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Bookmarks 2022 Impact Report

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Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit that cultivates communi by bringing people of all ages together with books and authors who educate, inspire, challenge, and entertain.We imagine a communi where the power of books brings forth connection and belonging for every person. Our Mission

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Thanks to supporters like you, another successful year for Bookmarks has come to a close. Thanks to our connued growth, I am proud to celebrate our increased outreach iniaves and impact in the community. The mission of our bookstore is simple: to culvate community and increase access to books. Thanks to the growth of the bookstore’s notoriety this year, we have aracted more internaonally bestselling authors to Winston-Salem to meet with children and adults to spread the love of reading and focus aenon on the importance of literacy in our community. In addion to the Fesval and the 67 events held in partnership with community groups, we were able to host 93 events inside the bookstore, aracng more than 7,500 people into the store for events.Our three agship programs — the Fesval of Books & Authors, the Movable Feast Weekend, and Book with Purpose — allowed us to reach new audiences and connect with community members of all ages. We Message from our Executive Directorhosted 20,000 aendees from 31 states and 51 authors in 24 events at our 17th annual Fesval in September. Keynote authors included Sandra Cisneros, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Taylor Jenkins Reid. We celebrated the 10th anniversary — and 10th straight sellout — of the Movable Feast, featuring 22 authors from around the region. The 2022 focus for Book with Purpose summer programming was on mental health awareness; thousands of books were donated to schools, community groups, and individuals who parcipated in the program.Not only is our impact growing, but so is our footprint. Thanks to the generous support from community members and a matching anonymous donor, Bookmarks was able to add much needed oce space for our growing nonprot sta. The addional space allows us to more eecvely manage the ow of book donaons to schools and other local organizaons and organize special projects. Come and see us at our new oces at 206 N. Spruce Street. Through all that we do, Bookmarks will be welcoming and inclusive for all people who want to nd connecon and belonging through the power of books. Thank you for your support this year of Bookmarks! Sincerely,Jamie Rogers SouthernBookmarks Execuve DirectorThanks to the growth of the bookstore’s notoriety this year, we have attracted more internationally bestselling authors to Winston-Salem to meet with children and adults to spread the love of reading and focus attention on the importance of literacy in our community.BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 20221

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2Festival Review “The Bookmarks Annual Festival of Books and Authors is truly a highlight of the year for me! I am so enthusiastic about this event because first and foremost it feeds my passion. The opportunity to interact with the authors and hear from them about writing and their books gives so much more depth to my reading. I get so much out of this free event, but I support the Festival financially as well because it helps to build and feed a passion for reading within our children. I so appreciate the Bookmarks team for all that they do to make our community a better place.” –Laura Gerald, aendee “Look around at all these people. There’s so many dierent types of people from so many dierent walks of life, all here to experience the same thing — the love of literacy.” –Brendan Slocumb, author “What makes Bookmarks Festival special? It’s gotta be the people. I was just in a panel where the room was electric with readers.” –Andrew Sean Greer, author• Closing Fesval Event with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had more than 1,200 aendees• Free Saturday storyme with Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel• Sold out Opening Keynote Event with New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid • Free Saturday Keynote Event with Sandra Cisneros with a private pre-event featuring Sandra in conversaon with young Lano Achievers from the communityThe 17th annual Fesval of Books and Authors saw a return to pre-pandemic levels of aendance and parcipaon.37 TOTAL SCHOOL VISITS IN THE TRIAD IMPACTING BOOKS DONATED THROUGH FESTIVAL SCHOOL VISITS TOTALINGSTUDENTS6,679ATTENDEES FROMSTATES3120,000$22,9432,780AUTHORS FEATURED IN EVENTS, INCLUDING:2451 “My rst year as Fesval Director was an incredible experience. It was fascinang to see all the dierent parts of the Fesval come together and fun to work so closely with the Bookmarks team of sta and volunteers on such a large-scale project. I’ve always loved the energy of Fesval weekend: there’s something magical about watching readers and meet and interact with authors. It was amazing to see over 20,000 people gather in our community to celebrate the power of books!” –Beth Seufer Buss, Program & Fesval Director

