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!


The National Poetry Series: An Evening with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey


Event Date: April 27, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair & the National Poetry Series present an Virtual Evening of Poetry with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey moderated by Daniel…

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Hot Stew: An Evening with Fiona Mozley and her editor, Betsy Gleick


Event Date: April 27, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Fiona Mozley in conversation with her editor, Betsy Gleick discussing “Hot Stew”. This book confronts questions about…

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The Thing about Florida: An Evening with Tyler Gillespie and Jan Becker


Event Date: April 26, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Tyler Gillespie in conversation with Jan Becker discussing “The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State”….

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I Had a Brother Once: An Evening with Adam Mansbach and Dave Barry


Event Date: April 24, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Adam Mansbach in conversation with Dave Barry discussing “I Had a Brother Once: A Poem, A Memoir”. This is an expansiv…

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A Runner’s High: An Evening with Dean Karnazes and Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: April 23, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Dean Karnazes in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan discussing “A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion”. Karnazes chronicle…

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George Washington’s Final Battle: A Virtual Event with Robert P. Watson and Ronda Martin


Event Date: April 23, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Robert P. Watson in conversation with Ronda Martin discussing “George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggl…

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The Souvenir Museum: An Evening with Elizabeth McCracken and Karen Russell


Event Date: April 22, 2021

Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date. McCracken sp…

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When the Stars Go Dark: An Evening with Paula McLain and Liz Moore


Event Date: April 21, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Paula McLain in conversation Liz Moore discussing “When the Stars Go Dark”. An atmospheric novel of intertwined destin…

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The Light of the Midnight Stars: A Virtual Event with Rena Rossner and Sarah Beth Durst


Event Date: April 21, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Rena Rossner in conversation with Sarah Beth Durst discussing “The Light of the Midnight Stars”. Experience an ev…

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Selected Translations: An Evening with Ilan Stavans and Forrest Gander


Event Date: April 20, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Ilan Stavans in conversation with Forrest Gander discussing “Selected Translations: 2000-2020”. This volume is a testi…

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An Evening of Poetry with Peter Schmitt and Jeffrey Harrison


Event Date: April 19, 2021

It’s #NationalPoetryMonth​! In “Goodbye, Apostrophe” his first new collection in more than a decade, nationally recognized and prize-winning poet Peter Schmitt has assembled nearly…

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Behind-the-Scenes at The Met Museum with Christine Coulson and Michael Gallagher


Event Date: April 18, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Christine Coulson in conversation with Michael Gallagher discussing “Metropolitan Stories: A Novel”. An enchanting nov…

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