Poetry + Community + Tucson Humanities Festival
Bookmans not only has fun, free, family events at each of our stores, but we also aim to bring communities together. For the month of October, we’re teaming up with the College of Humanities, the UA Poetry Center, as well as other community partners during…
Join the Banned in September!
Can you feel the magic in the air? Bookmans is conjuring up a whole lot of entertainment this September and we can’t wait to share it with you! We’re talking special storytimes, new tabletop gaming nights, authors, exclusive musical merch, Hogwarts happenings, and more! September…
Take A Journey Through Reading
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. . . The man who never reads lives only one.”…
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…
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?…
How To: Take a Reading Vacation
If you’ve never taken a vacation that is totally focused on reading but totally want to, this is the blog for you! I’m one of those people that live and breathe by their planner. I’m sort of, kind of, really obsessed. It’s color-coded, doodled in, extremely…
Great Reasons to Join a Book Club
Have you ever thought of joining a book club before, but not quite sure it’s for you? Well, I have to say that a book club can be for everyone and anyone. Truthfully, you don’t have to love books THAT much to enjoy yourself! Of…
7 Genius Ways to Make Reluctant Readers Love Reading
It is every parent’s dream that their child will one day devour books like they do candy. Reading can be one of the most magical gifts a child can get, but in this day and age many children would rather sit at watch television or…
The Crime and Punishment of Classic Literature
Face it! Classic literature is intimidating. From the lengthy words to the old-fashioned ways of thinking, books written before the 21st century have this stigma of dryness and intelligence that feels beyond our own. You are not going to like every single book you read….
Creative Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer
Summer just began and the heat… Let’s just say it is not holding back. We’re in for more hot days than we’d like to admit. It’s enough to make you want to stay indoors with the A/C cranked up until that grueling sun goes down….
The Great American Read: The Search for America’s Favorite Book
When it comes to books, there’s no harm in playing favorites, right? We all have a list of books that loom large in our hearts, but can one book be America’s favorite? That’s exactly what PBS aims to find out with The Great American Read!
My Bromance with Andre Norton’s “Outside”
February may be our Love of Reading month, but face it, who doesn’t love books ALL the time? Everything from the cover art, to the feel of holding the book in your hands, to turning that page. Nothing truly compares to or has the smell…
A Murderino’s True Crime Reading List
Held a place in your heart for true crime stories for decades or new to the scene? There is certainly something undeniably fascinating about every aspect of this macabre world of storytelling. It’s hard to keep true crime books on our shelves these days, and…
5 Bookish New Year’s Resolutions
This year, forget all of the latest diet trends and save yourself from the worries of detoxing. Instead, make resolutions easy on yourself by making book-related goals! Here are some ideas on how to tackle that bookish list of to-dos and resolutions that will make your…
The Benefits of Reading For Adults and Children
September is here which means Banned Books Month is here! Every September, Bookmans proudly celebrates literature that has been banned or challenged in schools, libraries or any public spaces. Censorship is so widespread, it’s even likely that some of your favorite children’s books were once…
For The #LoveOfReading! this February at Bookmans
You’re so hunky, you must be hiding a rapidly aging portrait somewhere in your attic. It’s happened friends. It’s officially hunting season for bow and arrow wielding cherubs. Their target? You, of course. Whether you have a sweetheart or are digging the single life no one…
Bookmans Grant Author Event Connects Writing to Brain Benefits
Bookmans Grant hosts a local authors fair from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 13. This event got us wondering about how writing effects the mind. What we found made us want to exercise all the parts of the brain that are involved.
Book Review: Carsick by John Waters
Review by Darcy Short Cult trash film director John Waters hitchhiked from his home in Baltimore, Maryland to his apartment in San Francisco in 2012. This book details his journey. Carsick is made up of three parts; first he fantasizes about the best that could…
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