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The second year of the Book with Purpose summer program brought mental health to the forefront.4Book with Purpose was created as an intergeneraonal summer reading program that would unite the broader Winston-Salem community in conversaon about one shared topic. Each year, we seek relevant themes that aect us locally and globally and books that allow us to explore that topic. During the rst year of the pandemic, the World Health Organizaon reported that anxiety and depression rose globally by 25%. Mental illness has risen disproporonally in young people who have been the most at risk of suicidal and self-harming behaviors over the last two years. Bookmarks wanted to bring awareness to these facts as well as lessen the sgma that our society carries towards those who suer from mental illness. We selected a tle for each age group that invited empathy, reecon, and awareness, and through collaboraon and sponsorship, we were able to donate thousands of copies of these books to schools, businesses, organizaons, and individuals. We will explore the themes of cizenship, identy, and belonging when Book with Purpose returns this May with Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas.Book with PurposeSPONSORS:

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The Bookmarks Bookstore exists to culvate community and increase access to books.5BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2022The Bookstore turned ve this year! It seems like yesterday that we were cung the ribbon at the grand opening. We’re grateful to our community for supporng the bookstore’s growth and contribuon to the landscape of downtown Winston-Salem. The bookstore connues to be a welcoming place for people to explore, learn, and be inspired. We love introducing new authors and new books to our community through the events that we host and through our curated collecon. One of the biggest changes in 2022 was the addion of our oce spaces on Spruce Street, which allowed us to rearrange the layout of the store. The pandemic allowed us me for reecon on the store’s culture, inventory, layout, organizaon, and accessibility. At the beginning of the year, we surveyed our community and visited other independent bookstores to get ideas about how to beer serve our community. In June, we closed the bookstore for a week while we made some major changes, adding new secons and expanding high growth genres such as romance, graphic novels, and manga. We added a new “sta picks” display table and recongured the kids secon. All of the changes allow for a beer browsing and discovery experience. If you haven’t been by lately, come see us! –Kate Storho, General ManagerBookstore Spotlight

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In 2022, the Youth & Schools Department engaged young readers and their families through experiences centered around books and authors. Everything from Storyme at Bookmarks to our Authors in Schools program focused on creang posive, inclusive, and engaging experiences for all youth in our community. Books and stories have the capacity to expand our worlds regardless of where our own story begins. We have seen the power that books have to change the course of our futures. When children have the opportunity to engage with books by authors who represent the diversity of our community, it makes an even bigger impact. Addionally, we are fully commied to the noon that true change comes through collaboraon and a shared vision, which is why we have partnered with other organizaons serving the community. We are very excited to connue our work in 2023. –Lupe Penn, Youth & Schools Manager7BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2022Moving the literacy needle in our community by fostering the love of reading.Youth & Schools Report “Thank you so much for all that you do for the community and for Parkland. I really appreciate all of the opportunities and support that you have provided.” –Kizzy Lewis Phillips, Media Coordinator at Parkland High School “Bookmarks’ Youth & Schools Program is being recognized for providing equitable access to books and author visit opportunities for students in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools (NC) through multiple initiatives.” –Kathy Lest, President of the American Associaon of School Librarians “We appreciate all the support Bookmarks has given to our school and others in our district.” –Lisa Crede, Media Coordinator at Moore Magnet Elementary “We very much appreciate how hard Bookmarks works to support our school. You are an amazing organization that provides countless wonderful opportunities for our students. We are so lucky to have you as partners in providing for our students.” –Kaleigh Staord, Media Coordinator at East Forsyth High SchoolSCHOOLS ON AUTHOR VISITS AND BOOK FAIRS THAT IMPACTEDSTUDENTS.BOOKS WERE DONATED FOR A TOTAL VALUE OF 437,6418,312$105,996FIELD TRIPSField Trips to Bookmarks address a need for the increase of access to books at school and at home with the added experience of vising a bookstore. With support from Garner Foods, we hosted 26 students from Hall-Woodward Elementary to shop at Bookmarks for three books to take home and one to donate to their school’s media collecon. Lynn Blankenship, the school’s Media Coordinator, said “Our school is 65% Hispanic and low income. These students have a language barrier and do not have access to many books at home. They need more support to help their reading scores.” Bookstores are magical and every child deserves the opportunity to experience it rst hand. We plan to increase these trips in 2023 and hope you join us!IN 2022, BOOKMARKS WORKED WITH

