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Author: Valerie R

Ultimate Movie Party: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted in Reel Chat on 24 Apr by Valerie R


Time is fleeting, isn’t it? It’s almost astounding, really. Whatever happened Saturday nights that meant something? When madness takes its toll and you’ve just got to keep control, trade in the tired make-your-own-pizza party night at your house and jump to the left for once. That’s right – it’s time to do the Time Warp with your nearest and dearest!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie poster of Dr. Frank-N-Furter sitting on a a pair of red lips

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Bookmans Welcomes a New Community Outreach Coordinator!

Posted in News on 21 Apr by Valerie R


Bookmans has been working with the local communities our stores serve for more than 40 years. From school and charity donations to festivals to animal rescue events, Bookmans has been proud to work hand-in-hand with community leaders and representatives to make our cities outstanding. Of course, we couldn’t do that without talented individuals who make the community connections that matter. In the booming Tucson community, we needed someone with the know-how and infectious smile to make those important connections, and that’s what our new Community Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Engs brings to the table. We already know that she’s an expert at building bridges and working with the Tucson community, but Bookmans loves to find and share what people geek out about too. Let’s get to know a bit more about Stephanie with some Q&A, Bookmans-style!

Two photo booth sheets of Stephanie, Bookmans new Community Outreach Coordinator for Tucson. The image has a rose pattern background and reads "Welcome Stephanie!" Read More…

Record Store Day is Almost Here!

Posted in Contests & Giveaways, In Our Stores, Musical Notes on 19 Apr by Valerie R


*Bookmans is NOT A PARTICIPATING RECORD STORE DAY STORE*

If you’ve ever been to Bookmans, you know that we LOVE our VINYL! Our stores across Arizona are proud to share our love of music with the world. Visit any Bookmans store and you’ll find row after row of shiny, supremely cool vinyl records, both new and used. it should be no surprise that we are so excited to celebrate vinyl in all its glory on Record Store Day 2018.

Bookmans Record Store Day sale and event flyer

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Freebie Friday: Rampage Movie Ticket Giveaway!

Posted in Contests & Giveaways on 06 Apr by Valerie R


***CONTEST CLOSED***
It’s #FreebieFriday! 3 WINNERS will score a pair of ADVANCED SCREENING tickets for the new Warner Bros. Pictures movie Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson! These tickets are for the 7 PM screenings at the Harkins Arizona Mills in Phoenix (April 9th or April 10) or the Century El Con theater in Tucson (April 9).  (Winners must arrive at theaters by 6:30 PM.) Find out how to enter below!

It’s Easy Being Green at Bookmans this April!

Posted in Community Events, In Our Stores, News on 31 Mar by Valerie R


Bookmans is associated with our iconic orange color, but at our core, we are green through and through! While you celebrate the gloriously long evenings, tackle spring cleaning, and adventure into everything outdoors, be sure to add these exciting and free Bookmans events into your April schedule and join us for some good, green fun!

Get Excited for Earth Month with Bookmans Poster

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Ultimate Movie Party: Clueless

Posted in Reel Chat, Uncategorized on 17 Mar by Valerie R


You may have noticed that the 1990s are totally back. From fashion to music, everyone is getting in on the fun and funky styles of Xennials’ teenage years. With that in mind, this Ultimate Movie Party blog is giving you the 411 on hosting an unforgettable Clueless-themed movie night! Is there anything better than rolling with your homies at a movie party? Uh, I don’t think so!

Clueless movie poster

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Movie Soundtracks That Rock My World: Part Two

Posted in Musical Notes, Reel Chat on 14 Mar by Valerie R


No matter how many years after their release, these soundtracks have found their way onto playlist after playlist. Some are newer but hit all the right notes. Some are nearing 20 years old and still have so much life in them that I can’t bear to take them out of my rotation. And why would I? In my last blog, I covered just half of my go-to movie soundtracks. Here are the rest of the soundtracks that put a smile on my face every single time I hear them.

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Movie Soundtracks That Rock My World: Part One

Posted in Musical Notes, Reel Chat on 19 Feb by Valerie R


Movies are true works of art. Most of us use our inner critics to take in a movie’s acting performances and the director’s storytelling abilities.  Those who study film (or are just passionate movie watchers) will also pay attention to the world of the story created by the writers and the cinematographer’s eye for space and light as well. There are costumes, sets, edits – a million little things that can make a movie great or merely average. My favorite “little thing” is the movie soundtrack.

For me, music can make or break a movie. These are just some of the most outstanding movie soundtracks that make my world go ’round.

Movie still image graphic: The Life Aquatic, Drive, and Purple Rain

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Ultimate Movie Party: True Romance

Posted in Reel Chat on 30 Jan by Valerie R


Welcome to the first edition of Ultimate Movie Party, Bookmans’ new blog about pairing an excellent movie with its soulmate party elements. Instead of just flopping on the couch for a run-of-the-mill movie night, celebrate your love of cinema by throwing the ultimate movie party that puts your guests smack-dab into the world of your favorite flicks, food and all! What goes better with a movie than some family, friends and movie-themed festivities that perfectly complement your viewing experience, right? 

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A Murderino’s True Crime Reading List

Posted in Bookie Blog on 25 Jan by Valerie R


Held a place in your heart for true crime stories for decades or new to the scene? There is certainly something undeniably fascinating about every aspect of this macabre world of storytelling. It’s hard to keep true crime books on our shelves these days, and everyone seems to have a story to tell in one form or another. From tales of survival to unsolved murders, two women blend their enthusiasm for true crime into one killer podcast. Best of all, their accompanying reading list is just as incredible as their show.

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Proof that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the Best Show Ever

Posted in In Our Stores, Reel Chat on 10 Jan by Valerie R


Okay, maybe I don’t have proof. What I do have is some really strong evidence to support my claim that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the best show to ever air on television. If you don’t believe me, it’s time for a rewatch.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show main cast photo

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4 Very Good Reasons to Trade at Bookmans

Posted in Core Values, In Our Stores, Merchandise, Uncategorized on 29 Nov by Valerie R


It is not uncommon for people new to Bookmans to have a “wow” experience when they come through the door. Who wouldn’t with all the incredible items the local community stocks our stores with? Way more than shelves jam-packed with books of all kinds, Bookmans trade includes vinyl records, musical instruments, movies, video games, home goods, collectibles, and gift items. Since you never know what you’re going to find, every visit is like a treasure hunt.

The only thing that makes scouring shelf after orange shelf all the more enjoyable is having a Bookmans trade slip in your pocket. What is it about that little yellow trade slip that makes shopping so much more exciting?  

books, Batman comic book, and Bookmans trade slip on wooden desktop

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Bookmans $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway Rules

Posted in Uncategorized on 05 Nov by Valerie R


 

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We Owe It All to You, Tucson!

Posted in News, Uncategorized on 27 Oct by Valerie R


Each year, an intrepid team at the Tucson Weekly embarks on a mission to get Tucsonans to show some love for their city. How do Tucsonans display their affections? They cast their votes for Best of Tucson® awards! It is with so much excitement and true gratitude that Bookmans announces that we were voted Best in three different categories for Best of Tucson® 2017! And we owe it all to you, Tucson!

Bookmans won your vote for Best Bookstore, Best Storytime, and Best Video Game Store in Tucson!

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