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!


Betting On You: A Virtual Conversation with Laurie Ruettimann & Lulu Garcia-Navarro


Event Date: January 22, 2021

“Betting On You” is a game-changing must-read for how to radically improve your day-to-day, packed with advice and stories of others who regained control of their lives. Author Lau…

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The Prophets: A Virtual Evening with Robert Jones, Jr. and Deesha Philyaw


Event Date: January 21, 2021

Robert Jones, Jr. discusses his phenomenal debut novel THE PROPHETS with Deesha Philyaw in a brilliant conversation, recorded live January 21, 2021 in partnership with the Miami Bo…

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A Virtual Evening with Dana Swift and KayLynn Flanders by Books & Books


Event Date: January 19, 2021

Author Dana Swift celebrated the release of CAST IN FIRELIGHT, the first book in an epic, heart- pounding fantasy duology, with a virtual event with KayLynn Flanders. Recorded live…

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I Want to Ride the Tap Tap: A Virtual Evening with Danielle Joseph and Olivier A. Ganthier


Event Date: January 14, 2021

Writer Danielle Joseph and illustrator Olivier Ganthier’s “I Want to Ride the Tap Tap” is a day-of-the-week picture book about a Black family who ride the taxi-bus service—called a…

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The Crime on Biltmore Way: A Virtual Evening with Uva de Aragón


Event Date: January 11, 2021

En Español: Una noche virtual con Uva de Aragón January 11, 2021. UN NUEVO CASO DE LA DETECTIVE MARÍA DUQUESNE La aparición del cadáver de una joven decoradora y curadora de arte e…

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The Good Ancestor: A Virtual Afternoon with Roman Krznaric & Bina Venkataraman


Event Date: January 10, 2021

Two great minds tackle an interesting subject: how do you think ahead in a reckless age and how does this long-term thinking make you a better person? Roman Krznaric is a public ph…

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A Virtual Evening with Maika and Maritza Moulite in Conversation with Brad Meltzer


Event Date: January 5, 2021

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally,…

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The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times A Virtual Afternoon w Katherine May & Sharon Salzberg


Event Date: December 20, 2020

WINTERING explores the different ways we can rise when life knocks us down. Indie booksellers across the country chose WINTERING by Katherine May as their #1 pick for the December…

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Georgia Senate Runoff: Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, Laurel Snyder and Carolyn Forché


Event Date: December 12, 2020

Writers Against Trump: The Georgia Senate Runoff with Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder, moderated by Carolyn Forché Co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop and B…

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American Gospel: A Virtual Evening with Lin Enger and Thomas Maltman


Event Date: December 9, 2020

Award winning authors Lin Enger and Thomas Maltman virtually discuss AMERICAN GOSPEL and THE LAND on Dec. 9!

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An Evening with Sarah Miller, Jainey K. Bavishi, Jane Gilbert, Laurencia Strauss and Greg Bloom


Event Date: December 8, 2020

“All We Can Save” is a new book that compiles provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutio…

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TMI: A Virtual Evening with Perez Hilton


Event Date: December 7, 2020

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Perez Hilton in conversation with Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard on December 7, 2020. Hilton’s new book “TMI: My Life in Sca…

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