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 Meg Cabot and Emily Henry

Event Date: August 11, 2020

What happens when a literary legend and the author of one of the year’s most talked about books virtually meet in conversation? Find out when Meg Cabot discusses her newest book NO…

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A Virtual Evening with Susan Minot and Francesca Marciano

Event Date: August 9, 2020

Urgent and immediate, precisely observed, deeply felt, and gorgeously written, the stories in WHY I DON’T WRITE showcase Susan Minot at the top of her form. Enjoy a virtual evening…

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A Virtual Evening with Romina Garber & Tomi Adeyemi

Event Date: August 7, 2020

On August 7, 2020 we *virtually* hosted the LOBIZONA virtual launch party! Author Romina Garber was in conversation with Tomi Adeyemi about her new book, and what a conversation! P…

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Una noche virtual con Ilia Calderón y María Elena Salinas

Event Date: August 5, 2020

Con Miami Book Fair: Una noche virtual con Ilia Calderón y María Elena Salinas discutiendo Es mi turno: Un viaje en busca de mi voz y mis raíces. Calderón es la primera presentador…

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A Virtual Evening with Michele Harper and Daniela Lamas

Event Date: August 4, 2020

Dr. Michele Harper and Daniela Lamas talk about Harper’s captivating memoir THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING. Dr. Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a professio…

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Happy Hour at the Lit Lounge with Michael Zadoorian

Event Date: July 31, 2020

Can you mix books, music & tiki in one Happy Hour? Yes you can! Michael Zadoorian reads from his new book THE NARCISSISM OF SMALL DIFFERENCES during this tiki-themed happy hour…

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A Virtual Evening with Mario Alejandro Ariza and Reinaldo Borges

Event Date: July 23, 2020

Find out more about Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe in a fascinating discussion between Mario Alejandro Ariza and Reinaldo Borges as they discuss what climate c…

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A Virtual Evening with Mark Bowden and Robert Kolker

Event Date: July 22, 2020

From Mark Bowden, a “master of narrative journalism” (NYTimes), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down. He discusses THE CASE OF THE VANISHIN…

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A Virtual Evening with Kevin Kwan and Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard

Event Date: July 17, 2020

The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon CRAZY RICH ASIANS returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men. Kevin Kwan discusses SEX…

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A Virtual Evening with Nicholas Griffin and Michael Putney

Event Date: July 14, 2020

Nicholas Griffin discusses his new book “The Year of Dangerous Days” about Miami in 1980 with Michael Putney on July 14, 2020. Plus, did you catch him on #TheLiteraryLife podcast w…

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A Virtual Evening with Laurie Halse Anderson & Alex Sanchez

Event Date: July 13, 2020

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson and artist Leila del Duca reimagined Wonder Woman’s origins in “Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed”. Tune in as Laurie speaks with Alex Sanchez a…

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A Virtual Evening with Jaswinder Bolina and Ana Menéndez

Event Date: July 12, 2020

In his debut essay collection, award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina meditates on “how race,” as he puts it, “becomes metaphysical.” He discussed OF COLOR with Ana Menéndez on July 1…

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