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 Evening with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Jaswinder Bolina


Event Date: September 9, 2020

“Sometimes we need teachers who remind us how to be flabbergasted, gobsmacked and flummoxed and enswooned by the wonders of this earth. How to be in love with this our beloved eart…

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A Virtual Evening with Linda Kass and Dr. Oren Stier


Event Date: September 8, 2020

In a moving and memorable novel-in-stories—inspired by her father’s life— Linda Kass shares the little-known account of the Ritchie Boys. She was in conversation Sept 8, 2020 with…

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A Virtual Evening with Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Nick Duran


Event Date: September 3, 2020

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Nick Duran are discussing THE VIOLENCE INSIDE US, an account of the human stakes of gun violence in America. Recorded live September 3,…

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A Virtual Evening with Eric Weiner and Thomas Swick


Event Date: September 2, 2020

When you hear “philosophy” do you associate it with words like “practical” and “fun”? If not, THE SOCRATES EXPRESS will change your mind. Author Eric Weiner converses with Thomas S…

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An Evening Discussing ‘Making Good Time’


Event Date: August 29, 2020

A Virtual Evening with Lynne Barrett, Chantel Acevedo, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Thomas Swick, Sammy Mack & Fabienne Josaphat. Recorded live August 29, 2020 in partnership with Miami…

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Grisham


Event Date: August 27, 2020

Carl Hiaasen’s SQUEEZE ME is a hilarious new novel of social & political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast. He was live in virtual conversat…

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A Virtual Evening with Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco


Event Date: August 26, 2020

Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco (virtually) sat down on August 26, 2020 to celebrate the launch of Ruth’s inspiring new book, LETTERS FROM CUBA, based on her own family’s history. In…

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A Virtual Evening with Victor Deupi and Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll


Event Date: August 25, 2020

Books & Books and The Cuban Research Institute present An Evening with Victor Deupi in conversation with Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll, discussing “Emilio Sanchez in New York…

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A Virtual Evening with Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber


Event Date: August 24, 2020

Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber are discussing Rosalind’s dazzling novel WITHOUT HER. Recorded live August 24, 2020. Presented in collaboration with Miami Book Fair.

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A Virtual Evening with Akwaeke Emezi and Nicole Dennis-Benn


Event Date: August 21, 2020

THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI examines trans- and homophobia with unforgettable characters and possesses a narrative that will challenge your expectations. Author Akwaeke Emezi is joined…

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A Virtual Evening with Sarah Chayes and Victoria Wilson


Event Date: August 19, 2020

Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Hear her in conversation with Victoria Wils…

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A Virtual Evening with Adam Rutherford and Thomas Chatterton Williams


Event Date: August 18, 2020

“How to Argue With a Racist” is an incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can’t tell us about human difference. Hear a discussion between author Adam Rutherford and Thomas…

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