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 John Perkins

Event Date: June 25, 2020

When John Perkins was a young Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to “touch the jaguar”–to transform his fears into positive action. Lis…

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A Virtual Evening with Megha Majumdar and Lauren Groff

Event Date: June 24, 2020

“Fate has rarely been so many-faced, so muscular, so mercurial, or so mesmerizing as it is in A BURNING.”—Susan Choi, New York Times Books A BURNING is one of the most talked about…

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A Virtual Evening with Marisel Vera and Tayari Jones

Event Date: June 23, 2020

Marisel Vera emerges as a major voice of contemporary fiction with a heart- wrenching novel set in Puerto Rico on the eve of the Spanish-American War. Vera discussed her sprawling…

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A Virtual Evening with Jewell Parker Rhodes & Kelly McWilliams

Event Date: June 22, 2020

Jewell Parker Rhodes & Kelly McWilliams virtually joined us on June 22, 2020 to discuss their news books BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER and AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD.  …

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A Virtual Evening with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Edwidge Danticat

Event Date: June 20, 2020

“Radiantly elegiac, this hybrid work of poetry and photographs is one we all need for living, loving, and letting go,” says Edwidge Danticat of Rachel Eliza Griffiths’ new book SEE…

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A Virtual Happy Hour with Emily Giffin and Jana Kramer

Event Date: June 19, 2020

On June 19, 2020 we enjoyed Friday night happy hour complete with a book talk to celebrate the publication of Giffin’s newest novel! “The Lies That Bind” is a mesmerizing and emoti…

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A Virtual Evening with David Litt

Event Date: June 18, 2020

NYT bestselling author, and former Barack Obama speechwriter, David Litt is discussed DEMOCRACY IN ONE BOOK OR LESS with Fred Guttenberg on June 18. “I’m so excited for this conver…

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A Virtual Evening with Neal Pollack & Rick Moody

Event Date: June 17, 2020

A three-time Jeopardy! Champion and former correspondent for Cannabist, Neal Pollack sat down *virtually* on June 17 with author Rick Moody to talk about his poignantly funny accou…

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A Virtual Evening with Brit Bennett and Angela Flournoy

Event Date: June 15, 2020

We were so excited to *virtually* host Brit Bennett in conversation with Angela Flournoy on Monday, June 15th for the book the NYTimes calls an “ambitious meditation on race and id…

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A Virtual Evening with Mamta Chaudhry and Russell Banks

Event Date: June 11, 2020

The great Russell Banks joins our friend and local Miami writer, Mamta Chaudhry on June 11 via Crowdcast to discuss her debut novel, HAUNTING PARIS. Our own Mitchell Kaplan calls t…

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A Virtual Evening with Howard Blum

Event Date: June 10, 2020

The New York Times bestselling author returns with a tale as riveting and suspenseful as any thriller: the true story of the Nazi plot to kill the leaders of the United States, Gre…

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A Virtual Evening with Aspen Matis, Deepak Chopra™, and Kelly Sullivan Walden

Event Date: June 9, 2020

Aspen Matis, Deepak Chopra™ and Kelly Sullivan Walden came together on screen June 9th for an impactful discussion of Matis’ memoir “Your Blue is Not My Blue”. Support your local i…

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