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.

 

Voices of Milwaukee Bronzeville (American Heritage) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467148887
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Published: History Press - September 20th, 2021

 

Dr Sandra E Jones visits Boswell Book Company for a conversation about her new book, which delves into Milwaukee's past to uncover the stories and experiences of those who lived, worked, and played in the now-bygone neighborhood of Bronzeville. In conversation with Sharon Adams, Cofounder of Walnut Way Conservation. Recorded on November 18, 2021.

 


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Our Country Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781984855121
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Published: Random House - November 2nd, 2021

Acclaimed novelist Gary Shteyngart chats with Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company about Our Country Friends, Shteyngart's fifth novel, which takes on the pandemic in something of a Big Chill-meets-Chekhov style. A failing writer gathers his best friends at his upstate New York estate to ride out the pandemic. Chris Lee says: "Extraordinary! Shteyngart's best by an upstate country mile. I said I'd never read a pandemic novel. I was wrong, I needed to read one - this one." Recorded on November 17, 2021.

 


Roxy Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781534451254
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

Author Neal Shusterman stops by Boswell to talk about his latest collaboration with Jarrod Shusterman, Roxy, in which two siblings get caught up in a wager between two manufactured gods, Roxicodone and Adderall, in this new thriller inspired by the opioid crisis. Recorded on November 16, 2021. 

 


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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) Cover Image
$34.00
ISBN: 9781523502196
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

 

Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras join us virtually for a conversation about the latest book from the Atlas Obscura project, a food adventurer's guide to exciting, interesting, and unexpected culinary destinations around the globe! They are joined in conversation by special guest Michael Harlan Turkell, author of Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar. Recorded on November 15, 2021.

 


How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781523507436
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 28th, 2021

 

Acclaimed and award-winning magician and author Joshua Jay visits Boswell for a conversation about his latest book, How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters, a collection of fascinating essays offer an inside look at how the very best magicians think about magic, how they practice and put together a show, what inspires them, and the psychology behind creating wonder. In conversation with Wisconsin's US Representative (and magician!) Mark Pocan. Recorded on November 14, 2021.

 


Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781523513291
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 16th, 2021

 

Kang and Pedersen, co-authors of Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, offer a history of disease outbreaks (and their patient zeros) and an overview of the science, culture, and cures for different types of epidemics and pandemics with their latest book, Patient Zero. Recorded on November 11, 2021.

 


African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616209001
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Children's book author Tracey Baptiste discusses African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History, which takes readers on a journey across Africa to meet some of the great leaders and thinkers whose vision built a continent and shaped the world. In conversation with Peace Adzo Medie. Recorded on November 9, 2021.

 


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New York, My Village: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881424
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2nd, 2021

Author Uwem Akpan sits down to discuss New York, My Village, which melds humor, tenderness, and pain to explore the myriad ways that tribalisms define life everywhere, from the villages of Nigeria to the villages within New York City. In conversation with Elias Rodriques. Recorded on November 8, 2021.

 


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Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood Cover Image
$23.16
ISBN: 9780525657194
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Published: Knopf - October 5th, 2021

Mark Oppenheimer joins us to discuss Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood, a piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of one of America's renowned Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing. In conversation with Rachel N Baum. Recorded on November 4, 2021. 

 


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The Music of Bees: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593183922
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Published: Dutton - April 27th, 2021

Readings from Oconomowaukee presents an evening with Eileen Garvin for The Music of Bees, a beautifully moving, warm, and uplifting story about the power of friendship, compassion in the face of loss, and finding the courage to start over (at any age) when things don't turn out the way you expect. Recorded on November 3, 2021. 

 


Burning Man: The Trials of D. H. Lawrence Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374282257
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2021

 

Boswell Book Company and Scotland's Boswell Book Festival join forces once again for a perfect event to celebrate the 281st birthday of famed biographer James Boswell - Frances Wilson, author of Burning Man: The Trials of DH Lawrence, in conversation with Bill Goldstein, author of The World Broke In Two. Recorded on October 29, 2021.

 


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What Storm, What Thunder Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142766
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Published: Tin House Books - October 5th, 2021

 

Boswell Book Company hosts Myriam JA Chancy for a conversation about her novel, which follows the intertwining lives of 10 characters in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake. In conversation with Mike Gauyo. Cohosted by Youthaiti and Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Recorded on October 28, 2021.

 


The Secret of Snow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525806445
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Published: Graydon House - October 26th, 2021

 

Boswell Book Company partners with McLean and Eakin and Books & Company to present an event featuring Viola Shipman (Wade Rouse) and Susan Mallery chatting about their new, holiday-season themed books. Recorded on October 27, 2021.

