Books and Bites: A Festival Celebration

Graphic for 2023 Books & Bites: A Festival Celebration o Friday, September 22 at 7 pm at the Benton Convention Center. This is a ticketed event. click the image to get tickets. Join Bookmarks as we celebrate the authors of our 2023 Festival of Books and Authors! Meet and mingle with writers and fellow book lovers as you have your Festival books signed!

Bypass the book tent and signing lines on Saturday by attending our first-ever Books & Bites! Meet the featured Saturday Festival authors and chat with them about their books and buy copies to get signed. You'll also have the chance to meet some of the local authors in our community who Bookmarks has previously hosted such as Charlie Lovett, Stacy McAnulty, Sarah McCoy, Belinda Smith-Sullivan, Ed Southern, Phoebe Zerwick, and Joanna Lowell. Have your picture made all while enjoying refreshments with a community of book lovers!

Tickets are $35.00 (+taxes and fees) and include one drink ticket, appetizers, access to signing lines, and a festival tote bag.

**Please Note: Festival keynote speakers Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Nic Stone, and Celeste Ng will not be attending this eventBookmarks cannot be held responsible for changes to an author's schedule and cannot guarantee that all Festival authors will be present or that books will be signed by the author, either before or after the event.

Click here to get tickets on Eventbrite. 

Attendees may bring an extra tote bag of books form their personal collection to be signed for $10.00 per tote bag. You will have the opportunity when ordering tickets to pay for this option as an add-on.

To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Bookmarks at or (336) 747-1471 x1001. At least two weeks' notice will allow us to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.

Please Note: Bookmarks cannot be held responsible for changes to an author's schedule and cannot guarantee that all Festival authors will be present or that books will be signed by the author, either before or after an event.

By registering and attending this event, you agree to have your email address added to our newsletter distribution list. You may opt out at any time.

Please be advised that by attending this event your photograph or image may be taken in connection with Bookmarks. To opt out, please see a staff member. As such, you agree to relinquish any reasonable expectation of privacy and understand that the use of your image does not violate any right of privacy, law regulation, or agreement. Moreover, you hereby grant permission to Bookmarks and its representatives to use, or authorize others to use, any photographic, motion picture, image, or recording, or other record of your participation in activities in connection with Bookmarks, in whole or in part, throughout the universe in perpetuity, in all media and means, now known or hereafter developed or discovered, solely for promotional and related purposes.

Please be aware of our Code of Conduct: Bookmarks has a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind in person or social media, including but not limited to: Stalking; intimidation; offensive verbal comments; physical assault and/or battery; harassing or non-consensual photography or recording; sustained disruption of programs, panels, signings, and other events; bathroom policing; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome physical attention, in relation to, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, ability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy. If a person engages in harassing behavior, Bookmarks Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including but not limited to expulsion from the Bookmarks sponsored event or premises. This policy applies to everyone (exhibitors, attendees, authors, speakers, guests, press, staff, board members, and volunteers) at all of Bookmarks events and programming. Anyone can report harassment. If someones behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact Bookmarks staff or security. In this virtual landscape, we ask that you remain respectful as you would for an in person event. We will remove and ban you from virtual events if you submit any inappropriate content, offensive or of any nature that does not pertain to the event visually, verbally, or in written content. If removed from the event, you will not receive a refund of any kind.

Event date: 
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Benton Convention Center
425 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27050