Virtual & Hybrid Event Video Archive

Did you miss one of our virtual or hybrid events? Fear not! We hit the record button. Below you'll find a selection of video recordings of our most recent virtual events. Looking to dig a little further into the past? Click right here to visit the Boswell Book Company Youtube page and browse all of the events we've recorded - there's more than a hundred of them! Thanks for visiting, and enjoy.

 

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Tracy Flick Can't Win: A Novel By Tom Perrotta Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501144066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 7th, 2022

Author Tom Perotta virtually visits to chat about Tracy Flick Can't Win, pitch-perfect novel about ambition, coming-of-age in adulthood, and never really leaving high school politics behind. In conversation with Boswell proprietor Daniel Goldin. Recorded on September 27, 2022.

 


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Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593296936
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Published: Viking - July 12th, 2022

Erika L Sánchez visits Boswell Book Company for Crying in the Bathroom, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious. Part of the Rose Petranech Lecture series. In conversation with Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University. Recorded on September 16, 2022. 

 


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The Wheel of Doll: A Novel (The Doll Series #2) By Jonathan Ames Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316288156
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 6th, 2022

 

Author and television creator Jonathan Ames visits Boswell for a conversation about the second installment of his Happy Doll investigations, The Wheel of Doll. In conversation with Chris Lee, who says, "This series is crime fiction the way it was meant to be: sly, sad, a little weird, and very funny."

 


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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches By Sangu Mandanna Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593439357
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Published: Berkley - August 23rd, 2022

Boswell presents a special across-the-pond chat with Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family - and a new love - changes the course of her life. In conversation with Rachel Copeland of Boswell Book Company. Recorded on September 10, 2022. 

 


What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma By Mike Mariani Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593236949
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

 

Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present the September installment of their joint virtual event series featuring a conversation with author Mike Mariani about his new book, What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us, which considers how we are shaped and who we become after traumatic experiences. In conversation with Porchlight Managing Director Sally Haldorson. Recorded on September 7, 2022.

 


Death by Landscape By Elvia Wilk Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593767150
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Published: Soft Skull - July 19th, 2022

Boswell and Porchlight Book Company present an evening with Elvia Wilk, author of Death by Landscape, a book of "fan nonfiction" about living and writing in the age of extinction. In conversation with Porchlight's Managing Director Sally Haldorson. Recorded on August 24, 2021.

 


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The Patron Saint of Second Chances: A Novel By Christine Simon Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188771
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Published: Atria Books - April 12th, 2022

 

The Readings from Oconomowaukee virtual event series, presented by Boswell and Books & Company, hosts author Christine Simon for her charming debut novel, in which the self-appointed mayor of a tiny Italian village is determined to save his hometown no matter the cost. In conversation with bookstore proprietors Daniel Goldin and Lisa Baudoin. Recorded on August 18, 2022.

 


The Women Could Fly: A Novel By Megan Giddings Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063116993
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

Boswell presents an evening with Megan Giddings, author of The Women Could Fly, a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her mysterious mother, set in a world in which witches are real and single women are closely monitored. In conversation with Daniel Goldin and Oli Schmitz of Boswell. Recorded on August 15, 2022.

 


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All This Could Be Different: A Novel By Sarah Thankam Mathews Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593489123
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Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2022

 

Sarah Thankam Mathews joins us virtually for a conversation about her Milwaukee-set debut novel, All This Could Be Different, a coming-of-age tale about a young immigrant building a life for herself. In conversation with Dawnie Walton, author of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev. Recorded on August 11, 2020.

 


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The Rabbit Hutch: A novel By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534663
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Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

 

Tess Gunty visits Boswell Book Company for a conversation about her remarkable debut novel, The Rabbit Hutch, which tells the story of the denizens of a rundown apartment building in a past-its-prime Midwestern city. In conversation with Chris Lee of Boswell. Recorded on August 10, 2022.

 


Rainbow Rainbow: Stories By Lydia Conklin Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646221011
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Published: Catapult - May 31st, 2022

 

Lydia Conklin chats about their debut book, a fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy. In conversation with Barrett Swanson, Wisconsin-based author of Lost in Summerland. Recorded on August 4, 2022.

 


Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions By Batja Mesquita Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781324002444
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 19th, 2022

 

Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present their monthly virtual event series, this month featuring Batja Mesquita, social and cultural psychologist, for a conversation about her new book focused on the relationship between culture, community, and our understanding of emotion. With Sally Haldorson of Porchlight. 

 


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The Poet's House By Jean Thompson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751566
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 12th, 2022

 

National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson joins us at Boswell for a chat about her latest novel, The Poet's House, a warm and witty story of a young woman who gets swept up in the rivalries and love affairs of a dramatic group of writers. In conversation with Christina Clancy, author of The Second Home and Shoulder Season. 

