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!

Forestfall: An Evening with Lyndall Clipstone and Emily Lloyd-Jones

Event Date: September 29, 2022

Lyndall Clipstone writes about monsters and the girls who like to kiss them. Lyndall spoke with fellow author Emily Lloyd-Jones about FORESTFALL.

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DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: Burning Questions: An Afternoon with Margaret Atwood and Rachel DeWoskin

Event Date: September 29, 2022

Writers for Democratic Action (WDA) presented a special online event with Margaret Atwood in conversation with Rachel DeWoskin, as a part of WDA’s Book the Vote Democracy Book Club…

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The Divider: An Evening with Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, & Michael Beschloss

Event Date: September 21, 2022

The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by revered journalists Peter Baker of The N…

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An Evening with Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Patricia Engel

Event Date: September 14, 2022

From the bestselling author of “Fruit of the Drunken Tree”, comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic memoir reclaiming her family’s otherworldly legacy. Interweaving family stories more enc…

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Hispanic Star: An Evening with Sara E. Echenique and William Alexander

Event Date: September 6, 2022

Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future. In thi…

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DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: The Hurting Kind: An Afternoon with Ada Limón, Rachel DeWoskin and Tara Skurtu

Event Date: August 27, 2022

The new U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón in conversation with Rachel DeWoskin, as a part of WDA’s Book the Vote Democracy Book Club. They discuss Limon’s new collection, The Hurting Ki…

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The Deal Goes Down: An Evening with Larry Beinhart and Les Standiford

Event Date: August 26, 2022

A legendary, Edgar-Awarding winning writer returns, and so does his legendary detective, with a gripping thriller about marital discord, contract killing, off-piste skiing and the…

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A Virtual Evening with Joyce Carol Oates In conversation with Dean Nelson

Event Date: August 25, 2022

From one of America’s most renowned storytellers—the best-selling author of “Blonde”—comes a novel about love and deceit, and lust and redemption, against a backdrop of shocking mu…

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A Woman’s Battles and Transformations: An Afternoon with Édouard Louis and Garth Greenwell

Event Date: August 14, 2022

“A Woman’s Battles and Transformations” is a portrait of the author’s mother by the acclaimed writer of the international bestsellers The End of Eddy and History of Violence. Late…

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Coming Up Cuban: An Evening with Sonia Manzano and Ruth Behar

Event Date: August 10, 2022

From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia Manzano–best known as “Maria” from Sesame Street–comes the expansive and timeless story of four children who must carv…

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A Virtual Evening with Colson Whitehead & Adam Sewer discussing Harlem Shuffle

Event Date: August 9, 2022

Books & Books was excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Colson White…

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The Last White Man: A Virtual Evening with Mohsin Hamid and Danzy Senna

Event Date: August 6, 2022

From the New York Times-bestselling author of “Exit West”, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change. In Mohsin Hamid’s “lyrical and urgent” prose (O Ma…

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