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October 2020

Virtual Author Series: Kyandreia Jones

October 1 @ 6:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Kyandreia Jones In conversation with Melissa Bounty discussing Spies: Mary Bowser (Choose Your Own Adventure, $7.99) Thursday, October 1, 6 PM   on INSTAGRAM LIVE   Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mary Bowser by Kyandreia Jones puts YOU in the shoes of real-life Civil War heroine, Mary Bowser. 9-12 year old readers will join an organized ring of women who spy in plain sight to help the Union during the Civil…

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Virtual Author Series: Darcey Steinke and Ada Calhoun 

October 1 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Darcey Steinke In conversation with Ada Calhoun discussing Flash Count Diary  (Picador, $17) Thursday, October 1, 7pm LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE     A brave, brilliant, and unprecedented examination of menopause Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flashes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to express what was happening to her, she came up against a culture of silence. Throughout history, the…

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Virtual Author Series: Cedella Marley and Savannah Buffet

October 2 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Cedella Marley In conversation with Savannah Buffet Redemption (Quirk Books, $16.99) Friday, October 2, 7 PM   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Filled with quotes from Bob Marley’s speeches, interviews, and writings, this collection is sure to resonate with fans of his music and political activism, and a new generation at a time when we need exemplary heroes. Redemption has many meanings, but there is one definition that embodies…

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Virtual Author Series: Alexandra Alessandri

October 3 @ 11:00 am

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Alexandra Alessandri discussing Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Albert Whitman & Company, $16.99) Saturday, October 3, 11 AM ON INSTAGRAM LIVE   Ava Gabriela is visiting her extended family in Colombia for the holidays. She's excited to take part in family traditions such as making bunuelos, but being around all her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes Ava shy and quiet. How will Ava find her voice before…

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Virtual Author Series: Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Nick Hornby In conversation with Carl Hiaasen Just Like You (Riverhead, $27) Sunday, October 4, 2 pm LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she'd been handed. She met a…

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Virtual Author Series: Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

October 5 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Live (HarperOne, $27.99)  Monday, October 5th, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy,…

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Virtual Author Series: Barry C. Lynn and Franklin Foer

October 6 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Barry C. Lynn In conversation with Franklin Foer Liberty from All Masters (St. Martin's Press, $28.99)  Tuesday, October 6, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Barry C. Lynn, one of America's preeminent thinkers, provides the clearest statement yet on the nature and magnitude of the political and economic dangers posed by America’s new monopolies in Liberty from All Masters. "Very few thinkers in recent years…

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Virtual Author Series: V.E. Schwab and Rebecca Roanhoarse

October 7 @ 6:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with V.E. Schwab In conversation with Rebecca Roanhoarse The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Tor, $26.99) Wednesday, October 7, 6pm   PURCHASE EVENT TICKET + SIGNED BOOK HERE   In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714:…

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Virtual Author Series: Oliver Jeffers

October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Oliver Jeffers Thursday, October 8, 5:00 PM EDT   PURCHASE YOUR TICKET + BOOK HERE   #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers will join Books & Books on Thursday, October 8th at 5:00 PM ET for a live virtual event to celebrate the launch of his new picture book, WHAT WE’LL BUILD. Attendees will get a peek into Oliver’s creative process followed by a lively…

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Miami Book Fair Online 2020 Preview

October 8 @ 7:00 pm

Let’s Talk About Books! REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Join the MBF team for a preview of Miami Book Fair Online and the unveiling of the 2020 poster! The virtual happy hour will feature Miami Book Fair Founder Mitchell Kaplan, Program Director Lissette Mendez, and other MBF staff talking books and revealing authors from this year’s program. Dan Santat – award-winning children's book author, illustrator, and creator of Disney’s animated series, “The Replacements” – will reveal this year’s commemorative poster.  Musical Performance By Richie Hell.  Q&A, giveaways,…

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Virtual Author Series: Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid

October 9 @ 6:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Peace Adzo Medie In conversation with Kiley Reid Discussing His Only Wife (Algonquin, $25.95) Friday, October 9, 6 pm LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   “Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.” Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not…

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Virtual Author Series: Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry

