dog” reverberates with rock and roll, and truths about the human condition of a late-blooming feminist. She spoke with…

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Caribeños at the Table: An Evening with Melissa Fuster

Event Date: November 1, 2021

Melissa Fuster thinks expansively about the multiple meanings of comida, food, from something as simple as a meal to something as complex as one’s identity. Presented in partnershi…

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