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!

Nervous System: An Evening with Lina Meruane and Megan McDowell

Event Date: August 11, 2021

We virtually hosted venerated Chilean author & NYU professor Lina Meruane for a convo on NERVOUS SYSTEM, her second novel. She was joined by translator Megan McDowell. NERVOUS…

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This Will All Be Over Soon: An Evening with SNL’s Cecily Strong & Chanel Miller

Event Date: August 10, 2021

Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong and New York Times bestselling author Chanel Miller in a discussion of Cecily’s memoir, “This Will All Be Over Soon”. We were thrilled…

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Meg Lowman: The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us

Event Date: August 10, 2021

Meg Lowman, biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, public speaker, and Sarasota native, joins us on Zoom to launch her most recent book The “Arbornaut: A Life Discovering…

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Mrs. March: An Evening with Virginia Feito and Samantha Irby

Event Date: August 10, 2021

Books & Books, Harvard Book Store and Politics and Prose welcomed acclaimed writer Virginia Feito for a discussion of her highly anticipated debut novel, “Mrs. March”. She was…

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Palm Beach: An Evening with Mary Adkins and Rufi Thorpe

Event Date: August 9, 2021

A thought-provoking page-turner from Mary Adkins, the author of “When You Read This” and “Privilege” that captures the painful divide between the haves and have-nots and the seduct…

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The President and the Frog: An Evening with Carolina de Robertis and Jaquira Díaz

Event Date: August 5, 2021

An incandescent novel–political, mystical, timely, and heartening–about the power of memory, and the pursuit of justice, from the acclaimed author of “Cantoras.” Carolina de Robe…

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Savage Tongues: An Evening with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Lina Meruane

Event Date: August 4, 2021

A new novel by PEN/Faulkner Award winner Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, SAVAGE TONGUES is a compulsive, unsettling, and bravely observed exploration of violence and eroticism, haunt…

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Once There Were Wolves: An Evening with Charlotte McConaghy and Laurie Frankel

Event Date: August 3, 2021

Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy’s “Once There Were Wolves” is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed b…

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Like a Love Song: An Evening with Gabriela Martins, Adiba Jaigirdar and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Event Date: August 2, 2021

This debut paperback original romance follows a Latina teen pop star whose image takes a dive after a messy public breakup, until she’s set up with a swoon-worthy fake boyfriend. G…

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My Dog Romeo: An Evening with Ziggy Marley and Steve Breen

Event Date: July 29, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Ziggy Marley speaking with Steve Breen on July 29, 2021 about MY DOG ROMEO, Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo – a pic…

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You Deserve Better: A Virtual Evening with Tyler Cameron and Matt James

Event Date: July 28, 2021

Part memoir, part how-to guide for anyone lost in the world of modern dating, and interspersed with practical tips on how to find and foster a meaningful relationship, “You Deserve…

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Silver Tears: A Virtual Event with Camilla Läckberg and Lisa Unger

Event Date: July 25, 2021

In this bold, mesmerizing story of seduction, deceit, and female power, a woman’s secret cannot stay buried forever. Camilla Läckberg and Lisa Unger discuss SILVER TEARS, recorded…

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