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August Bookmarks Events


Film Screening of Big Fish based on the novel by Daniel Wallace on our Summer Reading list 
Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.  We apologize, but this event has been cancelled.

Back to School Storytime With Children's Storybook Character Froggy 
Wednesday, August 16 from 10:30–11 a.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem 

Bookmarks Presents Books and Brews with Taylor Brown and David Joy
Thursday, August 17, 6 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem

Taylor Brown is the award-winning author of In the Season of Blood and GoldFallen Land, and The River of Kings.  Taylor, an Eagle Scout, graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005. He is the editor-in-chief of David Joy is the author of the Edgar nominated novel Where All Light Tends To Go, as well as The Weight Of This World and The Line That Held Us. He is also the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey, which was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award. Both writers have had their work published in multiple magazines and journals. Join us for this new series!

Back to School Storytime With Children's Storybook Character Froggy 
Saturday, August 19 from 10:30–11 a.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem 

Michael Malone Forsyth County Public Library On the Same Page Kickoff  
Sunday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Manor Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Wednesday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.  
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem 

4 on 4th Local Author Series
Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West 4th Street #110, Winston-Salem

Bookmarks is excited to host monthly reading events with Winston Salem Writers called “4 on 4th.” The fourth Wednesday of each month, four local authors will be featured at this live reading at Bookmarks’ nonprofit independent bookstore and gathering space at 634 Fourth Street. Books will be available for purchase from Bookmarks, and a booksigning will follow the event.

Upcoming dates: August 23, September 27, and October 25 (fourth Wednesday of every month January-October)

August featured authors:

  • Sam Barbee, poet
  • Angell Caudill, children's author  
  • Steve Lindahl, fiction author 
  • Carol Roan, short fiction author

Winston Salem Writers  Bookmarks

Social Justice Storytime
Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m.  
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem 

Bookmarks' Book Club

Dates include: August 29*, September 26, October 31, November 28
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem 

Please note: We have reached capacity for our August 29 discussion; please email to be added to the wait list. Thanks!

Bookmarks hosts a book club the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Click here to visit our book club page for more information.  

Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan  Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood  A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

Wednesday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m.  
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem 

Due Date for entries, book lists, and responses for 2017 Summer Reading Program! 
Wednesday, August 30

Drop off at Bookmarks at 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem (after July 8) or additional sites listed under Rules and Regulations.

13th Annual Festival of Books and Authors
September 7-10
Click here to visit the Festival website for full information!
Special bookstore hours during Festival weekend: 

Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, September 8 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday, September 10 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 



Bookmarks hosts events throughout the year. These events are held at public libraries, colleges, theatres, restaurants, galleries, and other arts facilities. Some events are ticketed as fundraisers and some are free and open to the public. Bookmarks works with more than 35 organizations and community groups each year on their fundraisers and events. We can supply books for sale at your event with a percentage given back to non-profits. Contact us more information on how we can help; email


Author Isabel Allende being interviewed on stage     Author Lemony Snickett speaking to an auditorium of children


Attendee sitting at table during the Bookmarks Movable Feast