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Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make Your Heart Melt

Posted in Bookie Blog, Reel Chat on 05 Jul by


Winnie the Pooh is more than just a honey lovin’ bear. Pooh has been around since 1926 and has stolen hearts all over the world. What people love most about Pooh are his loyalty and fun-loving spirit. There’s also his adventures with his pals Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo, adventures that millions around the world grew up with. There’s something magical about Winnie the Pooh that sticks with you, and here are some of the most heart-melting quotes from these iconic characters.

NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Owl, Rabbit, 1988-91, © Walt Disney / Courtesy: Everett Collection                                          © Walt Disney / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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Three Identical Strangers

Posted in Reel Chat on 03 Jul by


What makes a movie a must see? Is it the genre, the actors, or the talent behind the screen? For me, it all comes down to a fascinating story. Right from the get-go, a superb movie can make you see and feel things from so many different points of view. Movies have the power to share life experiences, dreams and aspirations and so much more. Pair that with an exceptional trailer that will pique anyone’s curiosity and you have the ability to showcase something truly special.  The new documentary Three Identical Strangers is definitely something special.

Have Some Summer Fun with Bookmans In July!

Posted in News on 01 Jul by


July is a shaping up to be a spectacular month for Bookmans events! Some of our most popular events expanding to other stores in Arizona over the next few weeks, and that means that there’s a whole lot more fun coming your way this summer. Grab your calendar and pencil in your faves!

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The Case for Physical Music

Posted in Musical Notes on 28 Jun by


There are so many ways to tune in to your favorite music! A lot of people stream music via web services, some channel into their favorite radio station, other sare even bring it back with the wax. Some still keep their case full of CDs in great condition. While convenience makes a good argument for buying an album online, I also loved being able to a have my own physical copy! Physical copy gives ownership. There’s never a chance that a purchased album will mysteriously disappear from your music library on your phone after an update. Which happens way more often than it should. It also allows fans to display their music. And have you ever tried to get a digital download autographed? Here are more reasons to love physical music. 

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The 2018 Summer Kids Events Continue!

Posted in Community Events, News on 28 Jun by


Summer is in full effect and Bookmans has been the place to be for summer fun! As we wrap up our June events, we are gearing up for all these incredible July and August Summer Kids Events! No matter which Bookmans store you call your favorite, there is a whole lot of fun in store for little ones to enjoy. From sea-themed adventures to Ninja Turtles and so much more, your local Bookmans is bursting with free entertainment at all our Summer Kids Events!

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VR: Taking Gaming to the Next Level

Posted in Games, Play: A Gamer's Blog on 27 Jun by


Is it finally time to take the plunge and invest in a virtual reality gear? If you’re interested in technology, are a serious gamer who needs the latest and greatest, or are just looking for a new and exciting experience, it’s time to take a virtual reality video game offerings. Follow me down the rabbit hole of video game VR and discover some pretty awesome game recommendations that were literally made to be experienced in virtual reality.

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Creative Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

Posted in Community Events, In Our Stores on 25 Jun by


Summer just began and the heat… Let’s just say it is not holding back. We’re in for more hot days than we’d like to admit. It’s enough to make you want to stay indoors with the A/C cranked up until that grueling sun goes down. It may be easy to binge-watch Netflix all summer, but that can get tiring day after day. You don’t have to dread that long summer heat any longer by taking a look at this list that will get you off your couch and keep you entertained as well as active. Not melting is a huge plus too. Let’s get into some summer fun!

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Feeling the Love for Flagstaff’s Pride In The Pines

Posted in Community Events on 22 Jun by


What is pride? You have undoubtedly heard a lot about Pride Month, Pride parades, and Pride events in June. One of those events, Pride in the Pines, is an annual favorite. Pride in the Pines is an incredibly fun weekend and a reminder to celebrate diversity in your local community. Bookmans is always here to help celebrate pride. Here’s why.

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Lavatory Loobrary: National Bathroom Reading Month

Posted in Bookie Blog on 19 Jun by


June is National Bathroom Reading Month. Seriously, we aren’t joking! The average person spends around 2,200 hours on the toilet in a lifetime. What you do with that time is what really matters. I mean, it is a lot of time on your hands. Put down your phone and pick up one of these books perfect for your time on the porcelain throne!

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Movie Review: Incredibles 2

Posted in Reel Chat on 18 Jun by


The wait is finally over. After 14 years of anticipation, Incredibles 2 has a lot to live up to. Incredibles 2 finds itself in a tough position. On one hand, in the era of superhero movies, things have become somewhat formulaic. On the other, with such a large time gap between movies, living up to audiences hype is a daunting task. Incredibles 2 handles both of these issues with utmost ease. Let’s dive in (***spoilers ahead***)!

