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!


Come Fly the World: An Evening with Julia Cooke


Event Date: March 8, 2021

“Come Fly the World” with author Julia Cooke, recorded live March 8, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pa…

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Birds of a Feather: A Virtual Event with Sita Singh and Stephanie Fizer Coleman


Event Date: March 6, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Flamingo Gardens present a conversation between Sita Singh and Stephanie Fizer Coleman. Recorded live March 6, 2021. From debut author Sita S…

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The Good Girls: Lunch with Sonia Faleiro in conversation with Isaac Chotiner


Event Date: March 5, 2021

By the award-winning writer of “Beautiful Thing”, a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation. Author…

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Dirty Gold: An Evening with Jay Weaver and Nicholas Nehamas


Event Date: March 4, 2021

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it—until it all came crashing down. Colleagues and co-authors Jay…

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Decoding “Despacito”: A Virtual Evening with Leila Cobo and Luis Fonsi


Event Date: March 3, 2021

A fun conversation between Billboard’s Leila Cobo and global music star Luis Fonsi to celebrate DECODING DESPACITO. Recorded live March 3, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair.

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Landslide: A Virtual Evening with Susan Conley and Judy Blume


Event Date: March 2, 2021

Susan Conley is reading from LANDSLIDE, taking questions and discussing the book with Judy Blume! Recorded live in partnership with Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West Marc…

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The Smash-Up: An Evening with Ali Benjamin and Brendan Mathews


Event Date: March 1, 2021

A March Indie Next pick, THE SMASH-UP by National Book Award finalist Ali Benjamin is “Sharply funny, perceptive, and surprising at every turn .” Hear Ali in conversation with Bren…

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Tortillera: An Afternoon with Caridad Moro, Richard Blanco and Nikki Moustaki


Event Date: February 28, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a discussion between Caridad Moro, Richard Blanco and Nikki Moustaki, recorded live February 28, 2021.

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Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio: An Evening with Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne


Event Date: February 26, 2021

Two music industry icons, Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne discuss Arcos’ new book, “Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio”. Recorded live February 26, 2021.

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The Ten Year War: An Evening with Jonathan Cohn and Sarah Kliff


Event Date: February 25, 2021

Interesting conversation between Jonathan Cohn and his good friend Sarah Kliff. These two are experts and talked in-depth about the issues surrounding the ACA and universal healthc…

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Being Ram Dass: An Evening with Rameshwar Das and Mark Epstein


Event Date: February 23, 2021

Travel into the life and mind of spiritual teacher and cultural icon, Ram Dass, as co-author of BEING RAM DASS, Rameshwar Das, and Mark Epstein join us for a virtual event February…

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The Lady of Silk and Steel: An Afternoon with Sue Cobb and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Event Date: February 21, 2021

Great conversation with Ambassador Sue Cobb and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Cobb has led a truly remarkable life, as the Ambassador to Jamaica, climbing Mount Everest, forming her own phi…

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