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Events

Hooray for Storytime Saturday!


Storytime Saturdays are here at Page 1 Books!


Join us for sensational stories, silly songs, amazing activities and fantastic FUN each and every Saturday at 2pm. We will be featuring a new and exciting theme each week. Participation is FREE and all ages are welcome!

Psst...10/18: Shel Silverstein Shel-abration!


Canadian Author Robert Turner Wood

Author Robert Turner Wood shares
The Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1945-1972
on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30pm.

From the end of World War II to the closing months of 1972, Albuquerque, New Mexico, underwent as dramatic a transformation as any American city ever has in such a short time. Its population exploded from about 50,000 to more than five times that number, and the median income of its citizens adjusted for inflation doubled. Fundamental changes took place in the character of the city, as the rugged individualism of the people gave way to more cooperative behavior, and authority relaxed throughout the society. Such broad social changes could also be seen in the country at large, but in Albuquerque they transpired more rapidly and vividly. Ex-Governor Clyde Tingley, Pete Domenici before he became a U.S. Senator, County Commission Chairman Dorothy Cline, Chicano activist Reies Tijerina and many others come to life on these pages. Their words and acts have had a continuing impact on the paths the city has followed to the present day. ROBERT TURNER WOOD first moved to Albuquerque in 1969 for graduate work in American studies at the University of New Mexico, where he completed his PhD with a dissertation on the recent history of the city. His work experience shows his interest in all areas of city life, for he has been a college English instructor, a city planner, a database editor, real estate appraiser, and a medical librarian. Over the years he has written articles on Albuquerque history for local publications.

This event is free and open to the public.

A Delicious New Mexico Cookbook

Dave DeWitt & Vicki Pozzebon
share a yummy title on
Saturday, October 25th at 2:30pm.


Dishing Up® New Mexico is an irresistible collection of 150 recipes, many contributed by chefs, farmers, and small food producers from around the state, that celebrate the rich diversity of New Mexico’s cuisine.

From farm-fresh tomatoes, onions, and asparagus to blue corn, a wide range of chile peppers, pumpkin, pinto beans, artisanal cheeses, and meats like bison, churro lamb, and oryx, New Mexico produces some of the best food in the world. Drawing from many of the state’s popular food sources and destinations, Dave DeWitt has included delectable recipes for every meal and every course, including Spicy Stuffed Ancho Chiles, Chipotle Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Blue Corn Pancakes, Calabacitas with Red Serranos, Southwest Asparagus Strata, Grape-Grilled Quail with Goat Cheese Rounds, Short Rib Chili, Slow Roast Breast of Lamb with Honey Cumin Glaze, Buffalo Green Chile Eggrolls, Pasilla Scones with Red Chile Honey, Broccoli and Mustard Soup, New Mexican Baklava, and Spicy Chocolate-Raspberry Muffins. DeWitt even includes beverage recipes, such as Craft Stout Michelada, Green Bean Bloody Mary, and Prickly Pear Margarita.

Dishing Up® New Mexico is also a visual tour of New Mexico's food and drink scene, with beautiful photography of farms, inns, and more. Profiles of the people behind these enterprises, along with suggested itineraries for food lovers traveling the state, make this book an engaging read and a travel companion as well as a must-have cookbook.

This event is free & open to the public.

Out of Sight: Blind and Doing All Right

Join us for Art Schreiber & Hal Simmons on Sunday, October 26th at 2:30pm


A high level radio news broadcast executive, Art Schreiber suddenly lost his eyesight. At the top of his career as a radio station general manager, Art awoke one morning at a resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico, unable to see. His world was in complete darkness. After facing total despair, Art plotted his return to the top while learning to live life in a new way in a new world. Art's refusal to fold his tent when his eyesight failed and his struggle to live life to the fullest will inspire any person who reads his story. Art's greatest reward in life is encouraging and motivating others who face similar challenges.


This event is free and open to the public.

