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!


Map of Hope and Sorrow: An Evening with Helen Benedict, Eyad Awwadawnan and Mansi Choksi


Event Date: October 26, 2022

The stories of refugees who fled violence or persecution only to become trapped in the worst refugee camps in Europe. Helen Benedict, award-winning British-American professor of jo…

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Our Shadows Have Claws: An Evening with Yamile Saied Méndez, Amparo Ortiz and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: October 25, 2022

Fifteen original short stories from YA superstars, featuring Latin American mythology’s most memorable monsters. From zombies to cannibals to death incarnate, this cross-genre anth…

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The Tiger and the Cage: An Evening with Emma Bolden and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: October 24, 2022

This exquisitely wrought debut memoir recounts a lifelong struggle with chronic pain and endometriosis, while speaking more broadly to anyone who’s been told “it’s all in your head…

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MegaThreats: A Virtual Evening with Nouriel Roubini


Event Date: October 20, 2022

Professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and author Nouriel Roubini spoke about his book MegaThreats: Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future,…

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Lavender House: An Evening with Lev AC Rosen and Dan Chaon


Event Date: October 19, 2022

A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, Lev AC Rosen’s Lavender House is Knives Out with a queer historical twist.

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Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition: Amber Tamblyn, Amy Poehler, Samantha Irby & Bonnie Tamblyn


Event Date: October 18, 2022

Books & Books was excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and indies across the U.S. for this special conversation with Amber Tamblyn! “Listening in the Dark” breathes new life…

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Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition: Amber Tamblyn, Amy Poehler, Samantha Irby & Bonnie Tamblyn


Event Date: October 18, 2022

Books & Books was excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and indies across the U.S. for this special conversation with Amber Tamblyn! “Listening in the Dark” breathes new life…

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The Hollow Kind: An Evening with Andy Davidson and Stephanie Feldman


Event Date: October 17, 2022

From the author of “The Boatman’s Daughter”, “The Hollow Kind” is a jaw-dropping novel about legacy and the horrors that hide in the dark corners of family history. Andy Davidson’s…

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Waging a Good War: An Evening with Thomas E. Ricks and David J. Dennis Jr.


Event Date: October 12, 2022

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and…

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El clima de Los Angeles: Una Noche con María Amparo Escandón y Jorge Ramos


Event Date: October 11, 2022

La edición en inglés de El clima de Los Ángeles (L.A. Weather) fue galardonada en 2022 con el Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino Focused Fiction Book Award. Con ingenio y humor, María Ampar…

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A Death on W Street: An Evening with Andy Kroll and Jamil Smith


Event Date: October 6, 2022

Andy Kroll is an investigative reporter for ProPublica, where he covers voting, politics, and threats to democracy. He spoke with Jamil Smith, journalist, producer, and cultural cr…

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The Furrows: An Evening with Namwali Serpell and Isaac Fitzgerald


Event Date: September 30, 2022

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Vulture, Esquire, Lit Hub, Electric Lit, BookPage Books & Books was excited to join forces with our indie bookstore partner Elliott Ba…

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