Virtual Events

On March 18, Books & Books closed our doors temporarily during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, we launched our first ever virtual event on Crowdcast, a conversation with Secretary Madeline Albright about her new book, HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS. And we haven’t stopped since. We are now hosting virtual events mostly every weeknight at 7pm and some on weekends, in partnership with our friends at Miami Book Fair, and with additional support from Lit Hub and Culture Crusaders.

The schedule attempts to emulate what it was like at our signature store in Coral Gables, where you could walk in and find a live author reading and discussing their book, literally every night of the week. The majority of these events are free. Our doors re-opened in early June for socially-distanced and masked shopping, but it continues to be unsafe to hold any events at our stores. For the time being, we will continue to present to you the very best authors, voices and books virtually and look forward to seeing you there! Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, you’ve shown an amazing amount of understanding and patience and we see our viewer numbers are growing with each passing day.

Remember, every book you purchase helps to support us and we thank you for your support! We’ve started this archive on our website, so that you can access anything you might have missed, at your own pace, and in your own time. Follow us on Crowdcast so that you’re the first to know of any new events. We look forward to seeing you online in the coming months, as our literary community lives on virtually, until the time when we will meet again at Books & Books!

A Virtual Afternoon with Maggie Smith and Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Event Date: October 18, 2020

In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, Maggie Smith writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken cer…

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Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing Discussion Panel

Event Date: October 17, 2020

Recorded live October 17, 2020 A gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being “grabbed,” or in any way assaulted. The #…

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A Virtual Evening with Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Event Date: October 16, 2020

The New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series that credits with “saving the day” in this extraordinary time welcomes the 21st and 22nd additions to…

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A Virtual Evening with Dr. Melissa R. Michelson and Dr. Brian Harrison

Event Date: October 14, 2020

In TRANSFORMING PREJUDICE, Dr. Melissa R. Michelson and Dr. Brian Harrison examine what tactics are effective in changing public opinion regarding transgender people. An important,…

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A Virtual Evening with Amy Paige Condon, Craig Baggs and Dr. Gregory Bush

Event Date: October 13, 2020

In the first biography of the late influential Miami News editor, Bill Baggs, Amy Paige Condon retraces how an orphaned boy from rural Colquitt, Georgia, bore witness and impacted…

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A Virtual Morning with Ridley Pearson

Event Date: October 10, 2020

Finishing the thrilling adventure that began in “The Polar Shield Project”, a mysterious new foe plans to release a deadly virus, leaving the sons of the world’s two greatest super…

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A Virtual Evening with Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid

Event Date: October 9, 2020

Two Reese’s Book Club selected authors, among a plethora of other accolades, Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid discussed Peace’s book HIS ONLY WIFE – a witty, smart, and moving debut…

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A Virtual Evening with Oliver Jeffers

Event Date: October 8, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers joined Books & Books on October 8, 2020 for a live virtual event to celebrate the launch of his new picture…

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A Virtual Evening with V.E. Schwab and Rebecca Roanhoarse

Event Date: October 7, 2020

A dazzling adventure that plays out across centuries and continents, history and art, as a young woman learns how far she’ll go to leave her mark on the world. V.E. Schwab and Rebe…

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A Virtual Evening with Barry C. Lynn and Franklin Foer

Event Date: October 6, 2020

Barry C. Lynn, one of America’s preeminent thinkers, provides the clearest statement yet on the nature and magnitude of the political and economic dangers posed by America’s new mo…

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A Virtual Evening with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

Event Date: October 5, 2020

In “The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives” twenty-three of today’s living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, And…

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A Virtual Afternoon with Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen

Event Date: October 4, 2020

Incredible authors Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen virtually came together in discussion about JUST LIKE YOU. This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is a…

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