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!

How To Not Die Alone: A Virtual Evening with Logan Ury and Ellen Huet

Event Date: February 11, 2021

A fun virtual event with behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury and her friend Ellen Huet. Recorded live February 11, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair. “How To…

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The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: A Virtual Evening with Thom Hartmann and David Korten

Event Date: February 9, 2021

Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the history of the battle against oligarchy in America–and how w…

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The Rain Heron: An Evening with Robbie Arnott and Jeff VanderMeer

Event Date: February 8, 2021

“Astonishing…With the intensity of a perfect balance b/w the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning & twisting, taking you to unexpected places. A deeply emotional…

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God I Feel Modern Tonight: A Virtual Evening with Cat Cohen and Jordan Firstman

Event Date: February 5, 2021

Tragicomic verses from the award-winning comedian and millennial renaissance woman. Catherine Cohen, the one-woman stand-up chanteuse who has electrified the downtown NYC comedy sc…

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We the Possibility: A Virtual Lunch with Mitchell Weiss and Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Event Date: February 5, 2021

At a crucial moment in the evolution of government’s role in our society, WE THE POSSIBILITY provides inspiration and a positive model, along with crucial guardrails, to help shape…

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Milk Fed: An Evening with Melissa Broder

Event Date: February 4, 2021

MILK FED tells a tale of appetites: physical hunger, sexual desire, spiritual longing, and the ways that we as humans can compartmentalize these so often interdependent instincts….

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Milk Blood Heat: A Virtual Evening with Dantiel W. Moniz and Lauren Groff

Event Date: February 3, 2021

MILK BLOOD HEAT depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us…

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Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology: An Evening with Andrés Duany and Brian Falk

Event Date: February 1, 2021

“Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology” is the definitive reference on the Rural-to-Urban Transect, a compilation of the most important essays, diagrams, and images on the s…

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Homo Irrealis: An Evening with André Aciman & Dani Shapiro

Event Date: January 28, 2021

Explore time, the creative mind and great lives and works – André Aciman speaks to Dani Shapiro about Aciman’s new collection “Homo Irrealis: Essays”, a deep reflection of the imag…

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Nobody’s Normal: A Virtual Evening with Roy Richard Grinker and Ron Suskind

Event Date: January 27, 2021

Roy Richard Grinker and Ron Suskind unpack the stigmas surrounding mental health and discuss the cultural influences that created them. Recorded live in partnership with the Miami…

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A Virtual Evening with Dr. Carl L. Hart and Neal Brennan

Event Date: January 26, 2021

From one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the po…

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Winterkeep: A Virtual Evening with Kristin Cashore

Event Date: January 25, 2021

The highly anticipated next book in the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Graceling Realm series WINTERKEEP is here. It was a pleasure hosting author Kristin Cashore to spe…

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