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 Eric Weiner and Thomas Swick


Event Date: September 2, 2020

When you hear “philosophy” do you associate it with words like “practical” and “fun”? If not, THE SOCRATES EXPRESS will change your mind. Author Eric Weiner converses with Thomas S…

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An Evening Discussing ‘Making Good Time’


Event Date: August 29, 2020

A Virtual Evening with Lynne Barrett, Chantel Acevedo, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Thomas Swick, Sammy Mack & Fabienne Josaphat. Recorded live August 29, 2020 in partnership with Miami…

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Grisham


Event Date: August 27, 2020

Carl Hiaasen’s SQUEEZE ME is a hilarious new novel of social & political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast. He was live in virtual conversat…

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A Virtual Evening with Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco


Event Date: August 26, 2020

Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco (virtually) sat down on August 26, 2020 to celebrate the launch of Ruth’s inspiring new book, LETTERS FROM CUBA, based on her own family’s history. In…

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A Virtual Evening with Victor Deupi and Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll


Event Date: August 25, 2020

Books & Books and The Cuban Research Institute present An Evening with Victor Deupi in conversation with Nathan Timpano and Dr. Ann Koll, discussing “Emilio Sanchez in New York…

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A Virtual Evening with Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber


Event Date: August 24, 2020

Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber are discussing Rosalind’s dazzling novel WITHOUT HER. Recorded live August 24, 2020. Presented in collaboration with Miami Book Fair.

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A Virtual Evening with Akwaeke Emezi and Nicole Dennis-Benn


Event Date: August 21, 2020

THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI examines trans- and homophobia with unforgettable characters and possesses a narrative that will challenge your expectations. Author Akwaeke Emezi is joined…

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A Virtual Evening with Sarah Chayes and Victoria Wilson


Event Date: August 19, 2020

Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Hear her in conversation with Victoria Wils…

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A Virtual Evening with Adam Rutherford and Thomas Chatterton Williams


Event Date: August 18, 2020

“How to Argue With a Racist” is an incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can’t tell us about human difference. Hear a discussion between author Adam Rutherford and Thomas…

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A Virtual Morning with Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian


Event Date: August 16, 2020

“The Golden Cage is a fast-paced psychological thriller about betrayal, sex, money, and a scorned wife’s revenge à la Gone Girl.” – Buzzfeed Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian vi…

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A Virtual Evening with Ariel Sabar and Dr. Erin Thompson


Event Date: August 14, 2020

National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar discusses his new book VERITAS with Dr. Erin Thompson. Recorded live August 14, 2020 in partnership with Miami Book Fa…

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A Virtual Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland and Aida Salazar


Event Date: August 13, 2020

In her new book, Raquel Vasquez Gilliland gives readers an in-depth look into the very real consequences of immigration policies that separate families, with a dizzyingly smart all…

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