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!


An Evening with Kitty O’Meara in conversation with Andrea Gollin


Event Date: November 30, 2020

“And the People Stayed Home” is a beautiful, timely and timeless picture book for children (and readers of all ages) by Kitty O’Meara, featuring her hopeful prose poem about the gl…

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A Virtual Evening with Thomas Keller, Lee Schrager and Corey Chow


Event Date: November 13, 2020

An incredible conversation between three icons of the culinary world, Thomas Keller, Lee Schrager and Corey Chow discussing Keller’s “The French Laundry, Per Se” cookbook and more….

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A Virtual Evening with Danielle Alvarez and Carlos Frias


Event Date: November 12, 2020

Nourishing recipes and inspiring kitchen projects destined for the aspirational home cook’s repertoire. Chef Danielle Alvarez speaks with Carlos Frias, a 2018 James Beard Award win…

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A Virtual Evening with Fred Guttenberg and Glenn Kirschner


Event Date: November 11, 2020

Life changed forever on Valentine’s Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare. Fred Guttenberg and Glenn Kirschner discuss Fred’s book FIND THE…

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A Virtual Evening with Miami Noir: The Classics


Event Date: November 10, 2020

This long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir offers classic noir from Elmore Leonard, Zora Neale Hurston, Damon Runyon, Lester Dent, and many more. Akashic Books cont…

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Un evento virtual con Ilan Stavans y Homero Aridjis


Event Date: November 9, 2020

Ilan Stavans, editor de Restless Books, erudito aclamado y escritor, presenta su último libro, Popol Vuh: A Retelling, una inspirada y provocadora traducción del mito maya de la cr…

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A Virtual Afternoon with Colette Bancroft, Lori Roy and Tim Dorsey


Event Date: November 8, 2020

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct…

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A Virtual Panel Conversation with Russell Banks, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Blanco, Fernand Amandi & Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: November 5, 2020

What Just Happened? A Post-Election Panel Discussion with Russell Banks, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Blanco, Fernand R. Amandi and Mitchell Kaplan. Recorded live November 5, 2020.

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A Virtual Evening with Elizabeth Wein and Steve Sheinkin


Event Date: November 2, 2020

THE ENIGMA GAME is Elizabeth Wein’s newest historical thriller you won’t want to put down. Her virtual chat with Steve Sheinkin was recorded live November 2, 2020 in partnership wi…

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A Virtual Evening with Scott Eyman and Nat Chediak


Event Date: October 29, 2020

Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman sits down with Nat Chediak to discuss Eyeman’s definitive biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, o…

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A Virtual Evening with Valeria Luiselli


Event Date: October 28, 2020

A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, THE LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE is a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world. Author Valeria Luiselli joined…

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A Virtual Lunch with John Grisham in conversation with Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: October 28, 2020

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time,  returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author Joh…

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