Just because....

Star Wars Day!!!

My boys and I love our books and we love our fandoms!!! How awesome is it when those two worlds collide ?!? Today I took Boo to one of our favorite places… Bookman’s ! We adore going and spending an afternoon at Bookman’s ! They always give us a fair trade for store credit for items we no longer want and walking around their store is like a huge treasure chest of  used books, movies, music and so much more…. Boo and I usually spend an hour in the children’s area with a comfy place to sit at and admire the amazing book collection. Also, it seems everywhere you look, there are treasures for every heart…

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Lots of fun items for cosplay!

One thing about Bookman’s that I adore is all of the family friendly activities they host throughout the year! It’s not only a place to come get a great deal on used books and media, it’s a family friendly hub! Today Boo and I enjoyed their Star Wars Day !!!

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Star Wars Day!!

Boo had so much fun! Right when we walked in there were tons of stickers ( which he loves!) and there was a  huge table full of legos to play with! ( Lego Batman anyone?)  When he was done playing with the legos we met Christian, who was a kind associate that took the time to show us where the items we wanted were and then posed for pics with Boo 🙂

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Christian was kind enough to help Boo find what he was looking for 🙂

There were so many fun activities to pick from and Boo had a fantastic time making his own light saber! His eyes lit up with excitement though when the cosplayers came out to meet everyone! He was thrilled to be able to meet so many of his favorite characters from the movies!

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So much fun!

A huge thank you to Bookman’s for putting on such a fun family friendly event! I strongly suggest to my readers that if you’re in the Phoenix area stop by this awesome treasure trove!! I’d love to hear from my readers; what’s your favorite Star Wars moment or movie?

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May The Force Be With You




  1. My family is all about the fandom. I am so glad boo got to have such a great experience!

    1. Thanks Addison! We had a blast!!

  2. How cool. ill have to show Brax!!!!! Hes my StarWars lover 🙂

    1. Hi Carrie! He would have loved doing this with Boo!! 🙂

  3. This place sounds wonderful and right up our alley! I wish we had one here. So glad you two had an awesome time. It looks like tons of fun and like a great day together

    1. Thanks Letitia! We had such a great day!

  4. Lego Batman plus Christian reference made me instantly think of Christian Bale (my favorite actor!) sigh! Sounds like a place to visit when we’re in Phoenix!

    1. Hi Jackie! I adore Christian Bale too! 🙂

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful day! Must be fun to connect with your kids at a different and more ‘superficial’ level !

    1. We had a really wonderful day Seppy! 🙂

  6. My husband and step son would have had so much fun geeking out at that store. My daughter and I not so much.

    1. Hi Mandy! 🙂 I love geeking out with my kiddos! We have so many fandoms that we love! 🙂

  7. Boo’s smile certainly lights up a room! Looks like a fun day was had by all!

    1. Thanks Danielle! He was sure all smiles that day! 🙂

  8. How adorable are your boys!! I love how May 4th has turned into this fun day all about Star Wars!

    1. Thanks Esmeralda!! 🙂

  9. Jen

    Bookman’s sounds like such a fun place! When my son was small, our favorite place was Barnes and Noble. He adored the children’s area! I think it’s awesome when you find “your place.”

    1. Hi Jen! We adore story time at Barnes and Noble! They are so great including special needs children and adults that want to be a part of storytime 🙂 My son is 16 but developmentally 7 or 8 and he gets so excited for storytime. There are always a few other older kiddos there that are special needs too .

  10. That is so cool that they offer such fun activities. I love the idea of trading in old books and movies for new ones . . . if only I could get my kids to part with the old ones!

    1. Hi Karla! It’s fantastic! Boo likes to trade in what he doesn’t watch anymore to get “new” ones 🙂

  11. I actually enjoy learning about the family dynamics in the Star Wars series.

    1. Hi Elise! We really love the star wars movies around here 🙂

  12. This looks like such a fun day! I am borderline obsessed with Star Wars but May the 4th is a real struggle for me (as it’s the day my dad passed). It’s always a conflicting day. But something, like going to a book shop and doing what you and Boo did, would have been fun!

    1. Hi Stephanie! I’m so sorry about your dad…. that must be so hard… my heart is with you…

  13. This place sounds fun! I have boys too and they are just getting into Star Wars but love our super heros! I loved seeing pictures of your Boo! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Sarah! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  14. Sam

    Ok, I’m not sure if I should even admit this…but I’ve never seen Star Wars!! Can you even believe that? I need to devote a day and watch it all!!

