6 Reasons to Go to the Theater
I was born and raised in the small town of Prescott, Arizona. With such a tiny community, there weren’t many theatrical opportunities for children and teens, but I still jumped in on any and all shows that I could. Two years ago I moved to…
25 Gifts You Have To Give This Holiday Season
The holiday shopping season is upon us! And though it can be totally overwhelming not to mention expensive to shower your loved ones with gifts galore, Bookmans has got you covered. We have tons – and I mean TONS – of awesome gift ideas right here in our…
A Month of Merriment is Heading Your Way!
There’s tons of festive cheer to end the year at your local Bookmans this December! Of course, you can’t have much Christmas cheer without a visit from Santa Claus! Bookmans has been in touch with jolly ol’ St. Nick and he assures us that he will…
Shop Local and Give Local with Bookmans!
Every November, Bookmans celebrates Shop Local, Give Local month. We are thrilled to be your local go-to for finding and exploring your love of all things local. Bookmans is always excited to work with local community members and artisans, and this month we have so…
The Greatest Horror Villains of All Time
We all remember the very first horror movie we saw. The one that messed with our brains so much that we were too scared to even get out of bed. When we think about the villains, even years later, they can send shivers down our…
A Haunting Good Time in Phoenix
Phoenix is hosted to a wide variety of happenings. We have several major sports teams, restaurants claiming they are the creator of the almighty chimichanga, and scorching summers. In contrast, did you know that Phoenix is also home to many spooky sites and infamous spectral…
Cassette Tapes: The New Vinyl
You may have thought cassette tapes had died with the 90’s. We’re excited to say that they are back! The resurgence of vinyl has been steady for the past decade, but it isn’t the only media that has come back. In 2016, cassette tapes sales…
4 Ways to Fight Censorship All Year Round
Throughout the month of September, Bookmans fought the good fight against banned books and censorship! You might have participated in one of our Banned Book events or even bought one of those mysteriously wrapped books at our stores from our Blind Date with a Banned…
For the Love of Language
Not a year goes by that you don’t daydream about taking off and seeing the world. Yes, you. You, me, and everyone else too. On our road to becoming the adventurers we would like to be, having a solid second or third language can make…
Fight Censorship and Have Fun with Bookmans in September!
This Fight Censorship Month Bookmans is incredibly excited to celebrate our freedom to read and appreciate art in all its forms in September! We’re also thrilled to host and participate in so many great events within the communities we serve. No matter your age or…
Join Bookmans for Fight Censorship Month
Bookmans fights censorship every month, but in September we intensify our focus. We believe in the freedom to read, watch, play and listen to whatever media we want. In conjunction with Banned Books Week, we highlight ways to speak up and speak out. The right…
Adventures in Book Arts and Crafts
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…
Bookmans Recommends: D.C. Follies
Who doesn’t have something they have fond memories of? One show took America’s funny bone by storm, and I remember it fondly, even if I was too young to get all the jokes. That nostalgic, kooky cocktail of 1980s politics and pop culture has finally…
Pokémon Games Ranked Worst to Best
Pokémon is one of the most iconic video games of all time. First launched in Japan in 1996, this role-playing video game quickly spread worldwide. Game Freak and The Pokémon Company made sure to include a Pokémon game for every Nintendo-based console. For 20+ years…
Gamers Can Score Big At Bookmans
Are you a gamer looking for the latest video game releases? Maybe you’re a collector looking to fill out your retro Nintendo cartridge collection or find some rare Playstation JRPGs. Perhaps you simply want a cheap and entertaining video game system to occupy the kids….
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….
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….
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…
Creative Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer
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….
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