 


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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063204157
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

Readings from Oconomowaukee presents a remarkably fun event with Shelby Van Pelt, author of Remarkably Bright Creatures, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. In conversation with Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company and Daniel Goldin of Boswell. Recorded on July 11, 2022.

 


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Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

 

Boswell Book Company, Anderson's Bookshops, Watermark Books & Cafe, and Cuyahoga County Public Library present an virtual conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks for her latest novel, Horse. In conversation with Sarah Maslin Nir.

 


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Jackie & Me By Louis Bayard Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643750354
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 14th, 2022

 

Louis Bayard, author of books such as The Pale Blue Eye and Courting Mr. Lincoln, joins us at Boswell for a conversation about his latest, Jackie & Me, a book that reimagines Jacqueline Bouvier meeting Jack Kennedy and, as they approach marriage, slowly realizing that she's being polished as the perfect political wife. In conversation with Christina Clancy, author of Shoulder Season. Recorded on June 27, 2022.

 


The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of  America's Bird By Jack E. Davis Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631495250
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Published: Liveright - March 1st, 2022

Boswell and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center present Jack E Davis, the Pulitzer-winning author of The Gulf, for a conversation about his new book, a sweeping history of America's airborne symbol and its place in our world and nature. In conversation with Schlitz Raptor Educator Cheyenne Smith and featuring an appearance by Valkyrie the bald eagle! Recorded on June 22, 2022.

 


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City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town By Susan Hartman Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807024676
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Published: Beacon Press - June 7th, 2022

Journalist and author Susan Hartman joins us to discuss City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life Into a Dying American Town, an intimate portrait of newcomers revitalizing a fading industrial town illuminates the larger canvas of refugee life in 21st century America. In conversation with Mitch Teich of North Country Public Radio. Recorded on June 20, 2022.

 


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Fly Girl: A Memoir By Ann Hood Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006237
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

Readings from Oconomowaukee presents an event with Ann Hood, author of Fly Girl, an entertaining and fascinating memoir of her adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant. In conversation with Daniel of Boswell and Lisa of Books & Company. Recorded on June 16, 2022.

 


My Life in the Sunshine: Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family By Nabil Ayers Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593295960
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Published: Viking - June 7th, 2022

Musician and entrepreneur Nabil Ayers visits Boswell to discuss My Life in the Sunshine, a memoir about one man's journey to connect with his musician father, ultimately re-drawing the lines that define family and race. In conversation with Justin Barney, Music Director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Recorded on June 14, 2022.

 


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The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym By Paula Byrne Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780008322205
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Published: William Collins - June 7th, 2022

Boswell presents an evening with Paula Byrne, author of The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym, a joyous introduction to a woman who was herself the very best of company. In conversation with Bill Goldstein. Recorded on June 8, 2022.

 


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The Shore: A Novel By Katie Runde Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982180171
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Published: Scribner - May 24th, 2022

Boswell and Porchlight Book Company present a special event with Katie Runde, author of The Shore, a perfect beach read which follows a mother and her two daughters as they grapple with heartbreak, young love, and the weight of family secrets. In conversation with Liam Callanan and CJ Hribal. Recorded on June 2, 2022.

 


The Hurting Kind By Ada Limón Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

Poet Ada Limón joins Sally Haldorson of Porchlight Book Company to discuss The Hurting Kind, an astonishing collection about interconnectedness - between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves. Recorded on June 1, 2022.

 


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The Great Mistake: A novel By Jonathan Lee Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081013
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Published: Vintage - May 17th, 2022

 

Jonathan Lee joins us for a conversation about his latest novel, The Great Mistake, now out in paperback - an exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, about one man's rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder. In conversation with Chris Lee of Boswell. Recorded on May 24, 2022.

 


All the Secrets of the World By Steve Almond Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781638930020
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Published: Zando - May 3rd, 2022

Boswell presents an evening with Steve Almond, author of All the Secrets of the World, a triumph of storytelling powered by a central theme: the perilous disconnect between those who control or abuse systems of power and the individuals who are at the losing end of the power dynamic. In conversation with independent journalist, critic and filmmaker Mary Louise Schumacher. Recorded on May 23, 2022.

 


Easy Beauty: A Memoir By Chloé Cooper Jones Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151997
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2022

Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present an evening with Chloé Cooper Jones to discuss Easy Beauty, a groundbreaking memoir about disability, motherhood, and a journey to far-flung places in search of a new way of seeing and being seen. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, Managing Director of Porchlight. Recorded on May 16, 2022.