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!


A Virtual Evening with Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid


Event Date: October 9, 2020

Two Reese’s Book Club selected authors, among a plethora of other accolades, Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid discussed Peace’s book HIS ONLY WIFE – a witty, smart, and moving debut…

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A Virtual Evening with Oliver Jeffers


Event Date: October 8, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers joined Books & Books on October 8, 2020 for a live virtual event to celebrate the launch of his new picture…

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A Virtual Evening with Barry C. Lynn and Franklin Foer


Event Date: October 6, 2020

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 mo…

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A Virtual Evening with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager


Event Date: October 5, 2020

In “The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives” twenty-three of today’s living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, And…

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A Virtual Afternoon with Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen


Event Date: October 4, 2020

Incredible authors Nick Hornby and Carl Hiaasen virtually came together in discussion about JUST LIKE YOU. This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is a…

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A Virtual Evening with Cedella Marley and Savannah Buffett


Event Date: October 2, 2020

Filled with quotes from Bob Marley’s speeches, interviews, and writings, REDEMPTION is a collection sure to resonate with fans of his music and political activism, and a new genera…

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A Virtual Evening with Darcey Steinke and Ada Calhoun


Event Date: October 1, 2020

A brave, brilliant, and unprecedented examination of menopause. In “Flash Count Diary”, Steinke writes frankly about aspects of Menopause that have rarely been written about before…

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Un evento virtual con Jorge Bucay y Demian Bucay


Event Date: September 30, 2020

Books & Books y Miami Book Fair presentan Un evento virtual con Jorge Bucay en conversación con Demian Bucay sobre “El camino de las lágrimas” No te pierdas de la conversación…

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A Virtual Evening with Jennifer Niven and Luke Eisner


Event Date: September 29, 2020

A virtual evening with #1 NewYorkTimes bestselling author of “All the Bright Places” Jennifer Niven speaking with actor, musician, writer, and model Luke Eisner from Netflix’s “Tal…

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A Virtual Evening with Maureen Seaton, Holly Iglesias, Carolina Hospital & Nicole Hospital-Medina


Event Date: September 25, 2020

A Virtual Evening with Maureen Seaton, Holly Iglesias, Carolina Hospital & Nicole Hospital-Medina in celebration of their new poetry collaboration “Myth America”.

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A Virtual Evening with Jill McCorkle and Mitchell Kaplan


Event Date: September 24, 2020

A discussion on a mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations. “Hieroglyphics” reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams…

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A Virtual Evening with Emma Cline and Naomi Fry


Event Date: September 23, 2020

From The New York Times bestselling author of “The Girls” comes an eagerly anticipated story collection exploring the dark corners of human experience. Emma Cline discusses DADDY w…

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