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!


Cuba’s Digital Revolution: A Virtual Event with Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria


Event Date: July 9, 2021

The triumph of the Cuban Revolution gave the Communist Party a monopoly over both politics and the mass media. However, with the subsequent global proliferation of new information…

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Mona At Sea: An Evening with Elizabeth Gonzalez James and Raquel V. Reyes


Event Date: July 8, 2021

Mona’s journey asks the question: When we find what gives our life meaning, will we be ready for it? Author Elizabeth James speaks with Raquel V. Reyes about “Mona at Sea” on July…

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Kindness Now: A Virtual Event with Amanda Gilbert and Sharon Salzberg


Event Date: July 7, 2021

Meditation teacher Amanda Gilbert introduces the traditional Buddhist heart practices known as the brahma-viharas — Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity–…

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Muse Squad: An Evening with Chantel Acevedo and Adrianna Cuevas


Event Date: July 6, 2021

Celebrating publication day of MUSE SQUAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TENTH with the book’s author Chantel Acevedo, and fellow author Adrianna Cuevas! This book is the finale of an action-…

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You, Recharged: An Evening with Polly Campbell


Event Date: July 6, 2021

Meaning Ignites Power. When we align with the things that matter to us and allow the “why” to guide us, we are energized. Sure, there are challenges, setbacks, and plenty of things…

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Objects of Desire: A Virtual Evening with Clare Sestanovich and Christine Smallwood


Event Date: July 1, 2021

Fresh, intimate stories of women’s lives from an extraordinary new literary voice, laying bare the unexpected beauty and irony in contemporary life. Clare Sestanovich and Christine…

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Animal: A Virtual Evening with Lisa Taddeo in conversation with Elin Hilderbrand


Event Date: June 30, 2021

Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman’s exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in ANIMAL, the “ferociously beautiful” (Library Journal) debut novel from the author of the…

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Laughing at Myself: A Virtual Event with Dan Glickman and Charlie Dent


Event Date: June 30, 2021

In “Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies” Dan Glickman tells his story of a classical family background, religious heritage, and “Midwestern…

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Turtle in Paradise: A Virtual Evening with Jennifer L. Holm, Savanna Ganucheau and Hope Larson


Event Date: June 29, 2021

Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America’s past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel…

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Morningside Heights: A Virtual Evening with Joshua Henkin and Lily King


Event Date: June 29, 2021

“I believe that in fiction and in life, the small moments are the most revealing,” says Joshua Henkin. His new novel, “Morningside Heights”, is about the love between women, men, c…

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Horizontal Vertigo: A Virtual Evening with Juan Villoro and Francisco Goldman


Event Date: June 28, 2021

In this deeply iconoclastic book, Juan Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of topics: “Living in the City,” “City Characters,” “Shocks,” “Crossings,” and “Ceremoni…

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Dogs at Work: A Virtual Event with Margaret Cardillo


Event Date: June 26, 2021

Dog lovers, rejoice! Margaret Cardillo’s new picture book, DOGS AT WORK, illustrates all the real jobs that dogs do. This clever book describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From…

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