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 Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: September 12, 2020

Two authors who love #BooksandBooks and are always ready to bring the laughs (and possibly light sabers?) Alex Segura talks about his new Star Wars novel, POE DAMERON: FREE FALL wi…

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A Virtual Morning with Adam Grant and David Chang


Event Date: September 12, 2020

Join us for an afternoon with psychologist, Adam Grant, and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, David Chang, as they discuss their new books, “Leif and the Fall” and “Eat a P…

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A Virtual Evening with Reid Forgrave and Jeff Pearlman


Event Date: September 10, 2020

Reid Forgrave in a thoughtful, engaging conversation about his new book “Love Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy” with NYT bestselling author Jeff P…

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A Virtual Evening with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Jaswinder Bolina


Event Date: September 9, 2020

“Sometimes we need teachers who remind us how to be flabbergasted, gobsmacked and flummoxed and enswooned by the wonders of this earth. How to be in love with this our beloved eart…

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A Virtual Evening with Linda Kass and Dr. Oren Stier


Event Date: September 8, 2020

In a moving and memorable novel-in-stories—inspired by her father’s life— Linda Kass shares the little-known account of the Ritchie Boys. She was in conversation Sept 8, 2020 with…

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A Virtual Evening with Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Nick Duran


Event Date: September 3, 2020

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Nick Duran are discussing THE VIOLENCE INSIDE US, an account of the human stakes of gun violence in America. Recorded live September 3,…

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A Virtual Evening with Eric Weiner and Thomas Swick


Event Date: September 2, 2020

When you hear “philosophy” do you associate it with words like “practical” and “fun”? If not, THE SOCRATES EXPRESS will change your mind. Author Eric Weiner converses with Thomas S…

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An Evening Discussing ‘Making Good Time’


Event Date: August 29, 2020

A Virtual Evening with Lynne Barrett, Chantel Acevedo, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Thomas Swick, Sammy Mack & Fabienne Josaphat. Recorded live August 29, 2020 in partnership with Miami…

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Grisham


Event Date: August 27, 2020

Carl Hiaasen’s SQUEEZE ME is a hilarious new novel of social & political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast. He was live in virtual conversat…

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A Virtual Evening with Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco


Event Date: August 26, 2020

Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco (virtually) sat down on August 26, 2020 to celebrate the launch of Ruth’s inspiring new book, LETTERS FROM CUBA, based on her own family’s history. In…

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A Virtual Evening with Victor Deupi and Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll


Event Date: August 25, 2020

Books & Books and The Cuban Research Institute present An Evening with Victor Deupi in conversation with Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll, discussing “Emilio Sanchez in New York…

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A Virtual Evening with Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber


Event Date: August 24, 2020

Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber are discussing Rosalind’s dazzling novel WITHOUT HER. Recorded live August 24, 2020. Presented in collaboration with Miami Book Fair.

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