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!

Marguerite Duras’ “The Impudent Ones”: An Evening with Kelsey L. Haskett and Michael Reynolds

Event Date: March 31, 2021

Marguerite Duras rose to global stardom with her erotic masterpiece “The Lover” (L’Amant), winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt and translated into 43 languages. But Duras’ debu…

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Of Women and Salt: An Evening with Gabriela Garcia and Maite Morales

Event Date: March 30, 2021

A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. Author G…

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Escape from Castro’s Cuba: An Evening with Tim Wendel and Saul Wisnia

Event Date: March 29, 2021

Tim Wendel is the acclaimed author of fourteen books, including “Castro’s Curveball.” In this visionary sequel to “Castro’s Curveball”, the former Washington Senators Minor League…

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An Afternoon with Julie Marie Wade, Maureen Seaton and Denise Duhamel

Event Date: March 28, 2021

Three Miami-based writers and sometime collaborators come together to talk about their respective work, poems and prose that reflect their individual journeys and common experience…

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Mango and Peppercorns: An Evening w Kathy Manning, Tung Nguyen, Lyn Nguyen & Chef Michelle Bernstein

Event Date: March 25, 2021

A powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. A conversation between Kathy…

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Shooting Midnight Cowboy: An Evening with Glenn Frankel and Arlo Haskell

Event Date: March 24, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author of the behind-the-scenes explorations of the classic American Westerns “High Noon” and “The Searchers” n…

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“The Ocean is Closed: Journalistic Adventures and Investigations” Virtual Launch Event

Event Date: March 23, 2021

An evening honoring Jon Bradshaw, with Anna Wintour, Michael Zilkha, Julian Sands, Alex Belth, Anne Taylor Fleming, A. Scott Berg, and Adam Moss who discussed “The Ocean is Closed:…

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No Barrier Can Contain It: An Evening with Ariel Mae Lambe

Event Date: March 22, 2021

Books & Books and the Cuban Research Institute present a discussion with Ariel Mae Lambe about “No Barrier Can Contain It”, recorded live March 22, 2021. Vividly recasting Cuba…

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Lifelines: An Afternoon with Melissa and Doug Bernstein

Event Date: March 21, 2021

Co-Founders of Melissa & Doug and LifeLines, wife and husband Melissa and Doug Bernstein are in conversation about Melissa’s new book, “LifeLines.” The book takes the reader on…

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America’s Bilingual Century: An Afternoon with Steve Leveen and Calvin Sims

Event Date: March 20, 2021

“America’s Bilingual Century” is the result of 12 years of research, including hundreds of interviews that Steve Leveen had with leading language scholars as well as bilinguals of…

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Vera: An Evening with Carol Edgarian and Amy Bloom

Event Date: March 19, 2021

In VERA, New York Times bestselling author Carol Edgarian delivers an astonishing feat of imagination, a grand adventure set in 1906 San Francisco. Edgarian and Amy Bloom are in co…

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Una noche con Verónica Cervera, Alejandra Graf, Erica Dinho, Layla Pujol y Clara Gonzalez

Event Date: March 17, 2021

Conéctate con nosotros para conversar con Verónica, Alejandra, Erica, Layla y Clara sobre su nuevo libro “Yo cocino latino: Las mejores recetas de cinco blogs populares de cocina h…

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