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!


Diary of a Young Naturalist: A Virtual Morning with Dara McAnulty & Christine Rupp


Event Date: June 6, 2021

Teenaged world-renowned environmental activist & author, Dara McAnulty is here to tell us about his powerful memoir, DIARY OF A YOUNG NATURALIST. Winner of the Wainwright Prize…

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With Teeth: A Virtual Evening with Kristen Arnett & Alissa Nutting


Event Date: June 5, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair Politics & Prose, and Harvard Bookstore present A Virtual Evening with Kristen Arnett & Alissa Nutting, where these powerhouses discussed…

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A Virtual Evening with Gayle Forman and Nicola Yoon!


Event Date: June 4, 2021

A literary power duo took the screen June 4, 2021! Celebrated YA authors Gayle Forman (WE ARE INEVITABLE) & Nicola Yoon (INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING) chatted with Aurora Lydia Dom…

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Take Me Apart: A Virtual Afternoon with Sara Sligar and Lauren Wilkinson


Event Date: June 4, 2021

A seductive, twisting tale of psychological suspense, TAKE ME APART draws readers into the lives of two darkly magnetic young women pinned down by secrets and lies. Sara Sligar’s e…

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The Other Black Girl: A Virtual Evening with Zakiya Dalila Harris & Riley Sager


Event Date: June 3, 2021

This event was presented in partnership with our friends at Harvard Bookstore, Politics & Prose and Tattered Cover. Together we welcomed author Zakiya Dalila Harris to discuss…

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The Engagement: A Virtual Evening with Sasha Issenberg and Molly Ball


Event Date: June 3, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Sasha Issenberg in conversation with Molly Ball discussing “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Sa…

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How to Conduct a Life Interview: A Virtual Workshop with End-of-Life Doula Maryanne O’Hara


Event Date: June 2, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual workshop with end-of-life doula Maryanne O’Hara “How to Conduct a Life Interview with Your Loved One or Yourself” inspired b…

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How Boards Work: A Virtual Event with Dambisa Moyo and Jerusha Stewart J.D.


Event Date: June 2, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a virtual event with Dambisa Moyo and Jerusha Stewart J.D. discussing “How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic Worl…

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The Holly: A Virtual Evening with Julian Rubinstein and Davarian L. Baldwin


Event Date: May 27, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Julian Rubinstein in conversation with Davarian L. Baldwin discussing “The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Strug…

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A Virtual Afternoon with David Thomson and Geoff Dyer


Event Date: May 27, 2021

David Thomson and Geoff Dyer discuss “A Light in the Dark” and “Sea/Saw” on May 27, 2021. Buy the Books Here A Light in the Dark shines a light on the visionary directors who have…

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El Jardin: A Virtual Evening with Iris Guzman Kolaya, Joanna Lombard and Joel Hoffman


Event Date: May 25, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Iris Guzman Kolaya and Joanna Lombard in conversation with Joel Hoffman discussing “El Jardin”. This book traces the o…

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Tokyo Ever After: An Evening with Emiko Jean and Katharine McGee


Event Date: May 24, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present an evening with Emiko Jean in conversation with Katharine McGee discussing “Tokyo Ever After”. A story of an ordinary Japanese-America…

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