Bookmans supports free espression of ideas and we like to have authors visit our stores to discuss theirs. Our firm support of authors, famous or less well known, and from all genres and publishers, through author signings allows you, our patrons, a chance to get up close and personal with these literary artists all year around. In the coming weeks Bookmans Grant in Tucson will host authors of health and wellness, a love story, and Christian science fiction. This literary buffet will leave you full and clamoring for more.
Arlene Weintraub will be signing and discussing her new book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 at Bookmans Grant location. She will be showcasing her book Selling the Fountain of Youth, about the anti-aging industry. This freelance writer has been published in USA Today, US News and World Report, and Technology Review. Come down talk with Arlene about her experience in the health industry and her exploratory thoughts on the youth seeking industry.
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We pretty much live in a state of adoration around Bookmans. We love cult classics, we love local venues like The Loft Cinema, and we love man-made monsters. By now dedicated Bookmans.com readers all know about Ticket Tuesdays, designed to show our love.
The arts are alive and well in Tucson and we are packing our calendar with movies, metal and music. Among the events we plan to attend are The Loft Film Fest, Cosmo's Moon Open House and an intimate concert featuring local musicians playing Vivaldi.
Drivers by on Speedway have no doubt noticed by now the tents set up in the parking lot of The Loft Cinema as they gear up for their first film festival. The Loft Film Fest is an eight-day celebration of film that began yesterday and will run through November 18, complete with guest appearances by filmmakers and personalities including Larry McMurtry, Diana Osanna, Chris Eyre, Alex Cox, Carlos Reygades. Rosanna Arquette and Griffin Dunne were in attendance for Thursday night's opening film, Martin Scorsese's After Hours.
Bookmans Flagstaff is on the cusp of reopening, and we are ready to start the new era! This last summer marked our twentieth year in Flagstaff, and so, despite all the losses and set-backs, it seems auspicious that we will be rejoining the Northern AZ community in our bright new form. When a few of us walked into the store day before yesterday, we couldn't help but ooo and aaa at the beautiful space. All the cafe walls are windows, filling the front of the store with natural light. The new trade counter area, where all buying and selling will occur, is open and easy to navigate.
Today we honor ten years of service on the part of Steve Paschall. Every one of those years was spent in the Bookmans warehouse where he has been the "backbone of the warehouse and essential in distributing acquisitions to the stores," according to Wharehouse and Online Sales Manager Aaron Thornburg.
Steve's wife of 25 years, Gayle joined Bookmans employees in a celebration with food from Mosaic Cafe and Gayle's own brownies made from a secret family recipe forged through the ages (and posted on the refrigerator of the break room afterwards). After the feast, Steve was presented a plaque and a bonus check, which he dutifully handed over to Gayle.
"I appreciate Bookmans buying a brand new warehouse for my anniversary. I hope to have as much fun in the next ten years as I have in the past ten years," says Steve. Bookmans will be lucky indeed to get another ten years of his employ not just because of his contributions to the company, but also because we enjoy hearing tales of his colorful and action-packed life experiences.
Thank you Steve, for your hard work, reliability, and story telling.
We pretty much live in a state of adoration around Bookmans. We love cult classics, we love local venues like The Loft Cinema, and we love Music for Eels. By now dedicated Bookmans.com readers all know about Ticket Tuesdays, designed to show our love.
Indigenous folk music! Kathi & Marvin, of 5Horses 4Winds, are a dynamic group of world class musicians that play traditional and contemporary styles of music. Finnish music and language as well as indigenous styles of music combined with elements of the southwest, Native American flute and chants. The etheral vocals and music of Marvin & Kathi bring sounds of many places world-wide. Join us for this down to earth musical treat! PeaceLove
Journalist Arlene Weintraub (BusinessWeek) Discusses Her New Book About the Anti-Aging Industry
Join Arlene as she discusses her new book about the anti-aging industry. In "Selling the Fountain of Youth", Arlene Weintraub, who spent more than ten years as a science reporter at BusinessWeek, takes us inside this worldfrom the internet marketers behind the rise of acai berries to the backrooms of local pharmacies, where made-to-order, non-regulated compounds are produced; from celebrity promoters like Suzanne Somers and Oprah to the self-medicating doctors who run chains of rejuvenation centers to tout their miracle cures.
