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 FIU: Exile in Global Literature and Culture


Event Date: September 17, 2020

Books & Books and FIU present Asher Z. Milbauer & Jamie M. Sutton, Editors and Authors in conversation with the contributors to “Exile in Global Literature and Culture: Hom…

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A Virtual Evening with Yamile Saied Méndez and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: September 16, 2020

Yamile Saied Méndez and Chantel Acevedo virtually sat down together on September 16, 2020 to discuss Yamile’s new book, FURIA! Reese Witherspoon chose FURIA as the September YA pic…

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A Virtual Evening with Susannah Marren and Gigi Levangie


Event Date: September 15, 2020

From Susannah Marren, author of “A Palm Beach Wife”, comes her next book set in the exclusive, glamorous world of Palm Beach. She’s in conversation with Gigi Levangie about “A Palm…

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The Devil All The Time Virtual Panel Discussion


Event Date: September 15, 2020

A panel discussion with author, Donald Ray Pollock, director, Antonio Campos, actor, Harry Melling, and, producer, Randall Poster as they discuss the upcoming film adaptation of Po…

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A Virtual Evening with Kami Garcia and Jennifer Niven


Event Date: September 14, 2020

Kami Garcia and Jennifer Niven came together virtually to talk about Kami’s newest, #TeenTitansBeastBoy on September 14, 2020.

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A Virtual Afternoon with Helen MacDonald and J. Drew Lanham


Event Date: September 13, 2020

Helen MacDonald author of the acclaimed memoir H IS FOR HAWK, discusses her new book, VESPER FLIGHTS, a collection of her most loved essays that explore the human relationship with…

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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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