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January 2021

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

January 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bookmarks is proud to host the Winston-Salem chapter of the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. Our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club discussions will always be hosted by women of color, but people of all colors and genders who would like to reflect upon the reading and writing of women of color are welcome. This month, we will be discussing Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays. Registration: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/wrbg

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4 on 4th Local Author Event

January 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Bookmarks and Winston-Salem Writers to hear four local authors read from their work and talk about their writing process. Authors to be announced soon at https://www.bookmarksnc.org/4on4thJan. Free event; registration required: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/4on4thjan

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Romance Book Club with author Alyssa Cole

January 28 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Romance Book Club meets online monthly to discuss romance from consent and kissing to feminism and friendship. This month we will be joined by romance author Alyssa Cole to discuss her new novel, How to Catch a Queen, the story of an arranged marriage leading to unexpected desires. Registration: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/romance-book-club

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February 2021

Bookmarks Presents John Hart in Conversation with Patricia Cornwell

February 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bookmarks is pleased to host Bookmarks favorite John Hart in an online conversation with bestselling crime author Patricia Cornwell. Hart’s new book, The Unwilling, is set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War and combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul. This is a pay-what-you-can event; attendees can either purchase a copy of The Unwilling or make a donation to Bookmarks at https://www.bookmarksnc.org/event/HartCornwell.

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Bookmarks Presents Kristin Hannah in Conversation with Elin Hilderbrand

February 5 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bookmarks is excited to host one of our community’s favorite authors, Kristin Hannah, in an online conversation with a past favorite Festival author, Elin Hilderbrand! Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale and The Great Alone.  Hannah’s new book, The Four Winds, is an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras--the Great Depression. You must purchase a copy…

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Winter Book Club Social with Simon & Schuster Publishers

February 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Bookmarks for our quarterly book club gathering to learn about new books coming out soon, new releases, and older book favorites with Simon & Schuster Publishers. We are thrilled to be joined by Simon & Schuster’s sales team members as well as Sadequa Johnson, author of The Yellow Wife, the story of Pheby Delores Brown, a woman who was born on a plantation and promised freedom on her 18th birthday but unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of…

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Galentine’s Day Celebration

February 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Bookmarks for an online celebration of Galentine's Day and the one-year anniversary of the Bookmarks Romance Book Club! Berkley romance authors Jane Igharo (Ties That Tether), Rachel Lynn Solomon (The Ex Talk), and Samantha Young (Much Ado About You) will join us to talk romance from consent and kissing to feminism and friendship. This is a pay-what-you-can event; purchase a discounted book bundle of all three books, any of the single titles or make a donation to Bookmarks to…

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Presidents’ Day: Writing a Presidential Biography

February 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Bookmarks for a special Presidents' Day event! Author Lindsey McDivitt and Mike Ford, son of President Gerald Ford, will discuss the process of writing a presidential biography, read from the picture book Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story, and answer audience questions about writing a biography and growing up in the White House. This event is intended for children ages 6-10. This is a free online event; registration required: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/presidentsday

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Listening Is Reading: An Audiobook Celebration

February 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Bookmarks as we proclaim that “Listening Is Reading”. Learn about audiobooks and the independent audiobook model from Libro.fm, a social purpose corporation that makes it possible to buy audiobooks through local bookstores. We will also be joined by Ladee Hubbard, author of The Rib King (our January Signed First Editions Club title), who will be in conversation with the narrators of her audiobook, Korey Jackson and Adenrele Ojo. In The Rib King, Hubbard deconstructs painful African American stereotypes and…

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NC Humanities Presents: Breakout Book Discussion of The Water Knife

February 16 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come ready to talk, listen, and learn in this highly interactive session! Join the North Carolina Humanities Council as they break out into small groups to discuss The Water Knife. Group discussions will be led by book leaders, who will lead you through a set of discussion questions about the book and how humanities, literature, and journalism build understanding about important issues in North Carolina. This Statewide Read is part of North Carolina Humanities’ “Watershed Moments” initiative. Free online event;…

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CONNECT with David Bradford and Carole Robin

February 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Bookmarks for a lunchtime event with David Bradford and Carol Robin, authors of Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. The authors taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their legendary Stanford Graduate School of Business course Interpersonal Dynamics and have coached and consulted hundreds of executives for decades. In Connect, they show readers how to take their relationships from shallow to exceptional by cultivating authenticity, vulnerability, and honesty, while being willing…

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LGBTQ Book Club

February 21 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The LGBTQ Book Club with Pride Winston-Salem is a public book club. Join us to discuss The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab, the story of a young woman who makes a Faustian bargain to life forever--and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. All are welcome. To purchase a copy at our 20% book club discount, and to register, email info@bookmarksnc.org.

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Book Trivia Live

February 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our monthly book trivia with Caleb! Online event; email caleb@bookmarksnc.org to register.

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Bookmarks Book Club

February 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us to discuss A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. Online discussion; email jamie@bookmarksnc.org to join.

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

February 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bookmarks is proud to host the Winston-Salem chapter of the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. Our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club discussions will always be hosted by women of color, but people of all colors and genders who would like to reflect upon the reading and writing of women of color are welcome. This month, we will be discussing The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae. Online discussion; click here to register: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/wrbg

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4 on 4th Local Author Event

February 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Bookmarks and Winston-Salem Writers to hear four local authors read from their work and talk about their writing process. In February, we will feature Whitney Skeen, Nick Olson, Scott Gould, and Steve Lindahl. Free online event; registration required: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/4on4thfeb

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Romance Book Club with author Beverly Jenkins

February 25 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Romance Book Club meets online monthly to discuss romance from consent and kissing to feminism and friendship. This month we will be joined by romance author Beverly Jenkins to discuss her new novel, Wild Rain, the story of a female rancher who forges her own path in the wake of the Civil War. Registration: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/romance-book-club

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New Adventures Book Club

February 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Want to try something new, but aren't sure where to start? Many readers are looking for a comfortable book to help them ease into a new genre or new type of reading. Sometimes it is hard to make that choice on your own. Our New Adventures Book Club helps introduce readers to new genres each month by selecting welcoming "first reads" into new genres. This will be a virtual book club led by Bookmarks' Bookseller Cat. This month, we will…

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