Everyone knows we are your local resource for back-to-school used English Lit. books, but we are also your musical instrument headquarters! Children who are exposed to music and those who play an instrument do better in school than those who don’t. Exposure to music may benefit a child’s reading age, IQ and the development of certain parts of the brain. Additionally, when you play a wind instrument, such as the flute or clarinet, you get the added benefit of improved lung capacity. Bookmans Grant is highlighting woodwinds in our glass case to help you find the perfect instrument for a strong start to the school year.


Our featured instrument is a vintage cocobolo wood clarinet for $290.* This instrument was an ingenious solution to the scarcity of grenadilla wood during the Second World War. The same wood was used in the manufacture of WWII bomber propellers, hence the nickname “propeller wood clarinet”. Obviously, music isn’t just about discipline, increased gray matter and college applications. Used instruments often teach historical lessons. Come take a look at just one of the endless number of unique and exciting products we have waiting for you to discover at Bookmans.

* Bookmans can not guarantee stock. If you are interested in a specific instrument mentioned in this article, give Bookmans Grant a ring at 520.325.5767. Bookmans is the place to browse, but it’s a good idea to make sure the title is still on our shelves before you come in.