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 Nicholas Griffin and Michael Putney

Event Date: July 14, 2020

Nicholas Griffin discusses his new book “The Year of Dangerous Days” about Miami in 1980 with Michael Putney on July 14, 2020. Plus, did you catch him on #TheLiteraryLife podcast w…

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A Virtual Evening with Laurie Halse Anderson & Alex Sanchez

Event Date: July 13, 2020

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson and artist Leila del Duca reimagined Wonder Woman’s origins in “Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed”. Tune in as Laurie speaks with Alex Sanchez a…

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A Virtual Evening with Jaswinder Bolina and Ana Menéndez

Event Date: July 12, 2020

In his debut essay collection, award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina meditates on “how race,” as he puts it, “becomes metaphysical.” He discussed OF COLOR with Ana Menéndez on July 1…

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A Virtual Evening with Chantel Acevedo and Alex Segura

Event Date: July 11, 2020

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present A *Virtual* Book Launch Party for MUSE SQUAD! Tune in for this great conversation between two fantastic authors, recorded live on July 11,…

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A Virtual Evening with Paul Tremblay, Cat Scully and Errick Nunnally

Event Date: July 10, 2020

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair joined together to present A Virtual Evening with Paul Tremblay, Cat Scully and Errick Nunnally on July 10, 2020. An evening talking horror and su…

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A Virtual Evening with JIM CARREY & DANA VACHON!

Event Date: July 9, 2020

Books & Books proudly joins forces with Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West to present Jim Carrey & Dana Vachon one and only virtual event to discuss their new nove…

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A Virtual Evening with Renée Ahdieh and Roshani Chokshi

Event Date: July 8, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with the second installment of her new sumptuous, sultry and romantic series, The Beautiful. Enjoy her conversation with fell…

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A Virtual Evening with Kent Russell and Karen Russell

Event Date: July 7, 2020

Kent and Karen Russell (siblings & incredible authors) discuss Kent’s new book “In the Land of Good Living”, a love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state – Florida. P…

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A Virtual Evening with Congressman Eric Swalwell and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Event Date: July 6, 2020

ENDGAME is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events. Congressman Eric Swalwell was joined *virtually* in conversation by Congresswoman Debbie Mucars…

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A Virtual Evening with Anna Solomon

Event Date: July 1, 2020

In Anna Solomon’s THE BOOK OF V, three characters’ riveting stories overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years…

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A Virtual Evening with James McBride and Jason Reynolds

Event Date: June 30, 2020

On June 30, 2020, James McBride was joined in conversation by Jason Reynolds via Books & Books! McBride’s book DEACON KING KONG is on everyone’s radar; he was a recent guest on #Th…

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John Grisham Chats with Mitchell Kaplan on Books & Books IG Live

Event Date: June 28, 2020

John Grisham and Mitchell Kaplan on CAMINO WINDS The best-selling thriller writer, John Grisham talked to Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan about indie bookstores, stone crab…

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