Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week
Readings from the year's best short stories, a panel on feminist YA fiction, tons of events and deals for Indie Bookstore Day, and much more.
Sunday, August 23
Jessica J. Lee, discusses Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts, in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang — hosted by White Whale Bookstore, 3 p.m. ET, more info.
Megan Margulies discusses My Captain America: A Granddaughter's Memoir of a Legendary Comic Book Artist with Jacque Nodell — hosted by Powell's Books, 2 p.m. PT, more info.
Monday, August 24
Emily Anthes discusses The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness with Carl Zimmer — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Porter Square Books Grown Up Book Fair: Jess Row, author of White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, presents "Critical Readings on Whiteness," while the shop's "libromancers" recommend books by African American authors across genres — 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Tuesday, August 25
Jason Diamond discusses The Sprawl: Reconsidering the Weird American Suburbs with Angelica Jade Bastién — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Thom Hartmann discusses The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream with David Korten — hosted by Powell's Books, 5 p.m. PT, more info.
Wednesday, August 26
Jon Meacham discusses His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope — hosted by Politics & Prose, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Jill Bialosky (Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections) and Yiyun Li (Must I Go) discuss their new books — hosted by Politics & Prose, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Thursday, August 27
YA authors Deb Caletti (Girl, Unframed), Jennifer DeLeon (Don't Ask Me Where I'm From), Kit Frick (I Killed Zoe Spanos), Sandhya Menon (10 Things I Hate About Pinky), and Siobhan Vivian (We Are the Wildcats) discuss the strong female protagonists in their latest novels in a panel moderated by Kiersten White — hosted by Politics & Prose, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein, co-authors of The New One: Painfully True Stories From a Reluctant Day, present a Literary Choose Your Own Adventure — hosted by McNally Jackson, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Lori Gottlieb discusses Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed with Ann Patchett — hosted by Parnassus Books, 6 p.m. CT, more info.
[Read "How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?", an excerpt from Maybe You Should Talk To Someone]
Kelly Jensen discusses Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy with contributors Alicia Lutes, Yao Xiao, and Eric Smith, moderated by Amma Marfo — hosted by Porter Square Books, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Friday, August 28
Mark O'Connell discusses Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back with Jenny Offill — hosted by Politics & Prose, 5 p.m. ET, more info.
Annik LaFarge discusses Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions with Desirée Mays — hosted by Collected Works Bookstore, 6 p.m. MT, more info.
There are tons of online and in-stores events for Independent Bookstore Day — along with exclusive deals and merch. Find full details here. Here are some highlights:
Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us), Rishi Reddi (Passage West), and Lauren Francis-Sharma (Book of the Little Axe) discuss reexamining the history, culture, and myths of the West through their fiction — 5 p.m. ET, more info.