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We accomplish more when we work together.Bookmarks loves working with nonprots and community groups throughout the year to make our city a beer place. In 2022, we collaborated with 54 organizaons on events or programs that helped support both of our missions. In January, we began a quarterly gathering of literacy nonprots to improve communicaon and provide more opportunity for partnership. COMMUNITY PARTNER HIGHLIGHTAt no cost to families, A Bed and a Book provides new twin-sized beds, complete with new maresses and bedding, to families in Forsyth County. They work with several referring agencies in the community to idenfy families and partner with local businesses to assemble the beds that are then delivered. Bookmarks receives informaon from A Bed and A Book about each child’s interests and then we carefully select three books we think the child will enjoy. We give each family a book journal to encourage them to read and discuss the books together. In 2022, we donated almost 300 books to families receiving beds. abedandabook.comCOMMUNITY PARTNERSCommuni OutreachA Bed and A BookAppalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork Arbor AcresAuthoring AconBest of WinstonBeta VerdeCalvary Moravian ChurchCobblestone Farmers MarketCrosby ScholarsCrossnore Communies for ChildrenCycleBar Winston-SalemFader REFamily ServicesFoothills BrewingForsyth County Public LibraryForsyth Country Day SchoolHigh Point UniversityImprints CaresInside the Writer’s StudioLEAD Girls of NCLeadership Winston-SalemLMI BuildersMUSE Winston-SalemNaonal Sports Media AssociaonNorth Carolina Humanies CouncilNorth Carolina Reading AssociaonNorth Carolina Writers’ NetworkNorth Star LGBTQ Community CenterPaently RootedPiedmont Youth ChorusPoppyseed ProvisionsPreservaon ForsythPride Winston-SalemQueer Winston-SalemREACH Women’s NetworkRead Write SpellReynolda House Museum and GardensSalem Academy and CollegeSalemtowneSecond Harvest Food BankSummit SchoolThree Magnolias Financial AdvisorsTrellis Supporve CareWake Forest University Face to Face Speaker ForumWake Forest University School of LawWellCare of North Carolina88.5 FM WFDDWilkinson ERAWinston Cup MuseumWinston-Salem Forsyth County SchoolsWinston-Salem Recreaon & ParksWinston-Salem Police DepartmentWinston-Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem SymphonyWinston-Salem WritersThe YMCAZSR Library8

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Sta, Board of Directors, and Volunteers — the team of people dedicated to bringing forth connecon and belonging in every person through the power of the book.Bookmarks CommuniIndividuals listed below donated ten or more hours in 2022. Names marked with an asterisk (*) denote Fesval Planning Commiee members. STAFFBOARD OF DIRECTORSSara Ahmed, Bookseller (former)Jessica Baker, Bookseller (former)Christopher Bui, Bookseller (former)Mary Louise Callaghan, BooksellerTeresa Dampier, BooksellerZach Emerson, Bookseller (former)Keeshia Jacklitch, BooksellerLore Jackson, BooksellerLauren Kean, BooksellerCaleb Masters, Inventory ManagerKayla Matykunas, BooksellerLupe Penn, Youth & Schools ManagerOcersTanya Zanish-Belcher, PresidentJulie Groves, Vice PresidentAndrew Smith, TreasurerPaige Raper, SecretaryDirectorsCandice BrownSusan CongerAndy DreyfussKelly EisenbraunStephanie Flores de ValgazPaul GrosswaldBrian HartJerri IrbyKate McCurryJackie PiersonRick SimpsonEx-OcioDebbie Harllee, FounderBarbara Raaldini, Past PresidentAmelia Poovey, ReceiverJuliana Reyes, Markeng ManagerBeth Seufer Buss, Program DirectorLera Shawver, Administrave CoordinatorJamie Rogers Southern, Execuve DirectorKate Storho, General Bookstore ManagerMonica Swoord, BooksellerCat VanOrder, BooksellerMorgan Wehrkamp, Floor ManagerLisa Yee Swope, BooksellerMichelle Yelton, Volunteer Coordinator (former)2022 Employees of the QuarterJessica BakerKeeshia JacklitchLupe PennLisa Yee Swope* *Congratulaons to Lisa Yee Swope who was recognized in December as one of 500 outstanding booksellers in the country by James Paerson.VOLUNTEERSCarol AtwaterRick AtwaterJohn Belcher*Joy Blaser*Jessica BrownSue BubelAnne CannonLeigh CannonFleming CastleburyJamie CastleburyDonna Cowden*Lisa DavisNikki DobbinsColleen EdwardsTyler EisnerShelby EstesKirsten FernandoDeb FidaliVicki FoughtDebbie FoxMelissa Graham*Alexander Grant*Debi GrithJennifer GrosswaldPaul GrosswaldMia HandlerSusan Hargrove*Kimberly HerringMargaret HerringJanice Hillanbrand*Melanie HowieSarah HudsonSamone JacobsDenise JonesKiy Jordan*Molly Keener*Mary Laura KennedyChristy KoesslerRochelle Kramer*Nancy Lahey*Tim Lahey*Jill LaneMinh-Tam LeEllen Linville*Emily MastersSteve McCullough*Jenn McGarveyAshley MillerLois MillerBeth MitchellMallie Moore*Megan MooreMakena MooreStefanie MooreMegan Mulder*Philip Mulder*Gayle NewsomeMax PearceSam Pearce*Jackie Pierson*Kathy PoundsBarbara Raaldini*Teresa Riggs*Lynn RoachMary RobinsonSue Rupp*Sandra SchererLenore ShameyDevinne SnookMike Stewart*Tim StorhoKaren VohsSusan WalkerRuth WilcoxSusan Wiles*Paul Yelton*Laura Beth YoungTanya Zanish-Belcher*9BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2022

