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!

A Virtual Evening with J. Ryan Stradal & Katie Taylor

Event Date: May 15, 2023

From the New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal, a story of a couple from two very different restaurant families in rustic Minnesota, and the legacy of love and tragedy,…

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A Virtual Evening with Alexandra Auder & Sam Lipsyte

Event Date: May 10, 2023

In the moving and wickedly funny memoir, Don’t Call Me Home, Alexandra Auder meditates on the seedy glory of being raised by two counterculture icons, from walking a pet goat aroun…

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A Virtual Evening with Whitney Hanson & Joey Kidney

Event Date: May 9, 2023

From Tiktok phenomenon Whitney Hanson, a revised edition of her bestselling HOME, now with a new introduction and more than a dozen new poems. Resonant, raw, and vibrant, HOME is a…

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A Virtual Evening with Carmen Boullosa & Phillip Lopate

Event Date: May 8, 2023

Carmen Boullosa offers a twist on the Book of Genesis that dismantles patriarchy and rebuilds our understanding of the world–from the origin of gastronomy, to the domestication of…

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A Virtual Evening with Megan Tady & Alisha Fernandez Miranda

Event Date: May 4, 2023

In this sparkling, heartwarming debut set at an iconic Vermont spa, massage therapist Joan Johnston struggles with grief. She’s lost the love of her life early into their relations…

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DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: Lady Justice: An Evening with Dahlia Lithwick and Siri Hustvedt

Event Date: April 24, 2023

Writers for Democratic Action and Book the Vote present Dahlia Lithwick in conversation with WDA national steering committee member Siri Hustvedt for an in-depth conversation about…

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A Virtual Evening with Justice Malala & Jonathan Eig

Event Date: April 20, 2023

In The Plot to Save South Africa, acclaimed South African journalist Justice Malala recounts the gripping story of the next nine days, as the government and Mandela’s ANC seek desp…

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A Virtual Evening with Rachel Heng & Meng Jin

Event Date: April 3, 2023

An aching love story and powerful coming-of-age that reckons with the legacy of British colonialism, the World War II Japanese occupation, and the pursuit of modernity, The Great R…

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A Virtual Evening with Christine Kenneally & James Carroll

Event Date: March 27, 2023

Centering her story on St. Joseph’s, a Catholic orphanage in Vermont, Kenneally has written a stunning account of a series of crimes and abuses. But her work is not confined to one…

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The Democracy Book Club: Hülya Adak, Çevat Dargın, Fatma Müge Göçek, Ragıp Zarakolu & Peter Balakian

Event Date: March 25, 2023

Writers for Democratic Action and Democracy Book Club presents this panel discussion with Mitchell Kaplan, Hülya Adak, Çevat Dargın, Fatma Müge Göçek, Ragıp Zarakolu & Peter Ba…

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A Virtual Evening with Dan Egan & Cynthia Barnett

Event Date: March 22, 2023

In this major work of explanatory science and environmental journalism, Pulitzer Prize finalist Dan Egan investigates the past, present, and future of what has been called “the oil…

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Real Self-Care: A Virtual Evening with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin & Dr. Kali Cyrus

Event Date: March 15, 2023

In Real Self-Care, Dr. Pooja Lakshmin helps readers understand what a real practice of caring for yourself could—and does—look like. Using case studies from her practice, clinical…

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