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!

Cuba: An American History: An Evening with Dr. Ada Ferrer & Ana Menéndez

Event Date: September 14, 2021

An epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians…

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September 11th and its Aftermath: Panel Discussion

Event Date: September 11, 2021

Books & Books and Writers for Democratic Action present a panel discussion on September 11 featuring Paul Auster, Heather Cox Richardson, Elias Khoury, Caroline Randall William…

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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: An Evening with Zoraida Córdova, V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo

Event Date: September 10, 2021

Three incredible authors chatting about “The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina” a brand new and simply exquisite novel. Zoraida Córdova, V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo came together vi…

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Martita, I Remember You: An Evening with Sandra Cisneros & Dorothy Allison

Event Date: September 9, 2021

“Martita, I Remember You” is Sandra Cisneros at her vintage best, in a beautiful dual-language edition. Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer…

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Dark and Shallow Lies: An Evening with Ginny Myers Sain and Diana Urban

Event Date: September 7, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Ginny Myers Sain! Having grown up in deeply rural America, she is interested in telling stories about resilient kids who come of age i…

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My Native Land is Memory: An Evening with Oliva Espín

Event Date: September 2, 2021

In “My Native Land is Memory”, Oliva Espín brings to life the Cuba of her childhood. This is a memoir of childhood and adolescence; tales of growing up in pre-Castro Cuba that vivi…

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Disruption Proof: An Evening with Brant Cooper and Susan Amat

Event Date: September 1, 2021

CEO and founder of Moves the Needle and New York Times bestselling author of “The Lean Entrepreneur”, Brant Cooper teaches leaders how to ensure their organizations are resilient,…

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The Skinny: An Evening with Jonathan Wells and Michael Zilkha

Event Date: August 31, 2021

The critically acclaimed poet and author of the collection “Debris”, Jonathan Wells gives us a thoughtful, candid, and powerful memoir about the universal exploration of adolescenc…

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Shelf Stuff Middle Grade Panel with Chantel Acevedo, Greg Van Eekhout and John David Anderson!

Event Date: August 30, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a fun, funny and full of laugh panel with authors Chantel Acevedo, Greg Van Eekhout and John David Anderson!, plus moderator Jess Redm…

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Songs for the Flames: An Afternoon with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Phil Klay

Event Date: August 29, 2021

A new collection of electric, searing stories from award-winning, bestselling author Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Juan Gabriel Vásquez returns to stories with these nine morally complex t…

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The Guide: An Evening with Peter Heller and Diane Les Becquets

Event Date: August 27, 2021

Books & Books, Politics & Prose and Gibson’s Bookstore present Peter Heller, the best-selling author of “The River” who returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young m…

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The Barcelona Complex: An Afternoon with Simon Kuper and John Carlin

Event Date: August 27, 2021

Bestselling coauthor of “Soccernomics” and longtime Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper tells the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful soccer club in the world—a…

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