October 10 @ 11:00 am

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Ridley Pearson In conversation with Dave Barry discussing Super Sons: Escape to Landis (DC Comics, $9.99) Saturday, October 10, 11 AM LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE Finishing the thrilling adventure that began in The Polar Shield Project, a mysterious new foe plans to release a deadly virus, leaving the sons of the world's two greatest superheroes on their biggest mission yet! With the news of the…

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Virtual Author Series: Gabbie Hanna

October 12 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Gabbie Hanna discussing Dandelion (Atria, $17.99) Monday, October 12, 7pm   PURCHASE TICKET HERE   New York Times bestselling author Gabbie Hanna delivers everything from curious musings to gut-wrenching confessionals in her long-awaited sophomore collection of illustrated poetry. This edition includes a collection of uncomfortably honest personal essays about Gabbie’s childhood and relationships. In this visually thrilling installment of the inner-workings of Gabbie’s mind, we’re taken on a journey…

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Virtual Author Series: Amy Paige Condon, Craig Baggs and Dr. Gregory Bush

October 13 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books,  Miami Book Fair and The Nature Center present… An Evening with Amy Paige Condon In conversation with Craig Baggs and Dr. Gregory Bush A Nervous Man Shouldn't Be Here in the First Place: The Life of Bill Baggs (University of Georgia Press, $32.95)  Tuesday, October 13, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   "This is not a simple life, my friend, and there are no simple answers." The late editor of the late Miami News,…

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Virtual Author Series: Dr. Melissa R. Michelson and Dr. Brian Harrison

October 14 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Dr. Melissa R. Michelson and Dr. Brian Harrison discussing Transforming Prejudice: Identity, Fear, and Transgender Rights (Oxford, $34.44) Wednesday, October 14, 7pm   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Since the mid-1990s, there has been a seismic shift in attitudes toward gay and lesbian people, with a majority of Americans now supporting same-sex marriage and relations between same-sex, consenting adults. However, support for transgender individuals lags far behind; a significant majority…

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Virtual Author Series: Connie Mack and Jeb Bush

October 15 @ 6:00 pm

Books & Books presents… An Evening with Connie Mack In conversation with Jeb Bush Citizen Mack: Politics, An Honorable Calling (Brown Books, $27.95) Thursday, October 15, 6pm LIVE via Crowdcast   PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE   Citizen Mack: Politics, An Honorable Calling is former Republican US Senator Connie Mack III's memoir, detailing his life in the world of Washington DC politics, and where that lead him afterwards. From his beginning as a member of the House of Representatives from Florida…

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Virtual Author Series: Fred Guttenberg

October 15 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Fred Guttenberg Find the Helpers: What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me about Recovery, Purpose, and Hope (Mango, $19.95)  Thursday, October 15, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast REGISTER HERE FOR FREE Fred Guttenberg loved watching Mr. Rogers with his daughter and his son when they were little. Their favorite piece of wisdom was: In the midst of tragedy and catastrophe, find the helpers. "Always look for the helpers. There will always…

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A Virtual Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi & Lee Schrager

October 16 @ 12:30 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… A Virtual Afternoon with YOTAM OTTOLENGHI In conversation with LEE SCHRAGER &  Co-Author IXTA BELFRAGE discussing his new cookbook Ottolenghi Flavor (Ten Speed Press, $35) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 12:30PM GET TICKETS HERE Tickets are $45 and include a copy of the book and shipping.   The New York Times bestselling author of Plenty and Jerusalem teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ innovative, super-delicious, plant-based recipes. Level…

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Virtual Author Series: Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 13 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos I Am Anne Frank and I Am Ben Franklin (Dial, $15.99)  Friday, October 16, 7pm   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   The New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series that NPR.org credits with “saving the day” in this extraordinary time welcomes the 21st and 22nd additions to the collection this fall: I AM ANNE FRANK and I AM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.  What originally began…

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Virtual Author Series: Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing Discussion Panel

October 17 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Elisa Albo, Richard Blanco, Caridad Moro, and Nikki Moustaki to celebrate the launch of Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing (Beacon, $15) Featuring: Ruth Behar Lynne Barrett Denise Duhamel Mia Leonin Julie Marie Wade Saturday, October 17, 7pm REGISTER HERE FOR FREE A gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being “grabbed,” or in any way assaulted. The #MeToo…

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Virtual Author Series: Maggie Smith and Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

