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!


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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Laughing at Myself: A Virtual Event with Dan Glickman and Charlie Dent


Event Date: June 30, 2021

In “Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies” Dan Glickman tells his story of a classical family background, religious heritage, and “Midwestern…

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Turtle in Paradise: A Virtual Evening with Jennifer L. Holm, Savanna Ganucheau and Hope Larson


Event Date: June 29, 2021

Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America’s past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel…

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Morningside Heights: A Virtual Evening with Joshua Henkin and Lily King


Event Date: June 29, 2021

“I believe that in fiction and in life, the small moments are the most revealing,” says Joshua Henkin. His new novel, “Morningside Heights”, is about the love between women, men, c…

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Horizontal Vertigo: A Virtual Evening with Juan Villoro and Francisco Goldman


Event Date: June 28, 2021

In this deeply iconoclastic book, Juan Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of topics: “Living in the City,” “City Characters,” “Shocks,” “Crossings,” and “Ceremoni…

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Dogs at Work: A Virtual Event with Margaret Cardillo


Event Date: June 26, 2021

Dog lovers, rejoice! Margaret Cardillo’s new picture book, DOGS AT WORK, illustrates all the real jobs that dogs do. This clever book describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From…

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Colombiana: A Virtual Evening with Mariana Velásquez and Aran Goyoaga


Event Date: June 25, 2021

Taste the flavors of Columbia with Mariana Velásquez, an international food connoisseur & author of COLUMBIANA. Discover the chef-turned-author & the story behind her lates…

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The Playwright’s House: A Virtual Evening with Dariel Suarez and Laura van den Berg


Event Date: June 24, 2021

Two prize-winning fiction writers, Dariel Suarez and Laura van den Berg, discuss Daniel’s new book THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE. Recorded live June 24, 2021 in partnership with Miami Boo…

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Songs in Ursa Major: A Virtual Evening with Emma Brodie and Katherine Heiny


Event Date: June 23, 2021

Shot through with the lyrics, the icons, the lore, the adrenaline of the early 70s music scene, “Songs in Ursa Major” pulses with romantic longing and asks the question so many fem…

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All the Water I’ve Seen Is Running: A Virtual Evening with Elias Rodriques and Diana Abu-Jaber


Event Date: June 22, 2021

First-time author Elias Rodriques is talking about ALL THE WATER I’VE SEEN IS RUNNING, a novel wrapping friendship, death, racism & sexuality into one compelling story. Recorde…

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The Brittanys: A Virtual Evening with Brittany Ackerman and Kimberly King Parsons


Event Date: June 18, 2021

Can you ever have too many Brittanys? Author Brittany Ackerman doesn’t think so, there are five in her debut novel! She speaks with fellow author Kimberly King Parsons in this grea…

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Heartwood: A Virtual Afternoon with Barbara Becker and Jonathan Haidt


Event Date: June 17, 2021

“We can do extraordinary things when we lead with love,” Barbara Becker reminds us in her debut memoir HEARTWOOD. With life-affirming prose, Becker helps us see that that grief is…

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