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!


Brickell Literary Society presents Bernardine Evaristo and April Dobbins


Event Date: February 11, 2022

From the bestselling and Booker Prize-winning author of “Girl, Woman, Other”, Bernardine Evaristo’s memoir of her own life and writing, and her manifesto on unstoppability, creativ…

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The Family Chao: An Evening with Lan Samantha Chang and Curtis Sittenfeld


Event Date: February 10, 2022

Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, “The Family Chao” offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercur…

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Diversity in the Workplace: An Afternoon with Bärí A. Williams and Jerusha Stewart


Event Date: February 10, 2022

In order to create an inclusive working environment, it is important for companies to understand the experiences that diverse employees face in the workplace. “Diversity in the Wor…

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Why We Love: An Afternoon with Dr. Anna Machin and Robin Dunbar


Event Date: February 9, 2022

What can the social and life sciences tell us about the most fundamental and unquantifiable human experience—love? Anna Manchin, evolutionary anthropologist at the Department of Ex…

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Heartbreak: An Evening with Florence Williams and Helen Fisher


Event Date: February 8, 2022

Florence Williams explores the fascinating, cutting-edge science of heartbreak while seeking creative ways to mend her own. The author of “Breasts”, winner of the Los Angeles Times…

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The Violin Conspiracy: An Evening with Brendan Slocumb and Edward Kastenmeier


Event Date: February 7, 2022

A riveting page-turner about a Black classical musician’s desperate quest to recover his lost violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world. Brendan Sl…

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A Virtual Evening with Jennifer Haigh & Andre Dubus III | Mercy Street


Event Date: February 3, 2022

Books & Books was excited to join Politics and Prose and Harvard Book Store in presenting the highly acclaimed author Jennifer Haigh in conversation with Andre Dubus III about…

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Toxic Positivity: An Afternoon with Whitney Goodman and Meaghan B. Murphy


Event Date: February 2, 2022

A powerful guide to owning our emotions—even the difficult ones—in order to show up authentically in the world, from the popular therapist behind the Instagram account @sitwithwhit…

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Vladimir: An Evening with Julia May Jonas and Claire Dederer


Event Date: February 1, 2022

With this bold, edgy, and uncommonly assured debut, author Julia May Jonas takes us into charged territory, where the boundaries of morality bump up against the impulses of the hum…

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VIOLETA: A Virtual Evening with Isabel Allende & Victoria Alonso


Event Date: January 29, 2022

On January 29, 2022 Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and independent book stores across the country presented a special conversation with Isabel Allende, speaking with Victoria A…

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The Book of Timothy: An Evening with Joan Nockels Wilson, Timothy Nockels and John Dufresne


Event Date: January 25, 2022

Set in Rome, Chicago, and Anchorage, and spanning thirty years from crime to confrontation, The Book of Timothy: The Devil, My Brother, and Me recounts in lyric movements a sister’…

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A Virtual Evening with Tim Dorsey: Mermaid Confidential


Event Date: January 24, 2022

Books & Books joined William Morrow to celebrate the publication of MERMAID CONFIDENTIAL by Tim Dorsey on January 24, 2022. Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa T…

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