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!


Empire of Pain: An Evening with Patrick Radden Keefe and Robert Kolker


Event Date: May 6, 2021

“Empire of Pain” is grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was…

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An Evening with Chanel Cleeton and Cristina Nosti


Event Date: May 4, 2021

At the end of the nineteenth century, three revolutionary women fight for freedom in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton’s captivating new novel “The Most Beautiful Gi…

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Antitrust: A Virtual Evening with Amy Klobuchar & Alberto Ibargüen


Event Date: May 3, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Amy Klobuchar discussing “Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age”. This book is a…

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Extremely Lightweight Guns: An Afternoon with Nikki Moustaki, Richard Blanco & Caridad Moro-Gronlier


Event Date: May 2, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an afternoon with Nikki Moustaki in conversation with Richard Blanco and Caridad Moro-Gronlier discussing “Extremely Lightweight Guns”…

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Lady Bird Johnson: A Virtual Event with Julia Sweig and Tom Healy


Event Date: April 30, 2021

A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady’s political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency. Juli…

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An Evening with Jonathan Meiburg and Jeff VanderMeer


Event Date: April 29, 2021

Jonathan Meiburg discusses his new book, “A Most Remarkable Creature.” An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called car…

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The National Poetry Series: An Evening with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey


Event Date: April 27, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair & the National Poetry Series present an Virtual Evening of Poetry with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey moderated by Daniel…

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Hot Stew: An Evening with Fiona Mozley and her editor, Betsy Gleick


Event Date: April 27, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Fiona Mozley in conversation with her editor, Betsy Gleick discussing “Hot Stew”. This book confronts questions about…

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The Thing about Florida: An Evening with Tyler Gillespie and Jan Becker


Event Date: April 26, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Tyler Gillespie in conversation with Jan Becker discussing “The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State”….

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I Had a Brother Once: An Evening with Adam Mansbach and Dave Barry


Event Date: April 24, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Adam Mansbach in conversation with Dave Barry discussing “I Had a Brother Once: A Poem, A Memoir”. This is an expansiv…

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A Runner’s High: An Evening with Dean Karnazes and Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: April 23, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Dean Karnazes in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan discussing “A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion”. Karnazes chronicle…

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George Washington’s Final Battle: A Virtual Event with Robert P. Watson and Ronda Martin


Event Date: April 23, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Robert P. Watson in conversation with Ronda Martin discussing “George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggl…

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