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 Laurie Halse Anderson & Alex Sanchez


Event Date: July 13, 2020

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson and artist Leila del Duca reimagined Wonder Woman’s origins in “Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed”. Tune in as Laurie speaks with Alex Sanchez a…

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A Virtual Evening with Jaswinder Bolina and Ana Menéndez


Event Date: July 12, 2020

In his debut essay collection, award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina meditates on “how race,” as he puts it, “becomes metaphysical.” He discussed OF COLOR with Ana Menéndez on July 1…

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A Virtual Evening with Chantel Acevedo and Alex Segura


Event Date: July 11, 2020

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present A *Virtual* Book Launch Party for MUSE SQUAD! Tune in for this great conversation between two fantastic authors, recorded live on July 11,…

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A Virtual Evening with Paul Tremblay, Cat Scully and Errick Nunnally


Event Date: July 10, 2020

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair joined together to present A Virtual Evening with Paul Tremblay, Cat Scully and Errick Nunnally on July 10, 2020. An evening talking horror and su…

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A Virtual Evening with JIM CARREY & DANA VACHON!


Event Date: July 9, 2020

Books & Books proudly joins forces with Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West to present Jim Carrey & Dana Vachon one and only virtual event to discuss their new nove…

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A Virtual Evening with Renée Ahdieh and Roshani Chokshi


Event Date: July 8, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with the second installment of her new sumptuous, sultry and romantic series, The Beautiful. Enjoy her conversation with fell…

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A Virtual Evening with Kent Russell and Karen Russell


Event Date: July 7, 2020

Kent and Karen Russell (siblings & incredible authors) discuss Kent’s new book “In the Land of Good Living”, a love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state – Florida. P…

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A Virtual Evening with Congressman Eric Swalwell and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell


Event Date: July 6, 2020

ENDGAME is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events. Congressman Eric Swalwell was joined *virtually* in conversation by Congresswoman Debbie Mucars…

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A Virtual Evening with Anna Solomon


Event Date: July 1, 2020

In Anna Solomon’s THE BOOK OF V, three characters’ riveting stories overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years…

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A Virtual Evening with James McBride and Jason Reynolds


Event Date: June 30, 2020

On June 30, 2020, James McBride was joined in conversation by Jason Reynolds via Books & Books! McBride’s book DEACON KING KONG is on everyone’s radar; he was a recent guest on #Th…

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John Grisham Chats with Mitchell Kaplan on Books & Books IG Live


Event Date: June 28, 2020

John Grisham and Mitchell Kaplan on CAMINO WINDS The best-selling thriller writer, John Grisham talked to Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan about indie bookstores, stone crab…

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A Virtual Evening with Curtis Sittenfeld and Jia Tolentino


Event Date: June 26, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld brings her incredible talent to bear as she taps into the very unknowable mind and heart of a very well-known person in her new…

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