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!

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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My Native Land is Memory: An Evening with Oliva Espín

Event Date: September 2, 2021

In “My Native Land is Memory”, Oliva Espín brings to life the Cuba of her childhood. This is a memoir of childhood and adolescence; tales of growing up in pre-Castro Cuba that vivi…

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Disruption Proof: An Evening with Brant Cooper and Susan Amat

Event Date: September 1, 2021

CEO and founder of Moves the Needle and New York Times bestselling author of “The Lean Entrepreneur”, Brant Cooper teaches leaders how to ensure their organizations are resilient,…

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The Skinny: An Evening with Jonathan Wells and Michael Zilkha

Event Date: August 31, 2021

The critically acclaimed poet and author of the collection “Debris”, Jonathan Wells gives us a thoughtful, candid, and powerful memoir about the universal exploration of adolescenc…

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Shelf Stuff Middle Grade Panel with Chantel Acevedo, Greg Van Eekhout and John David Anderson!

Event Date: August 30, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a fun, funny and full of laugh panel with authors Chantel Acevedo, Greg Van Eekhout and John David Anderson!, plus moderator Jess Redm…

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Songs for the Flames: An Afternoon with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Phil Klay

Event Date: August 29, 2021

A new collection of electric, searing stories from award-winning, bestselling author Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Juan Gabriel Vásquez returns to stories with these nine morally complex t…

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The Guide: An Evening with Peter Heller and Diane Les Becquets

Event Date: August 27, 2021

Books & Books, Politics & Prose and Gibson’s Bookstore present Peter Heller, the best-selling author of “The River” who returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young m…

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The Barcelona Complex: An Afternoon with Simon Kuper and John Carlin

Event Date: August 27, 2021

Bestselling coauthor of “Soccernomics” and longtime Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper tells the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful soccer club in the world—a…

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Big Wednesday: An Evening with Denny Aaberg and Roger McGrath

Event Date: August 26, 2021

Based on true events and legendary surfers of the 1960s, the Big Wednesday novel follows three Malibu surfers as the joys of youth and their carefree lifestyles are challenged by s…

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Beneficence: An Evening with Meredith Hall

Event Date: August 25, 2021

Written by a masterful storyteller, “Beneficence” is a book that illuminates the journey we make through grief to healing. Few writers know the human heart and the burden of grief…

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