Donate to Bookmarks


Bookmarks provides free programming for all ages throughout the year, including our annual Festival of Books and Authors, the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas. Our extensive outreach to our area schools includes author events, book fairs, book donations, and discounted bulk purchasing. We host book clubs for all ages and storytimes for preschool age children monthly. Our annual summer initiative, Book with Purpose, is designed to unite the greater Winston-Salem community in learning and discussion on a central topic.  

To support a specific initiative with your donation, give in someone's honor or memory, or set up a monthly recurring donation, please contact Executive Director Jamie Rogers Southern at

Bookmarks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations to Bookmarks are tax deducible (EIN: 54-2152610). 


In 2023, the Bookmarks Board of Directors announced the establishment of the Ex Libris Society, a core group of donors who have committed a minimum monetary gift of $1,000 each calendar year, for three consecutive years. The Ex Libris Society provides sustainable, unrestricted funding for the outreach work Bookmarks does to create connection and belonging through books.

Ex Libris is a Latin phrase that means a book owner's identification label, a way to stake your claim on a book and profess ownership. This is the perfect phrase to describe who members of the Ex Libris Society are to Bookmarks – people who believe that increasing access to books for everyone transforms lives. People who embrace the tagline "Books with Purpose" and want to invest in the future of literacy in our community.

Please join these generous donors as an inaugural member of the Ex Libris Society. Members will receive invitations to private events throughout the year, including receptions with authors. Most importantly, members will know that they are making possible the programs at Bookmarks that educate, inspire, challenge and entertain.

Felice and Richard Brenner Wendy and Mike Brenner Susan Brittain
Candice & Ivey Brown Lilly and Al Bunch Beth Seufer Buss & Clint Buss
Anne & Glen Cannon Joyce & Ben Carson Shelby & Lee Chaden
Claire & Hudnall Christopher Kate Condon Susan & Mark Conger
Chanita Coulter Donna & Bill Cowden Anna Reilly & Matthew Cullinan
Teresa & Doug Dampier Corey Daniel Jacqueline Daniels
Jean C. Davis Deena & Andy Dreyfuss Lynn & Barry Eisenberg
Marni & David Eisner Lynne Emken Caleb Fort
Katie & Brad Fowler Laura & James Freeman Laura Gerald
Jennifer & Paul Grosswald Julie Groves Susan Hargrove
Lee & Jeff Hatling Julie & Warren Hutton Carol Ingram
Clare & Fred Jordan Kitty & Chuck Jordan Beth & Peter Juran
Sue Ann Langfitt Jodi & Bob Lingan Adrienne Amos Livengood
Joe Logan Janice & Charlie Lovett Sarah McCoy & Brian Waterman
Sally McLeod Janice & Rick Mullin Katheryn & Otis Northington
Sam & Marc Pearce Jackie & Jim Pierson Barbara Raffaldini
Ken Rhinehart Denise & Elwood Robinson Allison & Wayne Roquemore

Michelle & Alex Schenker

Colleen Edwards & Andrew Schlosser Lenore Shamey
Dru & Rick Simpson Jamie & Ed Southern Rachel & Danny Stinehelfer
Kathleen & Stephen Tatter Lee & Myles Thompson Marybeth & McLain Wallace
Judy & Bill Watson Michelle & Paul Yelton Gail Zimmermann



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Attn: Jamie Rogers Southern
206 N. Spruce Street, Suite 1 B
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

You can donate through PayPal or through Facebook
(You can also donate here through PayPal with any major credit card. PayPal and Facebook charge processing fees out of your donation with this option.)

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Support Books with Purpose by making a donation to our year-round community outreach initiatives. Bookmarks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations to Bookmarks are tax deducible (EIN: 54-2152610).