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!


A Virtual Evening with Elizabeth Wein and Steve Sheinkin


Event Date: November 2, 2020

THE ENIGMA GAME is Elizabeth Wein’s newest historical thriller you won’t want to put down. Her virtual chat with Steve Sheinkin was recorded live November 2, 2020 in partnership wi…

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A Virtual Evening with Scott Eyman and Nat Chediak


Event Date: October 29, 2020

Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman sits down with Nat Chediak to discuss Eyeman’s definitive biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, o…

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A Virtual Evening with Valeria Luiselli


Event Date: October 28, 2020

A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, THE LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE is a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world. Author Valeria Luiselli joined…

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A Virtual Lunch with John Grisham in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: October 28, 2020

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time,  returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author Joh…

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A Virtual Evening with Martin J. Sherwin and Kai Bird


Event Date: October 26, 2020

In a groundbreaking look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, Martin Sherwin gives a riveting explanation of the crisis itself, and puts it in the wider historical narrative of the Cold Wa…

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A Virtual Evening with Michael Ian Black and Merrill Markoe


Event Date: October 23, 2020

A part memoir, part advice book written as a heartfelt letter by Michael Ian Black AND the first-ever graphic memoir by four-time Emmy-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe. The aut…

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A Virtual Evening with Lee van der Voo


Event Date: October 22, 2020

Lee van der Voo weaves a broad narrative, where politics & policy threaten the existence of our youth & our way of life into a climate breakdown like you’ve never seen—thro…

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Un evento virtual con Paola Ramos y Jorge Ramos


Event Date: October 21, 2020

En esta inspiradora crónica de viaje de costa a costa, la periodista y activista Paola Ramos emprende una búsqueda de los individuos y comunidades que dan vida a un nuevo movimient…

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A Virtual Evening with Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi and Dr. Vanessa Garcia


Event Date: October 20, 2020

Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi and Dr. Vanessa Garcia discussing UNTIL WE’RE FISH. The author reached deep into her real family’s feelings of love and bitterness for what they left…

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A Virtual Evening with Rosie Mercado and Coach Mike


Event Date: October 19, 2020

Rosie Mercado and Coach Mike discussing Rosie’s new memoir, THE GIRL WITH SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES. The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her drea…

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A Virtual Afternoon with Maggie Smith and Dr. Lucy Kalanithi


Event Date: October 18, 2020

In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, Maggie Smith writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken cer…

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Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing Discussion Panel


Event Date: October 17, 2020

Recorded live October 17, 2020 A gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being “grabbed,” or in any way assaulted. The #…

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