Virtual Events

On March 18, Books & Books closed our doors temporarily during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 22, we launched our first ever virtual event on Crowdcast, a conversation with Secretary Madeline Albright about her new book, HELL AND OTHER DESTINATIONS. And we haven’t stopped since. We are now hosting virtual events mostly every weeknight at 7pm and some on weekends, in partnership with our friends at Miami Book Fair, and with additional support from Lit Hub and Culture Crusaders.

The schedule attempts to emulate what it was like at our signature store in Coral Gables, where you could walk in and find a live author reading and discussing their book, literally every night of the week. The majority of these events are free. Our doors re-opened in early June for socially-distanced and masked shopping, but it continues to be unsafe to hold any events at our stores. For the time being, we will continue to present to you the very best authors, voices and books virtually and look forward to seeing you there! Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, you’ve shown an amazing amount of understanding and patience and we see our viewer numbers are growing with each passing day.

Remember, every book you purchase helps to support us and we thank you for your support! We’ve started this archive on our website, so that you can access anything you might have missed, at your own pace, and in your own time. Follow us on Crowdcast so that you’re the first to know of any new events. We look forward to seeing you online in the coming months, as our literary community lives on virtually, until the time when we will meet again at Books & Books!


I Want to Ride the Tap Tap: A Virtual Evening with Danielle Joseph and Olivier A. Ganthier


Event Date: January 14, 2021

Writer Danielle Joseph and illustrator Olivier Ganthier’s “I Want to Ride the Tap Tap” is a day-of-the-week picture book about a Black family who ride the taxi-bus service—called a…

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The Crime on Biltmore Way: A Virtual Evening with Uva de Aragón


Event Date: January 11, 2021

En Español: Una noche virtual con Uva de Aragón January 11, 2021. UN NUEVO CASO DE LA DETECTIVE MARÍA DUQUESNE La aparición del cadáver de una joven decoradora y curadora de arte e…

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The Good Ancestor: A Virtual Afternoon with Roman Krznaric & Bina Venkataraman


Event Date: January 10, 2021

Two great minds tackle an interesting subject: how do you think ahead in a reckless age and how does this long-term thinking make you a better person? Roman Krznaric is a public ph…

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A Virtual Evening with Maika and Maritza Moulite in Conversation with Brad Meltzer


Event Date: January 5, 2021

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally,…

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The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times A Virtual Afternoon w Katherine May & Sharon Salzberg


Event Date: December 20, 2020

WINTERING explores the different ways we can rise when life knocks us down. Indie booksellers across the country chose WINTERING by Katherine May as their #1 pick for the December…

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Georgia Senate Runoff: Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, Laurel Snyder and Carolyn Forché


Event Date: December 12, 2020

Writers Against Trump: The Georgia Senate Runoff with Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder, moderated by Carolyn Forché Co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop and B…

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American Gospel: A Virtual Evening with Lin Enger and Thomas Maltman


Event Date: December 9, 2020

Award winning authors Lin Enger and Thomas Maltman virtually discuss AMERICAN GOSPEL and THE LAND on Dec. 9!

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An Evening with Sarah Miller, Jainey K. Bavishi, Jane Gilbert, Laurencia Strauss and Greg Bloom


Event Date: December 8, 2020

“All We Can Save” is a new book that compiles provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutio…

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TMI: A Virtual Evening with Perez Hilton


Event Date: December 7, 2020

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Perez Hilton in conversation with Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard on December 7, 2020. Hilton’s new book “TMI: My Life in Sca…

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The Harpy: A Virtual Lunch with Megan Hunter and Kristen Roupenian


Event Date: December 5, 2020

#1 Indie Next Pick THE HARPY from Megan Hunter is a must read this holiday season. Check out Megan Hunter’s virtual lunch with Kristen Roupenian recorded live Saturday Dec. 5 in pa…

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V2: A Novel of World War II – A Lunchtime Conversation with Robert Harris and Adam Tooze


Event Date: December 4, 2020

Go back in time to 1944 in Robert Harris’s thriller V2: A NOVEL OF WORLD WAR II. You don’t want to miss Robert’s virtual chat with Adam Tooze, recorded live December 4, 2020 in par…

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies: A Virtual Evening with Deesha Philyaw and Samantha Irby


Event Date: December 3, 2020

National Books Awards Finalist Deesha Philyaw was in virtual conversation with Samantha Irby on December 3, 2020 to talk about “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.” Recorded live, i…

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