Bookmarks Bookstore Hours for Festival Week

Wednesday 9/20: 10 am - 9 pm*
Thursday, 9/21: 10 am - 7 pm*
Friday 9/22: 10 am - 5 pm*
Saturday 9/23: 10 am - 9 pm*+
Sunday 9/24: 12 pm - 6 pm*
Monday 9/25: Closed for festival cleanup +
Tuesday 9/26: Closed for festival cleanup +
Wednesday 9/27: 10 am - 9 pm Normal hours resume
* Online ordering will be unavailable Thursday-Sunday
+ We will be unable to answer the phone or reply to emails. Thank you for understanding! Click here information about our book festival and FAQ. 

Graphic for Festival Opening Keynote: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone on Thursday at 7 pm. Click the image to learn more.Festival Opening Keynote: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone

Tickets include a copy of How to be a (Young) Antiracist. Click here to learn more and get tickets.

Graphic for Friday's Books & Bites at the Benton Convention Center at 7 pm. Click the image to learn more. Books and Bites: A Festival Celebration

Beat the long Saturday festival lines and meet your favorite authors in AC on Friday at the Benton Convention Center. Click here to learn more and get tickets today!

Festival of Books & Authors GraphicsBookmarks Festival of Books & Authors on Saturday, September 23

Click here to learn more about all of the authors, panels, Q&A, and more.

Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit that cultivates community by bringing people of all ages together with books and authors who educate, inspire, challenge, and entertain.


We imagine a community where the power of the book brings forth connection and belonging for every person. 

Bookmarks 2022 outreach stats. 8,049 books were donated to schools and community groups for a total value of $105,996. Bookmarks collaborated with 52 schools and 54 nonprofits and businesses. Bookmarks saved schools and nonprofits $34,922. 43 schools has author visits impacting 7,641 K-12 students. 177 authors were hosted. 209 free events. 2,645 hours were donated by Bookmarks volunteers. Click the image to learn more about out Outreach!