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!


DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: The Hurting Kind: An Afternoon with Ada Limón, Rachel DeWoskin and Tara Skurtu


Event Date: August 27, 2022

The new U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón in conversation with Rachel DeWoskin, as a part of WDA’s Book the Vote Democracy Book Club. They discuss Limon’s new collection, The Hurting Ki…

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The Deal Goes Down: An Evening with Larry Beinhart and Les Standiford


Event Date: August 26, 2022

A legendary, Edgar-Awarding winning writer returns, and so does his legendary detective, with a gripping thriller about marital discord, contract killing, off-piste skiing and the…

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A Virtual Evening with Joyce Carol Oates In conversation with Dean Nelson


Event Date: August 25, 2022

From one of America’s most renowned storytellers—the best-selling author of “Blonde”—comes a novel about love and deceit, and lust and redemption, against a backdrop of shocking mu…

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A Woman’s Battles and Transformations: An Afternoon with Édouard Louis and Garth Greenwell


Event Date: August 14, 2022

“A Woman’s Battles and Transformations” is a portrait of the author’s mother by the acclaimed writer of the international bestsellers The End of Eddy and History of Violence. Late…

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Coming Up Cuban: An Evening with Sonia Manzano and Ruth Behar


Event Date: August 10, 2022

From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia Manzano–best known as “Maria” from Sesame Street–comes the expansive and timeless story of four children who must carv…

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A Virtual Evening with Colson Whitehead & Adam Sewer discussing Harlem Shuffle


Event Date: August 9, 2022

Books & Books was excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Colson White…

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The Last White Man: A Virtual Evening with Mohsin Hamid and Danzy Senna


Event Date: August 6, 2022

From the New York Times-bestselling author of “Exit West”, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change. In Mohsin Hamid’s “lyrical and urgent” prose (O Ma…

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Long Live King Kobe: An Evening with Spencer Ostrander, Paul Auster, Sherma Chambers & Kareem Eusebe


Event Date: August 4, 2022

Thanks to the generosity of the entire Nichols/Chambers family, “Long Live King Kobe” invites us to join them in their intimate grief in the weeks that followed Tyler Kobe Nichols’…

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A Virtual Evening with Kirk Wallace Johnson | THE FISHERMEN AND THE DRAGON


Event Date: August 3, 2022

Books & Books, Politics & Prose, and Anderson’s Bookshop present Kirk W. Johnson with his latest book THE FISHERMEN AND THE DRAGON – a gripping, twisting account of a small…

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Bookends: An Evening with Zibby Owens and Alisha Fernandez Miranda


Event Date: August 2, 2022

An honest and moving story about relationships, love, food issues, the writing life, and finding one’s true calling, “Bookends” will inspire and uplift.

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Mercury Pictures Presents: An Evening with Anthony Marra and Celeste Ng


Event Date: August 1, 2022

“Mercury Pictures Presents” is the epic tale of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini’s Italy to 1940s Los Angeles—a timeless story of love,…

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DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: Unthinkable: An Afternoon with Jamie Raskin and Paul Auster


Event Date: July 29, 2022

Writers for Democratic Action, Book the Vote and indies across the U.S. present an in-depth conversation on voting, voting rights & the upcoming midterm elections with Congress…

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