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 Akwaeke Emezi and Nicole Dennis-Benn


Event Date: August 21, 2020

THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI examines trans- and homophobia with unforgettable characters and possesses a narrative that will challenge your expectations. Author Akwaeke Emezi is joined…

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A Virtual Evening with Sarah Chayes and Victoria Wilson


Event Date: August 19, 2020

Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Hear her in conversation with Victoria Wils…

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A Virtual Evening with Adam Rutherford and Thomas Chatterton Williams


Event Date: August 18, 2020

“How to Argue With a Racist” is an incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can’t tell us about human difference. Hear a discussion between author Adam Rutherford and Thomas…

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A Virtual Morning with Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian


Event Date: August 16, 2020

“The Golden Cage is a fast-paced psychological thriller about betrayal, sex, money, and a scorned wife’s revenge à la Gone Girl.” – Buzzfeed Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian vi…

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A Virtual Evening with Ariel Sabar and Dr. Erin Thompson


Event Date: August 14, 2020

National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar discusses his new book VERITAS with Dr. Erin Thompson. Recorded live August 14, 2020 in partnership with Miami Book Fa…

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A Virtual Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland and Aida Salazar


Event Date: August 13, 2020

In her new book, Raquel Vasquez Gilliland gives readers an in-depth look into the very real consequences of immigration policies that separate families, with a dizzyingly smart all…

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A Virtual Evening with Alexandra Fuller In Conversation with Lisa Mullins


Event Date: August 13, 2020

After her father’s sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she’ll need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins ‘Travel Light…

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A Virtual Evening with Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas and Jay Weaver


Event Date: August 12, 2020

“The Grifter’s Club” is an account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed. Authors Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas N…

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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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