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*Numbers are not representave of nal audited gures. An audit will be performed by Butler + Burke and will be uploaded to the Bookmarks website once completed.10Revenue and ExpensesProgram RevenuePPP loan forgivenessFundraising$1,386,228$1,646,451Foundations & Grant Support$182,250Administration$102,020$78,345$82,073Individual Donations$214,803TOTAL 2022 REVENUE$2,004,501TOTAL 2022 EXPENSES$1,830,544Sponsors$142,875General Programs$82,073$1,044,186FestivalBookstore

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Foundation and Grant SupportSponsors and Corporate DonationsINCLUDING IN-KIND GIFTS “Bookmarks has been such a natural fit for Salemtowne to sponsor. I am pleased and amazed when I look back and think about how much Bookmarks has grown and what they have done for this community. What would our community be without Bookmarks? They have made an impact that’s irreplaceable.” –Nikki Burris, Vice President of Markeng and Sales, Salemtowne Rerement Community $35,000+North Carolina Arts Council and Spark the Arts Grant$25,000+Mebane FoundaonWinston-Salem Foundaon$15,000+The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth CountyJames G. Hanes Foundaon$10,000+The Love FoundaonThe Millennium FundNaonal Endowment for the Arts Literary Arts GrantRobert A. and Constance E. Emken Educaon Fund$5,000+George FoundaonPfeerkorn Foundaon$2,500+Sara Smith Self Foundaon$1,000+Allegacy Community Improvement Fund (Pink)Strickland Family FoundaonWilliam M. Hendricks Family FoundaonTwin City Development Fund$250+Benevity Causes$40,000+Salemtowne Rerement Community$20,000+FoothillsWake Forest University Oce of the Provost and Z. Smith Reynolds Library$10,000+Salem Academy and College$7,500+Dewey’s Bakery$5,000+Forsyth County Public LibraryInside the Writer’s StudioKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLPRaaldini VineyardsWellCare of NC$2,500+Appalachian State University Academy at Middle ForkCellesal WellnessForsyth Country Day SchoolHigh Point UniversityModern AutomoveNorth Carolina Writers’ NetworkSummit SchoolWilkinson ERAWinston Cup Museum$1,000+88.5 FM WFDDAllegraFader REHanesbrandsHispanic LeaguePoppyseed ProvisionsThree Magnolias$500+Barefoot TransportaonCycleBar Winston-SalemMacmillan PublishersNova Triad HomesSpruce DesignThe Porch Kitchen & CannaVelaWells Fargo Employee Match ProgramWildre$250+Bookish BirdsBroad Branch DislleryClassic Touch Car WashFamily ServicesThe Flour Box Tea RoomImprints CaresTCW GlobalVisit Winston-Salem$100+Ah Fiwi Jammin SauceBagel Staon Black Mountain ChocolateDominos PizzaMellow MushroomNothing Bundt CakesTwin City SweetsWashington PerkWinston-Salem Foundaon Employee Match Program11BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2022

