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!


Finding the Mother Tree: A Virtual Evening with Suzanne Simard and Hamilton Cain


Event Date: June 9, 2021

From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest–a moving, deeply…

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Phase Six: A Virtual Evening with Jim Shepard and Margot Livesey


Event Date: June 8, 2021

In PHASE SIX, author Jim Shepard tells a story of a fictional pandemic…all written & published before Covid-19 even existed! Learn more about Jim & his new book as he sit…

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The Window Seat: A Virtual Evening with Aminatta Forna and John Freeman


Event Date: June 7, 2021

Aminatta Forna is one of our most important literary voices, and her novels have won the Windham Campbell Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. THE WINDOW SEAT i…

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Diary of a Young Naturalist: A Virtual Morning with Dara McAnulty & Christine Rupp


Event Date: June 6, 2021

Teenaged world-renowned environmental activist & author, Dara McAnulty is here to tell us about his powerful memoir, DIARY OF A YOUNG NATURALIST. Winner of the Wainwright Prize…

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With Teeth: A Virtual Evening with Kristen Arnett & Alissa Nutting


Event Date: June 5, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair Politics & Prose, and Harvard Bookstore present A Virtual Evening with Kristen Arnett & Alissa Nutting, where these powerhouses discussed…

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A Virtual Evening with Gayle Forman and Nicola Yoon!


Event Date: June 4, 2021

A literary power duo took the screen June 4, 2021! Celebrated YA authors Gayle Forman (WE ARE INEVITABLE) & Nicola Yoon (INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING) chatted with Aurora Lydia Dom…

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Take Me Apart: A Virtual Afternoon with Sara Sligar and Lauren Wilkinson


Event Date: June 4, 2021

A seductive, twisting tale of psychological suspense, TAKE ME APART draws readers into the lives of two darkly magnetic young women pinned down by secrets and lies. Sara Sligar’s e…

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The Other Black Girl: A Virtual Evening with Zakiya Dalila Harris & Riley Sager


Event Date: June 3, 2021

This event was presented in partnership with our friends at Harvard Bookstore, Politics & Prose and Tattered Cover. Together we welcomed author Zakiya Dalila Harris to discuss…

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The Engagement: A Virtual Evening with Sasha Issenberg and Molly Ball


Event Date: June 3, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Sasha Issenberg in conversation with Molly Ball discussing “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Sa…

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Alice Waters | WE ARE WHAT WE EAT with Kim Severson


Event Date: June 2, 2021

Renowned chef and food activist Alice Waters discusses her book, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, with New York Times food correspondent Kim Severson. On June 2, 2021 Books & Books, Harvard…

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How to Conduct a Life Interview: A Virtual Workshop with End-of-Life Doula Maryanne O’Hara


Event Date: June 2, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual workshop with end-of-life doula Maryanne O’Hara “How to Conduct a Life Interview with Your Loved One or Yourself” inspired b…

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How Boards Work: A Virtual Event with Dambisa Moyo and Jerusha Stewart J.D.


Event Date: June 2, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Dambisa Moyo and Jerusha Stewart J.D. discussing “How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic Worl…

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