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 2021 and more than 500 virtual events under our belt, now archived for your viewing pleasure. Scroll through some of these recordings and you’ll find more than 18 months’ 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!


Boomerang / Bumerán: An Evening with Achy Obejas and Richard Blanco


Event Date: October 1, 2021

A bilingual poetry collection from a Cuban-American writer-activist Achy Obejas that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and belonging. The unique and inspiriting bilingual col…

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Lemon, Love & Olive Oil: An Evening with Mina Stone and Dara Friedman


Event Date: September 30, 2021

A fresh and unconventional fusion of art and food, “Lemon, Love & Olive Oil” is an engaging (and delicious!) cultural and culinary tour, all complimented by the design of world…

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Lakesedge: An Evening with Lyndall Clipstone and Erin A. Craig


Event Date: September 28, 2021

Lyndall Clipstone celebrated the release day of “Lakesedge”, a gothic fantasy about monsters & magic, by having a virtual conversation with fellow author Erin A. Craig! Perfect…

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Unfollow Me: An Evening with Jill Louise Busby and Jason Reynolds


Event Date: September 27, 2021

“Unfollow Me” is a sharply personal and self-questioning critique of white fragility (and other words for racism), respectability politics (and other words for shame), and all the…

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Vanderbilt: A Virtual Evening with Anderson Cooper in conversation with Katherine Howe


Event Date: September 24, 2021

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teamed with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a le…

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The Last Mona Lisa: An Afternoon with Jonathan Santlofer and Lisa Unger


Event Date: September 24, 2021

A gripping novel exploring the Mona Lisa’s very real theft in 1911 and the present underbelly of the art world, “The Last Mona Lisa” is a suspenseful tale, tapping into our univers…

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Beautiful Country: An Evening with Qian Julie Wang and M. Evelina Galang


Event Date: September 22, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Americans for Immigrant Justice present Qian Julie Wang and M. Evelina Galang speaking about BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. This incandescent memoir from…

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A Virtual Evening with Richard Powers in Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert


Event Date: September 21, 2021

Richard Powers in conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert discussing his Booker shortlisted, National Book Award longlisted new novel, “Bewilderment”. Books & Books was excited to…

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Late City: An Afternoon with Robert Olen Butler and Chauncey Mabe


Event Date: September 19, 2021

In LATE CITY, a 115-year-old man begins to die in a nursing home 10 minutes after the 2016 presidential race is called. Curious to know what prompted Robert Olen Butler to tell thi…

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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law: An Evening with Mary Roach and Sam Kean


Event Date: September 17, 2021

Join “America’s funniest science writer” (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet….

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A Virtual Evening with Evan Osnos in Conversation with Jiayang Fan


Event Date: September 14, 2021

Presented by Books & Books and Politics & Prose, WILDLAND author Evan Osnos in conversation with Jiayang Fan. After a decade abroad, the National Book Award– and Pulitzer P…

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Cuba: An American History: An Evening with Dr. Ada Ferrer & Ana Menéndez


Event Date: September 14, 2021

An epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians…

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