National Sports Media Association Convention Book Reading & Signing with Sports Authors

Graphic for Sport Book Festival on Sunday, June 26 at 1 pm at Bookmarks Join the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention for an afternoon with sportswriters on Sunday, June 26!

This is a free event at Bookmarks and opened to the public. Each author will read a section of the book, then there will be a post-event booksigning line. 

Here are the highlighted authors:

Bethany Bradsher - Covering all the BasesThe Big Rock

Bob Glauber - The Forgotten First 

Bob Ryan - In Scoring Position Triumph Books

Ed Southern - Fight Songs

Wright Thompson - Pappyland 

Seth Wickersham - It's Better To Be Feared


  • When: Sunday, June 26 from 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Bookmarks
  • Cost: Free; Open to the Public
  • Books will be available for purchase at the event
  • Booksigning with all authors after the readings


Event date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
634 W. Fourth St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101
SKU: DN00000001

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The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538705483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 21st, 2021

The unknown story of the Black pioneers who collectively changed the face of the NFL in 1946.

THE FORGOTTEN FIRST chronicles the lives of four incredible men, the racism they experienced as Black players entering a segregated sport, the burden of expectation they carried, and their many achievements, which would go on to affect football for generations to come.

Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949467697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blair - September 7th, 2021

A wry and witty commentary on college sports and identity in the complicated social landscape of the South.

It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631498237
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - October 12th, 2021

National Sports Media Association • Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews • Best Nonfiction of the Year

“[H]onest, sprawling, meticulously reported, and beautifully written."
—Chad Finn, Boston Globe

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Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735221277
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order
Published: Penguin Books - June 6th, 2023

An instant New York Times bestseller

From the bestselling author of The Cost of These Dreams