Virtual Events

On March 18, Books & Books closed our doors temporarily during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, we launched our first ever virtual event on Crowdcast, a conversation with Secretary Madeline Albright about her new book, HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS. And we haven’t stopped since. We are now hosting virtual events mostly every weeknight at 7pm and some on weekends, in partnership with our friends at Miami Book Fair, and with additional support from Lit Hub and Culture Crusaders.

The schedule attempts to emulate what it was like at our signature store in Coral Gables, where you could walk in and find a live author reading and discussing their book, literally every night of the week. The majority of these events are free. Our doors re-opened in early June for socially-distanced and masked shopping, but it continues to be unsafe to hold any events at our stores. For the time being, we will continue to present to you the very best authors, voices and books virtually and look forward to seeing you there! Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, you’ve shown an amazing amount of understanding and patience and we see our viewer numbers are growing with each passing day.

Remember, every book you purchase helps to support us and we thank you for your support! We’ve started this archive on our website, so that you can access anything you might have missed, at your own pace, and in your own time. Follow us on Crowdcast so that you’re the first to know of any new events. We look forward to seeing you online in the coming months, as our literary community lives on virtually, until the time when we will meet again at Books & Books!


Big Wednesday: An Evening with Denny Aaberg and Roger McGrath


Event Date: August 26, 2021

Based on true events and legendary surfers of the 1960s, the Big Wednesday novel follows three Malibu surfers as the joys of youth and their carefree lifestyles are challenged by s…

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Beneficence: An Evening with Meredith Hall


Event Date: August 25, 2021

Written by a masterful storyteller, “Beneficence” is a book that illuminates the journey we make through grief to healing. Few writers know the human heart and the burden of grief…

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Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old: An Evening w/ Steven Petrow & Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby


Event Date: August 24, 2021

For fans of David Sedaris and Nora Ephron, a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging, based on award-winning journalis…

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The Best New True Crime Stories: An Evening with Mitzi Szereto, Dean Jobb & Priscilla Scott Rhoades


Event Date: August 23, 2021

“The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge” includes stories from around the world and from different times. As with all titles in the popular The…

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The Manningtree Witches: An Afternoon with A. K. Blakemore and Amy Key


Event Date: August 22, 2021

Brimming with contemporary energy and resonance, “The Manningtree Witches” plunges its readers into the fever and menace of the English witch trials, where suspicion, mistrust, and…

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Soltera: A Virtual Event with Maite Irene Merino and Vanessa Reyes


Event Date: August 22, 2021

When life gives you lemons, making lemonade isn’t your only option… Maite Irene Merino is a born and raised “Miami Cuban”, which is a local reference to a traditionally Cuban rai…

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Another Kind of Eden: An Evening with James Lee Burke and Michael Connelly


Event Date: August 19, 2021

New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke brings readers a captivating tale of justice, love, brutality, and mysticism set in the turbulent 1960s with the latest installmen…

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Making Lists & Setting Goals: An Evening with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling


Event Date: August 18, 2021

Authors Paula Rizzo, “Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You”, and Debra Eckerling, “Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals…

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The Godmothers: An Evening with Camille Aubray and Alisyn Camerota


Event Date: August 17, 2021

Books & Books and The Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Camille Aubray in conversation with Alisyn Camerota. With both fictional and real-life characters, THE GODMOT…

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Cazadora: An Evening with Romina Garber and Zoraida Córdova


Event Date: August 17, 2021

Celebrating pub day for CAZADORA, Romina Garber’s newest book! She was joined by Zoraida Córdova, the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels and short stories. Recorded live…

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Horse Girls: An Evening with Halimah Marcus, C. Morgan Babst and Sarah Enelow-Snyder


Event Date: August 16, 2021

A compelling and provocative essay collection that smashes stereotypes and redefines the meaning of the term “horse girl,” broadening it for women of all cultural backgrounds. Hali…

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In the Country of Others: An Afternoon with Leila Slimani & Diana Abu-Jaber


Event Date: August 15, 2021

Leila Slimani draws on her own family’s inspiring story for the first volume in a planned trilogy about race, resilience, and women’s empowerment. In this conversation with Diana A…

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