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 Coward: An Afternoon with Jarred McGinnis and Chloé Cooper Jones


Event Date: April 14, 2022

After a car accident Jarred discovers he’ll never walk again. Confined to a ‘giant roller-skate’, he finds himself with neither money nor job. Worse still, he’s forced to live back…

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An Evening with Raquel Salas Rivera and Nicole Cecilia Delgado


Event Date: April 13, 2022

From the National Book Award-nominated, Lambda Award-winning poet Raquel Salas Rivera, a powerful, inventive new collection that looks to the future of Puerto Rico with love, rage,…

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Healing: An Afternoon with Theresa Brown and Damon Tweedy


Event Date: April 13, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Theresa Brown tells a poignant, powerful, and intensely personal story about breast cancer. She brings us along with her from the mammogram that w…

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Write for Your Life: A Virtual Evening with Anna Quindlen & Kelly Corrigan


Event Date: April 12, 2022

In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourself from “one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life” (The New York Times Book Review), #1 New York Times bestselling aut…

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The Body Never Forgets: una velada con Abel Sierra Madero y Lillian Guerra


Event Date: April 11, 2022

El nuevo libro del Dr. Abel Sierra Madero reconstruye el carácter sistémico y estructural del trabajo forzoso y, más ampliamente, de la violencia estatal en Cuba. El libro se centr…

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A Virtual Evening with Lilly Singh discussing “Be a Triangle” with Priyanka Chopra Jonas


Event Date: April 6, 2022

“I love Lilly’s honest and helpful advice about achieving happiness.”—Mindy Kaling “It’s time to flip right side up. It’s time for this book title to make sense. It’s time to be a…

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Packing for Mars for Kids: An Evening with Mary Roach & Brad Meltzer


Event Date: April 6, 2022

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) asks the questions children ask in this young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars. Mary Roach guides us th…

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The Vortex: An Afternoon with Scott Carney and Jason Miklian


Event Date: April 6, 2022

Thrillingly paced and written with incredible detail, “The Vortex” is not just a story about the painful birth of a new nation, Pakistan, but also a universal tale of resilience an…

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And a Dog Called Fig: An Afternoon with Helen Humphreys & Mark Doty


Event Date: April 5, 2022

“And a Dog Called Fig” is a memoir of the writing life told through the dogs Helen Humphreys has lived with and loved over a lifetime, including Fig, her new Vizsla puppy. Interspe…

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The Trayvon Generation: A Virtual Evening with Elizabeth Alexander


Event Date: April 4, 2022

Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author and poet Elizabeth Alexander’s THE TRAYVON GENERATION was named one of TIME magazine’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2022…

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Holding a Mirror up to Nature: An Evening with James Gilligan & David A.J. Richards w/ Marcia Pally


Event Date: March 28, 2022

Shakespeare has been dubbed the greatest psychologist of all time. This book seeks to prove that statement by comparing the playwright’s fictional characters with real-life example…

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Imaginable: An Evening with Jane McGonigal and Charles Duhigg


Event Date: March 26, 2022

World-renowned future forecaster and game designer, Jane McGonigal teaches us to envision the future before it arrives–and gives us the tools to help shape the world we want to li…

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