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!


The Invisible Kingdom: An Evening with Meghan O’Rourke and Gretchen Rubin


Event Date: March 8, 2022

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Vogue, Oprah Daily, Lithub and Kirkus, “The Invisible Kingdom” is a landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious is…

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She Persisted in Science: An Evening with Chelsea Clinton and Bertha Vazquez


Event Date: March 7, 2022

Throughout history, women have been told that science isn’t for them. They’ve been told that they’re not smart enough, or that their brains just aren’t able to handle it. In this b…

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An Impossible Love: An Afternoon with Armine Kotin Mortimer and Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Event Date: March 4, 2022

Equal parts subtle and suspenseful, “An Impossible Love” is an unwavering advance toward a brutal sequence of events. Angot the author carves Angot the narrator out of this corrosi…

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Checkout 19: An Afternoon with Claire-Louise Bennett and Claire Vaye Watkins


Event Date: March 3, 2022

Exceeding the extraordinary promise of Bennett’s mold-shattering debut, Checkout 19 is a radical affirmation of the power of the imagination and the magic escape those who master i…

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Burning Questions: A Virtual Evening with Margaret Atwood & Judy Blume


Event Date: March 1, 2022

In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily…

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Edgewood: An Evening with Kristen Ciccarelli and Joana Hathaway


Event Date: March 1, 2022

Internationally bestselling author Kristen Ciccarelli weaves an epic love story of a girl forced to return to the home she’s left behind in order to break a terrible curse in EDGEW…

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When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East: An Evening with Quan Barry


Event Date: February 28, 2022

From the acclaimed author of “We Ride Upon Sticks” comes a luminous novel that moves across a windswept Mongolia, as estranged twin brothers make a journey of duty, conflict, and r…

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Emotional Inheritance | A Virtual Afternoon with Galit Atlas & Dani Shapiro


Event Date: February 27, 2022

Award-winning psychoanalyst Dr. Galit Atlas draws on her patients’ stories—and her own life experiences—to shed light on how generational trauma affects our lives. Books & Book…

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The Marauders: An Afternoon with Patrick Strickland and Shane Burley


Event Date: February 25, 2022

This real-life Western tells the story of how citizens in a small Arizona border town stood up to anti-immigrant militias and vigilantes. Patrick Strickland is a journalist and wri…

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A Troublesome Word: An Evening with Randall Kennedy and Chris Finan


Event Date: February 24, 2022

A virtual conversation in honor of the twentieth anniversary of “A Troublesome Word”, one of the most controversial books ever published on race and language – now more relevant th…

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Excavating American History: An Evening with Michelle Coles and Bethany C. Morrow


Event Date: February 23, 2022

Two YA novelists in one livestream! Attorney turned writer Michelle Coles (BLACK WAS THE INK) & Indie bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow (SO MANY BEGINNINGS) are discussing t…

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The Genesis Machine: An Evening with Amy Webb and Andrew Hessel


Event Date: February 22, 2022

Amy Webb and Andrew Hessel’s riveting examination of synthetic biology and the bioeconomy provide the background for thinking through the upcoming risks and moral dilemmas posed by…

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