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!


Vanderbilt: A Virtual Evening with Anderson Cooper in conversation with Katherine Howe


Event Date: September 24, 2021

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teamed with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a le…

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The Last Mona Lisa: An Afternoon with Jonathan Santlofer and Lisa Unger


Event Date: September 24, 2021

A gripping novel exploring the Mona Lisa’s very real theft in 1911 and the present underbelly of the art world, “The Last Mona Lisa” is a suspenseful tale, tapping into our univers…

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Beautiful Country: An Evening with Qian Julie Wang and M. Evelina Galang


Event Date: September 22, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Americans for Immigrant Justice present Qian Julie Wang and M. Evelina Galang speaking about BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. This incandescent memoir from…

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A Virtual Evening with Richard Powers in Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert


Event Date: September 21, 2021

Richard Powers in conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert discussing his Booker shortlisted, National Book Award longlisted new novel, “Bewilderment”. Books & Books was excited to…

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Late City: An Afternoon with Robert Olen Butler and Chauncey Mabe


Event Date: September 19, 2021

In LATE CITY, a 115-year-old man begins to die in a nursing home 10 minutes after the 2016 presidential race is called. Curious to know what prompted Robert Olen Butler to tell thi…

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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law: An Evening with Mary Roach and Sam Kean


Event Date: September 17, 2021

Join “America’s funniest science writer” (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet….

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A Virtual Evening with Evan Osnos in Conversation with Jiayang Fan


Event Date: September 14, 2021

Presented by Books & Books and Politics & Prose, WILDLAND author Evan Osnos in conversation with Jiayang Fan. After a decade abroad, the National Book Award– and Pulitzer P…

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Cuba: An American History: An Evening with Dr. Ada Ferrer & Ana Menéndez


Event Date: September 14, 2021

An epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians…

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September 11th and its Aftermath: Panel Discussion


Event Date: September 11, 2021

Books & Books and Writers for Democratic Action present a panel discussion on September 11 featuring Paul Auster, Heather Cox Richardson, Elias Khoury, Caroline Randall William…

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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: An Evening with Zoraida Córdova, V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo


Event Date: September 10, 2021

Three incredible authors chatting about “The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina” a brand new and simply exquisite novel. Zoraida Córdova, V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo came together vi…

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Martita, I Remember You: An Evening with Sandra Cisneros & Dorothy Allison


Event Date: September 9, 2021

“Martita, I Remember You” is Sandra Cisneros at her vintage best, in a beautiful dual-language edition. Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer…

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Dark and Shallow Lies: An Evening with Ginny Myers Sain and Diana Urban


Event Date: September 7, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Ginny Myers Sain! Having grown up in deeply rural America, she is interested in telling stories about resilient kids who come of age i…

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