You Know You’re From Tucson When…
I’ve lived in Tucson for nearly three years now. I am originally from the small town of Prescott, Arizona. To that end, jumping right into the hustle and bustle of Tucson gave me quite the culture shock. Tucson was a foreign land to me and…
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….
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…
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….
Spread the Love of Giving!
Did you know that the state of Arizona has over 15,000 registered 501(c)3 charitable organizations? All of these organizations have committed to providing vital services in many forms to our communities. So, why is volunteering important? Volunteers provide economic support to those in need through…
Bookmans Upcycled Holiday Decorating Challenge – Cast Your Vote!
Growing up, Bookmans has always had a special place in my heart and ever since I was a kid, it was a dream of mine to work there. I would always visit the store and find myself completely mesmerized by the expansive bookshelves and the…
‘Tis the Season: Bookmans Phoenix Gives Back
The time that you spend with your family, friends, and chosen loved ones is very special. Here at Bookmans Phoenix, we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have the support of you. Our community has come together to help us help others during this time of…
We are less than a week away from the what might possibly be the most important holiday of the year. Where we celebrate love, friendship, and shower our loved ones with treats and belly rubs. No, no, we are not talking about Thanksgiving. I am…
Why Shop Local?
We all know it is important to support small local businesses. But why? America was built on the backs of small businesses. For centuries, local economies boomed because of the dedication and support of people just like you! Every November Bookmans celebrates Shop Local, Give…
How to Adopt a Shelter Dog in AZ
October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Did you know that approximately 6.5 million animals enter U.S. animal shelters every year? Did you also know that Arizona has the highest rate of euthanasia in the entire country? Bookmans encourage you to adopt instead of shop…
4 Ways to Fight Censorship All Year Round
Throughout the month of September, Bookmans fought the good fight against banned books and censorship! You might have participated in one of our Banned Book events or even bought one of those mysteriously wrapped books at our stores from our Blind Date with a Banned…
Fight Censorship: The Banning Of America’s Toys
Though Bookmans talks a lot about censorship, the truth is that censorship can rear its head in many facets of life. Although this month we celebrate the right to read and encourage getting caught reading with a banned book, we want to open up the…
To Ban or Not to Ban
It makes me sad that, as a society, we need to have a month dedicated to recognizing the impact of ignorance on literature and education. What is worse, books are still being challenged today with bans. Like, right now. Literature has been a staple of…
Great Reasons to Join a Book Club
Have you ever thought of joining a book club before, but not quite sure it’s for you? Well, I have to say that a book club can be for everyone and anyone. Truthfully, you don’t have to love books THAT much to enjoy yourself! Of…
Animal Adoption Urgency Rises With Summer Heat
If you have never owned an animal or you are currently in the market for one, NOW is the time to act. The are many rewards for adopting a new animal, but the road to finding your perfect furever friend may be a long one….
Ten Best Book Quotes of All Time
Nothing is more important than your favorite book. From the characters you fall in love with to the words that continue speaking to you even after you put the book down, the right book can stay with you forever. These magical words end up taking…
Recycle and Reuse: A Celebration Of Earth Month
Bookmans believes it is our responsibility as a business to be compassionate citizens of the planet. We are continuously striving to reduce our carbon footprint. We do this through recycling, reusing, embracing alternative energies, and spreading the word about how you can join us in…
I’m With the Banned: Banned Musicians
Bookmans knows the importance of fighting censorship. Taking a stand against censorship is what keeps this nation free. Got a favorite musician from the good old days? From political rallies to terribly staged photographs, you may be surprised about some of these famous banned musicians!
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