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Anniversary Party-time

Page 1 Books will celebrate
our 34th Anniversary on May 2nd.

We're throwing our anniversary party to coincide with Independent Bookstore Day. Save the date and stay tuned for details.

Every year, Page 1 Books throws a party to thank our loyal customers for all their support throughout the year. As we celebrate another year in our new location we want you to be part of the fun.

This event is free and open to the public.

Local Author Fair

Join us for a Local Author Fair
on May 2nd from 11am-1pm.

We will host three Local Author Fairs this year:
May 2nd, June 6th & October 3rd.

Authors are invited to bring their books to promote independently and sell at Page 1 Books' Local Authors Fair. The event will take place on Page 1 Books' front sidewalk underneath the shopping center's upstairs balcony, weather permitting. Page 1 Books will provide tables and chairs as usual.

This event is free and open to the public.

Stephen Ausherman

Outdoorsman Stephen Ausherman returns to Page 1 Books on Thursday May 7th

New Mexico outdoor guide Stephen Ausherman, author of "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque," will be at Page 1 Books 6:30 pm Thursday, May 7, to discuss and sign his latest NM-related non-fiction effort, "Walking Albuquerque: 30 Tours of the Duke City's Historic Neighborhoods, Ditch Trails, Urban Nature, and Public Art."

The book is described as such: "Given its history and massive sprawl, we must admit that, unlike Nancy Sinatra’s boots, Albuquerque was not made for walking. However, that doesn’t mean the art of walking has met its demise here. A resurgence in plans and efforts to make it walkable again indicates that the city is on the verge of a pedestrian renaissance. In the meantime, navigating it by foot requires some local guidance and expertise. That’s where 'Walking Albuquerque' by local author and explorer Stephen Ausherman comes in handy. With 30 routes mapped out in the valley, the heights, and beyond, it’s the first guidebook of its kind to cover the entire city and surrounding areas, including tourist sites and famous filming locations along with several hidden treasures most locals don’t even know about. Rich in history and obsessive in detail, 'Walking Albuquerque' is written to encourage readers to take the next step and make each walk an enjoyable little journey."

Ausherman is the author of two novels, a collection of travel essays, and both editions of the best-selling guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque." He also works with digital video and interactive media to explore and interpret outdoor spaces. He served as Artist-in-Residence for Bernheim Forest (Kentucky, 2012), Atelier Beeldend Vermogen (Germany, 2011), Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts, 2010), Blue Sky Project (Illinois, 2008), and Cornucopia Art Center (Minnesota, 2007). He was the 2005 Writer-in-Residence for Bernheim Forest, Devils Tower National Monument, and Buffalo National River. He lives in Albuquerque.

This event is free and open to the public.


David K. McDonnell shares
ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland
on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm

ClanDonnell is the epic story of Ireland told in a unique way – through the lives of the people in Celtic Ireland’s McDonnell clan and their descendants into the 20th century. Because the first McDonnells were mercenaries often called to service in all corners of Ireland, the clan’s history is intertwined with the history of the entire island.

Descendants of these McDonnell mercenaries included nobles and farmers, landlords and peasants, soldiers and poets, coffin ship victims and survivors, Protestants and Catholics, constables and revolutionaries. Some immigrated to North America and others fought in foreign armies. Many were killed or had land confiscated by the English. Still others adapted well to British Ireland. Collectively, the stories of these McDonnells during critical periods in Irish history tell the story of Ireland.

More than 640 strategically placed images combined with crisp, witty writing make Ireland comprehensible to the non-historian. By the end of ClanDonnell, readers will understand more about Irish history (and more than a wee bit of Irish language and culture) than they likely ever thought possible from a single source.

This event is free and open to the public.

100 Things To Do in Albuquerque Before You Die

Author Ashely M. Biggers will be here
on Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm
discussing 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die

Albuquerque may be (well deservedly) known for Route 66, Breaking Bad, and its famous green chile. But there’s much more to know-and love-about this lively Southwestern city. Whether you’re a native Albuquerquean looking to mark another local experience off your ”bucket list,” or an out-of-towner in search of a few vacation ideas, let 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die be your guide. The book celebrates the top ways to (re)discover the city-from a trip 4,000 feet up an aerial tramway to a public art walk. No Duke City exploration is complete without getting outdoors—and rewarding yourself with a delicious meal afterwards. This guide includes places to hike, bike, and paddle, and where to dine on dishes prepared by the city’s top chefs. Before you head out on your next adventure, check out this list to see what makes Albuquerque a world unto itself.

This event is free & open to the public.

Darynda and Jeffe return

Darynda Jones & Jeffe Kennedy return to Page 1 Books on May 30th at 3:30pm

We are elated to welcome these two fine local authors back to our store. Darynda will be talking about the highly anticipated Eighth Grave After Dark and Jeffe Kennedy will have the latest in her fantastic series The Talon of the Hawk.

