TITLE $25,000 and up

PRESENTING $15,000 and up


SUSTAINING $10,000 and up


PROVIDING $5,000 and up

CONTRIBUTING $2,500 and up




GENERAL  $1,000 and up





If interested in creating a sponsorship package that works for you, please contact Jamie Rogers Southern at jamie@bookmarksnc.org.


Held annually on the last full weekend in September (September 26-29, 2024), the Bookmarks Festival is the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas. Repeatedly drawing 20,000 attendees from 20+ states, the festival is also the largest celebration of the literary arts in the area. The program is filled with award-winning and bestselling authors from around the world. 

Each sponsor package is tailored to fit the sponsor's needs. Complete details available upon request. All sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • logo placement on website year-round,
  • logo placement in annual report,
  • social media and newsletter mention,
  • other printed materials as available.


Bookmarks has options for ongoing and one-off event sponsorships throughout the year which occur both inside the Bookmarks Bookstore and in various locations around the community. Larger author events vary in sponsorship amounts. If interested, please contact Jamie Southern


Bookmarks has many ongoing outreach initiatives focused on supporting our local schools, including:

  • Bookmarks in Schools: Many schools do not have funds to bring authors into their schools, so Bookmarks covers the cost for them. Authors speak on a range of topics depending on the curriculum and need in the school. Bookmarks handles all logistics, and most visits include a book donation to the school as well.
  • Field Trips: Many children in our community have never visited a bookstore. Many families in our community do not have books in their homes. Bookmarks is working to increase access to books every day and one way we do that is through providing free field trips to school groups. Classes visit Bookmarks to learn about how a book is made or hear from an author for a storytime (depending on the age level); they get to shop for books and talk to our knowledgeable staff to find the right fit, and then they get to purchase two books for free to take home and one book that will go to their school library. The school’s librarian also receives a $500 gift card to use for purchasing books for their school library. Bookmarks also covers the cost of the bus and bus driver, and either breakfast or lunch for the students.
  • Book Fairs: The benefits of the Bookmarks Book Fair model is every student gets a chance to see themselves reflected in the book selection. Each grade level is carefully curated with the help from the school librarian and teachers to make sure the book fair shopping experience is meaningful and exciting to the students. We believe that choice is a huge factor in engaging a child's interest in reading. When the child is interested and excited about a book, they are much more likely to read it -- and re-read it! Book Fairs allow equal opportunity and access for students to become book owners at no cost to them.


The annual Movable Feast weekend is held in January or early February each year. Similar to speed dating with authors, this event allows attendees to meet and interact with 20-25 authors who write in a variety of genres from around the country. This is an incredibly popular event that has sold out every year for 12 years!


The Book with Purpose program is a summer initiative that aims to unite the Winston-Salem community in themed book discussions for all ages. Between 4,000-5,000 books are donated each year through this program to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, libraries, and other public and private community groups. The theme for 2024 is voting rights history in America and the book choice is One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson. For more information, visit our Book with Purpose page.