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 Julie Marie Wade and Julia Koets


Event Date: September 20, 2020

In “Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing”, Wade traces the intimate story of coming of age in one particular body (as a lesbian, an only child, a Protestant attending Catholic school)….

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A Virtual Evening with FIU: Exile in Global Literature and Culture


Event Date: September 17, 2020

Books & Books and FIU present Asher Z. Milbauer & Jamie M. Sutton, Editors and Authors in conversation with the contributors to “Exile in Global Literature and Culture: Hom…

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A Virtual Evening with Yamile Saied Méndez and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: September 16, 2020

Yamile Saied Méndez and Chantel Acevedo virtually sat down together on September 16, 2020 to discuss Yamile’s new book, FURIA! Reese Witherspoon chose FURIA as the September YA pic…

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A Virtual Evening with Susannah Marren and Gigi Levangie


Event Date: September 15, 2020

From Susannah Marren, author of “A Palm Beach Wife”, comes her next book set in the exclusive, glamorous world of Palm Beach. She’s in conversation with Gigi Levangie about “A Palm…

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The Devil All The Time Virtual Panel Discussion


Event Date: September 15, 2020

A panel discussion with author, Donald Ray Pollock, director, Antonio Campos, actor, Harry Melling, and, producer, Randall Poster as they discuss the upcoming film adaptation of Po…

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A Virtual Evening with Kami Garcia and Jennifer Niven


Event Date: September 14, 2020

Kami Garcia and Jennifer Niven came together virtually to talk about Kami’s newest, #TeenTitansBeastBoy on September 14, 2020.

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A Virtual Afternoon with Helen MacDonald and J. Drew Lanham


Event Date: September 13, 2020

Helen MacDonald author of the acclaimed memoir H IS FOR HAWK, discusses her new book, VESPER FLIGHTS, a collection of her most loved essays that explore the human relationship with…

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A Virtual Evening with Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: September 12, 2020

Two authors who love #BooksandBooks and are always ready to bring the laughs (and possibly light sabers?) Alex Segura talks about his new Star Wars novel, POE DAMERON: FREE FALL wi…

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A Virtual Morning with Adam Grant and David Chang


Event Date: September 12, 2020

Join us for an afternoon with psychologist, Adam Grant, and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, David Chang, as they discuss their new books, “Leif and the Fall” and “Eat a P…

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A Virtual Evening with Reid Forgrave and Jeff Pearlman


Event Date: September 10, 2020

Reid Forgrave in a thoughtful, engaging conversation about his new book “Love Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy” with NYT bestselling author Jeff P…

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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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