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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Vintage Contemporaries: A Novel By Dan Kois Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063162419
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Published: Harper - January 17th, 2023

Boswell and Flyleaf Books of North Carolina present a conversation with Dan Kois, author of Vintage Contemporaries, about the joys of unexpected life-altering friendships, the power of finding ourselves in the moment, and the importance of forgiving ourselves when we inevitably mess everything up. In conversation with Jami Attenberg. Recorded on January 19, 2023.

 


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Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History from Cave Art to Conservation By Tim Birkhead Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780691239927
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 9th, 2022

Boswell and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center present an event with Tim Birkhead, author of Birds and Us, a sweeping history of the long and close relationship between birds and humans. Recorded on January 18, 2023.

 


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Ms. Demeanor: A Novel By Elinor Lipman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358677888
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 27th, 2022

Boswell presents a special event with Elinor Lipman, author of Ms. Demeanor, a delicious and witty story about love under house arrest. In conversation with Daniel Goldin and former Schwartz bookseller Nancy Quinn of Schlitz Audubon. Recorded on January 17, 2023.

 


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The Sleeping Car Porter By Suzette Mayr Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781552454589
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Published: Coach House Books - September 27th, 2022

 

Giller Prize-winning author Suzette Mayr joins us for the January 2023 edition of Readings from Oconomowaukee, the virtual event series that hosts authors in conversation with bookstore proprietors Daniel Goldin and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company in Oconomowoc. Mayr's novel follows Baxter, a queer Black sleeping car porter, who must contend with the perils of white passengers, ghosts, and his secret love affair, all during a mudslide that strands a train.

 


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Sam: A Novel By Allegra Goodman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593447819
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Published: The Dial Press - January 3rd, 2023

Author Allegra Goodman talks to her agent, Julie Barer, and Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company about Sam, an unforgettable portrait of coming-of-age that offers subtle yet powerful reflections on class, parenthood, addiction, lust, and the irrepressible power of dreams. Recorded on January 5, 2022.

 


The Widowmaker: A Black Harbor Novel (Black Harbor Novels) By Hannah Morrissey Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250795977
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Published: Minotaur Books - December 6th, 2022

Writer Hannah Morrissey stops by Boswell to talk about her newest Black Harbor mystery, The Widowmaker, in which a wealthy family shrouded in scandal, a detective tasked with solving an impossible cold case, and a woman with a dark past collide. In conversation with Carissa Greve of The Grim Readers. Recorded on December 12, 2022.

 


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Still Life By Sarah Winman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593330760
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 13th, 2022

Readings from Oconomowaukee presents a spoiler-friendly event with Sarah Winman, author of Still Life, a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms. In conversation with Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company and Daniel Goldin of Boswell. Recorded on December 16, 2022. 

 


Once Upon a December By Amy E. Reichert Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593197790
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Published: Berkley - October 4th, 2022

 

Beloved Wisconsinite writer Amy E Reichert visits Boswell for a conversation about her latest novel, Once Upon a December, in which the seasonally-named Astra Noel Snow visits the Milwaukee Christmas market and has a chance encounter that sparks some romantic holiday magic.

 


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The Number Ones: Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music By Tom Breihan Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306826535
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Published: Hachette Books - November 15th, 2022

Music critic Tom Breihan chats with Boswell proprietor and Billboard Hot 100 enthusiast Daniel Goldin about The Number Ones: Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music, a narrative of the history of popular music through the lens of twenty pivotal hits at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, which began in 1958. Cosponsored by Lilliput Records, an independent locally owned record store in Milwaukee. Recorded on November 29, 2022.

 


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Ocean's Echo By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250758866
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Published: Tor Books - November 1st, 2022

Rachel and Oli of Boswell chat to Everina Maxwell about Ocean's Echo, a stand-alone space adventure about a bond that will change the fate of worlds, set in the same universe as Maxwell's hit debut, Winter's Orbit. Recorded on November 12, 2022.

