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 Still Point: An Afternoon with Kevin Krenitsky and Paul Samuel Dolman


Event Date: March 25, 2022

In “The Still Point”, Kevin Krenitsky shows us how to discover and live our lives in alignment with our true self. More than just a mental concept, the Still Point is a felt experi…

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A Virtual Evening with Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo


Event Date: March 24, 2022

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and indies across the country partnered for a special virtual conversation on Alex Segura’s “Secret Identity”, a rollicking literary mystery set…

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An Evening with Frank Bruni and Lizette Alvarez


Event Date: March 23, 2022

From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. “The Beau…

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An Evening with Maria Brito and Carlos Betancourt


Event Date: March 22, 2022

Learn to make creativity work for your career. Maria Brito illustrates how creativity is merely a series of habits, actions, and attitudes that anyone can develop—regardless of who…

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A Virtual Evening with Azar Nafisi and Jacki Lyden


Event Date: March 19, 2022

The New York Times bestselling author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading lis…

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A Virtual Evening with NoViolet Bulawayo and Megha Majumdar


Event Date: March 10, 2022

A a virtual evening with Booker-prize finalist, NoViolet Bulawayo discussing her new novel, GLORY. This novel is a blockbuster, an exhilarating ride, and crystalizes a turning poin…

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Booth: A Virtual Evening with Karen Joy Fowler and Ruth Ozeki


Event Date: March 10, 2022

From the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” comes an epic and intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous fi…

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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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