Poefest: Arizona Student Writing Competition 2021
PoeFest 2021 is celebrating its 13th year commemorating the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and you can be a part of it all. PoeFest has been a labor of love for a decade. When PoeFest first opened, it did so to just six audience members….
Why I Read to My Dog
We all know a dog is (wo)man’s best friend. While most dogs aren’t performing the ancient tasks we bred them to do anymore, they’ve found new ways to love us unconditionally. Your dog is always there if you need help pre-rinsing the dishes, he doesn’t…
Bookmans Interviews: Author Gene Luen Yang!
OMG, you guys! Bookmans had the HUGE privilege of speaking with the fantastic author and illustrator Gene Luen Yang this week. We cannot express how much this interview has been a tremendous boon for Bookmans. We had TWO Bookmans marketing team members talk to Mr….
Totally Bingeable T.V. and Me
Like the typical Bookmans customer and employee, I spend a lot of my free time reading books, playing video games (catch me twice a week online with our sponsored streamers What What Media Group), listening to music, and above all things, binge-watching all the TV…
5 Black Women Who Made History (& Wrote About It)
It’s Black History Month, and we hope you are celebrating the Black voices who make history and are shaping the world today. I couldn’t let this month draw to a close without bringing attention to voices who overcame the “double handicap,” in the words of…
Bookish Resolutions: 2021
Maybe you planned to ring in the New Year with advancing your cooking skills to the next level, spending more time playing your favorite video games, watching more movies, or perhaps your ‘To Be Read’ list has gotten a little out of hand. Whatever your…
Winner Wednesday: LegoLand!
**** CONTEST CLOSED**** We get it. Last year was tough. Do you now have all of this built-up creativity and can’t decide what the best outlet for it should be? Let us help you (Re)tell your story this new year. Are you ready to embark…
Hello, 2021, Goodbye 2020!
Goodbye, 2020, and hello 2021! Let’s not part without a few words. Bookmans is so grateful to everyone in our communities who prioritized local businesses like ours, kept our communities safe with your sacrifice and service, wore and still wear masks to protect others, and…
We’ve Got Your Favorite Things Covered
What are your favorite things? Everyone has some favorite things that they love to collect, share, and decorate their lives with. The holidays are all about giving others something incredibly special, and that includes yourself as well. If you’re a fan of books, music, movies,…
December Brings Our Favorite Things!
Boy, oh boy, does Bookmans have exactly what you’re looking for this holiday season! A whole lot of your favorite entertainment options in one store? Yes. A safe space for you to browse or grab something curbside to check off every giftee on your list?…
NaNoWriMo Through a Pandemic
Can you believe it is already November? You know what that means. It’s NaNoWriMo time! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is an annual writing marathon that runs throughout November. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30…
Spread Kindness with ThanksgivingBACK Books!
Bookmans has long been a supporter of literacy, and you can be too with ThanksgivingBACK! You’ve heard it before – reading is fundamental. That means that literacy is an essential skill that children can build on from early childhood. Literacy helps children develop necessary groundwork…
A Ton of October Fun at Bookmans!
Are you feeling the air getting colder, maybe just a little? Us too! Bookmans stores are focusing all our efforts on having October fun! From local love to doggone fun to super special giveaways, Bookmans is making October the best month of the year. Take…
Quaranteam: Time to Choose
Loosley based on the alignment system, I took some of my favorite TV characters and created eight quaranteams. Now that we aren’t under lockdown, your quaranteam might be based on the division of labor, someone wise or funny for those tough days, or maybe that…
Bookshelf: Self-Help in Quarantine
Self-help is a sensitive topic for a lot of us. Cultural, psychological, emotional, embracing, or dismissive attitudes toward self-improvement aside, we deserve the best versions of ourselves. There are only so many times you can grab the remote before you catch your reflection in the…
Get and Give with 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 July…
Pandemic: Books Recs for a Quarantine
Do you really know what is contagious during a pandemic? Paranoia. The fear of contracting a disease or being around those that may or may not be afflicted. Many have either read about or watched films based on world epidemics and pandemics; now we are…
Nirvana Rocked My World
When I was growing up, it was pretty normal to spend a Saturday with the family listening to records as we all spent the day hanging around the house. Thanks to a family with eclectic tastes that spanned decades, I was exposed to so many…
Board Games Worth Revisiting
The past few months have given many of us a chance to spend lots of quality time with our families. There are plenty of things to do at home alone, but if you are looking for something to do with the whole family, why not…
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