Graphic banner for the 17th annual festival of books & authors on Saturday, September 24 in Downtown Winston-Salem.

Join us for the 17th Annual Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00am-5:00pm!

Click here to learn more about the author line-up and ticketed events.

Festival Updates:

Help us fulfill the remaining items on our wish listclick here to see what items are still needed for children's activities, booksigning, and general support.

Volunteer to help at FestivalVolunteers are needed for event check-in, helping at information booths and venues, setting up and taking down events & Festival, assisting with booksignings, and more.

Storytime Safety AnnouncementWristband Policy for Loud Mouse storytime with Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel.


Thank you for your support
When you get your books through Bookmarks, you support nonprofit outreach initiatives including Authors In Schools and our annual Festival of Books & Authors. We are passionate about igniting the love of reading in our community by connecting people with authors and books.

Many thanks to our generous year-round sponsors: The Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth CountyThe Winston-Salem Foundation, and The Winston-Salem Journal.