Coming Events

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Tuesday, December 1 - Bookmarks Book Club will be discussing After Alice by Gregory Maguire. The book club is open to the public. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you are coming. We meet at 6pm inside Coffee Park ARTS inside the Milton Rhodes Center downtown. Books are available for purchase through Bookmarks. Once you have attended three book club meetings, you get 20% off all book club books!






Friday, December 4
- Celebrate Art for the Holidays throughout the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and the Sawtooth School! Our second annual Art for the Holidays will feature Sawtooth's "Deck the Halls" Fine Crafts and Art Sale, Associated Artists' "The More the Merrier" art show and sale, and Bookmarks' Holiday Bazaar. The event is 4-8pm and is free and open to the public.

Bookmarks will feature two 15-minute talks by Charlie Lovett about his new book, The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, which is a perfect holiday gift! Talks will be inside the Hanes Conference Room. Bookmarks' Holiday Bazaar will be located in the Reynolds Place room and will feature local authors, publishers, and craft vendors who will be selling books and book-related merchandise. Bookmarks will have TONS of holiday book giving suggestions for all ages on your list!

If you are interested in renting a table to participate as a vendor in this event, click here for the guidelines & registration form. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and table rental cost is $50. There are limited spots but vendors are allowed to select their choice of location on the registration form. Vendors must be selling books or book-related merchandise. A floor plan is found by clicking here.


Sunday, January 24, 2016 - Join us for our fourth installment of the Movable Feast. This event has been such a fun addition to our calendar and has sold out for the past three years. So hurry and get your tickets while they last! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

If you cannot make it and would like to pre-order books, or if you are coming and want to make sure you get all the books you want before they sell out, click here to place an order.

We can best describe the event as "speed dating" with authors. You will be seated at a table with 7 others and will be joined by a new author every 10 minutes. The authors will tell you about themselves and their books, hopefully leaving you with many great selections for upcoming reads and book club selections. You will have a chance to meet all of the authors before and after the event.

In 2016, we will have 25 authors from 9 states. Authors' books are about a variety of topics, from thrillers to memoirs, from historical fiction to romance. Doors will open at 2pm giving you a chance to socialize with the authors and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and wine. Book sales are through Bookmarks and proceeds benefit our Authors in Schools program. The event will begin promptly at 3pm. Booksignings will be held at 5pm. All attendees are entered to win a variety of door prizes!

Tickets are available beginning Nov. 10:
$45 (tax & service fee included) = one individual ticket
$300 (tax & service fee included) = table of 8
$500 (tax & service fee included) = Sponsored table of 8

The $300 tables of 8 option may select up to three authors they would prefer to have visit their table. All selections must be submitted by January 8. At least one of your selections will be guaranteed, but every attempt will be made to accommodate all three requests. The earlier you buy your table and submit your requests, the better.

The sponsored table of 8 option for $500 is available to individuals and businesses who would like their business information included in all of the attendees' gift bags. Sponsorship names / logos will be listed on the event program, in event publicity materials including Bookmarks' website, and in signage at the event. Each person at the sponsored table will receive a Bookmarks Tote bag and a 20% coupon to be used at the Bookmarks bookstore at the event. You may select up to three authors they would prefer to have visit their table. All selections must be submitted by January 8. At least one of your selections will be guaranteed, but every attempt will be made to accommodate all three requests. The earlier you buy your table and submit your requests, the better.

Confirmed 2016 Authors:

Janet Allard
is the playwright of "Vrooommm! A NASComedy," as well as several other plays. She is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, a Fulbright Fellowship (New Zealand and the South Pacific), and currently teaches at UNCG. - End Table 15

Emily Arsenault is the author of "The Evening Spider," a gripping blend of psychological suspense and historical true crime. She is also the author of the novels "What Strange Creatures," "Miss Me When I'm Gone," "In Search of the Rose Notes," and "The Broken Teaglass." - End Table 10

Krista Bremer's award-winning work has appeared in publications including THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, CNN, NPR, and PBS, among others. Her book, "A Tender Struggle," formerly titled "My Accidental Jihad," explores what it means to open one's mind and heart to another culture. - End Table 4

Taylor Brown's award-winning short fiction has appeared in THE NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY REVIEW and STORYSOUTH. His debut novel, "The Fallen Land," is set in the final year of the Civil War as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who see a bounty reward. - End Table 6

Marisa de los Santos is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of four novels, two middle grade novels, and two collections of poetry. Her newest novel, "The Precious One," is a captivating story about friendship, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. -  End Table 2

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, novelist, biographer, and historian. His second novel, "Wherever There is Light," is a sweeping, panoramic tale of 20th century America, chronicling the decades-long love affair between a Jewish immigrant and the granddaughter of a slave. - End Table 1

Shari Goldhagen worked as a gossip writer for and has had work appear in COSMOPOLITAN and PENTHOUSE. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell and is the author of the widely-praised novel "Family and Other Accidents." "In Some Other World, Maybe" is her new book. - End Table 24

Elena Gorokhova grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the age of twenty-four she married an American and came to the U.S. with a suitcase to start her new life. Her memoir, "The Russian Tattoo," is a portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey. - End Table 17

Kristy Woodson Harvey holds a degree in mass communications and journalism from UNC Chapel Hill. Her debut novel, "Dear Carolina," is the moving story of two mothers, one biological and one adoptive, who show that life circumstances shape us but don't define us and that families aren't born, they're made. - End Table 5

