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!


Mapping America: An Evening with Neal Asbury and Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Event Date: July 15, 2021

The story of the exploration and birth of America is told afresh through the unique prism of hand-colored maps and engravings of the period. this informative and lushly illustrated…

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The Awe Factor: An Evening with Allen Klein and Susyn Reeve


Event Date: July 13, 2021

Bestselling author and TEDx presenter Allen Klein returns to find and define awe. In his latest book, he shows readers how to escape the everyday ruts of life by opening their eyes…

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The Kissing Bug: An Evening with Daisy Hernández and Kris Newby


Event Date: July 12, 2021

Through unsparing, gripping, and humane portraits, Hernández chronicles a story vast in scope and urgent in its implications, exposing how poverty, racism, and public policies have…

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Nowhere Girl: A Virtual Event with Cheryl Diamond and Ivy Pochoda


Event Date: July 11, 2021

Wild, heart-wrenching, and unexpectedly funny, “Nowhere Girl” is an inspiring coming-of-age memoir about running for freedom against the odds. Cheryl Diamond discussed her memoir o…

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Via Negativa: An Evening with Daniel Hornsby and Courtney Sender


Event Date: July 9, 2021

A heartfelt, daring, divinely hilarious debut novel about a priest who embarks on a fateful journey with a pistol in his pocket and an injured coyote in his backseat. Daniel Hornsb…

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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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