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!


Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing Discussion Panel


Event Date: October 17, 2020

Recorded live October 17, 2020 A gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being “grabbed,” or in any way assaulted. The #…

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A Virtual Evening with Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos


Event Date: October 16, 2020

The New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series that NPR.org credits with “saving the day” in this extraordinary time welcomes the 21st and 22nd additions to…

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A Virtual Evening with Dr. Melissa R. Michelson and Dr. Brian Harrison


Event Date: October 14, 2020

In TRANSFORMING PREJUDICE, Dr. Melissa R. Michelson and Dr. Brian Harrison examine what tactics are effective in changing public opinion regarding transgender people. An important,…

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A Virtual Evening with Amy Paige Condon, Craig Baggs and Dr. Gregory Bush


Event Date: October 13, 2020

In the first biography of the late influential Miami News editor, Bill Baggs, Amy Paige Condon retraces how an orphaned boy from rural Colquitt, Georgia, bore witness and impacted…

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A Virtual Morning with Ridley Pearson


Event Date: October 10, 2020

Finishing the thrilling adventure that began in “The Polar Shield Project”, a mysterious new foe plans to release a deadly virus, leaving the sons of the world’s two greatest super…

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A Virtual Evening with Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid


Event Date: October 9, 2020

Two Reese’s Book Club selected authors, among a plethora of other accolades, Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid discussed Peace’s book HIS ONLY WIFE – a witty, smart, and moving debut…

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A Virtual Evening with Oliver Jeffers


Event Date: October 8, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers joined Books & Books on October 8, 2020 for a live virtual event to celebrate the launch of his new picture…

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A Virtual Evening with V.E. Schwab and Rebecca Roanhoarse


Event Date: October 7, 2020

A dazzling adventure that plays out across centuries and continents, history and art, as a young woman learns how far she’ll go to leave her mark on the world. V.E. Schwab and Rebe…

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A Virtual Evening with Barry C. Lynn and Franklin Foer


Event Date: October 6, 2020

Barry C. Lynn, one of America’s preeminent thinkers, provides the clearest statement yet on the nature and magnitude of the political and economic dangers posed by America’s new mo…

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A Virtual Evening with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager


Event Date: October 5, 2020

In “The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives” twenty-three of today’s living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, And…

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A Virtual Afternoon with Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen


Event Date: October 4, 2020

Incredible authors Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen virtually came together in discussion about JUST LIKE YOU. This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is a…

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A Virtual Evening with Cedella Marley and Savannah Buffett


Event Date: October 2, 2020

Filled with quotes from Bob Marley’s speeches, interviews, and writings, REDEMPTION is a collection sure to resonate with fans of his music and political activism, and a new genera…

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