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 2021 and more than 500 virtual events under our belt, now archived for your viewing pleasure. Scroll through some of these recordings and you’ll find more than 18 months’ 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!


Purity Culture and Sex Positivity in Young Adult Novels: A Panel


Event Date: October 21, 2021

Best-selling YA authors Erin Hahn, Ashley Schumacher, and Raquel Vasquez Gilliland came together on screen for an exciting conversation exploring the intersection of purity culture…

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I AM Series: An Evening with Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos


Event Date: October 20, 2021

The latest installment in the exceptional I AM series, I AM OPRAH WINFREY is the twenty-fifth hero highlighted in this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series! Aut…

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Oh William!: An Evening with Elizabeth Strout and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney


Event Date: October 18, 2021

Books & Books, Harvard Book Store and Politics & Prose came together to present a conversation between Elizabeth Strout and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Pulitzer Prize winner E…

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Wait For Me: An Afternoon with Bill Gentile and Alan Riding


Event Date: October 17, 2021

“Now, in his vivid memoir, Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll, Bill Gentile turns back the clock to the 1980s and thrusts us into the mountains of Nicaragua…

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12 Bytes: A Virtual Evening with Jeanneatte Winterson


Event Date: October 15, 2021

An evening with Jeanette Winterson, in conversation with Adrian Daub & Laura Goode of “The Feminist Present”, twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays o…

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Capote’s Women: An Afternoon with Laurence Leamer & Julia Cooke


Event Date: October 15, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote’s never-published final novel, Answered…

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An Evening with James Patterson and Matt Eversmann discussing E.R. Nurses with Alison Levine


Event Date: October 14, 2021

James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, #1 bestselling coauthors of “Walk in My Combat Boots”, powerfully present the medical frontline heroes who work to save our lives every day: E.R…

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No Words: An Afternoon with Meg Cabot & Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard


Event Date: October 14, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Meg Cabot! The #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Princess Diaries”, returns to Little Bridge Island with a new story about…

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In Search of Emma: An Evening with Armando Correa and Mirta Ojito


Event Date: October 13, 2021

Revised and updated with a new introduction by the author—and available in English for the first time— “In Search of Emma” is an inspiring and beautiful story of love, family, and…

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Our Way Back to Always: An Evening with Nina Moreno and Laekan Zea Kemp & Laura Taylor Namey


Event Date: October 12, 2021

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” meets Morgan Matson in this effervescent romance about childhood best friends reconnecting that’s full of sunny days, warm nights, first kisses,…

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We Are Not Like Them: An Evening with Christine Pride, Jo Piazza, and Elizabeth Bernstein


Event Date: October 8, 2021

“We Are Not Like Them” explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of endur…

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The Reckoning: An Evening with Mary Trump and Allison Gill


Event Date: October 7, 2021

America is suffering from PTSD—”The Reckoning” diagnoses its core causes and helps us begin the healing process. Author Mary Trump discusses the instant New York Times and USA Toda…

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