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!

Birds of a Feather: A Virtual Event with Sita Singh and Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Event Date: March 6, 2021

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Flamingo Gardens present a conversation between Sita Singh and Stephanie Fizer Coleman. Recorded live March 6, 2021. From debut author Sita S…

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The Good Girls: Lunch with Sonia Faleiro in conversation with Isaac Chotiner

Event Date: March 5, 2021

By the award-winning writer of “Beautiful Thing”, a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation. Author…

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Dirty Gold: An Evening with Jay Weaver and Nicholas Nehamas

Event Date: March 4, 2021

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it—until it all came crashing down. Colleagues and co-authors Jay…

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Decoding “Despacito”: A Virtual Evening with Leila Cobo and Luis Fonsi

Event Date: March 3, 2021

A fun conversation between Billboard’s Leila Cobo and global music star Luis Fonsi to celebrate DECODING DESPACITO. Recorded live March 3, 2021 in partnership with Miami Book Fair.

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Landslide: A Virtual Evening with Susan Conley and Judy Blume

Event Date: March 2, 2021

Susan Conley is reading from LANDSLIDE, taking questions and discussing the book with Judy Blume! Recorded live in partnership with Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West Marc…

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The Smash-Up: An Evening with Ali Benjamin and Brendan Mathews

Event Date: March 1, 2021

A March Indie Next pick, THE SMASH-UP by National Book Award finalist Ali Benjamin is “Sharply funny, perceptive, and surprising at every turn .” Hear Ali in conversation with Bren…

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Tortillera: An Afternoon with Caridad Moro, Richard Blanco and Nikki Moustaki

Event Date: February 28, 2021

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present a discussion between Caridad Moro, Richard Blanco and Nikki Moustaki, recorded live February 28, 2021.

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Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio: An Evening with Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne

Event Date: February 26, 2021

Two music industry icons, Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne discuss Arcos’ new book, “Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio”. Recorded live February 26, 2021.

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The Ten Year War: An Evening with Jonathan Cohn and Sarah Kliff

Event Date: February 25, 2021

Interesting conversation between Jonathan Cohn and his good friend Sarah Kliff. These two are experts and talked in-depth about the issues surrounding the ACA and universal healthc…

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Being Ram Dass: An Evening with Rameshwar Das and Mark Epstein

Event Date: February 23, 2021

Travel into the life and mind of spiritual teacher and cultural icon, Ram Dass, as co-author of BEING RAM DASS, Rameshwar Das, and Mark Epstein join us for a virtual event February…

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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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