New Mexico Author Ray John de Aragon

New Mexico Author Ray John de Aragon
shares New Mexico Book of the Undead
on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30pm.


Join us for New Mexico Author Ray John de Aragon on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30pm

New Mexico is a land of shadow and mystery. From the old coal mines near Raton and the isolation of Isleta Pueblo to the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and beyond, ghouls and spirits lie in wait. Witches transform into vampire bats, werewolves howl and the undead rise with the light of the moon. La Llorona walks the banks of rivers and roads, her legendary and mournful cries terrifying any who cross her path. They are stories passed down by the fearless Comancheros, devoted Franciscan monks, fierce ciboleros and others to the present day as warnings of the evil in the world. In a captivating exploration of New Mexico's most fearful tales, Ray John de Aragon recounts stories from the state's rich and spine-chilling cultural folklore.

This event is free and open to the public.

Geraint Smith's Rio Grande Book

New Mexico Author Geraint Smith will be here
on Thursday, Oct 30th at 6:30pm


Originally from Wales, Geraint Smith now lives in Taos where he draws inspiration from the vast beauty of the American Southwest.

With 160 pages of full color images from the Upper Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, this gorgeous collection of photos is terrific as a gift or for your coffee table.

This event is free & open to the public.

Not So Spooky Romance

Local Authors Katie Lane & Darynda Jones return
on Saturday, November 1st at 3pm


Join us for a Halloween after party with the Grim Reaper's favorite author Darynda Jones and Cupid's main writing lady Katie Lane as they share their latest titles.

Katie Lane is getting things steamed up again with Ring in the Holidays, due to be released on September 30th bringing plenty of heat to keep you merry during the holidays.

THE BEST NEW YEAR'S EVE . . . EVER
Psychologist Ellie Simpson is about to get a healthy dose of sex therapy. Leaving her cheating boyfriend behind, she has everything she needs for a quick rebound: Vegas, plenty of champagne, and a proposition from the sexiest man she's ever seen. As her handsome stranger helps her ring in the New Year-over and over again-Ellie finds herself blissfully losing all of her inhibitions.

Attorney Matthew McPherson is good at making women lose things, like their minds and underwear. With his athletic build and soulful eyes, he doesn't need to use his powers of persuasion or famous last name to get a woman into bed. But when morning comes, Matthew finds Ellie is the only woman he can't bear to leave-ever. It's enough to make him wonder if what happens in Vegas really has to stay there.

Darynda Jones has a new installment in the further adventures of Charley Davidson, Albuquerque's detective with a dark-side. Seventh Grave and No Body will be released on October 21st.

Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Local Poet Eleanor Grogg

Local Author Eleanor Grogg visits on
Sunday November 9th at 3pm with her first poetry collection
Falling Into Enchantment: Poems from the 1970s in Santa Fe, New Mexico

This is Eleanor Grogg Stewart’s first published poetry collection. Although she has written poetry for many years, she did not choose to publish for two reasons: first, she thinks that poetry is meant to be heard; and second, she was a teacher of college freshmen for forty-odd years and some of the poems did not seem appropriate for her students to read—perhaps an old-fashioned point of view. She thinks differently now, so here they are. Already published is a non-fiction work telling the story of her time as a teacher for Vietnamese “boat people” in a UNHCR first asylum refugee camp on Palawan Island in the Philippines from 1981 to1983. This was the most extraordinary experience of her life, and the book has helped her to reconnect with Vietnamese people who are now living full lives in many different countries.

Eleanor Grogg Stewart has a Bachelor’s Degree from Marietta College in Ohio and a Master’s Degree in theater from the University of Illinois. She was a professional actress for a number of years, performing mostly classical theater. Before she moved to New Mexico from New York City, she played Lady Capulet in Joseph Papp’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” at the Theater in the Park with a young Martin Sheen as Romeo. She has also taught public speaking and English composition to a variety of freshmen at Hunter College in New York City as well as educational institutions in Chicago, Denver, and New Mexico. In addition she taught Eslin language schools in Yokohama and Tokyo to a range of adult students including the first Japanese woman astronaut, Chiaki Mukai. At the time of the publication of this book, Eleanor lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she performs at poetry readings around the city.

