Our 16th annual Festival of Books & Authors will take place Sept. 23-26

Our Festival website includes everything you need to start planning your Festival experience, including author biographies, book ordering, links to order tickets for special events, COVID-19 protocols, travel information, and more! 


Safety First! Review the Festival Covid protocols and prepare now.

Note: You need a wristband to enter some venues. Present proof of full vaccination or negative PCR lab test result from 48 hours before the event at either outdoor information booth to receive a wristband. All indoor venues require masks. Full details.


Support the Bookmarks Festival by ordering a "Kraken Open a New Book" shirt

New styles are now available, including as football jerseys, long sleeve tshirts, and sweatshirts! 










Thank you for your support
When you get your books through Bookmarks, you support nonprofit outreach initiatives including Authors In SchoolsBook Build, 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.