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!


El Jardin: A Virtual Evening with Iris Guzman Kolaya, Joanna Lombard and Joel Hoffman


Event Date: May 25, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Iris Guzman Kolaya and Joanna Lombard in conversation with Joel Hoffman discussing “El Jardin”. This book traces the o…

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Tokyo Ever After: An Evening with Emiko Jean and Katharine McGee


Event Date: May 24, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Emiko Jean in conversation with Katharine McGee discussing “Tokyo Ever After”. A story of an ordinary Japanese-America…

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A Theater for Dreamers: A Virtual Event with Polly Samson and B.A. Shapiro


Event Date: May 23, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Polly Samson in conversation with B.A. Shapiro discussing “A Theater for Dreamers”. This novel is a spellbinding…

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Running with Sherman: A Virtual Event with Christopher McDougall and Hope Torrents


Event Date: May 21, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Christopher McDougall in conversation with Hope Torrents discussing “Running with Sherman”. A heartwarming story…

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The First Ten Years: An Evening with Joseph Fink, Meg Bashwiner and Molly C. Quinn


Event Date: May 20, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner in conversation with Molly C. Quinn discussing “The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Sa…

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My Time Will Come: An Evening with Ian Manuel and Brittany K. Barnett


Event Date: May 19, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Ian Manuel in conversation with Brittany K. Barnett discussing “My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope…

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An Evening with Lauren Weisberger and Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard


Event Date: May 18, 2021

With her signature satirical style, sharp wit, and clear-eyed insights, Lauren Weisberger has written a timely, entertaining novel about what it means to have—and lose—everything….

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Extra Life: An Evening with Steven Johnson and Tim Harford


Event Date: May 17, 2021

Books & Books, Politics & Prose & Harvard Book Store present an evening with Steven Johnson in conversation with Tim Harford discussing “Extra Life: A Short History of…

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How to Grill Vegetables: An Evening with Steven Raichlen and Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: May 17, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Steven Raichlen in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan discussing “How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing…

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The Heartbeat of Trees: A Virtual Afternoon withDr. Jane Goodall & Peter Wohlleben


Event Date: May 16, 2021

The renowned Dr. Jane Goodall and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben on May 16, 2021 for an uplifting conversation about the natural world, in celebration of Wohlleb…

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Squeeze Me: An Evening with Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry


Event Date: May 15, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Carl Hiaasen in conversation with Dave Barry discussing “Squeeze Me”. A novel of social and political intrigues, set a…

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That Summer: A Virtual Event with Jennifer Weiner and Katie Kempner


Event Date: May 15, 2021

From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, “That Summer” is a story…

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