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!


The Rain Heron: An Evening with Robbie Arnott and Jeff VanderMeer


Event Date: February 8, 2021

“Astonishing…With the intensity of a perfect balance b/w the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning & twisting, taking you to unexpected places. A deeply emotional…

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God I Feel Modern Tonight: A Virtual Evening with Cat Cohen and Jordan Firstman


Event Date: February 5, 2021

Tragicomic verses from the award-winning comedian and millennial renaissance woman. Catherine Cohen, the one-woman stand-up chanteuse who has electrified the downtown NYC comedy sc…

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We the Possibility: A Virtual Lunch with Mitchell Weiss and Rebecca Fishman Lipsey


Event Date: February 5, 2021

At a crucial moment in the evolution of government’s role in our society, WE THE POSSIBILITY provides inspiration and a positive model, along with crucial guardrails, to help shape…

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Milk Fed: An Evening with Melissa Broder


Event Date: February 4, 2021

MILK FED tells a tale of appetites: physical hunger, sexual desire, spiritual longing, and the ways that we as humans can compartmentalize these so often interdependent instincts….

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Milk Blood Heat: A Virtual Evening with Dantiel W. Moniz and Lauren Groff


Event Date: February 3, 2021

MILK BLOOD HEAT depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us…

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Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology: An Evening with Andrés Duany and Brian Falk


Event Date: February 1, 2021

“Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology” is the definitive reference on the Rural-to-Urban Transect, a compilation of the most important essays, diagrams, and images on the s…

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Homo Irrealis: An Evening with André Aciman & Dani Shapiro


Event Date: January 28, 2021

Explore time, the creative mind and great lives and works – André Aciman speaks to Dani Shapiro about Aciman’s new collection “Homo Irrealis: Essays”, a deep reflection of the imag…

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Nobody’s Normal: A Virtual Evening with Roy Richard Grinker and Ron Suskind


Event Date: January 27, 2021

Roy Richard Grinker and Ron Suskind unpack the stigmas surrounding mental health and discuss the cultural influences that created them. Recorded live in partnership with the Miami…

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A Virtual Evening with Dr. Carl L. Hart and Neal Brennan


Event Date: January 26, 2021

From one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the po…

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Winterkeep: A Virtual Evening with Kristin Cashore


Event Date: January 25, 2021

The highly anticipated next book in the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Graceling Realm series WINTERKEEP is here. It was a pleasure hosting author Kristin Cashore to spe…

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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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