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$25,000+ Anonymous $7,500+ Anonymous Anonymous $5,000+ Anonymous Adrienne Amos LivengoodKaren BussJudith EmkenJanice and Charlie LoveSarah McCoy and Brian WatermanJanice and Rick MullinSusan Pfeerkorn $2,500+ Anonymous Jacqueline R. DanielsDeena and Andy DreyfussLynn and Barry EisenbergLaura and James FreemanJennifer and Paul GrosswaldSuzy and Arthur KurtzGrace and Salvador PanoBarbara RaaldiniLenore ShameyDru and Rick SimpsonMichelle and Paul Yelton $1,000+ Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. AndersonWendy and Mike BrennerLilly and Al BunchLee and Shelby ChadenClaire and Hudnall ChristopherDonna and William CowdenTeresa and Doug DampierJean C. DavisCaleb FortSara Foley FoxCinny Strickland GrahamJulie GrovesPam HaistySusan HargroveDebora D. HarlleeCarol IngramAnnie and Gordon JenkinsKiy and Chuck JordanSue Ann LangDenise and Paul LaurienMartha and Ernest LogemannSarah and Henry MixonElizabeth NolandSarah and Marn PetersonJackie and Jim PiersonKathy and David PoundsBeth Seufer Buss and Clint BussJamie and Ed SouthernClaire and Randall TuleEmily and Ed Wilson $750+ Eileen and Bill BlancatoCandice BrownGinger Hendricks and Heath CombsSusan and Mark CongerJulie and Warren HuonPam and Fred KahlRobert LinganSam and Marc Pearce $500+ Anonymous Elizabeth and David BombickSherry and Vardaman BuckalewNicole CahillSusan and Jack CampbellJamie and Fleming CastleburyKate CondonCorey DanielRebecca DensonKelly EisenbraunDebbie FoxMary GrahamEmily Haas and Andrew SmithGayle Anderson and Carey HedgpethTina and Brian HeelanCaywood HendricksStacy McAnultyKate and Charles McCurryMegan MirandaAnita and Tom OgburnVivian Perez-ChandlerThe PhilocaliansMichelle and Alex SchenkerGinny and Bert SimpsonSara and Bruce SmithKate and Tim StorhoMarybeth and McLain WallaceJudy and Bill WatsonLisa Yee Swope and Earl SwopeGail Zimmermann $250+ Carol and Rick AtwaterEdie Barre and Drake DennisJoy BlaserFrances BrennerKate BrooksElaine Butler and Christopher CookAnne and Glen CannonMargaret Couch and Tod SerfasGail CursCarol and John DanforthMary Ann DavisThe Dudley Shearburn Literary SocietyPhyllis DunningAshley Edwards and Ralph WombleEmily FletcherHollie and Jusn GomezJim Hanes, IIIBrian HartMargaret and Gary HerringCrystal and Stephen JoyceMolly and Greg KeenerSeQuoya Killebrew and Jaysen WilliamsRochelle and Stephen KramerClaudine LegaultDianne and Barry MillerMegan and Philip MulderRandy NorrisKatheryn and Os NorthingtonCathy and Patrick OberNancy PajewskiSara Pesek and Rogan KershSandra PhocasTim ProutDeborah and Tim PyaPaige and James RaperJoan Reid and John Montgomery, IIILynn and John RoachNancy and Andy SchneiderBelinda Smith-SullivanSorosis Club of Winston-SalemSandra SteeleBrooke SuiterPatrick SweeneyMonica and Mark SwoordRosalind TedfordPaula TraasJoy and Jack Van ZandtLaura and John WarrenThe Women’s Club of Winston-SalemTanya Zanish-Belcher and John BelcherDavid Zimmer $100+ Anonymous Megan AlexanderDavid ArcherKathleen AusenAnne and Bruce BabcockCarolyn and Doug BaileyGinger BaldwinPam and Bill BallBey and Richard BarneSandi BeasonEllen and Thomas BlairMarianne BlakePam and Richard BloomAnn L. Bogard, M.D. and Terrence D. Bogard, M.D.Becky BrownCallie BrownJane and Richard CarmichaelJoan and Frank CelesnoKatrina ChurchKevin ClaryCatherine CraigElaine CraigJudy CrowMarina and Wesley DavisJennifer de RidderStephen DownsEllen and John DoyleLinda DuBoseMary DudleyArlene Edwards ThompsonMarni and David EisnerKae EureSidney and Danny FalkenLynn Felder and David RockwellGail FisherStephanie Flores de ValgazDavid FordForest Garden ClubCici FultonKathleen Ghiorsi Taer and Stephen TaerCatherine GreenLanier HagertyThomas HagertyPeter Hairston, Jr. Jonathan HalseyAnn and Borden Hanes, Jr. Be and Charles HargraveVirginia HartCarey and Darcy HarwoodAmret HaweldNicole HelcherSue HendersonMary HunnicuJerri Irby12Individual Donors

