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 Alexandra Fuller In Conversation with Lisa Mullins

Event Date: August 13, 2020

After her father’s sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she’ll need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins ‘Travel Light…

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A Virtual Evening with Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas and Jay Weaver

Event Date: August 12, 2020

“The Grifter’s Club” is an account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed. Authors Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas N…

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A Virtual Evening with Meg Cabot and Emily Henry

Event Date: August 11, 2020

What happens when a literary legend and the author of one of the year’s most talked about books virtually meet in conversation? Find out when Meg Cabot discusses her newest book NO…

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A Virtual Evening with Susan Minot and Francesca Marciano

Event Date: August 9, 2020

Urgent and immediate, precisely observed, deeply felt, and gorgeously written, the stories in WHY I DON’T WRITE showcase Susan Minot at the top of her form. Enjoy a virtual evening…

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A Virtual Evening with Romina Garber & Tomi Adeyemi

Event Date: August 7, 2020

On August 7, 2020 we *virtually* hosted the LOBIZONA virtual launch party! Author Romina Garber was in conversation with Tomi Adeyemi about her new book, and what a conversation! P…

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Una noche virtual con Ilia Calderón y María Elena Salinas

Event Date: August 5, 2020

Con Miami Book Fair: Una noche virtual con Ilia Calderón y María Elena Salinas discutiendo Es mi turno: Un viaje en busca de mi voz y mis raíces. Calderón es la primera presentador…

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A Virtual Evening with Michele Harper and Daniela Lamas

Event Date: August 4, 2020

Dr. Michele Harper and Daniela Lamas talk about Harper’s captivating memoir THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING. Dr. Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a professio…

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Happy Hour at the Lit Lounge with Michael Zadoorian

Event Date: July 31, 2020

Can you mix books, music & tiki in one Happy Hour? Yes you can! Michael Zadoorian reads from his new book THE NARCISSISM OF SMALL DIFFERENCES during this tiki-themed happy hour…

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A Virtual Evening with Mario Alejandro Ariza and Reinaldo Borges

Event Date: July 23, 2020

Find out more about Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe in a fascinating discussion between Mario Alejandro Ariza and Reinaldo Borges as they discuss what climate c…

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A Virtual Evening with Mark Bowden and Robert Kolker

Event Date: July 22, 2020

From Mark Bowden, a “master of narrative journalism” (NYTimes), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down. He discusses THE CASE OF THE VANISHIN…

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A Virtual Evening with Kevin Kwan and Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard

Event Date: July 17, 2020

The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon CRAZY RICH ASIANS returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men. Kevin Kwan discusses SEX…

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A Virtual Evening with Nicholas Griffin and Michael Putney

Event Date: July 14, 2020

Nicholas Griffin discusses his new book “The Year of Dangerous Days” about Miami in 1980 with Michael Putney on July 14, 2020. Plus, did you catch him on #TheLiteraryLife podcast w…

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