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!


A Virtual Evening with Annalena McAfee and Christopher Buckley


Event Date: September 23, 2020

Tune is for a free-wheeling conversation between Annalena McAfee and Christopher Buckley about artistic truth, betrayal, the consequences of fame, the devastating price of love, an…

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A Virtual Evening with Anthony DePalma and Tim Padgett


Event Date: September 22, 2020

Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families’s varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. On September 22, 2020 Anthony DePalma was in con…

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A Virtual Evening with Sara Faring and Rory Power


Event Date: September 22, 2020

“Eerie and sly, ‘White Fox’ is a trap waiting to be sprung. I was completely enthralled.”—Rory Power, New York Times-bestselling author of “Wilder Girls.” Sara Faring and Rory Powe…

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Virtual Breakfast with Hope: Readings on Well-Being


Event Date: September 22, 2020

#BooksandBooks and Sylvester Cancer Center present Breakfast with Hope; a monthly reading & discussion group hosted by Hope Torrents. In this September 22, 2020 she’s be discus…

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A Virtual Evening with Betsy Carter and Jill Bauer


Event Date: September 21, 2020

“An unflinching look at the characters’ imperfections and boundless exploration into their minds makes for an exceptional tale.”— Publishers Weekly Listen in on the conversation be…

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A Virtual Evening with Julie Marie Wade and Julia Koets


Event Date: September 20, 2020

In “Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing”, Wade traces the intimate story of coming of age in one particular body (as a lesbian, an only child, a Protestant attending Catholic school)….

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A Virtual Evening with FIU: Exile in Global Literature and Culture


Event Date: September 17, 2020

Books & Books and FIU present Asher Z. Milbauer & Jamie M. Sutton, Editors and Authors in conversation with the contributors to “Exile in Global Literature and Culture: Hom…

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A Virtual Evening with Yamile Saied Méndez and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: September 16, 2020

Yamile Saied Méndez and Chantel Acevedo virtually sat down together on September 16, 2020 to discuss Yamile’s new book, FURIA! Reese Witherspoon chose FURIA as the September YA pic…

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A Virtual Evening with Susannah Marren and Gigi Levangie


Event Date: September 15, 2020

From Susannah Marren, author of “A Palm Beach Wife”, comes her next book set in the exclusive, glamorous world of Palm Beach. She’s in conversation with Gigi Levangie about “A Palm…

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The Devil All The Time Virtual Panel Discussion


Event Date: September 15, 2020

A panel discussion with author, Donald Ray Pollock, director, Antonio Campos, actor, Harry Melling, and, producer, Randall Poster as they discuss the upcoming film adaptation of Po…

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A Virtual Evening with Kami Garcia and Jennifer Niven


Event Date: September 14, 2020

Kami Garcia and Jennifer Niven came together virtually to talk about Kami’s newest, #TeenTitansBeastBoy on September 14, 2020.

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A Virtual Afternoon with Helen MacDonald and J. Drew Lanham


Event Date: September 13, 2020

Helen MacDonald author of the acclaimed memoir H IS FOR HAWK, discusses her new book, VESPER FLIGHTS, a collection of her most loved essays that explore the human relationship with…

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