Poefest: Arizona Student Writing Competition 2021
PoeFest 2021 is celebrating its 13th year commemorating the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and you can be a part of it all. PoeFest has been a labor of love for a decade. When PoeFest first opened, it did so to just six audience members….
NaNoWriMo Through a Pandemic
Can you believe it is already November? You know what that means. It’s NaNoWriMo time! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is an annual writing marathon that runs throughout November. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30…
PoeFest: Student Writing Competition 2020
PoeFest is celebrating its 12th year commemorating the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and you can be a part of it all at multiple locations throughout Phoenix, Arizona this October. PoeFest has been a labor of love for a decade. When PoeFest first opened, it…
Keep it Local with Bookmans This November!
Did you know that November is Shop Local, Give Local month at Bookmans? That means that we take this time to thank you for shopping locally and for giving back to the people, organizations, and animals that make up your community. Why? Because communities who…
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….
A Survival Guide to NaNoWriMo
Gird your loins! The 19th Annual NaNoWriMo writing marathon is upon us. For those unacquainted, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is an annual writing marathon runs throughout the month of November. Whether you are a seasoned author or someone who hasn’t written…
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….
Journals: A Love Affair
There’s something magical about a crisp clean blank book with a badass cover… Bookmans, the purveyor of fine readables and cool knickknacks, is no slouch brand new journal department. They include themed foiled notebooks, classy leather bounds, bright sketchbooks, gorgeous Decomposition books, and more. There’s a…
Write Your Own Novel in 30 Days with NaNoWriMo 2017
Gird your loins! The 18th Annual NaNoWriMo writing marathon is upon us. For those unacquainted, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is an annual writing marathon runs throughout the month of November. Whether you are a seasoned amateur or someone who hasn’t written…
Celebrate All Things Art at Bookmans this March
When creativity strikes, Bookmans is the place to capture inspiration! March is “All Things Art” month, the perfect time for getting out of the house and discovering what creative hijinks abound at Bookmans. Whether you prefer crafty projects, performing arts, music, drama or writing, we…
Enter the World of Journaling
There are a lot of different ways that people cope with being alive, being human, and having emotions that can be hard to deal with. Some people lose themselves in a game or bury themselves deep in a book to hide away from the day….
Write a Novel in 30 Days with NaNoWriMo 2015
By C’loni Bailey, Assistant Manager at Bookmans Mesa November is right around the corner and so is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo (as it’s called) is an annual writing marathon started by Chris Baty in 1999 as a way to get himself, and about a…
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.
Your Secret Keeper Awaits at Bookmans
Writing is the noblest of art forms, the distillation of all human experience and learning. The world would be a much darker, less enlightened, place if humans had not had the desire to share our thoughts, feelings and experiences via the written word. You don’t…
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