    1. Hi Sam! You totally need to devote a day to Star Wars! …but just the original 3 and the new ones LOL 🙂

  15. I am a huge fan of Star Wars. I wish I was close to Phoenix to visit the place too. Judging from the photos Boo had a really great time.

    1. Hi Elena! He had such a fantastic time! Lots of fun that day! 🙂

  16. This sure looks like a fun place and seems like you and your family had a great time 🙂 loved the photos!

    1. Thanks Amna!! 🙂

  17. Awesome I love Starwars. Looks like he had an awesome time.

    1. Thanks Trisha!! 🙂

  18. Nancy Gao

    I am not a fan of Star Wars but my nephews will love to be here.

    1. Hi Nancy! It was such a fun family activity! 🙂

  19. Really family fun and nice collection

    1. Thanks Sydney! 🙂

  20. I love going to bookstores. Your family surely had a great time at this store 🙂

    1. Hi Prerna, We had such a great time! This is one of our fave places 🙂

  21. Looks like you guys had a great time!! I’ve never heard of Bookman’s before now. Sounds great.

    1. Hi! It’s our absolute fave bookstore!!

  22. That looks like such a fun place! Would love to have something like it around here!

    1. Hi Shawna! It was a great afternoon! 🙂

  23. Jessica

    Oh wow that looks like so much fun!

    1. Hi Jessica! It was so great!! 🙂

  24. Kayla

    So cool. What an awesome event!!!

    1. Hi Kayla… We are so lucky to live so close to places that have such awesome events for families! 🙂

  25. Thats looks like an awesome and fun loving place for kids. He seems to had enjoyed there a lot. A nice and different experience for him.

  26. Jen

    I love cool bookstores! Sounds like one near me- The Niantic Book Store. Full of cats, some goats, gardens. Glad you had a great day.

  27. I love the first three movies made, I am not such a huge fan of the newer ones lol. That sounds like a great store, I will have to pin it for later. <3

    1. Hi Bekah! The first 3 made are my faves too…. I don’t care for the second batch , but the ones coming out now I really enjoy… My kids and I saw the last one in the theater and it had the feel of the originals which we loved 🙂

  28. How cool! I don’t think we have anything like this in the uk. What a great afternoon for kids (and Mum too!)

    1. Thanks Emma! It was so much fun 🙂

  29. I LOVE bookstores. This sounds like a place I could spend a lot of time. I will try to remember when I finally make it to Phoenix in my travels (from Nova Scotia, Canada)!

  30. This looks AWESOME!!
    It’s definitely a new day out experience, thanks for sharing

  31. Amy

    Thanks for sharing your fantastic Star Wars experience! I’ll have to add it to list of activities for kids. I know my boy will love it a lot especially Lego Batman!

  32. There are not many good bookstores any more that aren’t Superstores (see “You Got Mail”) or shops that really know their customers and plan fun, interactive marketing. My husband loves Sci-Fi. I have never seen Star Wars and he cannot understand why I don’t want to plan a weekend to binge watch the whole franchise. But I know I am in the minority – your son looks like he is having a ball. Making memories!

    1. Hi Adrienne! I agree… these mom and pop bookstores are so wonderful… I wish there were more of them around …

  33. Omg that looks like so much fun. My son is 6 and just starting to take an interest in star wars. Soo cool!

    1. Hi Nicole what a perfect age to introduce Star Wars! 🙂

  34. Great post.. Sounds so cool 😊😊

  35. The place is cool and entertaining..

    1. Thanks! We love it there! 🙂

  36. Looks like so cool thing to do. Hope he had a great time.

    1. Thanks Courtney! 🙂

  37. Sian

    What an amazing event!! I’m going to be the unpopular opinion here but never seen Star Wars at all.. just was never something that interested me but I love that the fandom brings people together

    1. Hi Sian! It definitely one of those fandoms that brings together people of all ages 🙂

  38. Awwwww, you guys sound like such a lovely family! I just came back from a comic convention last weekend and saw so many people dressed up as Star Wars characters; everyone was so incredibly lovely!

    1. Thanks Jojo!!! 🙂 We are super excited to attend another comic con in November !!!

  39. Wow, it looks like an awesome day out. It always nice to take time out from work.

    1. Hi Vinil! Family time is definitely a priority 🙂

  40. Sounds like you guys had a really great time!! I have to be honest, I have only seen one star wars movie. Lol but… All of my friends and family are serious fans, so I could tell you everything about the movies just from being around them! Great post!

