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!

Topics of Conversation: Miranda Popkey and Lynn Steger Strong

Event Date: March 15, 2021

A tour de force about sex, violence, & self-loathing from a talented new voice in fiction, perfect for fans of Sally Rooney, Rachel Cusk, Lydia Davis, & Jenny Offill. Miran…

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The Idea of You: An Evening with Robinne Lee and Meena Harris

Event Date: March 13, 2021

“The Idea of You” is actor, writer, and producer Robinne Lee’s debut novel. She speaks with Meena Harris, one of the most powerful and dynamic young leaders in America, in this vir…

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Valentine: An Evening with Elizabeth Wetmore and Ron Charles

Event Date: March 12, 2021

An #IndieNextList​ Pick and bookseller favorite, Elizabeth Wetmore’s stunning debut novel VALENTINE is on all our recommendation lists. She spoke with Ron Charles, book writer for…

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Infinite Country: A Virtual Evening with Patricia Engel and Edwidge Danticat

Event Date: March 11, 2021

Wonderful conversation to launch INFINITE COUNTRY at Books & Books with Patricia Engel and Edwidge Danticat. Recorded live March 11, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair. A…

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Sea Wife: A Virtual Evening with Amity Gaige and Megha Majumdar

Event Date: March 10, 2021

From the highly acclaimed author of “Schroder”, Amity Gaige delivers a smart, sophisticated page literary page-turner about a young family who escape suburbia for a yearlong sailin…

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Chasing My Cure: An Evening with David Fajgenbaum and Dr. Mikkael A. Sekeres

Event Date: March 9, 2021

Books & Books and The University of Miami Department of Medicine hosted a virtual discussion between David Fajgenbaum and Dr. Mikkael A. Sekeres on March 9, 2021. Dr. Fajgenbau…

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Come Fly the World: An Evening with Julia Cooke

Event Date: March 8, 2021

“Come Fly the World” with author Julia Cooke, recorded live March 8, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pa…

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Birds of a Feather: A Virtual Event with Sita Singh and Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Event Date: March 6, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Flamingo Gardens present a conversation between Sita Singh and Stephanie Fizer Coleman. Recorded live March 6, 2021. From debut author Sita S…

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The Good Girls: Lunch with Sonia Faleiro in conversation with Isaac Chotiner

Event Date: March 5, 2021

By the award-winning writer of “Beautiful Thing”, a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation. Author…

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Dirty Gold: An Evening with Jay Weaver and Nicholas Nehamas

Event Date: March 4, 2021

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it—until it all came crashing down. Colleagues and co-authors Jay…

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Decoding “Despacito”: A Virtual Evening with Leila Cobo and Luis Fonsi

Event Date: March 3, 2021

A fun conversation between Billboard’s Leila Cobo and global music star Luis Fonsi to celebrate DECODING DESPACITO. Recorded live March 3, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair.

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Landslide: A Virtual Evening with Susan Conley and Judy Blume

Event Date: March 2, 2021

Susan Conley is reading from LANDSLIDE, taking questions and discussing the book with Judy Blume! Recorded live in partnership with Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West Marc…

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