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Author: Destiny Cooper

Art Supplies Put to the Test!

Posted in In Our Stores, Merchandise on 06 Sep by Destiny Cooper


The plan was simple: purchase the pens and colored pencils I pined for. Grab tons of bags. Make those bags beautiful. Sneak them back into the bag supply. Watch the fun. Here’s how it all went down.


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Adventures in Book Arts and Crafts

Posted in Bookie Blog, In Our Stores on 28 Aug by Destiny Cooper


As a cashier, I’m in the unique position to see nearly everyone’s epic finds. I meet great people and talk about my favorite games, bands, and books. I end those conversations with a reminder of our 7-day guarantee in the event there’s any problem with the book or disk. Now and then the reply back is: “does the condition matter?” The reason being, the item is going in an art project. This blog post is a shout out to the artists and the crafters. The customers that see potential in the finds others would discard. Let’s dive into the world of book art!

Book art with book open and a folded heart made of paper in 3D facing front

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25 Tips and Tricks for Dungeons and Dragons Players: Part One

Posted in Games, Merchandise on 31 Jul by Destiny Cooper


Wow – there’s been a lot of love for Dungeons and Dragons at Bookmans lately. People are picking up the Lost Mine of Phandelver starter set, dice, and game books in droves. There’s no better time to impart some wisdom for newbies from a veteran player! Hopefully, these will help you navigate the world of D&D and bring a new level of adventure to your game nights!

Review Redemption: Jupiter Ascending

Posted in Reel Chat on 09 Jul by Destiny Cooper


Ever hear horrible reviews about a movie and go from excited to see it to skip it altogether? A few months or years later, you may give one of those movies a chance and realize – it wasn’t that bad. Yeah, me too. If you’ve ever thought a movie was unfairly reviewed after you’ve been able to judge it for yourself, read on. You may just want to give the movie Jupiter Ascending – and countless critically-panned films – another chance. Buckle up, readers. This is a long one.

Movie Poster for Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum

Journals: A Love Affair

Posted in In Our Stores, Merchandise on 13 Jun by Destiny Cooper


There’s something magical about a crisp clean blank book with a badass cover… Bookmans, the purveyor of fine readables and cool knickknacks, is no slouch brand new journal department. They include themed foiled notebooks, classy leather bounds, bright sketchbooks, gorgeous Decomposition books, and more. There’s a design for everyone, from sleek guitars to ballerinas to fantasy art. One of my favorite things to do while working at Bookmans is eyeing those beautiful embossed covers and foiled colors – they make the books almost glow! If you’ve been bitten by the journaling bug or are looking for the perfect gift for someone special, you just can’t beat a journal. Let me tell you why.

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