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Bookmarks in Winston-Salem

and a conversation with Jamie Rogers Southern, their Operations Director.

Linda-Marie Barrett, Assistant Executive Director of SIBA, and I recently paid a visit to the new home of Bookmarks in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

Bookmarks is a literary arts organization that nurtures a love of reading and writing in the community. Their programming connects readers and authors and includes an annual Festival of Books, an Authors in Schools program, and year-round events in the community gathering space and independent bookstore.

The bookstore had only just opened. It doesn't have a traditional storefront on the main street, you have to go looking for it but, boy, it was worth the few steps to find it. It is a book lover's paradise and makes a fine addition to the already amazing bookstores of North Carolina. 

The good people at Bookworks renovated a building from the early 1930’s. It was formerly a garage and Nash automobile sales center that needed quite a lot of work but is now a …

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