Coming Events

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Bookmarks' Book Club

Dates include: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27
Coffee Park ARTS, 251 N. Spruce Street (inside Milton Rhodes Center)

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.  




Bookmarks Presents Chipper Jones: Behind the Plate   
Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC 

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Families and fans are invited to the home of The Dash to hear Atlanta Braves' third baseman and one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history, Chipper Jones, talk about his his new memoir BallplayerChipper’s first stop outside of New York – and his only stop in North Carolina - will be in Winston-Salem. Come early and meet Bolt, visit the Kids Zone, get dinner, and play games! 

General Admission Ticket options still available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsors: Blue Door Group and Wilkinson ERA Real Estate!  Click here to read the full event release.  Premier Admission Tickets sold out! 









Ana Castillo and Toi Derricotte – Literary Icon Series
Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Huber Theater, Salem College  

Award-winning authors Ana Castillo and Toi Derricotte have had long careers as literary stalwarts, activists and advocates. These two ground-breaking writers have each published extensively in poetry and prose and have each written haunting, lyric, genre-defying memoirs on their lives as women-of-color writers.

Sponsored by Center for Women Writers, co-sponsored by Bookmarks

Free & open to the public. For information,



RiverRun Film Festival: The Great White Hope with Master of Cinema Jane Alexander
Friday, April 7 at 7:30p.m.
UNCSA Babcock 

Featuring 2017 Master of Cinema honoree Jane Alexander in her first role, which garnered her an Academy Award nomination, this film tells the story of boxer Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones), a reigning heavyweight champion. When Jack attempts to cross state lines with Eleanor, a white female companion, he is sent to prison. He escapes with Eleanor's help, however, and the two set out on a wild expedition to Europe and eventually Cuba. Jane Alexander will be presented with RiverRun’s 2017 Master of Cinema Award following the screening.

Bookmarks will be on-site for book sales of Alexander's book, Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventorous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth, and coordinating a book signing with the author following the screening. Wild Things, Wild Places is a moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists. From a longtime, much-admired activist, impassioned wildlife proponent and conservationist, former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, four time Academy Award nominee, and Tony Award and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress. 

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A Reading and Signing with Mary Kay Andrews
Tuesday, May 16
     12:30 p.m. (snacks) and 1:00 p.m. (author talk) - Clemmons Library, 3554 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012 
     7:00 p.m. - Greensboro Public Library, 219 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401 

You've loved reading her books, now meet New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews on tour for her new cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook. A booksigning will follow the author talk.  Bookmarks will be on-site selling books.

Both events are free and open to the public. 

Clemmons Library Event - Snacks and beverages from The Beach House Cookbook will be provided by the Cookin' Book Club. Beachwear is encouraged, so make sure you wear your flip-flops, shorts, and Hawaiian shirts! No registration required; call 703-2920 for details.



Bookmarks presents Craig Johnson: A Longmire Murder Mystery
Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
Horton Meadow, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC

Bookmarks will host an interactive Longmire Murder Mystery featuring Craig Johnson, the acclaimed author of the Walt Longmire series. He will be on tour for his newest book, The Highwayman: A Longmire Story, which will be out in paperback in May. The evening will revolve around a script based on key characters in the Longmire series. Throughout the event, characters will interact with guests—all of whom will be suspects and detectives.  Radio Personality JR Snyder will star as Walt Longmire and MC for the night!

Event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and Craig Johnson will speak during dinner. Dinner will be provided by California Fresh Catering, with wine by Raffaldini Vineyards. The Murder Mystery will follow. Johnson will sign all books - and personalize them (if you wish). Other titles will be available for purchase at the event. 

Individual Tickets available by clicking here. Contact Ginger Hendricks at / 336-747-1471 for tables of 8 and Sponsorship opportunities. 




A Reading and Signing with Jane Green
Thursday, June 8
     12:30 p.m. - Reynolda Manor Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
     6:30 p.m. - High Point Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262

With their compulsively readable plotlines, sharp senses of humor, and casts of flawed but relatable characters, Jane Green’s novels epitomize the “summer read.”  People has called Green “the queen of beach books,” and fellow author Emma Straub declares her “the undisputed queen of the beach read.” This summer, Jane Green offers up her most compelling, heartfelt, and emotional story yet in The Sunshine Sisterscertain to be devoured in a few satisfying sittings.

Booksigning to follow the author reading and presentation; books will be for sale on-site from Bookmarks. 


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