Patti Callahan Henry is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of eleven novels. Her newest novel, "The Idea of Love," asks the question: can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right? It's a lyrical exploration of love and longing, secrets and suspicion, family and friendship. - End Table 19

Bruce Holsinger is the author of "A Burnable Book," and an award-winning scholar of the medieval period who teaches at the University of Virginia. His new book, "The Invention of Fire," is an historical thriller set in London, 1386 after a mass murder has taken place within the city walls. - End Table 20

Holly LeCraw's compelling debut, "The Swimming Pool," received rave reviews and praise. Her new book, "The Half Brother," is a passionate, provocative story of complex family bonds and the search for identity, set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England boarding school. - End Table 14

Carol Miller is the author of the Moonshine Mystery series, the newest of which is "An Old-Fashioned Murder." Secrets, lies, and a splash of moonshine, this is the story of a classic country house whodunit with a distinctly Southern twist. - End Table 7

Fred Moore was born and raised in Winston-Salem, attended Hampton University, the College of William and Mary, NC State and UNC Chapel Hill where he was accepted into medical school. "I Once Was Lost" is his story of becoming involved with cocaine, being incarcerated, and rebuilding his life. - End Table 25

JoAnne Normile founded two successful horse rescue organizations and is a highly sought after advisor on and activist for horses. Her memoir, "Saving Baby," tells how one woman's special bond with a Thoroughbred leads to the most successful horse rescue organization in the country. - End Table 8

Alyssa Palombo is a recent graduate of Canisius College with degrees in English and creative writing. She is a trained classical musician and is the author of "The Violinist of Venice," a sweeping historical novel of composer and priest Antonio Vivaldi, a secret mistress, and their passion for music and each other. - End Table 11

Brian Panowich is the debut author of the novel Bull Mountain, a multi-generational saga set in the mountains of north Georgia, where the Burroughs family has been running shine, pot, and meth for decades. A stunning debut from a new voice in Southern literature. - End Table 18

Keija Parssinen was born in Saudi Arabia and moved at the age of 12 to San Antonio, TX. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tulsa. "The Unraveling of Mercy Louis" is Parssinen's second novel and is an intricate novel of psychological suspense, charting the downfall of one town's golden girl while exploring the brutality and anxieties of girlhood in America.  - End Table 9

Catherine Reid is a naturalist, poet, and professor at Warren Wilson College. "Falling Into Place" is a book of quietly powerful essays, weaving keenly observed insights into the mysteries of nature with those of family and community. - End Table 21

Pamela Schoenewaldt is the USA TODAY bestselling author of "When We Were Strangers" and "Swimming in the Moon." Her new novel, "Under the Same Blue Sky," is set at the beginning of WWI, as a family secret takes Hazel on a journey to unearth her past and find possibilities of extraordinary in a world transformed by war. - End Table 12

Paullina Simons' new novel, "Lone Star," is an unforgettable love story between a college-bound young woman and a traveling troubadour on his way to war. It's a story of love lost and found set against the stunning backdrop of Eastern Europe. - End Table 3

David Taylor wrote for television and the movies for 20 years, and has had an off-Broadway musical performed in New York. "Night Life," is set in 1954 New York City. Police officer Michael Cassidy has to figure out the reason young men are being murdered in a McCarthy-era America. - End Table 16

Mary Ellen Taylor has always enjoyed good southern tales and yarns. "The View from Prince Street" is set in Alexandria, VA, and is a heartfelt tale of reconnection. As two women confront a past refusing to be forgotten, they must ask themselves if denying the past is worth sacrificing the future. - End Table 23

Richard Wall is touring for his late wife Carol Wall, the author of "Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening," a memoir about Wall's unlikely friendship with Giles Owita, a Kenyan-born landscaper. Since Carol's death shortly before publication, Dick has been traveling, sharing his wife's story. - End Table 13

Michele Young-Stone's novel "Above Us Only Sky" tells the story of Prudence who was born with a birth defect of wings molded to her back. Years later she meets her Lithuanian grandfather who shares miraculous secrets of their lineage and sets Prudence on a quest to discovery her ancestors. - End Table 22


Bookmarks in the Community:

Bookmarks’ Storytime! 
On December 2 at 11 a.m., Bookmarks will have a new book (or two!) to share with attendees. Storytime included with admission to the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem located at 390 South Liberty Street.



A Christmas Carol

Join us for Triad Stage's performance of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol". Performances will run November 27 - December 24 at the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem. For ticket information click here. Bookmarks will be on site to sell copies of A Christmas Carol as well as Charlie Lovett's continuation of the classic, The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, on December 11, 12, 18 and 20. Triad Stage is offering friends of Bookmarks a 25% discount on tickets with the code ACC025.







Bookmarks hosts several events throughout the year. These events are held at public libraries, colleges, theaters, restaurants, galleries, and other arts facilities. Some events are ticketed as fundraisers, and some are free and open to the public. Bookmarks works with more than 20 organizations and community groups each year on their fundraisers and events. We can supply books for sale at your event with a percentage given back to non-profits. Contact us for more infomation on how we can help. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: If you cannot make it to any of our events, but would like to get a signed book, please let us know 24 hours before the event. Call 336-747-1471 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For most events, we will have signed books available for purchase after the event in the Bookmarks office.


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