 


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Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Divided City Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781612199429
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Published: Melville House - September 7th, 2021

 

Journalist Samira Shackle joins us for a conversation about her excellent book of reportage, which follows five people through one tumultuous year in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, a sprawling metropolis of twenty million people. A vivid portrait of one of the most complex and compelling cities in the world. In conversation with Audrey Nowakowski, a Host and Producer of WUWM's Lake Effect. Recorded on October 25, 2021.

 


 

Photographer and nature enthusiast Eddee Daniel chats about his new book, which collects stories, history, and celebrations of one of Milwaukee's most central green spaces - the Milwaukee River Greenway. In conversation with Milwaukee historian extraordinaire John Gurda.

 


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How to Find What You're Not Looking For Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555032
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Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

Boswell Book Company presents a virtual school visit conversation with Newbery Honoree Veera Hiranandani, author of The Night Diary, for a conversation about her new novel, How to Find What You're Not Looking For, about how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg's life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she's forced to grapple with both her family's prejudice and the antisemitism she experiences, as she defines her own beliefs. In conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell and Sangita Nayak of Fernwood Montessori School. Recorded on October 20, 2021.

 


Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World Cover Image
By Todd Doughty, Josie Portillo (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143136569
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Published: Penguin Life - October 12th, 2021

 

Boswell Book Company joined Watermark Books & Café of Wichita and Anderson's Bookshop of Downer's Grove and Naperville to present an evening with Todd Doughty, Deputy Publisher of Doubleday, who presents his uplifting book, Little Pieces of Hope, in a conversation with authors Chelsea Cain and Chuck Palahniuk. Recorded on October 12, 2021.

 


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We Are Not Like Them: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982181031
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Published: Atria Books - October 5th, 2021

 

Christine Pride and Jo Piazza chat about their new novel, the first they've written together, We Are Not Like Them. It's a Good Morning America Book Club pick, too! In conversation with Nancy Johnson, author of The Kindest Lie. Recorded on October 11, 2021.

 


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Mary Jane: A Novel Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780063052291
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Published: Custom House - May 11th, 2021

 

Jessica Anya Blau stops by the Readings from Oconomowaukee virtual event series to chat about her latest, a rock-and-roll coming-of-age tale set in the bohemian 1970's - celebrities, psychiatrists, and babysitters, oh my! In conversation with Lisa Baudoin and Daniel Goldin, and cohosted by Books & Company of Oconomowoc. Recorded on October 8, 2021.

 


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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982102548
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

 

Boswell and La Revo Books host Córdova for a conversation about her gorgeously written novel about a family searching for the truth hidden in their past and the power they’ve inherited. In conversation with Daniel Goldin and Valeria Cerda. Recorded on October 7, 2021.

 


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The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780062973214
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Published: Ecco - August 31st, 2021

Food writer Matt Siegel joins us to chat about The Secret History of Food, a delightful and unusual look at the evolution of food. In conversation with culinary historian Kyle Cherek. Recorded on October 5, 2021.

 


Bend in the Road Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419748738
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Published: Amulet Books - September 28th, 2021

Author Sara Biren chats about her latest young adult novel, Bend in the Road, a heartwarming romance set in rural Minnesota. In conversation with writer Andrew DeYoung. Recorded on October 4, 2021.

 


Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781506470733
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Published: Broadleaf Books - September 28th, 2021

 

Milwaukee scholar Jon M Sweeney has a virtual conversation about Feed the Wolf, his new book on the wisdom and teaching of St Francis of Assisi. In conversation with Adam Bucko, Director of The Center for Spiritual Imagination in Garden City, Long Island. Cohosted by Family of Four Parishes Milwaukee and Eat, Drink, and Be Catholic. Recorded on September 30, 2021.

 


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L.A. Weather: A Novel Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250802569
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 7th, 2021

 

María Amparo Escandón chats about her novel LA Weather, which tells the story of one wild year in the lives of the Alvarado family that has each of them taking a look at their lives, relationships, and making big, new decisions. In conversation with Tessa Bartels and Daniel Goldin and cohosted by the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee. Recorded on September 29, 2021.

 


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Send for Me: A novel Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781101972045
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Published: Vintage - September 7th, 2021

 

Readings from Oconomowaukee presents an afternoon with Lauren Fox to celebrate the paperback release of Send for Me, along with a plethora of fall reading recommendations. In conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company. Recorded on September 28, 2021.


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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

America's funniest science writer Mary Roach chats with Roman Mars about Fuzz, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. Recorded on September 27, 2021.