    1. Thanks Shawna!! 🙂

  41. Oh yessss that looks like super fun!!! I have to admit that i´ve never seen star wars

    1. Hi Stefanie! It’s never too late to start LOL 🙂

  42. Lego batman, star wars day, books, and a kind associate? Who wouldn’t want to try that place. Everyone would definitely have an awesome day with all those. Great post and thanks for sharing

  43. looks like you guys had a blast!! Who doesn’t love starwars!

    1. Thanks Lees!! 🙂

  44. This is like all our family likes wrapped in one!! It is perfect!

    1. Thanks Maranda!

  45. My nephews would be all over this. My sister is a book lover as well. I will have to have her keep an eye out for similar events in our area.

    1. Hi Angela! We had such a great time at this event!

  46. This book store sounds amazing! I’m sure my daughter would love it there, especially if they have special events like Star Wars Day!

    1. Thanks Shelby! 🙂

  47. I love when I can indulge in things that the kids love. It’s such an exhilarating feeling to watch them enjoy! Great post!

    1. Thanks Torche! 🙂

  48. Oh wow! This seems like an awesome place to go. Anywhere with books, music, AND family friend activities is the place to be.

    1. Hi Dylan! This place totally rocks!! 🙂

  49. This is so cool! I never knew there were things like this. (I don’t get out much) This would be a really fun trip! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Cierra!

  50. This sounds like a really fun place. It’s even better that they have great customer service too!

    1. Hi Melissa… this place is absolutely one of our fave places to hang out!

  51. Both of my children love Star Wars. We have many photos just like the ones in your post!

    1. Hi Jenni! I bet they would have loved this!! 🙂

  52. I am a complete Star Wars junkie, this looks like so much fun! Glad you had the opportunity to take part and enjoy!

  53. That looks like a whole lot of fun for the kiddos! I have a sister in law that’s obsessed with Star Wars.

    1. Thanks Ellen!! 🙂

  54. Looks like a lot of fun. My husband loves Star Wars.

    1. Thanks Brittani!

  55. Place like this is fantastic. Having chances to take cool pics with the Star Wars. Hope to have something like this here.

    1. Thanks Margarette! 🙂

  56. It’s been a long time since I’ve indulged in Star Wars. Looks like you guys had fun!

    1. Thanks Jordan! 🙂

  57. Ana

    I can’t wait until my son is old enough to check stuff like this out! He’s going to love it.

    1. Hi Ana! I love doing stuff like this with my son 🙂

  58. Looks like so much fun! I definitely need to watch Star Wars! Lol

    1. Thanks Kimberly!

  59. This looks like such an awesome family event. My kids love Star Wars they would have been over the moon to attend.

    1. Hi Lisa! This was definitely a super fun family event 🙂

  60. Sounds like a good time. The force was with you LOL

    1. Thanks Christie!! 🙂

  61. Oh my goodness. My four-year-old is Star Wars obsessed. Right now we read the Star Wars five minute bed time stories. I am not going to lie, those are my favorite Star Wars moments. So sweet!

    1. Aww… that’s so sweet Sophie! 🙂

  62. So much fun! Can’t wait until my littles are bigger to appreciate that stuff!

    1. Thanks Christine! 🙂

  63. Star wars is so nostalgic for me, it always reminds me of my childhood. You all looked like you enjiyed yourself.

    1. Thanks Ebony! 🙂

  64. SO fun! I wish we had a place like this by us. It sounds like you guys had a blast 🙂

    1. Thanks Ashley!

  65. this looks like so much fun! i think my husband would like it, too!

    1. Hi Jasmine! We had such a great time! 🙂

  66. Awesome! I love activities that are family oriented.

    1. Thanks for reading Kanani! 🙂

  67. This looks like so much fun!!! Love great local events like this!

  68. As a 30 something star wars geek I feel their joy! Great for you guys to be able to connect like that! You’ll look back on the photos with happy memories someday!

    1. Hi! I’m so glad you enjoyed my post! 🙂

  69. May the Force be with you! I love Star Wars. I actually just got into Star Wars a few years ago when I got together with my hubby. We binged-watched all the original episodes before the new chapter came out back then. Looks like a great event for the family. Wish there could be a dedicated Star Wars fandom event near me.

    1. Hi Kristyn! I would look around your area… with the new movie coming out in December… there will be lots of Star Wars events going on 🙂

  70. Kathy

    I love reading about all the great adventures you and your son have! He’s so lucky to have a Mom like you!

    1. Aww thanks so much Kathy!! 🙂

  71. what little boy doesnt love star wars!!!!!

  72. How fun! My husband would love to see something like this! Star Wars and Lego are his two loves!

    1. Hi Shelbi! This was absolutely amazing for anyone who loves Star Wars! 🙂

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