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!

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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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams: A Virtual Evening with Richard Flanagan and Mitchell Kaplan

Event Date: June 16, 2021

THE LIVING SEA OF WAKING DREAMS is a thrilling elegy hailed as Australian writer Richard Flanagan’s best book yet! Whether you’ve already read his books, or are looking for your ne…

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After the Fall: A Virtual Evening with Ben Rhodes and Jon Meacham

Event Date: June 12, 2021

Why is democracy so threatened in America and around the world? And what can we do about it? A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama—and the New Yor…

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An Especially Good View: A Virtual Event with Peter L. W. Osnos and Evan Osnos

Event Date: June 11, 2021

Get to know Peter Osnos! The acclaimed journalist, founder of the publishing house PublicAffairs and a former publisher of the Times Books imprint at Random House, now turned book…

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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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