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 Néstor Carbonell

Event Date: June 2, 2020

On June 2, 2020 Néstor Carbonell joined us for a virtual discussion on WHY CUBA MATTERS with Jorge Duany. It’s a vivid, in-depth history of the 60-year Castro-Communist regime and…

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Una Noche *Virtual* con Melissa Rivero & Patricia Engel

Event Date: May 21, 2020

Acompañenos esta noche para conocer a Melissa Rivero, la autora de Los Falcon, una impresionante novela debut sobre la lucha de una joven madre indocumentada dispuesta a darlo todo…

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A Virtual Evening With Edwidge Danticat and Francesca Momplaisir

Event Date: May 14, 2020

Haitian-American novelist and short story writer Edwidge Danticat sits down with Haitian-born author Francesca Momplaisir to discuss Momplaisir’s debut novel, “My Mother’s House”,…

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A Virtual Evening with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue

Event Date: May 12, 2020

A Conversation On “What Makes A Marriage Last” with Special Guests Gloria & Emilio Estefan. What makes a marriage last? Who doesn’t want to know the answer to that question? In…

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A Virtual Evening With Brad Meltzer In Conversation With Mark Trowbridge

Event Date: May 8, 2020

On May 8, 2020 Books & Books, Miami Book Fair, and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce presented A Virtual Evening With Brad Meltzer to celebrate the publication of “The Linco…

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A Virtual Afternoon With Fanny Singer & Alice Waters

Event Date: May 2, 2020

The mother-and-daughter team of Fanny Singer and Alice Waters come into your home kitchens ~virtually~ to celebrate the power of food and family! Presented in partnership with Miam…

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An Evening With Richard Blanco: Poems for Isolation

Event Date: April 27, 2020

Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month from home with a special virtual reading by Miami’s own presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco. Blanco will read from his latest po…

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A Virtual Evening with Madeleine Albright in conversation with congresswoman Donna Shalala

Event Date: April 22, 2020

Madeleine Albright in conversation with congresswoman Donna Shalala discussing HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS: A 21st-CENTURY MEMOIR. Six-time New York Times bestselling author and fo…

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