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13BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2022Kate and Andrew Irwin-SmilerMary JamisSharon JoheMark JohnsonSusan and Alvin JonesClare and Fred JordanBeth JuranCynthia KeigerDeloris KellyPenelope KilpatrickSandra KopchikNancy and Tim LaheySarah LancasterEmilie and Duncan LewisAnna LogemannStephanie LoveBarbara LumanJo MaederKimberly and Charles ManerKim MannKent ManningLeslie MarnLinda and Charles MasslerRachel McAuleyByah McGeeDavid McGovernKaren McNeelyMark MooreMartha MurphyBrenda NegusTadd NewmanHannah NowakRoy PennBarbara Pster and Ira GreenbaumLouise PollardLinda PreschleDebbie RandolphCasey and Lee RaymerTeresa RiggsLorraine and Richard RogersAnna Rubino-Schneider and Dick SchneiderCarolyn Sakowski and Alton FranklinMick ScoSamantha SengLera and Ma ShawverEmily ShindledeckerRachel and Danny SnehelferEleanor and Michael StollerShugah StopyrahSusan SurraMarcia Szewczyk and John BurkartRebecca TabakinTeam Barbados FamiliesKellon TippeBetsy TrentEmily UltanLaurie and George WhitakerSusan WilesEileen Wilson-Oyelaran and Sope OyelaranJulie and John WiseRobin and Lee WoodardJordan and Jim XuNancy Young $50+ Anonymous Forsyth AlexanderBarb AndresenLinda ArnsGenevieve AthensRichard BabusiakSarah BarbourNancy BaersbyKelly and Andy BendheimJoyce Compton BrownAshley BryanIan BurkeMaria ButnerDon CallaghanJoyce and Ben CarsonSamantha CibelliDean CliordVivian and Ben CoatesMichelle ColbertTommye CookeRachel Crosslin and James MitchellDeborah DavisLisa DavisRobert DavisMary DeShazer and Marn JacobiSusan EdgeAnne Boyle and Mark EspelandJeannie and Barre EvansElisa FernbachBronzella FlemingAmy FrankeClaire GladdingBill GrinMary GunnAvery GunterRobert HammockJes HardingTamara HarringtonThom HayesJoy Vermillion Heinsohn and Ben HeinsohnChris HodgesRobin HollisGay HuntsmanSusan Dobyns and Hugh JerniganJean M. And Kenneth S. JohnsonLauren KeanBea and Mike KellerSue KneppeltChristy KoesslerColleen LanierKelly LeonGuerreroKimberly LisHeather MannGary MarkAmber MarnElizabeth MarnKimmery MarnMary Symington Book ClubNancy MaoxGail and Larry McAlisterDorothea McCollumJill McCorkleEllen and Steve McCulloughDwayne McFerrinTim McKiveKay and George McKnightGayle and J. Wayne MeredithMarianne and John MeyerLois MillerFrank MorelliJudy MountjoyLaura MullenLucrecia and Fred NormanMonique O’ConnellMelissa PainterNancy H. PeeblesEmily and Jordan Poe-CrawfordEllen QuillenToni ReedJuliana ReyesIan ReynoldsToliver RinehartLeanna RobbinsVicki RobinsChrisne RockKristen RyanKathryn SalisburyCarol SasserVicki and Steve SchwartzDrew SetcheldNancy and Jim ShawverDon ShegogSara SinalJack SmootLynn SouthernSarah VaalaPeter VincentAnnee WalkerCorinne WardDebra WeiglTammie Crede WeiglElizabeth WhiteRuth WilcoxJonathan WilliamsKendra WiseKae WolfLynn YorkCarol Ziel