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Ultimate Movie Party: Marie Antoinette

Posted in Reel Chat on 17 Jun by


Do you think that a truly great party deserves time, effort, and all you can give it to make it the best night ever? If you’re one to go above and beyond to show your friends a good time, this Ultimate Movie Party is for party royalty. Marie Antoinette, like the woman herself, is not without its flaws, but man does it make for a great party movie. Here’s why Marie Antoinette should be your Ultimate Movie Party choice. On y va!

Marie Antoinette movie poster
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Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame Is Worth Revisiting

Posted in Reel Chat on 14 Jun by


Since Snow White premiered in 1937, Disney movies have influenced generations with their magical stories and impressive animation. As the days of classic 2D animation are replaced with the new doe-eyed CGI characters, some of us are feeling a little nostalgic for the days when each detail was painstakingly drawn, animated and colored for our unique viewing pleasure. One of the most beautiful and underrated Disney films, in my opinion, comes from the Disney renaissance era. It’s time to talk about The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla

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Journals: A Love Affair

Posted in In Our Stores, Merchandise on 13 Jun by


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.

PoeFest: Student Writing Competition 2018

Posted in Contests & Giveaways, News on 09 Jun by


PoeFest is celebrating its 10th year commemorating the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and you can be a part of it all at multiple locations throughout Phoenix, Arizona this October. PoeFest has been a labor of love for a decade. When PoeFest first opened, it did so to just six audience members. With a packed audience on the third night, they knew they had something special. The fest includes mainstage productions of Poe’s short stories every weekend during the month of October with Poe’s stories rotate nightly. PoeFest culminates on Halloween night with ‘The Raven’ at Rosson House Museum. But there’s something extra special about PoeFest that makes Bookmans honored to be a sponsor!

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Ten Best Book Quotes of All Time

Posted in Bookie Blog, Core Values on 07 Jun by


Nothing is more important than your favorite book. From the characters you fall in love with to the words that continue speaking to you even after you put the book down, the right book can stay with you forever. These magical words end up taking over your life, covering your walls, captions on social media, and some permanently etched on your body. Whatever the words, they stick with you through the darkest and brightest of times. Without further adieu, here are my top ten favorite book quotes of all time!

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Ticket Tuesday | Hereditary

Posted in Contests & Giveaways, Reel Chat on 05 Jun by


***CONTEST CLOSED***

Undoubtedly the hottest horror movie to hit the big screen in a long time, there is a near-audible buzz surrounding A24’s new film, Hereditary! From writer/director Ari Aster, Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne. YOU CAN WIN a prize pack including movie passes to see what critics are calling the Best Horror Movie of 2018!

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GIVEAWAY: iHeartRadio’s My 92.9 and R Entertainment present Tucson Kidsfest!


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Kidsfest is a Summer event you won’t want to miss! iHeartRadio’s My 92.9 and R Entertainment present Tucson Kidsfest powered by Tucson Electric Power, June 23-24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The largest family event in Tucson will be held indoors at the Tucson Convention Center and will offer activities for kids of all ages. Activities include the TNT Slam Dunk Show, a dinosaur encounter where kids can interact with dinosaurs and participate in a fossil digging challenge, game trucks, inflatables, carnival rides, electric animal rides, a Bookman’s Entertainment Area with Nintendo 64, a musical instrument petting zoo, endless giveaways and more!

 

 

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Facing the Music

Posted in Musical Notes on 04 Jun by


Music all starts with a single vibration. These vibrations can be such a significant part of who we are, what we believe, how we feel, and the way we communicate it all. Music is essential, music is entertainment, music is culture, music is composure, music is pertinent, music is passion, music is relatable. And now more than ever, music is relevance. It’s 2018 and artist are seizing the industry, with music that is flying in the mug of deep-rooted social issues. Just look at the recent revival of Childish Gambino with “This is America” and Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win. In an era of social chaos, these are the artists forcing you to face the music.

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Celebrate Summer with Bookmans This June!

Posted in Community Events, News on 01 Jun by


Summertime is here and we cannot wait to bring a whole lot of summer fun to your local Bookmans store in June! If you haven’t already heard, the annual Bookmans Summer Kids Events have kicked off and the children are having a great time. It’s the best way to keep kids entertained during the long summer months and it’s absolutely free. Of course, Bookmans wouldn’t stop there! Our stores are here to help you tackle the summer heat and discover some exciting new activities all month long!

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Exploring Mythical Creatures

Posted in Bookie Blog on 30 May by


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is only a drop in the bucket of mythological and magical creatures. Just like Newt Scamander, I am fascinated by the wide variety and cultures and stories of these creatures. But mermaids, unicorns, and dragons are everywhere in pop culture. I want to expand my horizons and look into some lesser-known mythological creatures. Luckily, I work in a bookstore. I get to explore my wildest daydreams every single day (and you’re welcome to join me)! Here are some of the interesting creatures I discovered lurking in the lesser-known areas of mythology.

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