Coming Events

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** Tickets now available for our July 26 Preface Party and Fundraiser!**



RISE Book Club  Book Cover, Bad Stories
Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country by Steve Almond will be discussed.  In Bad Stories, Almond explores our historical moment, political climate, and moral erosion.

Teen Book Club  
Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

The Teen Book Club will be discussing Heartless by Marissa Meyer.  A prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Heartless tells the story of Catherine, who defies a royal suitor and her family’s expectations to pursue love and a career on her own terms.  An already difficult feat is even more daunting in a place full of madness and magic.  RSVP to

Chris Nashawaty at SECCA  
Friday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
*ticketed event*

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly reporter and author of Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story will speak at SECCA as part of a registration event for SECCA Slam for Art Charity Golf Tournament and the National Sports Media Association’s Awards Weekend. The evening will include a reception, VIP book signing, and a talk by Nashawaty.  Copies of Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story will be available through Bookmarks for purchase and author signing.  For tickets and more information, click here or call 336-769-6365.

Book Trivia  
Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Join us for a fun night of book trivia with prizes and friends!


Teen Advisory Council Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

Join us for a midsummer celebration at Bookmarks featuring crafts, games, and food from the books Midsummer Night's Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Percy Jackson, and A Court of Thorn and Roses!  (Ages 10 +)

Lecture Night in Camel City: New York Stock Exchange  
Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.  

Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

Get ready for a humorous entertaining romp through the history of the New York stock exchange.  How did it start?  How did it finance America's westward expansion?  Why is there a Dow Jones and what is its history?  Guaranteed to be more entertaining than tonight's financial reports!

National Sports Media Association Booksignings with Sports Writers
Sunday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Part of the National Sports Media Association’s 2018 Awards Weekend, Bookmarks will host the Association’s Sports Book Festival between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.  This event will feature Roland Lazenby, author of Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant, Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, Mike Stanton, author of Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World, Marc Zumoff, author of Total Sportscasting, and Eric Mirlis, author of I Was There.  

Bookmarks Book Club 
Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Lincoln in the Bardo, a novel by George Saunders, will be discussed.  Part historical fiction and part ghost story, Lincoln in the Bardo explores love and loss in a way that is both ‘heartbreaking and hilarious.’  Please RSVP to:

Body Liberation Book Club
Wednesday, June 27 at 6 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Lead by Nutrition Therapist Debra L. Benfield, this new book club is open to the public and will meet monthly to discuss books that support the Body Liberation Process! June picks, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessiarly leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health.

One Year Celebration for Bookmarks' Home!
Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC 

Join us for events celebrating Bookmarks One-Year Anniversary of its home for the Literary Arts! At 10:30 a.m., we’ll have a special storyteller weave stories for us; at 2 p.m., we’ll have Debbie Moose with Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joyner from Sweet Potatoes talk about their cooking and cookbooks; at 4:30 p.m., we’ll have a chance to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy some cake in the Breezeway. Live music will be performed from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. while artists from Art for Arts Sake (The AFAS Group) will create permanent murals throughout the day. At 7:30 p.m., Charlie Lovett will discuss book collecting as a part of Lecture Night in Camel City.   

Lecture Night in Camel City: Book Collecting  
Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC 

New York Times bestselling author and former antiquarian dealer Charlie Lovett will share his knowledge about book collecting.

Write-InPencil on paper on desk
Monday, July 9, 6:00-8:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Join us for a write-in at the bookstore!  Bring your writing instrument of choice, make yourself comfortable, and dedicate two hours to writing.

Book Club Social with Elaine Neil Orr and Charlie Lovett    
Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

Charlie LovettElaine Neil OrrJoin us for an evening with authors, giveaways, and future book club plans!  Author Elaine Neil Orr will discuss her latest novel, Swimming Between Worlds, about coming of age in Civil Rights era North Carolina.  Author Charlie Lovett will discuss his newest book, The Lost Book of the Grail, a story of kindred spirits who join forces to research the Holy Grail and save their favorite library.

Teen Advisory Council
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:00 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

Are you a big reader aged 14 +? Do you want to get involved in teen events at Bookmarks? RSVP to and join the Teen Advisory Council!

Not My Genre Book Club
Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

Book Cover, Monday's Not ComingJoin us in discussing Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, a gripping young adult mystery.  Claudia and Monday were inseparable until Monday went missing and no one will give Claudia a straight answer about the whereabouts of her friend.  Read this book before Jackson joins us at our 2018 Festival of Books and Authors.  Ages 12+

Elementary and Middle School Book SwapRecycling Logo made with books instead of arrows
Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC  

One reader’s old books are another reader’s new adventure!  Join us for a youth book swap for elementary and middle school students.

LGBTQ Book Club  
Sunday, July 15 at 4 pm
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

The LGBTQ Book Club will discuss Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Join us for a great discussion!

Summer Reading Road Trip with Scholastic Authors  

Tuesday, July 17 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Meet authors and characters, play games, make crafts, and enter giveaways!  Scholastic’s Summer Reading Road Trip is a fun celebration of reading for ages 0-12. Join us at Bookmarks for this unique hands-on event, perfect for families. Featured authors are Derrick Barnes, Newbery Honor author of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut as well as the Ruby and the Booker Boys series; Jonathan Fenske, author/illustrator of the leveled readers Woodward and McTwee and Love is in the Air, and his first picture book Barnacle is Bored; and Allan Woodrow, author of The Pet War, Unschooled and Class Dismissed. Ages 0 – 12+. Info: / 336-747-1471. Free!

Bookmarks Preface Party and Fundraiser

Thursday, July 26 from 6-9 pm
Footnote, 634 W. Fourth Street #120, Winston-Salem, NC

At this ticketed event, Bookmarks will announce the line-up of our 2018 Festival authors!  This fun evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, Raffaldini wines, Foothills beer, and a silent auction with donations of goods, services, and gift cards from over 150 businesses. The night will feature the Festival announcements and the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Festival’s events before anyone else. Tickets are $55 each and may be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006 or by visiting


 Looking for information about previous Bookmarks events? View our archived calendars here:
January 2018 - February 2018 - March 2018 - April 2018 - May 2018 - June 2018

December 2017 - November 2017 - October 2017
September 2017 - August 2017 - July 2017

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

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