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Author: Caity Evans

June’s Tunes | Top 5 TV Theme Songs

Posted in In Our Stores, Musical Notes on 20 Jun by Caity Evans


You know them by heart. You clap along when appropriate. They are the sounding bell for many TV binge sessions. Of course, we are talking about those completely recognizable TV theme songs. From the classics like “Come and Knock On My Door” from Three’s Company to more recent ones like Malvina Reynolds “Little Boxes” on Weeds, these short, catchy and on-point songs help sell the show and set the mood. So sit back, pop some corn and chill as we count down our Top 5 TV Theme Songs courtesy of Bookmans Midtown.

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Now Hiring | Musical Electronic Repair in Tucson

Posted in Job Postings, News, Uncategorized on 12 Jun by Caity Evans


***THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED*** Bookmans is hiring for our Musical Instrument Repair Shop based in Tucson! We are in need of an experienced Musical Electronics Repair Technician and we think it may be you! Join our amazing team at the Bookmans Instrument Repair Shop based out of the Bookmans Resource Center. You can get a full description of the job below then apply online today!

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Bookmans Midtown | Top Album Recommendations

Posted in Musical Notes on 07 Jun by Caity Evans


It’s June’s Tunes here at Bookmans! The store to explore has mad love for all things geek and that includes music. Whether it’s classic rock like Zeppelin, funk like George Clinton or something a bit softer like Joni Mitchell, we love all types of tunes. That’s why we asked our Musical Instrument Department at Bookmans Midtown to share their favorite albums. These albums never get old for our team members, with each album serving as an introduction to their love of music. Maybe you’ll know a few mentioned here or gain a new favorite yourself.

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Tune In This June | Free Events At Bookmans

Posted in Community Events, Contests & Giveaways, In Our Stores, News on 01 Jun by Caity Evans


Tune in this month for June’s Tunes at Bookmans! All month-long we host an orchestra of fun-filled events sure to be music to your ears. From instrument workshops to performances and giveaways, we’ve got you covered for the month of June. Our stores will embark on a state-wide celebration of the marvelous world of music, so stay tuned for events at Bookmans!

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3 Ways To Be An Amazon | Channeling Wonder Woman

Posted in Reel Chat on 31 May by Caity Evans


The day has come! Not only are we getting solo female superhero movies, but the daughter of Zeus herself will be making her debut on the big screen. Early reviews predict this movie to be a hit and we’re not surprised. Audiences will fall in love with Diana Prince AKA Princess Diana of Themyscira, founding member of the Justice League, demigoddess and warrior princess. It’s no secret we have mad love for the purveyor of justice and a Ms. Magazine CoverGirl. Just ask Todd our Event Liaison in Mesa. In anticipation of Wonder Woman’s theatrical debut, we’ve created The 3 Ways To Be An Amazon.

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Flagstaff | Free Summer Kids Events

Posted in Community Events, In Our Stores, News on 25 May by Caity Evans


Everyone’s favorite used bookstore is hosting a cornucopia of family-friendly events all summer long at each of our six state-wide locations. Join us for Free Summer Kids Events with fun-filled activities like mad science experiments and lego build-offs. Meet real-life mermaids and pirates as you sail the seven seas. Settle in for a jolly storytelling experience with puppets, magic and more. Free Summer Kids Events take place Friday at 10am. Here’s what we have coming your way:

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Phoenix & Mesa | Free Summer Kids Events

Posted in Community Events, In Our Stores, News on 25 May by Caity Evans


Everyone’s favorite used bookstore is hosting a cornucopia of family-friendly events all summer long at each of our six state-wide locations. Join us for Free Summer Kids Events with fun-filled activities like mad science experiments and lego build-offs. Meet real-life mermaids and pirates as you sail the seven seas. Settle in for a jolly storytelling experience with puppets, magic and more. Free Summer Kids Events take place Thursday and Friday at 10am. Here’s what we have coming your way:

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Comic Books | Read Em’ Before You See Em’

Posted in Reel Chat on 22 May by Caity Evans


Bookmans is all about celebrating your inner geek. From Dungeon Masters to Sith Lords and creative cosplayers, all members of the geekosphere are welcome at our stores. That’s why we’ve devoted an entire month to celebrating all thinks geek! Comics are just a small slice of the pie, but have quickly become the most sought after screenplay source material for would-be blockbusters. If the success of Guardians 2 is any indication, the superhero film franchise is here to stay. We’ve got the inside scoop on all the single issue comic books you need to read before they hit the screen. Here are our top 3 Read ‘Em Before You See ‘Ems.

