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 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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The Harpy: A Virtual Lunch with Megan Hunter and Kristen Roupenian


Event Date: December 5, 2020

#1 Indie Next Pick THE HARPY from Megan Hunter is a must read this holiday season. Check out Megan Hunter’s virtual lunch with Kristen Roupenian recorded live Saturday Dec. 5 in pa…

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V2: A Novel of World War II – A Lunchtime Conversation with Robert Harris and Adam Tooze


Event Date: December 4, 2020

Go back in time to 1944 in Robert Harris’s thriller V2: A NOVEL OF WORLD WAR II. You don’t want to miss Robert’s virtual chat with Adam Tooze, recorded live December 4, 2020 in par…

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies: A Virtual Evening with Deesha Philyaw and Samantha Irby


Event Date: December 3, 2020

National Books Awards Finalist Deesha Philyaw was in virtual conversation with Samantha Irby on December 3, 2020 to talk about “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.” Recorded live, i…

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Barely Functional Adult: A Virtual Evening with Meichi Ng and Jason Katzenstein


Event Date: December 1, 2020

BARELY FUNCTIONAL ADULT features short stories that we can all relate to. Meichi Ng and Jason Katzenstein discuss Ng’s collection of incriminating short stories about exes, murder,…

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An Evening with Kitty O’Meara in conversation with Andrea Gollin


Event Date: November 30, 2020

“And the People Stayed Home” is a beautiful, timely and timeless picture book for children (and readers of all ages) by Kitty O’Meara, featuring her hopeful prose poem about the gl…

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Miami Cooks: A Virtual Evening with Sara Liss, David Foulquier and Scott Linquist


Event Date: November 24, 2020

Find out what #MiamiCooks! Sara Liss is talking about her new cookbook with David Foulquier and Scott Linquist! Perfect for foodies, chefs, home cooks, and Miami-lovers alike. This…

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What Were We Thinking: A Virtual Evening with Carlos Lozada and Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: November 23, 2020

The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination tha…

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