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The 2004 Society recognizes individuals who have supported Bookmarks consecuvely for four years or more with gis of $50 or more each year. 2004 is a special year as it marks the birthdate of Bookmarks with the celebraon of the rst fesval. We are grateful for the annual support from these individuals. Gayle Anderson and Carey HedgpethMr. and Mrs. AndersonCarol and Rick AtwaterBey and Richard BarneEdie Barre and Drake DennisEileen and Bill BlancatoFrances BrennerWendy and Mike BrennerBecky BrownKaren BussSusan and Jack CampbellAnne and Glen CannonJane and Richard CarmichaelJamie and Fleming CastleburyShelby and Lee ChadenClaire and Hudnall ChristopherBarbara and Thomas CochranKate CondonSusan and Mark CongerDonna and Wic CowdenTeres and Doug DampierCarol and John DanforthJacqueline DanielsJean C. DavisMarina and Wesley DavisMary Ann DavisDarcy Dennison-Harwood and Carey HarwoodEllen and John DoyleDeena and Andy DreyfussPhyllis DunningSusan EdgeColleen EdwardsArlene Edwards ThompsonJeannie and Barre EvansLynn Felder and David RockwellGail FisherCici FultonHollie and Jusn GomezCinny Strickland GrahamJennifer and Paul GrosswaldJulie GrovesThomas HagertyPeter J. Hairston, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hanes, IIIDebbie HarlleeAmret HaweldTina and Brian HeelanGinger Hendricks and Heath CombsMargaret Couch and Tod SerfasMargaret and Gary HerringJulie and Warren HuonCarol IngramAnnie and Gordon JenkinsKiy and Chuck JordanCrystal and Stephen JoycePam and Fred KahlMolly and Greg KeenerMarie and Mike KellerPenelope KilpatrickSandra KopchikRochelle and Stephen KramerSuzy and Arthur KurtzNancy and Tim LaheySarah LancasterJodi and Robert LinganAdrienne Amos LivengoodJoe LoganMartha and Ernest LogemannCharlie and Janice LoveStephanie LoveStacy McAnultySarah McCoy and Brian WatermanEllen and Steve McCulloughByah McGeeDianne and Barry MillerMegan and Philip MulderCathy and Patrick OberSam and Marc PearceDenni PeeblesSara Pesek and Rogan KershSarah and Marn PetersonJackie and Jim PiersonKathy and David PoundsTim ProutDeborah and Tim PyaBarbara RaaldiniPaige and James RaperJoan Reid and John Montgomery, IIITeresa RiggsLorrie and Richard RogersCarolyn Sakowski and Alton FranklinNancy and Andy SchneiderBeth Seufer Buss and Clint BussLenore ShameySara and Bruce SmithJamie and Ed SouthernLynn SouthernSandy and Bill SteeleCelena and Mike StewartRachel and Danny SnehelferEleanor and Michael StollerPatrick SweeneyMarcia Szewczyk and John BurkartClaire and Randall TuleMarybeth and McLain WallaceLaura and John WarrenJudy and Bill WatsonEmily and Ed WilsonEileen Wilson-Oyelaran and Sope OyelaranRobin and Lee WoodardMichelle and Paul YeltonTanya Zanish-Belcher and John BelcherGail Zimmermann142004 Socie

