About Bookmarks

Cultivating community by bringing of people of all ages together with books and authors who

educate, inspire, challenge, and entertain.

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Letter from the Executive Director

I love the city of Winston-Salem. Though I am not from here, I have lived here long enough that it holds the meaning of "home" for me. A lot of that is thanks to Bookmarks. When I moved here, I hardly knew anyone. I found connection and community through the Bookmarks Festival. The past decade has seen me from a volunteer to the Executive Director, and has seen the organization from an annual Festival to the creation of one of the only nonprofit independent bookstores in the country with year-round programming for all ages and robust outreach working to make our community stronger. 

However you come to Bookmarks, you are a part of our story. Your support through donations, sponsorships, book or ticket purchases, or attending events is what has transformed us from a once a year festival to a resource, a refuge, and a home. We want to build a community where books provide connection and belonging for everyone. Your participation is crucial to that success. 

No matter what you're looking for -- a book recommendation or a place of belonging -- let Bookmarks help you on your journey. 

Happy Reading,

Jamie Rogers Southern


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             Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
             Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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