The Joy of Working in a Bookstore
Independent Bookstore Day is here and it’s got me all nostalgic. Four years ago, I got a job working as a cashier at Bookmans. Now, after years under my belt, I can say that there are a lot of things I never would’ve discovered without…
Favorite Book & Recommendations at Second Chance Book Fest
I was incredibly disappointed to find out that the Tucson Festival of Books was canceled. It’s the major event that I look forward to the most every single year. As a bibliophile, I love connecting with all my fellow book lovers and over the years…
The Second Chance Book Fest is Coming!
It was such a huge bummer for everyone to hear that the annual Tucson Festival of Books had been canceled this year. We totally understand why, and we will, of course, be first in line to attend TFOB 2021! Bookmans stores are ecstatic to announce…
The Circle: What Are They Reading?
At the beginning of the year, my Netflix recommendations popped up this little reality show called The Circle (not to be confused with David Egger’s book of the same name). As someone who isn’t much of a fan of reality television in general, I, of course,…
Midnight Madness, Authors, and More for February!
Bookmans is never short on incredible things to do for the whole family, even if the month is short on days. There is a whole long list of February events coming to a Bookmans store near you. But first, we can’t wait to tell you…
Reading Tips We Swear By
As someone who spends a lot of their free time reading and reviewing books, there a few tips and tricks, along with various items, that I use to keep my reading life in order. Here are some of those things, all of which you may…
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…
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