We'd love you to join us for Page One Special Events!
Easter Sunday Closed
We're Closed for EasterPage 1 will be closed on Sunday, April 20th in observance of Easter Sunday.
Our store will be open on Saturday, April 19th during regular hours of 9am - 8pm & Monday, April 21st during regular hours of 9am - 7pm.
Old Home Demolished
Have you seen what they've done with our old location?
Good thing we didn't lolly-gag about...
Can you feel the crunch of the corporate presence?
And the walls come tumbling down...
We're so happy with our new home - walls, ceiling and wonderful neighbors!
Page 1 Books is celebrating our 33rd Anniversary throughout the month of April.
We have special sales planned all month, culminating in a party on Saturday, April 26th.
April Anniversary Sales:
Mark Down Mondays:
we are marking down a Fiction section by 20%.
April 7th: Mystery & Espionage
April 14th: Romance & Paranormal Romance
April 21st: Novels & Classics
April 28th: Sci-Fi & Horror
Ten Percent Tuesdays:
all purchases are automatically discounted ten percent.
What A Deal Wednesdays:
we'll put Non-Fiction section(s) on sale at 20% off.
April 2nd: Religion
April 9th: Art & History
(including WAM & New Mexico)
April 16th: Psychology
April 23rd: Gardening & Cooking
April 30th: Biographies
Three on Thursday:
buy three books and get a fourth book free.
(lowest price book is free)
[Some restrictions apply, visit store for details. Special order books are not included.]
Festivities on will include: live music, refreshments, activities for kids and, of course, a special sale on the books.
Antiquarian Book Fair
The Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair takes place April 18th & 19th
Page 1 Books is proud to participate in the AABF this year. Stop by the event and say hello to Maureen & Craig at our table.
Author Ann Piper
Author Ann Piper stops by on April 26th at 3pm with her book Education in Albuquerque
A mix of cultures unique to any space in North America funneled into the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area after Spanish invaders stumbled in through the south in 1506. For centuries, indigenous Americans had established ways of knowing and transmitting learning to their young, but colliding old and new cultures left the area's learning communities irrevocably changed. Subsequently, other native tribes and more European, South American, and Asian cultures proudly ported their perceived best practices concerning educating youth into the area. In 1880, the railroad, bolstered by powerful Anglo economic forces, blasted into Albuquerque, carrying new cultures clinging to the railcars: Greeks, Italians, Germans, Jews of many heritages, English, Easterners, Southerners, a host of cowboys, farmers, merchants, and more--all shadowed by motivated politicians. The founding, unfolding, and evolution of educational systems in Albuquerque weaves a crazy-quilt story regarding public, private, and parochial schooling--as well as regrettably ill-founded systems that wronged natives.
Adobe Walls Poetry Open Mic
Adobe Walls Open Mic Night & Poetry Reading
Tuesday, May 13th
Sign Up opens at 6:45 pm
Open Mic begins at 7:00 pm
Come join us for Open Mic Night, hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney and the diverse local poets of New Mexico! Thirty minutes of open mic will be followed by a poetry reading by the featured poet of the evening, Robert Arthur Reeves.
Robert Arthur Reeves was born in Urbana, Illinois and grew up (so to speak) in the Boston area. As a baby he sat on Carl Sandburg's lap. Allen Ginsberg recommended his teenage poetry to Gregory Corso. His poems have appeared in such journals as Fulcrum and Skidrow Penthouse. He has published sixteen books of poetry, including the new and selected poems collection Wings of the Gray Moon, Because: Meditations on the Beatles Songbook, which contains one poem for every Beatles song, and a collaboration with his wife Sari Krosinsky, Yossele: A Tale in Poems, about the Golem of Prague. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he is about to begin his final semester of teaching humanities, religion and philosophy at Central New Mexico Community College.
Open Mic Nights are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Next Open Mic Night: June 10th
Local Author Mike Butterfield
Local Author Mike Butterfield shares
New Mexico's High Peaks: A Photographic Celebration
on Sunday, May 18th at 3pm.
This book should be required reading for all who believe New Mexico is nothing but plains, mesas, and cacti. It proves in spectacular fashion that the Land of Enchantment is very much a mountain state, with at least sixty summits 12,000 feet or higher. Photographer-author Mike Butterfield has spent forty years hiking these high mountains, and his magnificent images are paired here with the chronicle of his adventures.
To help readers become acquainted with his beloved mountains, Butterfield divides the high peaks of northern New Mexico into their geographical regions, each with its unique geology, history, and plants and animals. Butterfieldâ€™s primary focus, however, remains on the peaks, which have attracted generations of hikers, backpackers, climbers, hunters, and horsemen.
To assist those visitors, Butterfield covers not only named summits but also the many individual points exceeding 12,000 feet. He includes valuable information about important trails and trailheads, access points, and, for car-bound visitors, places from which the mountains can be most favorably viewed.
This event is free and open to the public.
Mentioned in the Alibi
Alibi Reviews New Store
We were pleasantly surprised to find our new store mentioned in the Alibi. We were visited by a member of the Alibi staff who reported on the new location and the experience of a Sunday at the bookstore. You can read the article here.
Thanks to the Alibi for the kind words. Come see for yourself the fun we have in store for book lovers.
Page One Stylin'
Page 1 Books stopped by the KASA studios.
KASA 2 Style invited Page 1 Books to come by and talk about the new location.
Our owner, Steven Morado Stout, joined by one of our managers, Melissa Jansen, did a fantastic job of explaining the past and the future of Page 1 Books.
You can see the segment by clicking here.
Word Book Night with Page One
Our store will be participating in World Book Night on April 23rd.
We are excited to be a Pick-up Point for Givers and their books!
What is World Book Night, you ask? I'm happy to tell you! This event is started in 2011 in the UK & Ireland as a "celebration to spread a love of reading and books." This year World Book Night will again be held in the US. World Book Night puts free books in the hands of book-lovers to be given for free to folks who might not otherwise be interested in reading. Fun for everybody!
Registration is now open for Givers. If you would like to receive 20 copies of a title, specially printed and free of charge, go to the website and sign up today. Designate Page One as your pick up point and we'll contact you when we get your books arrive.
Just another way that Page One is reaching out to the community in an effort to share our love of books and reading!
Stay tuned for additional details as we get closer to World Book Night!!
Buying Local Article
Buying Local Article
We've found an article that explains how the cost of buying local is not as high as some folks have perceived. Find it here.
Remember that while it's easy to buy from the chain stores, they rarely support the local communities. Chain stores source their goods without careful consideration of quality, focused instead on price. As this article points out, local businesses select goods with their community in mind. Would you rather support your neighbor than a corporate stranger?
Find out more by clicking the link and learning more about how spending your money at local businesses helps not only the business, but the local economy as well as the environment!