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 Smash-Up: An Evening with Ali Benjamin and Brendan Mathews

Event Date: March 1, 2021

A March Indie Next pick, THE SMASH-UP by National Book Award finalist Ali Benjamin is “Sharply funny, perceptive, and surprising at every turn .” Hear Ali in conversation with Bren…

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Tortillera: An Afternoon with Caridad Moro, Richard Blanco and Nikki Moustaki

Event Date: February 28, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a discussion between Caridad Moro, Richard Blanco and Nikki Moustaki, recorded live February 28, 2021.

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Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio: An Evening with Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne

Event Date: February 26, 2021

Two music industry icons, Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne discuss Arcos’ new book, “Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio”. Recorded live February 26, 2021.

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The Ten Year War: An Evening with Jonathan Cohn and Sarah Kliff

Event Date: February 25, 2021

Interesting conversation between Jonathan Cohn and his good friend Sarah Kliff. These two are experts and talked in-depth about the issues surrounding the ACA and universal healthc…

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Being Ram Dass: An Evening with Rameshwar Das and Mark Epstein

Event Date: February 23, 2021

Travel into the life and mind of spiritual teacher and cultural icon, Ram Dass, as co-author of BEING RAM DASS, Rameshwar Das, and Mark Epstein join us for a virtual event February…

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The Lady of Silk and Steel: An Afternoon with Sue Cobb and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Event Date: February 21, 2021

Great conversation with Ambassador Sue Cobb and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Cobb has led a truly remarkable life, as the Ambassador to Jamaica, climbing Mount Everest, forming her own phi…

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The Sum of Us: An Evening with Heather McGhee and Alex Wagner

Event Date: February 19, 2021

One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers, Heather McGhee offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to lear…

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Be the Refuge: An Evening with Chenxing Han and Ann Gleig

Event Date: February 18, 2021

Great event with Chenxing Han in conversation with Ann Glieg about a wider, more inclusive sangha and issues of representation in American Buddhism. BE THE REFUGE fills a gap and i…

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The Listening Path: An Evening with Julia Cameron

Event Date: February 17, 2021

Wonderful event with the Queen of Creativity, Julia Cameron! She spoke with her longtime editor at St. Martin’s Joel Fotinos, hosted by Dejha Carrington of Commissioner, Books…

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We Run the Tides: A Virtual Evening with Vendela Vida and Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Event Date: February 16, 2021

Author Vendela Vida is joined on screen by Sarah Ladipo Manyika to discuss Vida’s new book WE RUN THE TIDES. Recorded live, February 16, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair. S…

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Tropic of Stupid: Lunch with Tim Dorsey and Colette Bancroft

Event Date: February 12, 2021

Serge A. Storms embarks on a tour to meet his long-lost relatives in this latest madcap entry in the bestselling series from Florida’s “compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny…

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How To Not Die Alone: A Virtual Evening with Logan Ury and Ellen Huet

Event Date: February 11, 2021

A fun virtual event with behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury and her friend Ellen Huet. Recorded live February 11, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair. “How To…

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