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Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
HeadquartersTucson, Arizona
Number of locations
Key people
Bob Bookman(Founder & President)[1]
ProductsUsed books
Video games
Musical instruments

Bookmans, officially known as Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, is the largest used book retailer based in Arizona. It was founded in 1976 by Bob Oldfather, who is the current president of the company.[1][2][3][4] Besides books, the store also sells magazines, CDs, DVDs, electronics, video games, and musical instruments.[5][6] All six stores have free access to Wi-Fi Internet. Bookmans stores are located in Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix and Flagstaff.

Bookmans is a member of the American Booksellers Association and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. The company is known for its annual reading competition open to Arizona elementary schools, called The Bookmans’ Reading Challenge. The company sponsors, among other things, Arizona Derby Dames,[7] the Late Night Cult Classics series at The Loft Cinema[8] and HoCo Record Festival at Hotel Congress.


  1. ^ a b Sorenson, Dan (2009-12-03). "Ground broken for e-vehicle chargers: Bookmans putting in stations at two Tucson locations". The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  2. ^ Graham, Chuck (2007-10-31). "Bookmans says thanks". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  3. ^ "New categories, more winners for Best of Flagstaff 2007". AZ Daily Sun. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  4. ^ "Frommer's Review". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  5. ^ "Best Used Books". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  6. ^ "BEST CD STORE ON A BUDGET". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  7. ^ "Arizona Derby Dames Sponsors". Archived from the original on 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  8. ^ "The Loft Cinema Sponsorship". Retrieved 2009-05-18.

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