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 Inheritors: An Evening with Eve Fairbanks and Garnette Cadogan

Event Date: July 27, 2022

“The Inheritors” weaves together the stories of three ordinary South Africans over five tumultuous decades in a sweeping and exquisite look at what really happens when a country re…

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A Divine Language: An Evening with Alec Wilkinson and Rich Cohen

Event Date: July 26, 2022

A spirited, metaphysical exploration into math’s deepest mysteries and conundrums at the crux of middle age. Part memoir, part metaphysical travel book, and part journey in self-im…

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A Virtual Evening with Daniel Silva and Jamie Gangel

Event Date: July 22, 2022

Books & Books was excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and indepedent bookstores across the U.S. to present award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva…

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Why Didn’t You Tell Me?: An Evening with Carmen Rita Wong and Carmen Pelaez

Event Date: July 21, 2022

An immigrant mother’s long-held secrets upend her daughter’s understanding of her family, her identity, and her place in the world in this powerful and dramatic memoir by former na…

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They Want to Kill Americans: An Evening with Malcolm Nance and Fernand Amandi

Event Date: July 18, 2022

“They Want to Kill Americans” is the first detailed look into the heart of the active Trump-led insurgency, setting the stage for a second nation-wide rebellion on American soil. T…

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A Virtual Evening with Erika L. Sánchez and Sandra Cisneros

Event Date: July 14, 2022

Books & Books is excited to partner with Politics and Prose and Cafe con Libros to present poet, novelist, and essayist Erika L. Sánchez! She is in conversation with Sandra Cis…

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Sleeping Alone: An Evening with Ru Freeman, Natashia Deón and Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Event Date: July 12, 2022

In this collection of rich and textured stories about crossing borders, both real and imagined, Sleeping Alone asks one of the fundamental questions of our times: What is the toll…

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The Scent of Burnt Flowers: An Evening with Blitz Bazawule & Ayana Gray

Event Date: July 11, 2022

Fleeing persecution in 1960s America, a Black couple seeks asylum in Ghana, but fresh dangers and old secrets threaten their newfound freedom in a hypnotic debut novel by Blitz Baz…

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To Risk It All: An Evening with Admiral James Stavridis

Event Date: June 28, 2022

From one of the great naval leaders of our time, Admiral James Stavridis, a master class in decision-making under pressure through the stories of nine famous acts of leadership in…

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We Refuse to Forget: An Evening with Caleb Gayle and Kiese Laymon

Event Date: June 20, 2022

A landmark work of untold American history that reshapes our understanding of identity, race, and belonging. In “We Refuse to Forget”, award-winning journalist Caleb Gayle tells th…

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The Spy Who Knew Too Much: An Evening with Howard Blum

Event Date: June 15, 2022

A retired spy gets back into the game to solve a perplexing case—and reconcile with his daughter, a CIA officer who married into the very family that derailed his own CIA career—in…

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The Importance of Not Being Ernest: A Virtual Evening with Mark Kurlansky and Mitchell Kaplan

Event Date: June 13, 2022

In The Importance of Not Being Ernest, acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky focuses on the sprawling life and work of Ernest Hemingway while dr…

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