Books Connect Us Live

Virtual Events With Ottessa Moshfegh, Jasmine Guillory, and More

Books Connect Us Live 6/29-7/12
Jun 29 2020

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. We’re compiling the virtual Penguin Random House book events, author Q&A’s and more that are happening each week (EST), and will be updating this page daily. Even if you miss an event streaming live, please check back here and watch the recordings.

See events that took place 3/23-3/29, 3/30-4/5, 4/6-4/12, 4/13-4/19, 4/20-5/3, 5/4-5/17, 5/18-5/31, 6/1-6/14, and 6/15-6/28.

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June 29

June 30

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks present Jennifer Ackerman‘s new book The Bird Way (5PM, Zoom)
  • Bush School of Government and Public Service present Robert M. Gates, author of Exercise of Power (6:30PM, Event)
  • Midtown Scholar Bookstore: A discussion with bestselling authors Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning, Madeline Miller, and Kathryn Budig (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Politics & Prose Live! Colson Whitehead discusses The Nickel Boys (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • At Home with Literati: Sophie Mackintosh, author of Blue Ticket, in conversation with Maris Kreizman (7PM, Zoom)
  • Wellesley Books: Chris Bohjalian, author of The Red Lotus, and Laura Zigman (7PM, Zoom)
  • Launch Party for Goddess in the Machine, by Lora Beth Johnson hosted by Main Street Books (7PM, Zoom)
  • The Green Space Book Club Series with Alison Stewart discusses The Glass Hotel with author Emily St. John Mandel (7PM, YouTube)
  • Belmont Books: Virtual event with Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other (7PM, Zoom)
  • Paranussus Books Present David Bell, author of in The Request, conversation with Samantha Downing (7PM, Facebook Live)
  • Random House Book Club June Happy Hour with Afia Atakora, author of Conjure Women (7:30 PM, Zoom)
  • Murder by the Book: Riley Sager discusses Home Before Dark with Crime by the Book’s Abby Endler (7:30PM, Zoom)
  • The Book People: Lara Prescott discusses The Secrets We Kept (8PM, Zoom)
  • Chevalier’s Books: Steven Rowley discusses his new book The Editor with Christina Clancy (10PM, Zoom)

July 1

  • East End Books: Steven Rowley discusses his new book The Editor (5PM, Zoom)
  • Square Books Jr: Lora Beth Johnson, author of Goddess in the Machine, in conversation Teen First coordinator Sami (6PM, Instagram Live)
  • Books Are Magic: Jasmine Guillory discusses Party of Two, Black romance, and the female gaze with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, hosts of Thirst Aid Kit podcast ( 7PM, Zoom)
  • Two Writers Talking: Fiction with Kevin Kwan, author of Sex and Vanity, and J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers (7PM, Zoom)
  • Bank Square Books: Colson Whitehead discusses The Nickel Boys (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Magic City Books: Lara Prescott discusses The Secrets We Kept with Jeff Martin (8PM, Zoom)

July 2

July 3

  • CuriOdyssey presents Kate Bieberdorf, author of Kate the Chemist (8:30PM, Facebook Live)

July 6

  • Leigh Stein, author of Self Care, in conversation with Chelsea Hodson, hosted by Books Are Magic (7PM, Zoom)
  • The Strand Presents: Hank Green discusses A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor with John Green (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys, in conversation with Ben Montgomeryat for Magic City Books (8PM, Zoom)

July 7

  • Pequot Library Digital Author Talk with Tessa Wegert, author of The Dead Season (4PM, Facebook)
  • Fox Tale Bookshoppe presents Bruce Holsinger, author of The Gifted School, in conversation with Mary Beth Keane (6:30PM, Zoom)
  • Gelt Lit w/ All of It Live Book Club Discussion with host Alison Stewart and Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here (7PM, YouTube)
  • Powerhouse launches Blake Butler‘s novel, Alice Knott (7PM, Webinar)
  • Vlogbrothers Live: Hank Green discusses A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor with John Green (7PM, YouTube)
  • The Antibody Reading Series featuring Afia Atakora, Clare Beams, and Kirkland Hamill (8PM, Zoom)
  • J. Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota, live with St. Louis County Library and HEC-TV (8PM, Facebook)
  • Abbi Waxman, author of I Was Told It Would Get Easier, in conversation with Margy Stratton for a Virtual Lynden Sculpture Garden’s Women’s Speakers Series Event (8PM, Zoom)
  • Megha Majumdar, author A Burning, event with Harvard Club of San Francisco Event (8PM, Zoom)
  • Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys, in conversation with Mary Karr (9PM, Facebook)

July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12