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John Angle by Emily ShindledeckerBucky Dennis by Kiy and Chuck Jordan; The Dudley Shearburn Literary Society — Ginger Baldwin, Gail Fisher, Nancy Maox, Byah McGeeEugene Moat Falkland-Falken by Sidney and Danny FalkenSamuel T. Gladding by Claire GladdingVictor F. Harllee, Jr. by Debora D. HarlleeJane Harvey by Casey and Lee RaymerJoan and Ralph Kramer by Janny Kramer GaussBonnie Stone by Clare and Fred JordanScarle Sykes by Kevin ClaryRoy Thompson by Arlene Edwards ThompsonMy Papa by Kendra WiseIN MEMORY OF IN HONOR OFBookmarks Bookstore 5th Birthday by William M. Hendricks Family FoundaonBookmarks Sta by Sarah Dalrymple; Kiy and Chuck JordanBookmarks Volunteers by Kiy and Chuck JordanJane Carmichael by Nancy H. PeeblesCary Cliord by Dean CliordSusan Conger by Pam and Bill BallChrisne Duer by Sue KneppeltEducators of Winston-Salem by Barbara Pster and Ira GreenbaumMarni Eisner by Clare and Fred JordanJulie Groves by Pam and Bill BallThomas Hagerty by Lanier HagertyThe Harvey Family by Casey & Lee RaymerLisa Jensen by Carol and John DanforthCoach Soren Johnson by Fall 2022 Team Barbados FamiliesRochelle Kramer’s Birthday by Katherine and Stephen Burton; Eileen SchneiderMartha and Ernest Logemann by Anna Logemann15BOOKMARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2022Tribute GisJanice and Charlie Love by Jonathan Halsey; Mary Symington Book Club; Sorosis Club of Winston-Salem; Laurie and George Whitaker; Jordan and Jim XuStephanie Love by Jonathan HalseyJoe Mills by Woman’s Club of Winston-SalemCoach Tommy Minta by Fall 2022 Team Barbados FamiliesJackie Pierson’s Birthday by Jamie and Ed SouthernBarbara Raaldini by Terri and Carl EisenstadtRead Write Spell by Kathy JacobsTeresa Rigss by Sherry and Gary SheetsAshley and Julianne Thri by Jane and Richard Carmichael McLain Wallace’s Birthday by Wendy and Mike BrennerEmily and Ed Wilson by Penelope Kilpatrick; Marybeth and McLain Wallace; Phoebe Zerwick

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Regular monthly programming occurs at the Bookstore and at various community venues. Stay connected and informed by vising bookmarksnc.orgFEB. 4-5The 11th annual MOVABLE FEAST WEEKEND features 23 authors from around the country represenng a variety of genres. This popular event for book clubs has sold out every year. SEP. 21-23The 18th annual FESTIVAL OF BOOKS & AUTHORS will be held in downtown Winston-Salem. Approximately 50 authors are invited to present their books to our community in panel discussions, lectures, workshops, and conversaon events for all ages. Events will be held during the week leading up to the free Saturday event that will be held from 10:00 am ll 5:00 pm. Authors will be announced in the summer and informaon is available atval.16Calendar at a GlanceBOOK CLUB SOCIALS are held in the spring, summer, and fall. Open to anyone, these events oer aendees a chance to hear about the latest books from our presenng publisher guests, hear from one of the publisher’s authors, enjoy desserts, and receive free books. You do not have to be a book club member to aend. MONTHLY BOOK CLUBS Find out more about these clubs at book-clubs:• Bookmarks Book Club meets on the rst Monday of each month at our nonprot oce space located at 206 N. Spruce Street, Suite 1B• LGBTQ Book Club meets on the third Sunday of each month in conjuncon with Pride Winston-Salem• Bookmarks hosts the Winston-Salem chapter of the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. It meets on the last Wednesday of each month at the BookstoreEDUCATOR NIGHTS are opportunies for Bookmarks to recognize the hard work and dedicaon of all the educators in our community. Held once in the spring and once in the fall, these events oen feature an author presentaon, free book giveaways, and a dessert recepon.In 2022 we added a FACULTY SHOWCASE series that highlights local faculty and sta who have new book releases. So far, we have worked with Wake Forest University but hope to expand to other area colleges and universies in the future.The 4 ON 4TH AUTHOR SHOWCASE features four authors in one event. Hosted in conjuncon with the Winston-Salem Writers, it is typically held the third Wednesday of each month.Our STORYTIMES occur on one Saturday morning each month at the Bookstore. We host these events in partnership with dierent community groups. This is an opportunity for family engagement and includes acvies for all ages. The BOOK WITH PURPOSE program is our summer iniave that starts in May and ends in September at our annual Fesval of Books & Authors. The program aims to unite the Winston-Salem community in themed book discussions for all ages accompanied with book clubs, events, and partnerships with local organizaons. This year the selected book is Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas and will discuss issues of cizenship, identy, and belonging.

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