 


Racing the Light (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #19) By Robert Crais Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780525535720
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 1st, 2022

 

The legendary, bestselling thriller writer Robert Crais, author of the beloved Cole and Pike series, visits for a conversation about his latest installment, Racing the Light. With Milwaukee's Nick Petrie, author of the Peter Ash thrillers, like The Drifter and The Breaker. Recorded on November 10, 2022.

 


Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect By Will Guidara Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593418574
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Published: Optimism Press - October 25th, 2022

Restaurateur Will Guidara discusses his new book, Unreasonable Hospitality, his nonfiction debut filled with essential lessons in hospitality for every business, from the former co-owner of legendary restaurant Eleven Madison Park. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, managing director of Porchlight Book Company. Recorded on November 1, 2022.

 


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Signal Fires: A novel By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534724
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

Author Dani Shapiro talks about her first work of fiction in fifteen years, Signal Fires, a riveting, deeply felt novel that examines the ties that bind families together - and the secrets that can break them apart. In conversation with Lauren Fox. Cosponsored by The Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies. Recorded on October 27, 2022.

 


Under a Veiled Moon (An Inspector Corravan Mystery #2) By Karen Odden Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781639101191
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - October 11th, 2022

 

Author of Victorian era mysteries Karen Odden joins us at Boswell for a conversation about her latest, in which Inspector Mickey Corravan, investigates a real-life 1878 disaster whose tentacles reach throughout his homeland and into his own adoptive family. In conversation with Milwaukeean Erica Ruth Neubauer, author of the Jane Wunderly investigations. Recorded on October 26, 2022.

 


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The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth By Michael Mehta Webster Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643261492
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Published: Timber Press - October 11th, 2022

 

Zoologist and Professor of Environmental Studies Michael Mehta Webster chats about his new book, The Rescue Effect, which examines the regenerative systems that help nature survive in the face of environmental change and stress. In conversation with Meenal Atre, Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager for Urban Ecology Center, our event cohost. Recorded on October 25, 2022.

 


Book of Extraordinary Tragedies By Joe Meno Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636140612
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Published: Akashic Books - September 6th, 2022

Author Joe Meno stopped by Boswell to talk about his latest, Book of Extraordinary Tragedies, a moving novel about the impossibility of fate and family. In conversation with local artist and writer Coe Douglas. Recorded on October 19, 2022.

 


Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube's Chaotic Rise to World Domination By Mark Bergen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593296349
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2022

 

Tech and business reporter extraordinaire Mark Bergen joins us for a conversation about his book, which offers a comprehensive history of YouTube, from its college-dropouts-in-a-garage inception to its world-influencing stature today. With Chris Lee of Boswell. Recorded on October 19, 2022.

 


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Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way By Kieran Setiya Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593538210
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2022

Philosophy professor and author Kieran Setiya discusses Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way, a profound and personal book that offers a map for navigating the rough terrain of life. In conversation with managing director of Porchlight Book Company, Sally Haldorson. Recorded on October 17, 2022.

 


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The Whalebone Theatre: A novel By Joanna Quinn Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593321706
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Published: Knopf - October 4th, 2022

Joanna Quinn joins us from across the pond to discuss The Whalebone Theatre, a debut novel that takes its heroine from a theatre made of whalebones to covert operations during World War II. In conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company. Recorded on October 11, 2022.

 


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A Taste of Gold and Iron By Alexandra Rowland Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250800381
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Published: Tordotcom - August 30th, 2022

 

Alexandra Rowland, author of inventive fantasy novels and Hugo-nominated podcaster, visits for a conversation about their latest, an Indie Next selection titled A Taste of Gold and Iron, in which a queer romance unfolds between a prince and his bodyguard during a royal family's upheaval in a fantasy world reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire. In conversation with Boswellian Rachel Copeland. Recorded on October 4, 2022.

 


The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle: An Uplifting and Unforgettable Story of Love and Second Chances By Matt Cain Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496737755
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Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - May 31st, 2022

Readings from Oconomowaukee presents a delightful afternoon with Matt Cain, author of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle, a humorous, life-affirming, and charmingly wise novel. In conversation with Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company and Daniel Goldin of Boswell. Recorded on September 29, 2022.

 


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Tracy Flick Can't Win: A Novel By Tom Perrotta Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501144066
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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.