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Saturday Is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 24, marks the annual Independent Bookstore Day, a day to support and celebrate your local indie bookshop. Many bookstores around the state and beyond will host a full day of events, contests, readings, special offers, and more. According to the Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance, over 750 boookstores are participating around the country. (Click […]

Bookmarks Names Jamie Rogers Southern as its New Executive Director

From our friends at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem: The Bookmarks Board of Directors is pleased to announce that after guiding the organization for six months, Jamie Rogers Southern has been named Executive Director of Bookmarks. The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search for an executive director before unanimously approving hiring Jamie, who started with Bookmarks […]

2020 Nancy Olson Bookseller Award Recipients

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: Lisa Yee Swope of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem and Bonnie Shank of The Storybook Shoppe in Bluffton, South Carolina are the 2020 recipients of the Nancy Olson Bookseller Award. The Nancy Olson Award was launched in 2019 with an anonymous donation from an author who is also an […]

Bookmarks’ Silent Auction

Something in a person loves a silent auction. A silent auction awakens the American Picker in all of us. Who doesn’t love browsing discounted items, appraising, shrewdly scanning for the best deal? And there’s the competitive component as well, as we outbid the person who outbid us and then wait for their inevitable re-bid, wondering […]

Indie Bookstore Day – Saturday!

In a typical year, that is, a year when there’s not a global pandemic underway, bookstores across the country celebrate “Independent Bookstore Day” on the last Saturday in April. This year, on the last Saturday in April, most of our country was in lockdown mode, still sheltering-in-place, so Independent Bookstore Day never happened. Instead, a […]

Bookmarks Book Drive for Healthcare Workers

From our friends at Bookmarks: Throughout this crisis, we have been in awe of the healthcare workers who have been tirelessly caring for the sick. We know that this time has been exhausting and stressful. So beginning today through June 11, we will have a book drive to give new books to our healthcare workers […]

North Carolina Independent Bookstores: What’s Open?

By Deonna Kelli Sayed As the state gradually reopens, independent bookstores across North Carolina are experimenting with modified retail models to ensure that staff and customers remain safe. The shutdown hasn’t stopped literary community from happening. Many bookstores have remained open as essential businesses by shifting to online and phone orders. Some bookstores launched online […]

Fresh Literary Tour Coming to Bookstore Near You

From our friends at Dead Rabbits Press and Southern Fried Karma: This August, two indie presses—Dead Rabbits Books and Southern Fried Karma Press—will embark on the “Fugitives & Rabbits: A Collaborative Literary Tour” across North Carolina in an effort to bring writers, readers, and publishers together to expand and uplift the literary community. Dead Rabbits […]

David Joy Wins Southern Book Prize in Fiction

A North Carolina author has won the 2019 Southern Book Prize in Fiction. David Joy of western North Carolina won the prize in Fiction for The Line That Held Us (Putnam & Sons). Bookmarks in Winston-Salem had this to say about it: “With the Southern grit of Daniel Woodrell and the rich Appalachian cadence of Ron Rash, David Joy […]

Come See Us at Bookmarks!

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have an exhibitor’s booth at the 2018 Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors this Saturday, September 8, in downtown Winston-Salem. Come by and say hello! We’ll be sponsoring two sessions of Slush Pile Live!, an interactive event for aspiring writers to get immediate feedback on their work from editors […]