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.


Gift Cards 

Not sure what to get that teacher, graduate, or special someone in your life? You can order gift cards from Bookmarks in any denomination. We can either mail a physical gift card to the recipient or we can email a digital version. Gift cards can be used on online purchases as well as at the bookstore. Click here for info.







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 CouncilThe Winston-Salem Foundation, and The Winston-Salem Journal.



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 $25!

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, 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 FacebookTwitter, 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.