Save the date! The 2018 Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors will be held September 6-9 in downtown Winston-Salem. 





Be the first to find out who will be attending our 2018 Festival of Books and Authors - attend our July 26 Preface Party and Fundraiser!  
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 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3502442.


Check out our Summer Reading Program!
Our Summer Reading Program has selections of books from the North Carolina Battle of the Books, American Library Association award winners, North Carolina Book award winners, and upcoming festival authors. The beauty of the Bookmarks program is that kids can read books over the summer, then come to our Festival on September 8 and actually meet and hear from the authors they read. In addition to the reading opportunities in our program, there are additional activities for children to engage within our community from participating in an art jam downtown, visiting a park, or writing a letter to an author coming to Festival.

Click here for more information about our 2018 Summer Reading Program.

Click here for a list of authors on the Summer Reading program who will be attending our 2018 Festival.