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!


The Lady of Silk and Steel: An Afternoon with Sue Cobb and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Event Date: February 21, 2021

Great conversation with Ambassador Sue Cobb and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Cobb has led a truly remarkable life, as the Ambassador to Jamaica, climbing Mount Everest, forming her own phi…

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The Sum of Us: An Evening with Heather McGhee and Alex Wagner


Event Date: February 19, 2021

One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers, Heather McGhee offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to lear…

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Be the Refuge: An Evening with Chenxing Han and Ann Gleig


Event Date: February 18, 2021

Great event with Chenxing Han in conversation with Ann Glieg about a wider, more inclusive sangha and issues of representation in American Buddhism. BE THE REFUGE fills a gap and i…

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The Listening Path: An Evening with Julia Cameron


Event Date: February 17, 2021

Wonderful event with the Queen of Creativity, Julia Cameron! She spoke with her longtime editor at St. Martin’s Joel Fotinos, hosted by Dejha Carrington of Commissioner, Books…

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We Run the Tides: A Virtual Evening with Vendela Vida and Sarah Ladipo Manyika


Event Date: February 16, 2021

Author Vendela Vida is joined on screen by Sarah Ladipo Manyika to discuss Vida’s new book WE RUN THE TIDES. Recorded live, February 16, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair. S…

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Tropic of Stupid: Lunch with Tim Dorsey and Colette Bancroft


Event Date: February 12, 2021

Serge A. Storms embarks on a tour to meet his long-lost relatives in this latest madcap entry in the bestselling series from Florida’s “compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny…

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How To Not Die Alone: A Virtual Evening with Logan Ury and Ellen Huet


Event Date: February 11, 2021

A fun virtual event with behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury and her friend Ellen Huet. Recorded live February 11, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair. “How To…

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The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: A Virtual Evening with Thom Hartmann and David Korten


Event Date: February 9, 2021

Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the history of the battle against oligarchy in America–and how w…

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The Rain Heron: An Evening with Robbie Arnott and Jeff VanderMeer


Event Date: February 8, 2021

“Astonishing…With the intensity of a perfect balance b/w the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning & twisting, taking you to unexpected places. A deeply emotional…

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God I Feel Modern Tonight: A Virtual Evening with Cat Cohen and Jordan Firstman


Event Date: February 5, 2021

Tragicomic verses from the award-winning comedian and millennial renaissance woman. Catherine Cohen, the one-woman stand-up chanteuse who has electrified the downtown NYC comedy sc…

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We the Possibility: A Virtual Lunch with Mitchell Weiss and Rebecca Fishman Lipsey


Event Date: February 5, 2021

At a crucial moment in the evolution of government’s role in our society, WE THE POSSIBILITY provides inspiration and a positive model, along with crucial guardrails, to help shape…

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Milk Fed: An Evening with Melissa Broder


Event Date: February 4, 2021

MILK FED tells a tale of appetites: physical hunger, sexual desire, spiritual longing, and the ways that we as humans can compartmentalize these so often interdependent instincts….

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