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 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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A Virtual Evening with Curtis Sittenfeld and Jia Tolentino

Event Date: June 26, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld brings her incredible talent to bear as she taps into the very unknowable mind and heart of a very well-known person in her new…

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A Virtual Evening with John Perkins

Event Date: June 25, 2020

When John Perkins was a young Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to “touch the jaguar”–to transform his fears into positive action. Lis…

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A Virtual Evening with Megha Majumdar and Lauren Groff

Event Date: June 24, 2020

“Fate has rarely been so many-faced, so muscular, so mercurial, or so mesmerizing as it is in A BURNING.”—Susan Choi, New York Times Books A BURNING is one of the most talked about…

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A Virtual Evening with Marisel Vera and Tayari Jones

Event Date: June 23, 2020

Marisel Vera emerges as a major voice of contemporary fiction with a heart- wrenching novel set in Puerto Rico on the eve of the Spanish-American War. Vera discussed her sprawling…

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A Virtual Evening with Jewell Parker Rhodes & Kelly McWilliams

Event Date: June 22, 2020

Jewell Parker Rhodes & Kelly McWilliams virtually joined us on June 22, 2020 to discuss their news books BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER and AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD.  …

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A Virtual Evening with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Edwidge Danticat

Event Date: June 20, 2020

“Radiantly elegiac, this hybrid work of poetry and photographs is one we all need for living, loving, and letting go,” says Edwidge Danticat of Rachel Eliza Griffiths’ new book SEE…

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A Virtual Happy Hour with Emily Giffin and Jana Kramer

Event Date: June 19, 2020

On June 19, 2020 we enjoyed Friday night happy hour complete with a book talk to celebrate the publication of Giffin’s newest novel! “The Lies That Bind” is a mesmerizing and emoti…

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A Virtual Evening with David Litt

Event Date: June 18, 2020

NYT bestselling author, and former Barack Obama speechwriter, David Litt is discussed DEMOCRACY IN ONE BOOK OR LESS with Fred Guttenberg on June 18. “I’m so excited for this conver…

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A Virtual Evening with Neal Pollack & Rick Moody

Event Date: June 17, 2020

A three-time Jeopardy! Champion and former correspondent for Cannabist, Neal Pollack sat down *virtually* on June 17 with author Rick Moody to talk about his poignantly funny accou…

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A Virtual Evening with Brit Bennett and Angela Flournoy

Event Date: June 15, 2020

We were so excited to *virtually* host Brit Bennett in conversation with Angela Flournoy on Monday, June 15th for the book the NYTimes calls an “ambitious meditation on race and id…

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