First, let's tell you about the third book in Jeffe Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series:


Three daughters were born to High King Uorsin, in place of the son he wanted. The youngest, lovely and sweet. The middle, pretty and subtle, with an air of magic. And the eldest, the Heir. A girl grudgingly honed to leadership, not beauty, to bear the sword and honor of the king.

Ursula’s loyalty is as ingrained as her straight warrior’s spine. She protects the peace of the Twelve Kingdoms with sweat and blood, her sisters from threats far and near. And she protects her father to prove her worth. But she never imagined her loyalty would become an open question on palace grounds. That her father would receive her with a foreign witch at one side and a hireling captain at the other—that soldiers would look on her as a woman, not as a warrior. She also never expected to decide the destiny of her sisters, of her people, of the Twelve Kingdoms and the Thirteenth. Not with her father still on the throne and war in the air. But the choice is before her. And the Heir must lead…

For fans of Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series, the latest book is sure to give the fans the fix their looking for:

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life…

This event is free and open to the public.

Arcadia Publishing & The History Press present

Page 1 Books welcomes
Author Richard Melzer on
Sunday, May 31st at 2pm

to share his book: Legendary Locals
from Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

Spanish settlers founded Albuquerque in 1706, making it the third of only four villas (towns) in colonial New Mexico. Located in the Rio Abajo along a wide turn on the Rio Grande, the settlement developed from a small farming community into New Mexico's largest, most modern city. Many notable men and women participated in this remarkable growth, lending their talents and sacrificing their time, energy, and sometimes their very lives. Dozens of these legendary figures are portrayed in this unique book, with chapters devoted to those who played important roles in politics and diplomacy; the military; law and order; religion and education; art and literature; culture and entertainment; business and tourism; health, science, technology, and space; and sports. A final chapter describes several of Albuquerque's sung and unsung heroes. The result is a collage of a Western city filled with diversity, tradition, and cultural pride.

Author Bio: Richard Melzer is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico's Valencia Campus. He is an award-winning author of many books, including two previous Arcadia publications: Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest and Sanatoriums of New Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Great Anne Hillerman Arrives!

Local Author Anne Hillerman will discuss
Rock with Wings on Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm

Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.

Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley.

Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.

Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage.

This event is free and open to the public.

Opera Unveiled

We'll welcome
New Mexico Author Desiree Mays on
Thursday, June 18th at 6pm
to discuss her new book Opera Unveiled 2015

Santa Fe audiences know there is no finer guide than Desiree Mays for exploring the endless riches of the world of opera. Since 1999 she has been illuminating the operatic experience for newcomers and experts alike, writing and speaking about each season’s repertory with an unparalleled combination of sophistication and humor.

If you are undecided about what to see at the opera this summer Desiree Mays, Santa Fe Opera's lecturer, can tell you what to expect in her talk, Opera Unveiled. Don’t miss Desiree’s preview of the 2015 season. Love – Romance – Decadence – War are the four keynote motifs. Desiree will be available to sign copies of her book, on sale at the event.

This event is free and open to the public.

Anthology of Change

Join us for a group local authors
discussing The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth
on Saturday, June 27th at 4pm


by S.M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, John Birmingham, John Barnes, Jane Lindskold, and more...

“[A] vivid portrait of a world gone insane,”* S. M. Stirling’s New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change have depicted a vivid, utterly persuasive, and absorbingly unpredictable postapocalyptic wasteland in which all modern technology has been left in ashes, forcing humankind to rebuild an unknowable new world in the wake of unimaginable—and deliberate—chaos.

Now, in this startling new anthology, S. M. Stirling invites the most fertile minds in science fiction to join him in expanding his rich Emberverse canvas. Here are inventive new perspectives on the cultures, the survivors, and the battles arising across the years and across the globe following the Change.

In his all-new story “Hot Night at the Hopping Toad,” Stirling returns to his own continuing saga of the High Kingdom of Montival. In the accompanying stories are fortune seekers, voyagers, and dangers—from the ruins of Sydney to the Republic of Fargo and Northern Alberta to Venetian and Greek galleys clashing in the Mediterranean.

These new adventures revisit beloved people and places from Stirling’s fantastic universe, introduce us to new ones, and deliver endlessly fascinating challenges to conquer, all while unfolding in a “postapocalyptic landscape that illuminates both the best and the worst of which our species is capable,”** “a world you can see, feel, and touch.” ***

Contributors to The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth Include:

A. M. Dellamonica, Kier Salmon, Lauren C. Teffeau, M. T. Reiten, John Jos. Miller, Victor Milán, Terry D. England, John Birmingham, Walter Jon Williams, John Barnes, Harry Turtledove, Jane Lindskold, Jody Lynn Nye, Emily Mah Tippetts, Diana Paxson

*Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) **Science Fiction Weekly ***Otherwhere Gazette

This event is free and open to the public.

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