Festival of Books & Authors

Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Festival of Books & Authors!
Stay tuned for more information about our 2020 Festival.

15 Years of Literary Excellence
We are proud to have hosted over 20,000 readers and over 50 authors and illustrators at our 2019 Festival, and we thank our community for making our 15th year extra special.

Bookmarks began as an annual book festival in 2004 and has since grown to a multi-day celebration of reading and writing that reaches tens of thousands of people of all ages and has expanded to offer year-round programming. Bookmarks' bookstore opened in 2017 in downtown Winston-Salem as an extension of the nonprofit, with all proceeds supporting community outreach and free author events. Bookmarks works to ignite the love of reading by connecting people with books and authors. Click here to learn more about Bookmarks' history and mission.