Coming Events

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Storytime with Sharon Chriscoe and her book Fire Truck Dreams
Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 am
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Don’t miss this special storytime with a children’s author!  Sharon Chriscoe’s newest book Fire Truck Dreams is the story of a little fire truck that spends his days putting out fires and saving kittens before returning to the station for a bedtime routine and heartwarming dreams, and is sure to delight young readers!


Kids’ Book Club
Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Elementary and middle school students, join us for a discussion of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser!  The Vanderbeekers may lose their home just before Christmas if they don’t act quickly!  The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is a story of community and a very big and entertaining family, hailed as a “contemporary urban update of the family-centered novel.”  Don’t miss out on this heartwarming book and discussion!


LGBTQ Book Club
Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan  is the story about a cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, when Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage.


Latte & Learn: Silk Road Material Culture
Monday, October 22 at 10:30 am
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Susan Whitfield is the former director of the International Dunhuang Project and lead curator of Central Asian manuscripts at the British Library.  The International Dunhuang Project is a collaborative effort to conserve and digitally catalog artifacts from Silk Road sites.  Dr. Whitfield’s newest book, Silk, Slaves, and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road explores the interaction of material goods, people, and cultures on the Silk Roads.  Grab a coffee at Footnote and join Dr. Whitfield for a fascinating socio-historic lecture and discussion!


Leslie Morgan Steiner at SECCA
Monday, October 22 at 5:00 pm
SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC

New York Times bestselling author Leslie Morgan Steiner will be at SECCA in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Steiner’s latest book, Crazy Love, tackles the topic of abusive relationships and the line between love and violence.  Join us for an evening of raising awareness of domestic violence.  Copies of Crazy Love are available with online ticket purchase and can be pre-purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solarte-collections-presents-leslie-morgan-steiner-tickets-6373524383?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing.  

Books will also be available for purchase through Bookmarks on the night of the event.


Lunch and Learn with Author Cristina Garcia
Wednesday, October 24 at 12 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 p.m.)
Footnote, 634 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Presented in collaboration with SECCA in honor of their exhibit “Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure and Pain,” Cristina Garcia will speak about her new novel, Here in Berlin.  Garcia’s newest work Here in Berlin is the story of people, war, and identity.  The city itself becomes a character within the book’s pages.  Born in Cuba, Garcia is a  former Miami Bureau Chief and TIME Magazine researcher and reporter who has transitioned to fiction as a way to share her stories.  In addition to her seven novels, Garcia has edited two anthologies of Cuban and Mexican literature, respectively, and published two children’s books and a collection of poetry. Free to attend, but please register online. There is also an option to pre-purchase your book and lunch: http://cristinagarcia.brownpapertickets.com


A Green Gables Inspired Tea with Sarah McCoy
Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 pm
Greensboro Public Library - Glenn McNairy Branch, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd, Greensboro, NC

Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children; The Baker's Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee; and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico.  Her new book Marilla of Green Gables is the bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne. Free. For more information, contact Charity Neave Johnson at 336-373-2015. https://library.greensboro-nc.gov/


4 on 4th with Local Authors
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Join four local authors as they discuss their works!   Joyce Compton Brown will speak about her  Singing with Jarred Edges, Rebecca Davis will discuss her Amidst This Fading Light, Mariam Gomaa will speak about her Between the Shadow and the Soul, and Steve Lindahl will discuss his Under a Warped Cross.


Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy Book Launch
Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children; The Baker's Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee; and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico.  Her new book Marilla of Green Gables is the bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne.  This entertaining historical novel is perfect for book clubs.  Set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, the novel imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices she made in her life that lead to “unimaginable greatness.”  Join us for this book launch event!


Help! Book Talk with Author Thomas Brothers
Friday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

If you love music, you’ll love this book talk with author Thomas Brothers and his new book Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration.  Brothers will discuss two musical legends and their creative and collaborative processes.  With compelling storylines and musical and cultural analyses, Help! exposes readers to the ways in which musical spearheads achieve an artistic vision that is greater than themselves.


Halloween Storytime
Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 amBookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Join us for Halloween stories for children ages 0-7!


 

Bookmarks’ Halloween Celebration!
Saturday, October 27, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Don’t miss Bookmarks’ first annual Halloween Celebration!  Dress up as your favorite book character and join us for Halloween fun for all ages!  Browse our spooky book picks and enjoy Halloween-themed treats and activities.  Don’t miss the Book Character Costume Contest at 4:00 - the winner gets a Bookmarks gift card!


 

Decorating a Room of One’s Own Book Talk with Author Susan Harlan
Monday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Susan Harlan and Becca Stadtlander’s Decorating a Room of One’s Own blends the worlds of decoration, design, and literature for a fresh take on the settings in literary classics.  Join Susan Harlan in discussion about her book, including her use fictional interviews with characters such as Lady Macbeth and Jay Gatsby.  What was Lady Macbeth’s favorite room in the castle?  Where did Jay Gatsby get his design inspiration?  Don’t miss this fun mashup of classic literature and pop culture!


 

Bookmarks Book Club
Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Himself by Jess Kid is the story of an orphan who returns to his mother’s village to learn what really happened to her after receiving a mysterious tip.  Rife with mystery, corruption, and eccentric characters, Himself is described as “a gem of a book, a darkly comic mystery, and a beautiful tribute to the magic of language, legacy, and storytelling.”


 

Book Trivia
Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Join us for the next installation of Book Trivia with Assistant Bookstore Manager Caleb Masters!  Brush up on your book knowledge and bring some friends along for some bookish fun!


 

Halloween Storytime
Wednesday, October 31 at 10:30 am
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Join us for Halloween stories for children ages 0-7!

 


 Looking for information about previous Bookmarks events? View our archived calendars here:
June 2018 - July 2018 - August 2018 - September 2018


Bookmarks hosts events throughout the year. These events are held at our home at 634 W 4t Street #110 in downtown Winston-Salem, public libraries, colleges, theatres, restaurants, galleries, and other arts facilities. Some events are ticketed as fundraisers and some are free and open to the public. Bookmarks works with more than 75 organizations and community groups each year on their fundraisers and events. We can supply books for sale at your event with a percentage given back to non-profits. Contact us more information on how we can help; email info@bookmarksnc.org.



Author Isabel Allende being interviewed on stage     Author Lemony Snickett speaking to an auditorium of children

 

 

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