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!


Mona At Sea: An Evening with Elizabeth Gonzalez James and Raquel V. Reyes


Event Date: July 8, 2021

Mona’s journey asks the question: When we find what gives our life meaning, will we be ready for it? Author Elizabeth James speaks with Raquel V. Reyes about “Mona at Sea” on July…

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Kindness Now: A Virtual Event with Amanda Gilbert and Sharon Salzberg


Event Date: July 7, 2021

Meditation teacher Amanda Gilbert introduces the traditional Buddhist heart practices known as the brahma-viharas — Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity–…

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Muse Squad: An Evening with Chantel Acevedo and Adrianna Cuevas


Event Date: July 6, 2021

Celebrating publication day of MUSE SQUAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TENTH with the book’s author Chantel Acevedo, and fellow author Adrianna Cuevas! This book is the finale of an action-…

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You, Recharged: An Evening with Polly Campbell


Event Date: July 6, 2021

Meaning Ignites Power. When we align with the things that matter to us and allow the “why” to guide us, we are energized. Sure, there are challenges, setbacks, and plenty of things…

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Objects of Desire: A Virtual Evening with Clare Sestanovich and Christine Smallwood


Event Date: July 1, 2021

Fresh, intimate stories of women’s lives from an extraordinary new literary voice, laying bare the unexpected beauty and irony in contemporary life. Clare Sestanovich and Christine…

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Animal: A Virtual Evening with Lisa Taddeo in conversation with Elin Hilderbrand


Event Date: June 30, 2021

Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman’s exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in ANIMAL, the “ferociously beautiful” (Library Journal) debut novel from the author of the…

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Laughing at Myself: A Virtual Event with Dan Glickman and Charlie Dent


Event Date: June 30, 2021

In “Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies” Dan Glickman tells his story of a classical family background, religious heritage, and “Midwestern…

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Turtle in Paradise: A Virtual Evening with Jennifer L. Holm, Savanna Ganucheau and Hope Larson


Event Date: June 29, 2021

Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America’s past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel…

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Morningside Heights: A Virtual Evening with Joshua Henkin and Lily King


Event Date: June 29, 2021

“I believe that in fiction and in life, the small moments are the most revealing,” says Joshua Henkin. His new novel, “Morningside Heights”, is about the love between women, men, c…

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Horizontal Vertigo: A Virtual Evening with Juan Villoro and Francisco Goldman


Event Date: June 28, 2021

In this deeply iconoclastic book, Juan Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of topics: “Living in the City,” “City Characters,” “Shocks,” “Crossings,” and “Ceremoni…

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Dogs at Work: A Virtual Event with Margaret Cardillo


Event Date: June 26, 2021

Dog lovers, rejoice! Margaret Cardillo’s new picture book, DOGS AT WORK, illustrates all the real jobs that dogs do. This clever book describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From…

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Colombiana: A Virtual Evening with Mariana Velásquez and Aran Goyoaga


Event Date: June 25, 2021

Taste the flavors of Columbia with Mariana Velásquez, an international food connoisseur & author of COLUMBIANA. Discover the chef-turned-author & the story behind her lates…

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