Virtual Events

On March 18, Books & Books closed our doors temporarily during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, we launched our first ever virtual event on Crowdcast, a conversation with Secretary Madeline Albright about her new book, HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS. And we haven’t stopped since. We are now hosting virtual events mostly every weeknight at 7pm and some on weekends, in partnership with our friends at Miami Book Fair, and with additional support from Lit Hub and Culture Crusaders.

The schedule attempts to emulate what it was like at our signature store in Coral Gables, where you could walk in and find a live author reading and discussing their book, literally every night of the week. The majority of these events are free. Our doors re-opened in early June for socially-distanced and masked shopping, but it continues to be unsafe to hold any events at our stores. For the time being, we will continue to present to you the very best authors, voices and books virtually and look forward to seeing you there! Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, you’ve shown an amazing amount of understanding and patience and we see our viewer numbers are growing with each passing day.

Remember, every book you purchase helps to support us and we thank you for your support! We’ve started this archive on our website, so that you can access anything you might have missed, at your own pace, and in your own time. Follow us on Crowdcast so that you’re the first to know of any new events. We look forward to seeing you online in the coming months, as our literary community lives on virtually, until the time when we will meet again at Books & Books!

The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters: An Evening with Julie Klam and Matthew Klam

Event Date: August 13, 2021

New York Times–bestselling author Julie Klam’s funny and moving story of the Morris sisters, distant relations with mysterious pasts. Part memoir and part confessional, and told wi…

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Steel Fear: An Evening with Brandon Webb and John David Mann

Event Date: August 12, 2021

Brandon Webb is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Red Circle” and “Benghazi: The Definitive Report”. A former U.S. Navy SEAL whose last assignment was Course Manager fo…

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Nervous System: An Evening with Lina Meruane and Megan McDowell

Event Date: August 11, 2021

We virtually hosted venerated Chilean author & NYU professor Lina Meruane for a convo on NERVOUS SYSTEM, her second novel. She was joined by translator Megan McDowell. NERVOUS…

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This Will All Be Over Soon: An Evening with SNL’s Cecily Strong & Chanel Miller

Event Date: August 10, 2021

Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong and New York Times bestselling author Chanel Miller in a discussion of Cecily’s memoir, “This Will All Be Over Soon”. We were thrilled…

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Meg Lowman: The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us

Event Date: August 10, 2021

Meg Lowman, biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, public speaker, and Sarasota native, joins us on Zoom to launch her most recent book The “Arbornaut: A Life Discovering…

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Mrs. March: An Evening with Virginia Feito and Samantha Irby

Event Date: August 10, 2021

Books & Books, Harvard Book Store and Politics and Prose welcomed acclaimed writer Virginia Feito for a discussion of her highly anticipated debut novel, “Mrs. March”. She was…

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Palm Beach: An Evening with Mary Adkins and Rufi Thorpe

Event Date: August 9, 2021

A thought-provoking page-turner from Mary Adkins, the author of “When You Read This” and “Privilege” that captures the painful divide between the haves and have-nots and the seduct…

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The President and the Frog: An Evening with Carolina de Robertis and Jaquira Díaz

Event Date: August 5, 2021

An incandescent novel–political, mystical, timely, and heartening–about the power of memory, and the pursuit of justice, from the acclaimed author of “Cantoras.” Carolina de Robe…

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Savage Tongues: An Evening with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Lina Meruane

Event Date: August 4, 2021

A new novel by PEN/Faulkner Award winner Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, SAVAGE TONGUES is a compulsive, unsettling, and bravely observed exploration of violence and eroticism, haunt…

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Once There Were Wolves: An Evening with Charlotte McConaghy and Laurie Frankel

Event Date: August 3, 2021

Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy’s “Once There Were Wolves” is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed b…

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Like a Love Song: An Evening with Gabriela Martins, Adiba Jaigirdar and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Event Date: August 2, 2021

This debut paperback original romance follows a Latina teen pop star whose image takes a dive after a messy public breakup, until she’s set up with a swoon-worthy fake boyfriend. G…

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My Dog Romeo: An Evening with Ziggy Marley and Steve Breen

Event Date: July 29, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Ziggy Marley speaking with Steve Breen on July 29, 2021 about MY DOG ROMEO, Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo – a pic…

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