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Craft How-To | Recycled Wall Decor

Posted in Core Values on 13 May by Caity Evans


Bookmans is all about going green, all year long. In a previous article we mentioned that we like to save items that get left behind at our trade counter, such as books, DVDs, comics, video game consoles and many others. We wanted to highlight some of the amazing things you can do to repurpose old materials. In this craft how-to, we’re making wall décor out of recycled discs and comics. This is a cheap and easy way to spend a summer afternoon crafting and what better way to do it (and save money) than using items you no longer use.

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Bookmans Tucson | Free Summer Kids Events

Posted in Community Events, In Our Stores, News on 09 May by Caity Evans


Everyone’s favorite used bookstore is hosting a cornucopia of family-friendly events all summer long at each of our six state-wide locations. Join us for Free Summer Kids Events with fun-filled activities like mad science experiments and lego build offs. Meet real-life mermaids and pirates as you sail the seven seas. Settle in for a jolly storytelling experience with puppets, magic and more. Free Summer Kids Events take place Tuesday through Friday at 10am. Here’s what we have coming your way:

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Geeking Out | Goats: The Book and Movie

Posted in Bookie Blog on 07 May by Caity Evans


Each department at Bookmans comes with an employee that thoroughly loves their job and the product they specialize in. Some prefer video games, but couldn’t tell you who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. Others could tell you the names of every musician in almost every band, but won’t know Pyrex from Family Dollar. We each have our things and that’s what makes Bookmans so special. We all get to geek out about the things we love. Being a total book nerd myself, I have to shamefully announce I watched the movie Goats starring David Duchovny and fell instantly in love. It’s not often I’ll watch a movie over and over again, but there’s something about this gem of a film that keeps me coming back for more. To make matters worse, I found out the movie originated as a book and I felt even more shame for not knowing. Now, I have a new favorite movie and book combo, where I appreciate each one for entirely different reasons.

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Bookmans Favorites | Heroines from Kids Books

Posted in Bookie Blog on 02 May by Caity Evans


We recently took a moment to search for the all-time best selling children’s books and stumbled upon a list published in 2001 from Publishers Weekly. Compiled of well over 100 children’s books ranked by their sales, the number one kid’s book was The Pokey Little Puppy by Janette Lowrey. Published in 1942, this book has sold more than 14,898,341 copies. That’s insane! It’s not surprising that the other top authors are classics such as Dr. Seuss, J.K Rowling, Shel Silverstein and Beatrix Potter, who wrote the Peter Rabbit stories. We noticed, however, that these top selling stories all have one thing in common: the main characters are all male-oriented. With the exception of Hermione Granger from Harry Potter (p.s. she is absolutely one of our all-time favorite fiction females) not a single book within the top 20 spots has a female lead. So we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile a list of our favorite children’s books with strong female leads. Some titles you may recognize and others you may not. Either way, we want your future feminists to have a library full of women they can look up to. Let’s dive in!

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Grant Location Liquidation Sale

Posted in In Our Stores, News on 26 Apr by Caity Evans


We recently moved our well known Grant location to the new Bookmans Midtown location at 3330 East Speedway Blvd. just east of Country Club Rd. Bookmans Midtown is up and running and ready for you to come buy, sell and trade. With that said, most of the stores inventory made its way to our new location, but we couldn’t bring everything over, we just had too many books. We love books and want to make sure these fabulous titles find their way into good homes, so we are having a GRANT LOCATION LIQUIDATION SALE!

