Favorite Soundtracks of the Early 2000s
This weekend I got a dose of nostalgia when I saw Donnie Darko at the Loft Cinema as part of their Cult Classics series. Watching the film on the big screen was a treat since I hadn’t up until last Friday. I was not only…
Are You Ready for the Endgame?
Are you ready for the Endgame? I’m counting the days until April 26th. I purchased my tickets. I am ready. In the meantime, however, I’ve been reading all the graphic novels and immersing myself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I also recently rewatched most…
Fun Facts: Ēostre and Easter
With Easter and Earth Day occurring around the same time this year (April 21 and April 22), we thought it would appropriate to discuss the origins of Easter. You probably know that Easter is a pagan holiday altered by Christianity. Who you may not know about…
Employee Interview: Zach, Music Supervisor
Three years can pass quickly when you have one of the most rad jobs in town. Many Bookmans employees stick around to surround themselves with an eclectic selection of merchandise, a quirky set of co-workers, and the coolest of customers. Recently, we caught up with…
Bookmans Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day!
Every book lover’s favorite day of the year, Independent Bookstore Day, is happening April 27! Bookmans is celebrating our independence with a whole lot of awesome storewide events. We can’t wait to celebrate the heart of every independent bookstore – the customers! For 43 years…
Every Single Reaction I Had While Watching the Game of Thrones Premiere
Like practically everyone else with a pulse, I have spent this last week wishing it was Sunday, aka Game of Thrones night. It’s been just over a year and a half, or precisely 596 days, since the season finale of season seven aired leaving us…
Which Fictional Characters Best Describe You?
Let’s face it: our world has been overcome by pop culture for decades. Movies, TV shows, and books are so ingrained in our brains that we can easily describe ourselves as fictional characters. You know, rather than using actual adjectives. I went around and asked…
Ticket Tuesday: Days on the Green Festival Music Festival
***CONTEST CLOSED*** Lucky Man Concerts presents the inaugural Days On The Green Music Festival. Slightly Stoopid and Sublime With Rome are headlining! There are also special guests at Fear Farm located at 2209 North 99th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85037 on April 19 and 20. Bookmans Phoenix…
Unofficial Record Store Day at Bookmans!
Bookmans stores may not be official Record Store Day event stores, but we are definitely the go-to music and vinyl destination for thousands of people in Arizona. That’s why we want you to join our stores after you grab your Record Store Day releases and…
6 Quotes to Get You Pumped for Indie Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day is just around the corner and Bookmans couldn’t be more excited. Bookmans stores across the state are gearing up for his annual event, planning awesome events and bookish fun for their communities. Customers can enjoy author meet & greets and kids bookish…
Where to Recycle and Reuse in the East Valley
We all live on this planet. Why wouldn’t we want to take care of it? We believe it is our responsibility as a company to be compassionate citizens of the world. We are continually striving to reduce our carbon footprint when we recycle and reuse. Awareness…
Go Green and Have Fun with Bookmans in April!
Bookmans is making April a month full of non-stop incredible events and celebrations! We’re keeping our hearts green with some Earth Day happenings and celebrating the independent bookstore all month long! Check out what we’ve got in store for you this month at Bookmans! First,…
Shelfie Goals to Inspire You (and Me) to Bookshelf Greatness
Over this last weekend, my husband finished his three-month project of building me a giant floor to ceiling bookcase. Of course, in true Slytherin pride fashion, I immediately painted the entire thing a beautiful dark green color. One cannot have too much house pride, amiright?…
Bookmans Recommends: Top Ten Irish Folktales
‘Tis the month of the Irish! In March we wear our green, try out their own Irish accents, and enjoy a pint of Guinness. Irish culture is very interesting, we at Bookmans recommend these ten Irish folktales*. 10. Midhir and Étain Being similar to the…
Upcoming Albums We Can’t Wait To Hear
Bookmans folks are big fans of music. From old school classic rock to new and interesting takes on blues, hip hop, and pop, we love and listen to it all. So you better believe that when we hear of a new record coming out from an…
The Cookbook Club
For the first few years of living on my own, I basically survived off of Pizza Rolls, TV Dinners, and Top Ramen. I have never been much of a cook. That’s mostly because the whole process intimidated me. The only thing I could remotely make…
Bookmans Goes Over the Edge
If you live in Tucson or have ever visited for the day, you may have driven past the 5151 building on East Broadway Boulevard. At 17-stories tall, it’s the tallest commercial building in Tucson and my coworker, Stephanie, and I rappelled down it last Saturday….
2019 Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Giveaway!
The Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) returns to the Harkins 101/Scottsdale April 4 through 14, 2019 and Bookmans has you covered. Not only does it provide top-notch film screenings, PFF supports film education, festival panel discussions, and numerous opportunities to meet industry professionals. Bookmans continues to…
Leprechaun 9: The Leprechaun Franchise
On a holiday where you’re movie marathon options are The Boondock Saints or Darby O’Gill and the Little People, I like to remind people of the gems of The Leprechaun franchise. None of which are particularly good, but do offer consistency of quality… sort of….
Spring Reads I’m Here for in 2019!
Spring (reading) is here! While the rest of the world is “tiding up,” we Bookmans folk compile our spring reading piles. And yes, I might have a few fall reads I still need to tackle. (Hello Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, I still see you there). You…
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