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…
May Your Geek Flag Fly!
Bookmans stores have everything all manner of geeks could ask for. Whatever your geek freak, from video games to vinyl to books, we’ve got you. Bookmans is the place to let your geek flag fly in May! Check out what’s in store and definitely take…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Catch Up with the Bookmans Phoenix Book Challenge!
The Phoenix Book Challenge is in month three of twelve and we are gaining steam! Online reading challenges have helped even the busiest readers get through those TBR piles! A quick internet search will bring up hundreds of results, ensuring there is a challenge for…
Spring Gardening Weekend Guide
As soon as March 1st comes around, I get excited about spring. It’s the first day I feel comfortable giving a side-eye to cold days and plan on putting away my sweaters. That’s especially true here in sunny Southern Arizona. More specifically for me in…
Freebie Friday: Autographed Copy of “Moon Mermaid and the Pirates”
***CONTEST CLOSED*** Things under the sea have always been a mystery to humans. Mermaids are awesome and it’s not hard to see why we are so fascinated with them. There are many legends about mermaids and even a few dozen historical claims of supposedly “real”…
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