This event is free and open to the public.

Local Author Gloria Drayer

Page 1 Books welcomes
Local Author Gloria Drayer on Friday, November 21st at 6:30pm
to share her book: Yoga and Grief: A Compassionate Journey Toward Healing

After a great loss, the journey toward healing can be a tempestuous one, a fragile balance of light and dark, hope and despair. For many people the practices of yoga can provide a focus on the present moment and a way to restore the balance and energy which we need so urgently in times of stress and sadness. This book teaches gentle yoga techniques and suggestions about breathing, meditation and ritual, all designed to promote calm and comfort. These techniques are appropriate for those of any age and physical ability, and make sense for those already adept as much as for those completely new to yoga practice. The authors share valuable insights drawn from their own life experience as well as from Gloria's "Yoga and Grief" workshops, which have helped many participants to get in touch with their own inner strength and spiritual resources. For those on the dark pathway between grieving and healing, this book can shed light and ease the burden.

This event is free and open to the public.

Local Author Kimberley Griffiths Little

New Mexico Author
Kimberley Griffiths Little returns to our store
on Saturday, November 22nd at 4pm

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.


This event is free & open to the public.

Local LERA Authors Woods & Karel

Page 1 Books welcomes
Local LERA Authors Sierra Woods and Mona Karel
on Sunday, November 23rd at 2:30pm

LERA stands for Land of Enchantment Romance Authors and Page 1 Books is thrilled to welcome two of the authors to our store for a fun event.

Sierra Woods will be on hand to speak about her new omnibus for The Vampire's Wolf & The Resurrectionist recently released from Harlequin Nocturne.

THE VAMPIRE'S WOLF

As a werewolf, marine captain Travis MacConnelly should be immune to the deadly attraction of female vampires. But Brianna Vittori ignites his most primal desires. When Mac realizes that his beautiful prisoner doesn't know what she is, it's up to him to provide her with answers...and protection. As the bond between them grows, so does the danger they're in.


THE RESURRECTIONIST

Dani is so tough even the grave couldn't keep her down. After mysterious beings brought her back from her murder, she's been restoring justice to humans. And she gets help from cop Sam Lopez. But Sam has demons of his own. They ignore the heat between them - until a great evil begins to rise. Now Dani and Sam must get closer than ever.

Mona Karel brings her latest title Teach Me To Forget

Bethany Acton has come a long way from the day she was an abused child-bride of a dissolute jet setter. Now divorced and single, she writes for a lifestyles magazine, lives out of her motor home, and answers only to her boss—when he can find her. She has overcome her horrendous past and taken control of her own life. But when Jonathan Merritt, a rising star in wildlife photography, enters her world, she learns that control is a tenuous thing. His past was despicable, but it hasn’t affected his future...until now. Jonathan knows he has met the woman with whom he wants to spend his future, but first he must admit his role in her past. Afraid the truth will turn her against him, he tries to gain her trust and affection before confessing. But the longer he hesitates, the harder it becomes to tell her. Can Jonathan gain enough of her love and trust for her to forgive what he did—or will his past indiscretions destroy his only chance for happiness?

This event is free and open to the public.

Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Indies First Program Returns on Small Business Saturday

Page 1 Books is calling on authors to join us on Small Business Saturday November 29th to participate in Indies First This terrific program brings authors into independent bookstores as booksellers on Small Business Saturday. Last year, Sherman Alexie sent out a challenge to authors to sell their favorite books in stores across the country. Page 1 Books will be participating again and we need authors to help us.

Local Authors should send an email to events@page1book.com and let us know that you'll be at our store on Saturday, November 29th. If there's a particular title that you'd love to hand sell to our customers, let us know. Think outside the box and jump into this chance to share titles that have inspired you over the years.

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