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…
Fun Facts: Ēostre and Easter
With Easter and Earth Day occurring around the same time this year (April 21 and April 22), we thought it would appropriate to discuss the origins of Easter. You probably know that Easter is a pagan holiday altered by Christianity. Who you may not know about…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
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…
Proclaim Your Love of Reading with Bookmans!
It’s strange how February is the shortest month of the year but it’s also full of holidays and observances. In February we celebrate Black History Month, Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, and Tell a Fairytale Day. There’s also Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and yes, Super…
New Years Resolutions Guaranteed To Succeed!
Fact: 90% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions loathe them. Of the 100% of those people try to succeed, only .05% actually stick to their resolutions beyond the third week of January. Also, a fact: 100% of that statement was written by an individual…
5 Books For An Inspiring Sagittarius Season
Winter is here (almost officially) and that means its Sagittarius season! With December now in full swing that also means a new moon cycle has come to ruin all of our lives, especially since mercury is still in retrograde. Give us a break already, right?…
Bookmans Gives Back
Something magical happened at the Bookmans warehouse the other day, a collaboration that stretches across continents! All month long, Bookmans has been collaborating with organizations and business across the state from the Educational Enrichment Foundation and Ben’s Bells in Tucson to Voices for CASA Children…
The Thoughtful Gift-Giving Guide
It is simple to get caught up with the hustle and bustle of holiday gift giving. It’s all too easy to lose sight over what, we ourselves, find most important during the holidays. Sometimes we need that subtle reminder that it is time for celebration,…
Thanksgiving Conversation Starters to Save Your Life
The holidays… Filled with family, food, and playful banter. (At least we hope it’s playful!) Sometimes conversations can turn into awkward situations. There’s always that one relative who seems to bring up politics in every conversation. Lucky for you, we are here to help turn…
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