YA Books for Fall
Here at Bookmans, we love a good YA book. It can’t be classic Russian lit all the time. Sometimes you need a pallet cleanser in the form of a kick-ass sci-fi/fantasy novel. Especially one written with younger audiences in mind. If like me, you begrudgingly…
Remembering Toni Morrison
“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces that I am, she gather them and give them back to me in the right order.” = Toni Morrison, Beloved I’m still in mourning from Toni Morrison’s passing. But I was lucky…
I am on a mission. And that mission is to no longer live a plantless bland existence but to instead embark on a fulfilling journey of in-home shrubbery. I am grown now, and grownups have houseplants. So with the help of Warner’s Nursery and many…
Mermaids Throughout the World
With talk of the new Little Mermaid live-action remake, mermaids are back on the scene. Most of the talk so far is focused on the casting of the titular characters. Here at Bookmans, we thought it would be interesting to explore all the cultures that…
3 Nonfiction Summer Reads
Diving into a well of new information with a good nonfiction bio, poli-sci, or history tome sounds like a dream. Learning everything you could want to know about a particular subject is thrilling. These books may seem denser, but nonfiction reads can be a lot…
July Events, Big Sales, and Celebrations at Bookmans!
July is the last of the long summer months, and Bookmans wants to make sure that you have plenty of opportunities to beat the heat and have a blast doing it with our July events! We’ve got so many celebrations heading to Bookmans communities in…
Read With Pride for Pride Month!
June is Pride Month! Many people express and show their support for the LGBTQAI+ communities all year long, but June is a great time to amplify that support. One of the major ways that support can extend further is to share books and films that…
Take A Journey Through Reading
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. . . The man who never reads lives only one.”…
The Summer Fun Has Just Begun at Bookmans!
Did you know summer is one of the busiest times of the year at Bookmans? School is out, and we have much more than just air conditioning and a place to bring your couped up children and pets. With summer nearly at its peak and…
Contest! How to Organize Your Bookshelf
So, you’ve got a lot of books. Of course you do, you’re a total bookworm. But how in the world are you going to organize all that literature? You could always go with the classic organization by author’s last name, but what’s the fun in…
Celebrity Geminis Give the Sign a Good Name
Heading into the month of June, summer is finally here! With summer comes excessive hours of hanging out by the pool, prolonged exposure to the Arizona sun, finding your summer music jam, spending time with friends, among a multitude of other things. But, it also…
Summertime is Officially in Session at Bookmans!
June means different things to different people. For kids, it’s the end of school; for teens, it’s all about being social and having fun. Adults are looking for a reprieve from the heat and some warm weather things to do to keep the summer exciting….
Get and Give Back with Bookmans Summer Reads!
Do you know what’s better than reading a great book? Getting a great book for free! This summer, Bookmans is helping you stock up on all the books you can handle – and help you pay it forward too with Bookmans Summer Reads. From June…
#ThisIsTucson’s Summer Reading Challenge (for Grown-Ups)
This guest blog has been written by Johanna Willett, #ThisIsTucson Reporter (Twitter @johannawillett) Once again, #ThisIsTucson is challenging you to read local with our second Summer Reading Challenge for Grown-Ups. And we are SO EXCITED. Why should kids get to have all the fun?…
Vacation Reads for Every Destination
With school coming to a close and summer fast approaching, or if you are like myself and a firm believer that most of Arizona has only two major seasons and therefore already here, it’s time to start thinking about taking a holiday. If you’re anything like…
Calling All Change-makers! Start Reading with the Local YWCA Book Club!
The YW Southern Arizona Book Club was founded by YWCA S.A. staffers Liane Hernandez and Michelle Pitot. Some may remember it originally titled the Race to Justice Changemaker Book Club. There was also an incredible amount of help from ASU MSW interns Roshann Pressman and…
YWCA: #onamission with 27 Books for Social Justice and Change-making
The staff at the YWCA Southern Arizona have one thing in common; the shared mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Each individual lives, works, and breathes this mission. Though admittedly, they may not have all the answers or know exactly how to achieve it….
YA Novels for Mental Heath Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is often seen as a taboo subject. Many people are too afraid to speak up because of the ever-present stigma surrounding it. Did you know that one in four people are affected by mental illness? We would…
What Bookmans Geeks Geek Out On
Here at Bookmans, we have the privilege to geek out about our work. Best of all, we get paid for it! With collectible knick-knacks and a randomosity of artwork to the beloved video games, books, and movies we all enjoy, it is no surprise that…
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