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!

An Afternoon with Fredrik Backman

Event Date: July 23, 2021

Proving once again that Backman is “a master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives” (USA Today), ANXIOUS PEOPLE “captures the messy essence of bei…

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Give My Love to the Savages: An Evening with Chris Stuck and Danielle Evans

Event Date: July 22, 2021

A provocative and raw debut collection of short fiction, “Give My Love to the Savages” is the story of America told with biting humor and careful honesty by author Chris Stuck. He…

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Fox & I: An Evening with Catherine Raven and Bethanne Patrick

Event Date: July 21, 2021

Who said foxes & humans can’t be friends? Former national park ranger Catherine Raven’s memoir, FOX & I: AN UNCOMMON FRIENDSHIP, holds an unreal story. Catherine Raven and…

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Your Story, Well Told: An Evening with Corey Rosen and Mike Burns

Event Date: July 20, 2021

Learn the art of telling stories and make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress a date. Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor with years of experie…

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The Sound of the Sea: An Evening with Cynthia Barnett and Jenny Staletovich

Event Date: July 19, 2021

A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves. In “The Sound of the Sea”, a…

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Quitter: An Evening with Erica C. Barnett and Sarah Hepola

Event Date: July 16, 2021

QUITTER: A MEMOIR OF DRINKING, RELAPSE & RECOVERY details a woman’s struggles with alcoholism, the aftermath & addiction treatment. The author, award-winning political writ…

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Mapping America: An Evening with Neal Asbury and Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Event Date: July 15, 2021

The story of the exploration and birth of America is told afresh through the unique prism of hand-colored maps and engravings of the period. this informative and lushly illustrated…

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The Awe Factor: An Evening with Allen Klein and Susyn Reeve

Event Date: July 13, 2021

Bestselling author and TEDx presenter Allen Klein returns to find and define awe. In his latest book, he shows readers how to escape the everyday ruts of life by opening their eyes…

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The Kissing Bug: An Evening with Daisy Hernández and Kris Newby

Event Date: July 12, 2021

Through unsparing, gripping, and humane portraits, Hernández chronicles a story vast in scope and urgent in its implications, exposing how poverty, racism, and public policies have…

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Nowhere Girl: A Virtual Event with Cheryl Diamond and Ivy Pochoda

Event Date: July 11, 2021

Wild, heart-wrenching, and unexpectedly funny, “Nowhere Girl” is an inspiring coming-of-age memoir about running for freedom against the odds. Cheryl Diamond discussed her memoir o…

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Via Negativa: An Evening with Daniel Hornsby and Courtney Sender

Event Date: July 9, 2021

A heartfelt, daring, divinely hilarious debut novel about a priest who embarks on a fateful journey with a pistol in his pocket and an injured coyote in his backseat. Daniel Hornsb…

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Cuba’s Digital Revolution: A Virtual Event with Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria

Event Date: July 9, 2021

The triumph of the Cuban Revolution gave the Communist Party a monopoly over both politics and the mass media. However, with the subsequent global proliferation of new information…

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