Face to Face Speaker Forum

 

 

Bookmarks is proud to partner with the Face to Face Speaker Forum at Wake Forest University as they bring world-class speakers to Winston-Salem throughout the year. The events each season cover a variety of topics, including political affairs, arts and culture, innovation and business, and social justice and global issues. This program brings our community face to face with world-class individuals and serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships. Proceeds from the program go to need-based recipients at Wake Forest University. 

 

The 2023-24 season will feature:

September 27, 2023

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss

 

November 1, 2023

Daymond John

 

February 22, 2024

Liz Cheney and Jon Meacham

 

April 17, 2024

Trevor Noah

 

For more information, visit their website.

You can find book lists below to accompany this season's speakers. Use the code FACETOFACE to receive a 20% discount on these titles. 

Leadership: In Turbulent Times By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781476795935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

From Pulitzer Prize–winning author and esteemed presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, an invaluable guide to the development and exercise of leadership from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Franklin D.


Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250313966
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - March 26th, 2019

An engrossing biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals


The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781416547877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 9th, 2014

Pulitzer Prize–winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s dynamic history of Theodore Roosevelt, William H.


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780743270755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 26th, 2006

One of the most influential books of the past fifty years, Team of Rivals is Pulitzer Prize–winning author and esteemed presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s modern classic about the political genius of Abraham Lincoln, his unlikely presidency, and his cabinet of former political foes.

Winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize and the inspiration for the


Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life By Daymond John, Daniel Paisner Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804189972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Currency - March 26th, 2019

New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top.


Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome By Daymond John, Daniel Paisner Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780593136256
Published: Crown Currency - March 9th, 2021

The bestselling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank reveals how to master the three prongs of influence: reputation, negotiation, and relationships.
 


Little Daymond Learns to Earn By Daymond John, Nicole Miles (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daymond John, Nicole Miles (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593567272
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 21st, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Entrepreneur, FUBU founder, and Shark Tank fan fave Daymond John introduces kids to basic ideas about money and starting their own business in this accessible picture book!


Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning By Liz Cheney Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780316572064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 5th, 2023

INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER: A gripping first-hand account of the January 6th, 2021, insurrection from inside the halls of Congress, from origins to aftermath, as Donald Trump and his enablers betrayed the American people and the Constitution—by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to it.
 
In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and ma


And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle By Jon Meacham Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780553393965
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Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America.

“Meacham has given us the Lincoln for our time.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525582199
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir.
 


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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid