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april, 2019

27apr8:30 am10:00 pmIndependent Book Store Day8:30 am - 10:00 pm Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Flagstaff, 1520 S Riordan Ranch St.


Event Details

Bookmans Flag is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with a full day of free events, prizes, celebrations and more. Get an inside look at your fave book store with our VIB (Very Important Book Lover) event, enter to win a Bookmans Prize Pack, Meet local authors like Austin Aslan and Annette McGiveney, explore and learn with Tynkertopia and so much more. Plus exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merch and a day-long book drive benefiting The Literacy Center! Celebrate over 40 years of local independent bookish business with Bookmans Flag.

VIB (Very Important Book Lover) Book Store Tour- 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM

Enjoy an exclusive tour of Bookmans Flagstaff. Coffee and pastries provided by the Bookmans Cafe. Plus Bookmans is extending our employee discount to VIB members! Get 25% off LPs and 50% off cash purchases on used items. Space is limited so make sure you sign up here

Book Drive Benefiting The Literacy Center– All day 

Bookmans Flag will be collecting trade credit and book donations for The Literacy Center. Drop off your gently used k-12 fiction and nonfiction books at Bookmans Flag anytime during Independent Book Store Day.

Enter to win a Bookmans Prize Pack- 9:00 AM to Close.

Enter to win a Bookmans Prize Pack including books movies and a $50 Bookmans gift card. 

Read to Me Story Time! – 9:30 AM – 10:-30 AM

Tynkertopia– 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

11 AM – 1 PM Activities for 3rd – 5th graders

1 – 3 PM Activities for Middle Schools students

Tynkertopia’s mission is to serve as a STEM/STEAM Community Center to empower all residents of Flagstaff and northern Arizona to:

• cultivate skills, strategies, and confidence as independent, lifelong learners;
• expand creativity, inquiry skills, and STEM/STEAM skills and knowledge by
• inviting curiosity
• inspiring wonder
• encouraging playfulness, and
• celebrating unique solutions.

Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase- 1-2:30 PM- Cafe

Mini-lecture on the form of the 10-minute play, followed by a dramatic reading of one of our past winning plays, and then a writing prompt and discussion.

Bookworm Bookmarks with Creative Spirits– 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Create your very own bookmarks at a special Studio Nights event. Materials will be provided by Bookmans and Creative Spirits. 

Free Facepainting with Flagstaff Facepainting and More!- 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Author Meet and Greet with Austin Aslan –  4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Austin Aslan’s debut novel, The Islands at the End of the World, was named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. It was ranked by The Guardian as a top-ten climate fiction read, and is listed by BookRiot as a top 100 must-read book in the category of young adult science fiction. His latest novel from HarperCollins, TURBO Racers: Trailblazer, hit bookstores in January 2019. He’s currently co-authoring several actions and environmentally-themed middle-grade novels for HarperCollins with television host and producer Philippe Cousteau. A solo Arizona Trail thru-hiker, Austin was recently elected to the Flagstaff City Council where he’s serving a four-year term.

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Pure Land author Annette McGiveney 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

Real life is often stranger than fiction. But how to do you turn a set of facts or personal experience into an engaging story? In this workshop, Annette McGivney will share wisdom and skills she has gained during three decades working as a journalist writing narrative magazines articles and books. Genres touched on will include memoir, outdoor adventure, and true crime. Participants will learn techniques for conducting in-depth research, journalistic interviews and transforming factual material into writing that reads like a novel with narrative descriptions, character development, and an engaging story structure.

Not in Flagstaff? Check out what your local Bookmans is doing for IBD at



(Saturday) 8:30 am - 10:00 pm


Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Flagstaff

1520 S Riordan Ranch St.

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