The New Year is upon us, and 2020 is shaping up to be great! Each year brings the possibility of new adventures, and Bookmans is the perfect place to start. Even if you’re not the kind of person who makes resolutions, a new year is a perfect time to rediscover a former passion or find a new hobby to rock your year. Not sure how Bookmans can make this year better? Check out the events and activities we’ve got in store for you in January 2020!


Bookmans Mesa is giving the community so many ways for the whole family to have fun and bond. The family that games together stays together, and that’s why they’ve got a huge lineup of RPG Nights with Crit Hit Tabletop Gaming, Family Board Game Night, Magic the Gathering Meet-Ups, and Pokemon League too.

If you’re more into expressing your creativity, sign up for the Creative Writing Workshop, the New Year, New You Studio Night, or the Ukulele Party. Learn to write, paint, and play – for free! Maybe you’re just missing a piece in the new year’s puzzle? Come meet some adoptables from Arizona Adopt a Greyhound and complete your picture!


Bookmans Phoenix is celebrating something BIG in January 2020 – their 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of being the community’s favorite entertainment destination! Come on by and join the party and even get a piece of anniversary cake. We’re not one to miss a community get-together, so we’ll be attending the Community Block Party for Equality too!

If you’ve made it your mission to read more in the new year, check out the two new book clubs at the Phoenix store. First up is the Sunday Morning Mystery book club. If you’re more of a novel reader, A Novel Idea is the book club for you. Learn the art of painting and ring in the Lunar New Year at Phoenix’s Studio Night event then come back the next day and tackle ukulele lessons as well. That’s a plan for a winning new year!


Ready to kick 2020 into high gear? Join Sacred Mountain Fighting and Healing Arts at Bookmans Flagstaff for a free Intro to Martial Arts session on January 18! If you’re still trying to narrow down your goal for the new year, join them for Vision Board Night. We’ll help you map your future with creativity.

Family fun is in store with the monthly Drag Queen Storytime event and the weekly Read to Me Storytime too! Every member of the family will enjoy Studio Nights painting with Creative Spirits. And you get to take home your art! And remember, whether you’re studying or playing Magic the Gathering, the Flag Cafe is the place to sip some warm drinks and chill.


We’re glad to help you make 2020 the year of new hobbies and adventures! If you’re in Tucson, there are a ton of events to capture your creativity. First, check out some new fun with Tucson Fringe Festival Previews at both Bookmans East and Midtown stores. Speaking of new discoveries, meet and greet some local writers on Author Day at Bookmans Northwest. We’ll also be out in the community at Ted Walker Days!

Family time is in store at our Tucson stores too. Bring the little ones by for a special Storytime with Mr. Nature’s Music Garden and don’t miss Storytime with Sign! If your little ones aren’t so little anymore, they can join you for the EyeCatch Handshape game demo at Midtown. Teens and adults alike will love learning to play Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros., and Magic the Gathering as well. There are also games for every member of the family at Board Game Night with Binary Cocoa!

A new year is a great excuse to challenge your adult self to something new too. Why not try your hand at cooking with the Cookbook Club? Making music is a great way to explore your creative horizons, so join the Northwest store for Ukulele 101 or Guitar 101 at Midtown. Maybe you’re more into creative expression. Signup for the Upcycled Jewelry Studio Night and Studio Nights: Paint Edition as well.

There’s also something for readers and would-be readers alike. Yep, we’re talking book clubs, book clubs, book clubs, and book clubs. Got a story of your own to tell? Share it at the next Tellers of Tales meet up. If you’re still not sure what 2020 holds for you, sit down with Northwest’s resident tarot reader Kay for a peek at your future!

Don’t forget to bring your leashed pet to join you for these adventures! What, you don’t have a pet to leash? Well the add Pima Animal Care Center’s Dog Adoptions event to your calendar and find your forever friend this month!

Believe it or not, there are even more events at each store to make your January incredible. Check out our complete event list and we’ll see you at Bookmans!