Bookmans About Town | Community Events
Bookmans is known for our fun and free family events at each of our stores. But we’re also out and about around Arizona, supporting the arts and connecting with the community! Come find us in your local neighborhood at some of the coolest cultural events that the Grand Canyon State has to offer. We’re presenting early literacy outreach storytimes at Phoenix Art Museum’s Discount Tire Free Family Weekend on the second Saturday of each month. We’re hosting booths at Flagstaff’s Pickin’ in the Pines and Downtown Tucson’s Second Saturdays. Bookmans is also a part of Wednesday Wind Up, a free event on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month hosted by City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Latino Institute at Civic Space Park. By bridging our stores with the surrounding communities, our goal is to circulate great ideas while promoting Arizona-grown businesses and non-profit organizations. Be sure to stop by one of our booths when you see us at a festival or event, you just might take home a rad prize.
Second Saturdays in Downtown Tucson features live music, great food and fantastic people. Join Bookmans at The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum for Downtown Tucson’s Second Saturdays. Each month we will be setting up shop in the Kids Zone for crafts, games and a free movie! Popcorn provided and you can climb aboard Locomotive 1673 and ring the bell. Every month The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum will feature a different movie with crafts and activities.
•Pickin’ in the Pines
Pickin’ in the Pines is a world-class bluegrass & acoustic music festival that takes place September 15-17, 2017. The festival is presented by Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music (FFOTM), a non-profit organization and staple of the Flagstaff music scene FFOTM brings together bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, gypsy jazz and more to create a unique blend of bands reflecting Flagstaff’s culture. Look for the Bookmans Booth this fall and discover all kinds of interesting musical instruments, prizes, activities and more.
•Team Trivia Night
Explore Downtown Flagstaff and sharpen your trivia skills each Wednesday night at Uptown Pubhouse! Get together with friends for a night of Team Trivia, it’s free to enter and free to win. Take home prizes including Bookmans gift cards, then come shop with us and #treatyourself to something rad.
Phoenix & Mesa
•Cinemania at FilmBar
Once a month, FilmBar hosts an underground, after-hours, cult classic tribute known as Cinemania. This season, we’ve seen favorites like The Warriors, Hausu, and the upcoming Transformers (1980s edition.) Bookmans donates gift cards and cool, quirky prizes to win during the Cinemania trivia contest.
•Discount Tire Family Weekend at Phoenix Art Museum
What an awesome way to tour the Phoenix Art Museum – for free! Check out all the art and activities each month at the Discount Tire Family Weekend at Phoenix Art Museum. Be sure to venture to the Library and join us for Bookmans Family Storytime on the second Saturday of each month. The theme of storytime changes to reflect the exhibits at the museum, so there’s always something new to sing, dance or create!
•Wednesday Wind Up (WWU) at Civic Space Park
Starting back up in September, WWU takes place at Civic Space Park each second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This free event combines live music, outdoor movies, spoken word poetry, food trucks and community partners. Bookmans is always on site with our information and giveaways. In addition to WWU, Bookmans Phoenix and the City of Phoenix partner on Rad Reads, an event that takes place at Bookmans Phoenix once a month. Rad Reads hosts local music, literacy and learning activities all in one spot.
Be sure to take advantage of the awesome public events, festivals and get-togethers that Bookmans frequents, we know you’ll have a great time. We look forward to seeing you! For the full schedule of all events around town and in our stores, please visit our Event Calendar.