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Bookmans Mesa Sale | Top 5 Items To Buy

Posted in In Our Stores, News on 20 Apr by Caity Evans


You read that title correct my friends. In honor of Earth Day, Bookmans Mesa is having a sale! At Bookmans we are all about being good for your pocket and good for the planet which is why we are offering 25% off the entire Bookmans Mesa store – books, DVDs, CDs, video games, housewares, vinyl and more! Everything will be discounted on top of our already low prices. Join us this Saturday April 22nd from 9am to 10pm.

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So what to buy at Bookmans Mesa this weekend, you know, besides everything you can possibly get your hands on? We have a few suggestions (five in fact) to help you get the most at the Bookmans Mesa 25% off sale.

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Our Backroom Rules | Being Green All Year Long

Posted in Core Values on 19 Apr by Caity Evans


Here at Bookmans we don’t just celebrate the Earth for the month of April, we go green all year long. That’s right, every single day we go to extreme lengths to ensure our carbon footprint is as small as possible. The very basis of our business model is “buy, sell, trade,” which keeps usable items out of the landfill and resourced into a new home. Aside from the joy that sparks at our trade counter and the nature of reusing perfectly good items, we also have “backroom rules” that employees are encouraged to follow to further our dedication to a better, brighter future.

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Bookmans Midtown Shares Their Favorite Music

Posted in Musical Notes on 11 Apr by Caity Evans


If there’s one thing Bookmans employees love unanimously, it’s music. Some of us are readers, some gamers and others musicians, but something we all relate to are musical vibes. We pump it through the speakers in our stores, we chat about it while buying on the counter and for some of us it gets played on our instruments. To help you get to know us a little better over here at Midtown, we asked some of our phenomenal employees to tell us their current favorite song. We know this can be the supreme challenge, but they all took it well.

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Green Hearts This April At Bookmans

Posted in In Our Stores, News on 01 Apr by Caity Evans


It is no secret that Bookmans has mad love for planet earth. Recycling is in our blood and our business model. Every April we celebrate this big blue marble with events that highlight the environment. Join us for  educational workshops on climate change and kids activities where you can bring out your inner Lorax and speak for the trees. From the picturesque Sonoran Desert to the tall pines of Northern Arizona, our Bookmans locations have earth-friendly events to help you show some love to Mother Earth. Take a peek at our events calendar to see what we mean.

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Cleverly Crafting: The Best of Bookmans Craft Books

Posted in In Our Stores on 30 Mar by Caity Evans


Bookmans celebrates Arts & Crafts all year long, but we highlight it in the glorious month of March! With just a couple days left we wanted to highlight the best of our craft books for you to get your hands on this Spring.

Tucson is full of artists and crafters and you better believe they make Bookmans their number one stop when looking for inspiration! If it’s not in our “Art Room” where we have books on sculpting, quilting, claying (that’s a thing, right?) and many other crafty ideas, then it’s in the art we have hanging in our stores, or the amazing little trinkets that can be re-purposed for all sorts of creative endeavors. There’s never a dull spot in a Bookmans; inspiration flows through our orange shelves like the wind in the willows!

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Bookmans Midtown Housewarming Party

Posted in Community Events, Contests & Giveaways, In Our Stores, News on 30 Mar by Caity Evans


Have you heard the news? Bookmans Grant has moved and is now Bookmans Midtown. Located at 3330 E. Speedway Blvd, just east of Country Club in Tucson, our new Midtown store is open with all the Bookmans bells and whistles, including great deals on new and used books, movies, games, instruments and more!

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The Get Down on Instruments | Bookmans

Posted in Merchandise on 21 Mar by Caity Evans


Bookmans celebrates all things arts and crafts during the month of March. We have craft fairs scheduled, beautifully crafted displays of coloring books and supplies for all your artistic endeavors. A department of our store that gets over looked this month, however, is our musical instruments! That’s artful, right?! At our new Bookmans Midtown we have everything you’ll ever need to start, progress or enhance your musical quest. The employees we have in our instrument department are dedicated musicians themselves and can offer the best tips for an array of players. They are knowledgeable not only on the instruments we have in stock but also on the going rates and can offer you the best deals in town. We take pride in not only providing you with the  best items at the best price  but also our dedication to being as helpful as we can possibly be.

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