October 18 @ 4:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Maggie Smith In conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change (Atria, $24) Sunday, October 18, 4 PM LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   For fans of Anne Lamott and Cleo Wade, a collection of quotes and essays on facing life’s challenges with creativity, courage, and resilience. When Maggie Smith, the award-winning author of the viral poem “Good Bones,” started writing…

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Virtual Author Series: Rosie Mercado

October 19 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Rosie Mercado The Girl With Self-Esteem Issues: A Memoir (HarperOne, $24.99)  Monday, October 19, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her dreams in this powerful memoir and inspirational guide filled with hard-earned, heartfelt advice for all women striving for independence. The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues is the remarkable story of Rosie…

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Virtual Author Series: Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi and Dr. Vanessa Garcia 

October 20 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and the Cuban Research Institute present… An Evening with Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi In conversation with Dr. Vanessa Garcia discussing Until We’re Fish Tuesday, October 20, 7pm LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   In Until We’re Fish, Rodríguez Drissi investigates the complicity between Cuba’s Americana and the 1959 Cuban Revolution to reckon with the emotional, psychological, and historical forces that drive Cubans away from their island. Though a work of fiction, to help shape…

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Virtual Author Series: Paola Ramos y Jorge Ramos

October 21 @ 7:30 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair presentan… Un evento virtual con Paola Ramos En conversación con Jorge Ramos Latinx: En busca de las voces que redefinen la identidad latina (Vintage Español, $16.95) Miércoles, 21 de octubre, 7:30pm EST LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTRARSE AQUÍ   El primer paso hacia el cambio es reconocer que nuestro poder nace de nuestra identidad. Los jóvenes latinos en los Estados Unidos están redefiniendo su identidad, rompiendo moldes establecidos, y despertando políticamente de maneras…

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Virtual Author Series: Lee van der Voo and Levi Draheim

October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Lee van der Voo In conversation with Levi Draheim As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change  (Timber Press, $27.95) Thursday, October 22, 7pm LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Do children have a right to inherit a livable planet, and if so, is the government obliged to protect it? That’s the question posed by Juliana v.…

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Virtual Author Series: Michael Ian Black and Merrill Markoe

October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Michael Ian Black In conversation with Merrill Markoe A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son (Algonquin, $24.95) Friday, October 23rd, 7pm LIVE via Crowdcast REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   A poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men…

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Virtual Author Series: Martin J. Sherwin

October 26 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Martin J. Sherwin Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis  (Knopf, $35) Monday, October 26, 7pm LIVE via Crowdcast REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer comes the first effort to set the Cuban Missile Crisis, with its potential for nuclear holocaust, in a wider historical narrative of the Cold…

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Virtual Breakfast with Hope: Readings on Well-Being

October 27 @ 11:00 am

Books & Books and the Sylvester Cancer Center present… Breakfast with Hope! Featuring Rana Awdish discussing In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope (Picador, $18) Tuesday, October 27, 11 AM   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Wake up to a VIRTUAL BREAKFAST WITH HOPE, a monthly reading & discussion group hosted by Hope Torrents and sponsored by Sylvester Cancer Center!   THIS MONTH’S BOOK:   BUY THE BOOK HERE   About the Book:…

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Virtual Author Series: Valeria Luiselli

October 28 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Valeria Luiselli  Lost Children Archive (Vintage, $16.95)  Wednesday, October 28, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin…

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Virtual Author Series: Scott Eyman and Nat Chediak

October 29 @ 7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Scott Eyman In conversation with Nat Chediak  Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise (Simon & Schuster, $35)  Thursday, October 29, 7pm  LIVE via Crowdcast   REGISTER HERE FOR FREE   Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman has written the definitive biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, one of the most accomplished—and beloved—actors of his generation, who remains as popular as ever today. Born Archibald Leach…

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December 2020

A Virtual Evening with Ina Garten

December 2 @ 7:30 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present... A Virtual Evening with INA GARTEN In conversation with MICHAEL IAN BLACK discussing her new cookbook Modern Comfort Food (Clarkson Potter, $35) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 7:30PM GET TICKETS HERE Tickets are $45 and include a copy of the book and shipping.   Join us for a very special evening with the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she dishes up some delicous conversation with comedian and author Michael Ian Black. The two will…

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