July is a shaping up to be a spectacular month for Bookmans events! Some of our most popular events expanding to other stores in Arizona over the next few weeks, and that means that there’s a whole lot more fun coming your way this summer. Grab your calendar and pencil in your faves!

When we first started our free painting events at Bookmans East, we had no idea how quickly it would take off! Our Studio Nights painting sessions have consistently been at capacity with more than 50 participants each month, and was even featured in the Arizona Daily Star! Studio Nights was first expanded to Bookmans Midtown, and we now have 4 stores hosting Studio Nights events! There’s a Studio Night: Paint Edition July 6 at Midtown, July 19 at Mesa, and July 20 at Phoenix. Bookmans East is changing things up on July 27 with their Studio Nights: Watercolor! If you’re interested in attending, be sure to sign up to reserve your seat. They fill up quickly!
Are you a movie geek to your core? If horror movies are totally your jam, you can participate in the Bookmans Phoenix Trivia Night: Horror Movies challenge. Arizona Game Fair is bringing the fun back to our Mesa store with Bookmans Tabletop Game Night July 26. Ukulele events are always a ton of fun, so we’ve got 3 of them this July! First up is Mesa’s Ukulele Party, followed by Ukulele Jamborees at Bookmans Flagstaff and Bookmans Phoenix!
There are already 4 awesome Bookmans book clubs in Tucson, and we’re adding even more up north in August! The original Backroom Book Club is absolutely jam-packed with voracious readers, but the Backroom Book Club at our Northwest location has a few seats left! If you’re post-YA but not quite into adult reads, the New Adult Book Club is just for you! Our very first Young Adult Book Club at Bookmans East is for teens only and is having their first book discussion July 13! If you want to sign up for the upcoming Banned Book Club at Bookmans Mesa or the Book Club Cafe at Bookmans Flagstaff, both beginning in August, email bookclubs@bookmans.com and snag your spot!
By now you’ve probably heard that Bookmans stores are pet-friendly! We also want to help animals who are still looking for their forever homes. If you are ready to open your heart and home to an animal, be sure to visit our Flagstaff store for our Dog Days of Summer Adoption and Caricatures! If you’re in Tucson, Bookmans East is hosting their monthly Meet Your New Best Friend Adoption Day! Over at Midtown, greyhounds will be on hand for an Arizona Greyhound Rescue Meet & Greet!
Be sure to keep your kids busy with our July and August Summer Kids Events! These fun, free events are the perfect way to keep little ones engaged and learning while school is out! Check out our end of season Summer Kids Event blog for a complete list of activities your children will love!

There are even more events that we can list, so check our events calendar for more summertime sessions at your local Bookmans store!