7 Genius Ways to Make Reluctant Readers Love Reading
It is every parent’s dream that their child will one day devour books like they do candy. Reading can be one of the most magical gifts a child can get, but in this day and age many children would rather sit at watch television or…
25 Tips and Tricks for Dungeons and Dragons Players: Part Two
Thanks to the recent resurgence of 80s nostalgia (I’m looking at you, Stranger Things), the already incredibly popular tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons is attracting new players every day. If you yourself are new to the world of DnD, Bookmans is here to help. Some…
The Best Songs from Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was just released in theaters a few weeks ago. I saw it (because why wouldn’t I?) and I have to say, to my surprise, I was bawling for a good portion of it. The storyline and the songs really…
Sunshine and Fun to Come at Bookmans in August!
The summer days are still long here in Arizona, and everyone is looking some great ways to beat the heat and humidity in August. Lucky you, Bookmans’ August calendar is overflowing with free events for every member of the family. If your jam is painting,…
25 Tips and Tricks for Dungeons and Dragons Players: Part One
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…
Jeff Goldblum: A Love Story
The man, the myth, the legend, beloved the world over. Just like King Midas, everything he touches turns to gold. Trying to explain why the world loves him is harder than trying to explain the vast and complex concept of the universe itself. He is so…
Animal Adoption Urgency Rises With Summer Heat
If you have never owned an animal or you are currently in the market for one, NOW is the time to act. The are many rewards for adopting a new animal, but the road to finding your perfect furever friend may be a long one….
Summer Getaways in Arizona and Beyond
Since our school days, we are kind of trained to think of summer as vacation time. Though, when you live in Arizona, summer seems never-ending. It’s true, that most people find it easiest to get time off as far away from the holidays as possible….
Dogs are the Best Companions
Whether you already have a dog or you’re in the market for one you probably already know that dogs are pretty great. Sorry for you cat lovers out there, but this post is going to be all about our furry canine friends! I could go…
Ten Days of Summer Movie Fun with Loft Cinema Kids Fest
What if you were able to enter the world of Trolls, come back Home, and learn How to Train Your Dragon in just one weekend? Well, this weekend you can at The Loft Kids Fest! And that’s not all the festival is happening Friday, July 20thto Sunday,…
The Crime and Punishment of Classic Literature
Face it! Classic literature is intimidating. From the lengthy words to the old-fashioned ways of thinking, books written before the 21st century have this stigma of dryness and intelligence that feels beyond our own. You are not going to like every single book you read….
How to Rock a Road Trip Playlist
Summer is reaching its end and the thought of school lingering over like a big, gross cloud of adulthood is just… too much to think about right now. We all need a last minute impromptu escape from the mundane. What better way to get away than…
The Superstitions Surrounding Friday the 13th
Everyone knows that Friday the 13th is an especially unlucky day in Western culture, but how did it come to be this way? There are tons of superstitious myths about what causes bad luck, and Friday the 13th is some kind of special magnet to…
Learn Guitar 101 at Mesa's Introduction Workshop
Have you ever wanted to try something new but have been hesitant for any reason? Those reasons could be financial, the nervousness of the unknown trying something new. Maybe it’s just about breaking out of an everyday routine. Well, now is the time to take…
Ultimate Movie Party: House Party
Once upon a time, a slightly goofy hip-hop duo (not the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff) were the hottest thing in town. That time was the 1980s, and no teenager could escape the lure of Kid ‘n Play. Kid ‘n Play were absolutely everywhere…
Review Redemption: Jupiter Ascending
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…
Which Ninja Turtle Are You?
I don’t know about you, but back in the day, I was obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When I say obsessed, I mean it! I watched the cartoon, owned all the movies (my favorite being the second one), wore a Michelangelo costume nearly every…
Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make Your Heart Melt
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…
Three Identical Strangers
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…
Have Some Summer Fun with Bookmans In July!
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….
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