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…
En Vogue: The Greatest Girl Group Ever. A Thesis.
If I asked who was the greatest girl group to grace charts who would you say? The Spice Girls? Love ’em. What about The Supremes? Classic, obvi! Destiny’s Child? Listen, it’s Queen Bey’s world and we are all just lucky to breathe the same air….
March is Magical at Bookmans!
Want to make March 2020 an absolutely magical one? Add all of these incredible Bookmans events to your calendar! We have gobs of fun on the schedule at each of our stores! Next up in BIG NEWS for Bookmans is artist Colin Cantwell, who is…
Bookmans’ Backstreet Boy
If we’ve ever had a conversation about music, you’ll know I am a massive fan of folk. But I have a secret guilty pleasure that not many people know of. Today, I am coming clean! One of my favorite bands of all time is the…
Albums We’re Listening To (& You Should Too)
Who says albums are dead? Take a stroll through our extensive collection of vinyl albums and CDs and you’ll know the Bookmans’ staff still thinks the album is an essential format in 2020. We asked some of our Phoenix store music fanatics to compile a…
Top Five: Folk Favorites
It amazes me how some employees at Bookmans are a walking repository of music knowledge. They can answer just about any question thrown at them. I for one, do not have that gift and would probably be awful at rock and roll trivia. However, folk…
Songs in My New Latin Playlist
I know the Despacito hype isn’t a thing anymore. However, I have made a list of songs that will change your mind. These tracks are filled with those get-up and dance vibes, featuring Latin artists that are chaining the music industry. This playlist will have…
August is Sunny at Bookmans!
Ready to be inspired? Bookmans stores have a fantastic amount of events coming your way in August 2019, and we cannot wait to share them all with you! There’s entertainment for gamers, givers, foodies, writers, readers, families, children, and everyone in between. And that’s just…
Top Five Songs with Bizarre Backgrounds
Music is a beautiful thing. Many audiophiles spend a lot of time listening to their favorite songs over and over again, memorizing every word. What if we told you that there are some famous songs out there with incredibly bizarre backgrounds? Songs like The Beatle’s…
The Summer Fun Has Just Begun at Bookmans!
Did you know summer is one of the busiest times of the year at Bookmans? School is out, and we have much more than just air conditioning and a place to bring your couped up children and pets. With summer nearly at its peak and…
Music and Snacks for the Road
For a large portion of Arizona, the temperatures are starting to rise. That means a significant portion of us will start to take road trips to stay cool. We’re looking at you Bookmans Flagstaff. That cafe, amiright? So, in true road trip spirit, I was…
Summertime is Officially in Session at Bookmans!
June means different things to different people. For kids, it’s the end of school; for teens, it’s all about being social and having fun. Adults are looking for a reprieve from the heat and some warm weather things to do to keep the summer exciting….
What’s Your Song of the Summer Going to Be?
Summer is here! The sweltering heat or escaping it is a time for casual listening on the beach, fun-filled weekend nights, road trips, and maybe even a music festival or two. Here are some guidelines to help you find that go to tune when it’s…
What Bookmans Geeks Geek Out On
Here at Bookmans, we have the privilege to geek out about our work. Best of all, we get paid for it! With collectible knick-knacks and a randomosity of artwork to the beloved video games, books, and movies we all enjoy, it is no surprise that…
May Your Geek Flag Fly!
Bookmans stores have everything all manner of geeks could ask for. Whatever your geek freak, from video games to vinyl to books, we’ve got you. Bookmans is the place to let your geek flag fly in May! Check out what’s in store and definitely take…
Favorite Soundtracks of the Early 2000s
This weekend I got a dose of nostalgia when I saw Donnie Darko at the Loft Cinema as part of their Cult Classics series. Watching the film on the big screen was a treat since I hadn’t up until last Friday. I was not only…
Employee Interview: Zach, Music Supervisor
Three years can pass quickly when you have one of the most rad jobs in town. Many Bookmans employees stick around to surround themselves with an eclectic selection of merchandise, a quirky set of co-workers, and the coolest of customers. Recently, we caught up with…
Unofficial Record Store Day at Bookmans!
Bookmans stores may not be official Record Store Day event stores, but we are definitely the go-to music and vinyl destination for thousands of people in Arizona. That’s why we want you to join our stores after you grab your Record Store Day releases and…
Go Green and Have Fun with Bookmans in April!
Bookmans is making April a month full of non-stop incredible events and celebrations! We’re keeping our hearts green with some Earth Day happenings and celebrating the independent bookstore all month long! Check out what we’ve got in store for you this month at Bookmans! First,…
Upcoming Albums We Can’t Wait To Hear
Bookmans folks are big fans of music. From old school classic rock to new and interesting takes on blues, hip hop, and pop, we love and listen to it all. So you better believe that when we hear of a new record coming out from an…
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