Welcome to Bookmamas

We are a new & used bookstore that specializes in Indiana books and authors.  Located in the historic district of Irvington on the east side of Indianapolis, we bring you the adventure of a neighbor bookstore as well as provide a gateway to many local independent shops, restaurants and music venues.  Our space is shared with Irvington Vinyl record shop which offers an extensive inventory of new & vintage vinyl records, CDs and

Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest

Now is the time to charge up your computer and sharpen your pencils!  

Bookmamas is pleased to sponsor this year's Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest.  All poems, stories and essays should have a Halloween or Fall theme and the contest is open to writers of all ages.   Entries should be sent to the Irvington Halloween Festival website by October 1, 2016. Participants in the Kindergarten-6th grade level may submit 2 poems or short stories or one of each and these may include illustrations if desired. Participants in both the 7th-12th grade level and the Adult level may submit a single poem, short story or essay. All works must be previously unpublished and this includes material published on the Internet. Entries should be appropriate for general audiences and any deemed inappropriate by the project lead, contest judge or contest organizer will be disqualified.

Winning entries will be read at the Spooky Stories event at Irving Circle Park on October 27 @ 7 pm and awards will be presented at that time. If winners are unavailable to attend the event their prizes may be picked up at the Halloween Festival booth on Oct. 29 or at the Irvington Public Library within 14 days after the contest date. All winners are solely responsible for picking up their prizes. Bookmamas will be providing the awards.

For more information regarding entries please check this page on the Festival website: (http://media.wix.com/ugd/034b68_9156a650822842ad80e5218622d63aec.pdf)

Bookmamas' Upcoming Events

  • 09/24/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Event address:
    9 Johnson Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46219

    Author Steve Kemp will be launching his new book, Harry Dennison.  It is the story of a fireman who receives messages from his deceased partner.  Based on Steve's career as a fireman and the stories firemen tell of paranormal experiences, the book gives an incredible picture of the special fraternity/sorority of the people who protect us from fire.

    Author Robert Snow will also be here to talk to people about his past life experiences as recorded in Portrait of a Past Life Skeptic:  The True Story of a Police Detective's Reincarnation.

    Harry Dennison Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781909426122
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Bewleybooks.com - August 1st, 2016

    Portrait of a Past-Life Skeptic: The True Story of a Police Detective's Reincarnation Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780738746562
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Llewellyn Publications - November 8th, 2015

  • 09/28/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Event address:
    9 Johnson Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46219

    We will be discussing Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

    Animal Farm Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781326561482
    Availability: Special Order-subject to availability, please call
    Published: Lulu.com - February 11th, 2016