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!

Obra selecta: An Evening with Dr. Jorge Duany and Dr. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

Event Date: April 5, 2021

Books & Books, The Cuban Research Institute at FIU and The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami present an evening with Dr. Jorge Duany in…

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Marguerite Duras’ “The Impudent Ones”: An Evening with Kelsey L. Haskett and Michael Reynolds

Event Date: March 31, 2021

Marguerite Duras rose to global stardom with her erotic masterpiece “The Lover” (L’Amant), winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt and translated into 43 languages. But Duras’ debu…

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Of Women and Salt: An Evening with Gabriela Garcia and Maite Morales

Event Date: March 30, 2021

A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. Author G…

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Escape from Castro’s Cuba: An Evening with Tim Wendel and Saul Wisnia

Event Date: March 29, 2021

Tim Wendel is the acclaimed author of fourteen books, including “Castro’s Curveball.” In this visionary sequel to “Castro’s Curveball”, the former Washington Senators Minor League…

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An Afternoon with Julie Marie Wade, Maureen Seaton and Denise Duhamel

Event Date: March 28, 2021

Three Miami-based writers and sometime collaborators come together to talk about their respective work, poems and prose that reflect their individual journeys and common experience…

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Mango and Peppercorns: An Evening w Kathy Manning, Tung Nguyen, Lyn Nguyen & Chef Michelle Bernstein

Event Date: March 25, 2021

A powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. A conversation between Kathy…

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Shooting Midnight Cowboy: An Evening with Glenn Frankel and Arlo Haskell

Event Date: March 24, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author of the behind-the-scenes explorations of the classic American Westerns “High Noon” and “The Searchers” n…

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“The Ocean is Closed: Journalistic Adventures and Investigations” Virtual Launch Event

Event Date: March 23, 2021

An evening honoring Jon Bradshaw, with Anna Wintour, Michael Zilkha, Julian Sands, Alex Belth, Anne Taylor Fleming, A. Scott Berg, and Adam Moss who discussed “The Ocean is Closed:…

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No Barrier Can Contain It: An Evening with Ariel Mae Lambe

Event Date: March 22, 2021

Books & Books and the Cuban Research Institute present a discussion with Ariel Mae Lambe about “No Barrier Can Contain It”, recorded live March 22, 2021. Vividly recasting Cuba…

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Lifelines: An Afternoon with Melissa and Doug Bernstein

Event Date: March 21, 2021

Co-Founders of Melissa & Doug and LifeLines, wife and husband Melissa and Doug Bernstein are in conversation about Melissa’s new book, “LifeLines.” The book takes the reader on…

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America’s Bilingual Century: An Afternoon with Steve Leveen and Calvin Sims

Event Date: March 20, 2021

“America’s Bilingual Century” is the result of 12 years of research, including hundreds of interviews that Steve Leveen had with leading language scholars as well as bilinguals of…

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Vera: An Evening with Carol Edgarian and Amy Bloom

Event Date: March 19, 2021

In VERA, New York Times bestselling author Carol Edgarian delivers an astonishing feat of imagination, a grand adventure set in 1906 San Francisco. Edgarian and Amy Bloom are in co…

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