This November, Bookmans celebrates homegrown Arizona commerce and community. Stop by every location for local-themed events that help make our neighborhood better. Each store hosts free activities to inspire awareness of Arizona organizations. From the Certified Local Fall Festival to Movies in the Parking Lot, discover what treasures exist in our Copperstate wonderland.

Shop Local Give Local 2014

Bookmans Phoenix hosts KatnissCon, a dystopian edition of Arts and Smarts with City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Latino Institute featuring an archery contest, live music from Chicks with Picks and fun crafts. Bookmans Mesa welcomes East Valley Children’s Theatre “On The Spot Improv”. Bookmans Flagstaff partners with local businesses to present an Adult Craft Night featuring beading with Animas Trading Company. Bookmans Ina ireturns to a simpler time with local musician, Buck Helton, performer of vintage western tunes. Bookmans Grant celebrates the Sonoran Desert with a pancake breakfast using locally sourced mesquite flour. After breakfast, stick around for storytime featuring The Pancake Tree, a children’s book written by local authors. Bookmans Speedway shows their love for local art with a Mata Ortiz technique pottery painting workshop for adults and kids.

Bookmans also highlights ways that organizations including local schools, animal rescues, literary groups, musicians and artists make Arizona great. Together with our friends at Local First Arizona, a statewide non-profit organization, we support the awesomeness of Arizona-owned businesses. Local First Arizona (LFA) works to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state. Working for a common goal, we showcase unique ways to shop local and give local. Please visit our Events Calendar to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood.