Bookmarks celebrates expansion

In honor of Bookmarks’ new location on West Fourth Street, children’s author Megan Bryant added two new verses to her book ‘Dump Truck Duck.’

Bookmarks celebrates expansion
May 04
07:00 2017

Photo by Tevin Stinson



In recognition of National Independent Bookstore Day last Saturday, Bookmarks held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new bookstore downtown. The expansion to the new location on at 634 West Fourth St. will also include Bookmarks offices, Foothills Café and an event and gathering space. Construction on the building is expected to be complete later this summer.

During the celebration, award winning children’s author Megan Bryant led a construction-themed story time with local children. In honor of Bookmarks new home, Bryant added two new verses and illustrations to her book “Dump Truck Duck.” Bookmarks operations director Jamie Rogers Southern said she was proud to see how the nonprofit has grown over the years.

“We’ve grown from a one-woman team to hosting one of the largest book festivals in the Carolinas. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of the team that makes up Bookmarks.”

Bookmark, she said is a literary arts nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. Bookmarks reaches more than 7,000 students annually.

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