Black History Month at BookMarx

February is Black History Month, a time for us to acknowledge and thank the great members of the African-American community who have influenced our history. Some were political leaders. Others fought courageously during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Our black history section at BookMarx is newly organized and features some great books for February! Before Freedom, when I Just Can Remember, by Belinda Hurmence … Continue reading Black History Month at BookMarx

“Bah! Humbug!”, Advent Markets, and Extreme Weight Loss: Raven Edition

The countdown to Christmas is in the single digits! Raven’s numbers on her weight loss journey, meanwhile, haven’t budged: after more than a month of a special diet, she’s still standing at -.5 pounds from her starting point. She’s now experimenting with exercise in the form of extreme shelf-jumping and laps around the bookstore. In the meantime, we have a special shipment of “Fat Cat”-themed … Continue reading “Bah! Humbug!”, Advent Markets, and Extreme Weight Loss: Raven Edition

Countdown to Christmas: Join us at the Steubenville Advent Market!

If you’ve stopped by the store recently, you know that everyone here is ready for Christmas! The decorations are up, Christmas music is playing, presents are under the book tree, and BookMarx is preparing for the annual Steubenville Christmas Parade and Advent Market. The BookMarx booth can be found at the Advent Market for the next two weekends! Swing by to talk to us, find some … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas: Join us at the Steubenville Advent Market!

Cigars, whiskey, and discussion: an evening at BookMarx

It was a tradition from Franciscan University’s study abroad program in Austria that led to a night of smoking cigars, talking, and browsing books at BookMarx. The Oct. 24 cigar and whiskey night was organized by Nick Belt, a Franciscan graduate student and residence director who had experienced the tradition during his time in Austria with the university. The program, said Belt, was intended to … Continue reading Cigars, whiskey, and discussion: an evening at BookMarx

Calling all aspiring writers!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Of course, it’s important for writers to read, which is what we’re all about here at BookMarx. But it’s even more important – even through that pesky writer’s block – that they write! Sometimes for that, they need the support of other writers. If you are … Continue reading Calling all aspiring writers!

What’s up this week at BookMarx: Stephen King

It may not quite be Halloween yet, but there’s no reason we can’t have an early celebration – especially when Stephen King’s birthday is coming up on September 21st. It’s hard to beat Stephen King, who has written sixty books in genres that range from horror to science fiction to nonfiction. The author says he writes 2,000 words a day – no matter what. Perhaps … Continue reading What’s up this week at BookMarx: Stephen King