Join us every Friday where Toni presents Storytime. Each week features a new and exciting theme,crafts and of course refreshments. All ages are welcome. As always all events at Bookmans are free.
EVCTs newest performance troupe a singing and dancing troupe. Open to kids age 8-18, the group will be performing songs and choreography from Broadway Musicals at Bookmans Mesa! Our Mission East Valley Childrens Theatre (EVCT) is more than just a theatre. It is a place where children can grow and develop into confident young adults. At EVCT youth gain self-esteem, and develop creativity.
Save The Pets AZ bring with them a wide array of animals in need of new homes that have been rescued in Arizona. The wonderful volunteer staff of Save The Pets AZ will be on hand with the animals to answer any questions you may have about adoption, donations, volunteering, and fostering through their organization. Please check out their website for additional information.
Every Friday our ongoing children's music program Tunes for Tots meets at Bookmans Grant for tons of tuneful fun. Lately, we've been having such a great time, I felt like I needed to share! We had a hoot last Friday as we sang along to some of our traditional faves (Shake Your Sillies Out, Hokey Pokey, and Wheels on the Bus), played finger puppet theater (Itsy Bitsy Spider and Baby Bumble Bee) and shook our shakers 'til we were all shooked out! We hope you will join us at 10 a.m. every future Friday for more fiddlin' fun!
The Konamis is a webcomic by Jack Crawford and Bookmans own Tavis Maiden (@tavismaiden). Updated each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, follow the adventures of The Konamis, a real comic tale about the real comic adventure of The Konamis (meaning "little waves"), the little ol' rock band that makes a big splash!
The Konamis: Coffee Break
(Admin. Note: This Veterans Day I decided to celebrate by puting to work one of my favorite "Army guys", as my nephew who is now an Army guy and war veteran himself used to call them. Andrew Ballenger has served the country in the military for over 20 years as both an enlisted man and an officer. He's a veteran of both Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and a voracious consumer of military writing.
By Major Andrew Ballenger
In keeping with our nation's celebration of Veterans Day, I offer recommendations of four books of a military genre. I made huge omissions to limit the list to four as some of the best military texts were written by foreign soldiers. In keeping with our own holiday, I've kept it strictly to U.S. military subjects, but added a movie title bonus.
My mom was not a cook. She did encourage us to cook though, and never made the kitchen off limits, which is possibly the best gift I ever received. My mom cooked on holidays. It was a production that we went through two or three times a year. The Ducharme Household Presents: The Holiday Meal! It was memorable, but not for the food or even for the production. It was great because we were together. When I was fifteen, I became a vegetarian. To my parents credit, they were very supportive. I spent a lot of time explaining to people that I was a vegetarian, especially at Thanksgiving. For fourteen years I had the same conversation with my mom. It went like this:
Mom: Its Thanksgiving, what are you going to eat?
Me: Mom, youre having one turkey and seventeen side dishesof VEGETABLES. Ill be fine.
My mom is in no way alone; many people think Thanksgiving is a Turkey Holiday. Turkeys dont and neither do I.
Customer Appreciation Day! (Free kids crafts, massages and food!)
November is our give thanks month and were giving a BIG thanks to all of our wonderful customers with an entire day filled with fun, scrumptious and relaxing events. That means YOU get to take advantage of free 5 minute massages from 1-3:30PM with the wonderful massage therapists from the local business, MassageMakers. Dont forget to stop by the store hungry around 4pm because were providing free pizza for our customers. We of course couldnt forget our little customers, whom deserve a thank you too! Were getting crafty from 12-1PM and prepping for the holidays with fun foam and wooden turkey flower pot crafts and all ages are invited to create one. So give yourself a pat on the back for being a Bookmans customer and stop by to enjoy your much deserved treats!
11/20/2010 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm Bookmans Phoenix
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