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!


Nobody’s Normal: A Virtual Evening with Roy Richard Grinker and Ron Suskind


Event Date: January 27, 2021

Roy Richard Grinker and Ron Suskind unpack the stigmas surrounding mental health and discuss the cultural influences that created them. Recorded live in partnership with the Miami…

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A Virtual Evening with Dr. Carl L. Hart and Neal Brennan


Event Date: January 26, 2021

From one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the po…

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Winterkeep: A Virtual Evening with Kristin Cashore


Event Date: January 25, 2021

The highly anticipated next book in the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Graceling Realm series WINTERKEEP is here. It was a pleasure hosting author Kristin Cashore to spe…

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Betting On You: A Virtual Conversation with Laurie Ruettimann & Lulu Garcia-Navarro


Event Date: January 22, 2021

“Betting On You” is a game-changing must-read for how to radically improve your day-to-day, packed with advice and stories of others who regained control of their lives. Author Lau…

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The Prophets: A Virtual Evening with Robert Jones, Jr. and Deesha Philyaw


Event Date: January 21, 2021

Robert Jones, Jr. discusses his phenomenal debut novel THE PROPHETS with Deesha Philyaw in a brilliant conversation, recorded live January 21, 2021 in partnership with the Miami Bo…

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A Virtual Evening with Dana Swift and KayLynn Flanders by Books & Books


Event Date: January 19, 2021

Author Dana Swift celebrated the release of CAST IN FIRELIGHT, the first book in an epic, heart- pounding fantasy duology, with a virtual event with KayLynn Flanders. Recorded live…

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I Want to Ride the Tap Tap: A Virtual Evening with Danielle Joseph and Olivier A. Ganthier


Event Date: January 14, 2021

Writer Danielle Joseph and illustrator Olivier Ganthier’s “I Want to Ride the Tap Tap” is a day-of-the-week picture book about a Black family who ride the taxi-bus service—called a…

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The Crime on Biltmore Way: A Virtual Evening with Uva de Aragón


Event Date: January 11, 2021

En Español: Una noche virtual con Uva de Aragón January 11, 2021. UN NUEVO CASO DE LA DETECTIVE MARÍA DUQUESNE La aparición del cadáver de una joven decoradora y curadora de arte e…

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The Good Ancestor: A Virtual Afternoon with Roman Krznaric & Bina Venkataraman


Event Date: January 10, 2021

Two great minds tackle an interesting subject: how do you think ahead in a reckless age and how does this long-term thinking make you a better person? Roman Krznaric is a public ph…

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A Virtual Evening with Maika and Maritza Moulite in Conversation with Brad Meltzer


Event Date: January 5, 2021

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally,…

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The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times A Virtual Afternoon w Katherine May & Sharon Salzberg


Event Date: December 20, 2020

WINTERING explores the different ways we can rise when life knocks us down. Indie booksellers across the country chose WINTERING by Katherine May as their #1 pick for the December…

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Georgia Senate Runoff: Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, Laurel Snyder and Carolyn Forché


Event Date: December 12, 2020

Writers Against Trump: The Georgia Senate Runoff with Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder, moderated by Carolyn Forché Co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop and B…

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