An Announcement from the Board of Directors - 7-30-2020
Executive Director Ginger Hendricks has submitted her resignation to the Bookmarks Board of Directors; Jamie Rogers Southern named as Interim Executive Director beginning October 1. To read the full press release, click here.
Summer Reading is Here!
This year’s theme, “Adventures in Summer Reading,” offers readers a chance to read different genres, to create art in response to stories, and to experience reading with new friends and through the lens of a game. Bookmarks offers great appreciation to Dewey’s Bakery for serving as the presenting sponsor. To read the press release, click here. To download materials, click here.
Bookmarks Awarded 2020 Parsec Prize
We were thrilled to be named a winner of the 2020 Parsec Prize by Parsec Financial in June for our work with Book Build! To learn more, click here.
Bookmarks Festival Canceled for 2020
After many weeks of conversation, the Bookmarks staff and board of directors have decided to cancel the 2020 Festival of Books and Authors. Special programming will continue for the duration of the year with combined virtual and in-person events. Our first priority is making sure we keep our staff, volunteers, attendees, and author guests safe. We will celebrate our Sweet 16th in 2021. To read the full press release, click here.
Thank you for your support
When you get your books through Bookmarks, you support nonprofit outreach initiatives including Authors In Schools, Book 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.
Wondering how you can support Bookmarks during this difficult time? Here are a few ways you can help us:
1 - Shop online. We are providing free shipping for orders over $50!
2 - Buy a gift card to use now or down the road--or gift somebody a gift card. You can purchase a gift card in any denomination, and we have print cards to ship or digital cards to email.
3 - Preorder books that are are coming out later this year, which also helps authors! You can preorder books from all genres and for all ages. We're very excited for new releases this year from some of our local authors: Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett, the Citizen Baby board book series from Megan Bryant & Dan Prosterman, and Ocean and Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty.
4 - Start or gift a Signed First Editions Club membership and support Bookmarks with a monthly book subscription. Active members enjoy many author event perks, like having first access to featured event tickets, exclusive access to signing lines, and more!
5 - Gift a Young Readers Subscription to a young reader in your life. Once a month, they will receive a brand new book(s) that will be a gift from you but chosen especially by Bookmarks' staff based on the readers' preferences. Perfect for ages 0-12.
6 - Create a wish list on the Bookmarks website and share with friends and family. This is a great option for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, holidays and other celebrations.
7 - Start an audiobook membership through Libro.fm, the audiobook company that supports independent bookstores. You can also gift membership or gift specific audiobooks.
8 - Get your ebooks through My Must Reads, an ebook company that supports independent bookstores.
9 - Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter. This will make sure you'll get all the information on ways we're going online to connect readers of all ages with books.
10 - Make a direct donation to help support our year-round community outreach initiatives.