01 Oct

Halloween Fun and Fall Frolics Are On the Way!

Bookmans is so excited to share our jam-packed schedule of upcoming October events with you, Arizona! From Dungeons & Dragons to haunted Halloween fun to incredible Studio Nights, there is an event at Bookmans that is made just for you. It’s time to dive into the Frightful Fall fun with Bookmans!

07 Sep

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 interest, there are amazing events coming your way all month long at your local Bookmans!

01 Jul

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. Grab your calendar and pencil in your faves!

28 Jun

The 2018 Summer Kids Events Continue!

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!

09 Jun

PoeFest: Student Writing Competition 2018

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!

01 Jun

Celebrate Summer with Bookmans This June!

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!

22 May

The Great American Read: The Search for America’s Favorite Book

When it comes to books, there’s no harm in playing favorites, right? We all have a list of books that loom large in our hearts, but can one book be America’s favorite? That’s exactly what PBS aims to find out with The Great American Read!

16 May

2018 Summer Kids Events Lineup!

Now that school is out, Bookmans is the place to keep cool and have fun all summer long! Join us all summer long from May through August for a new endeavor at your favorite Bookmans store! Conduct mad science experiments, journey through galaxies far far away, explore the seven seas, and have to fun with zoo animals, musical instruments, magic and more! Bookmans is the place to be for educational, interactive and most importantly fun events sure to combat the Summer boredom blues. Check out what’s in store at your local Bookmans with free Summer Kids Events this May and June!

01 May

Winners Happen Every Day at Bookmans!

Bookmans’ goal is to help our customers discover new and interesting things at every visit to our stores. In one trip you can find a new favorite comic book, unearth books you’ve been meaning to read for years, grab some décor for your house, score some Blu-rays for movie night, explore generations of music, and play a few levels of a classic video game to get reacquainted with it. Ah! Browsing never sounded so incredible!

Excited man winning free video games and movies at Bookmans

01 May

Geek Out with Bookmans in May!

Bookmans is into geeking out any day, anytime, and anywhere. But there’s just something about May that makes us geek out harder than ever. From video games to comics to music to movies, Bookmans is the place people go to expand your geeky horizons. It’s where we dive deep into our respective fandoms with reckless abandon. Join Bookmans in celebrating all the little things we geek out about with these free in-store events this May!

May banner image that reads Your Purchase, On Us. 2 Winners. Every Store. Every Day. For More Than 20 Years. The image features 4 people excitedly holding up their free Bookmans purchases including books, comic books, and video games.

21 Apr

Bookmans Welcomes a New Community Outreach Coordinator!

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!"

31 Mar

It’s Easy Being Green at Bookmans this April!

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

01 Dec

Month Of Merriment At Bookmans!

December is finally here and with it, Bookmans’ Month of Merriment begins! Not only are we the one stop shop for everyone on your holiday list but we also have a calendar full of awesome events taking place in our stores. From visits with St. Nick to holiday puppet shows and musical performances, ’tis the season for awesome events at Bookmans stores.

Bookmans Month of Merriment holiday image featuring ornaments, pinecones, snowflakes, stars, and holiday leaves and berries

06 Nov

Meet Suyin, Event Liaison at Bookmans Flagstaff!

Good news! We have a brand new member of the Bookmans Flagstaff team! Please help us welcome Suyin Boles into the Bookmans events family. Suyin comes to us with a wonderland of experience including Disneyland, Disney World, and SeaWorld. Growing up in Northern Arizona, Bookmans Flagstaff has always been Suyin’s home store. As a grad of The University of Arizona, Suyin spent plenty of time with her fellow Wildcats shopping at our three Tucson locations. We recently had a chance to sit down with Suyin to ask her some very important questions, including what’s her favorite thing about Bookmans.

30 Oct

Shop Local Give Local Sale At Bookmans East!

Bookmans is bringing you the deals once again! Bookmans East Tucson location is having a 20% off storewide sale to celebrate shopping and giving local this busy holiday season. Enjoy 20% books, movies, music and more all day Sunday, November 5th. But that’s not all! Bring a children’s book donation to Make Way for Books and receive an additional 10% off your purchase. That’s right! You can get a total of 30% off just by bringing in your gently used Berenstain Bears or Magic School Bus books. And you can use your trade credit! So mark your calendar and clean out your library for the Bookmans Shop Local Give Local Sale. This promotion can not be combined with other discounts or offers. #LocalLove

27 Oct

We Owe It All to You, Tucson!

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!

11 Oct

No, You’re the Best! Thank You, Phoenix

We’re so excited to announce that Bookmans was voted Best Used Bookstore 2017 in the Reader’s Choice section of the New Times Best of Phoenix Competition! None of this could have happened without our awesome customers in the Valley of the Sun. We consider ourselves fortunate to do what we do each day. Your support has helped us stick around as Arizona’s largest local used media store for over 40 years. With Bookmans locations across the state, we have Arizonans covered wherever you may reside. But today, we are highlighting just a few of the countless things we love about Phoenix, Arizona. Thank you for making our year!

02 Oct

Geek & Sundry | The Wednesday Club

By Guest Blogger, C’loni Bailey, Bookmans Enthusiast and Cosplay Connoisseur.

Have you ever wanted to get into comics but didn’t know where to begin? Have you been reading comics but don’t know what to read next? Do you enjoy watching awesome people geek out about the comics they love? Then The Wednesday Club is for you! The Wednesday Club is a Geek and Sundry Twitch show about everything comics, hosted by Matt Key, Amy Dallen, and Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), three of the most wonderful geeks you could ever watch. The Wednesday Club is the perfect show for comic newbies who want to get into comics but feel overwhelmed with all possibilities because, let’s face it, there are a LOT of the comics and it can be hard to know where to even start. Even just picking a superhero to start with can be complicated – there are so many timelines and alternate universes and mash-ups, oh my!

01 Sep

Get Caught Reading Banned and Challenged Books at Bookmans!

Banned Books Month is here! Every September, Bookmans proudly celebrates literature contraband as we highlight the astounding amount of titles that have been the subject of censorship. From the King James Bible to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to Brown Bear Brown Bear to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, censorship knows no prejudice. Titles across all genres have been removed from schools and libraries across the United States. Whether it’s a children’s picture book that is rumored to promote Marxism or a villain who is perceived to be too mean, books are banned or challenged more often than most people realize. It’s even likely that some of your most cherished bedtime stories were once banned. Bookmans stores across AZ are hosting a plethora of events for all you rebel readers out there who proudly read banned and challenged books.

19 Jul

Bookmans Summer Sale | BOGO Board Games and Puzzles

Bookmans stores across Arizona will be hosting a Summer Sale this weekend, July 22nd and 23rd! Stock up on everything you need to escape the heat this summer and be entertained…indoors! Head to Bookmans stores for this sweet Summer Sale as we offer a buy-one-get-one deal on all board games and puzzles. This promotion cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and is limited to one per customer. In honor of this amazing sale, we would like to offer up our suggestions for a few family game night staples you could pick up at the Bookmans Summer Sale. The games and puzzles are sure to bring the laughs at family game night. So sit back and relax as we provide some tabletop suggestions sure to combat any restlessness during these hot summer months.

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