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Page 1 Books is Open for Your Reading Pleasure.

Fall into a Good Book with Us.

Sunday 10am-7pm

Monday - Thursday 9am-8pm

Friday & Saturday 9am-9pm


Thank You ABQ!!

Thank you for voting us the Best Bookstore in 'Burque 2014


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...11/1 is a Dia de los Muertos Party!

Vamos a celebrar Dia de los Muertos Storytime! We will hear wonderful stories, learn traditional songs and games, share a yummy snack, and do a joyful esqueleto skeleton dance. Everyone can make their own calavera craft to take home! If you would like (optional), if your child has experienced the loss of a loved one of a pet, they can bring a photo, flower, or favorite item or food that was specially enjoyed by theor loved one. We will create an altar to honor and celebrate their lives! Nos vemos! See you there!

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.

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.


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.


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.

the Legend Returns!

Connie Willis will visit on Tuesday, November 25th at 7pm

Page 1 Books is thrilled to welcome Connie Willis to our new store on Tuesday, November 25th at 7pm.

Connie Willis is the award winning author of Doomsday Book, Passage, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Bellwether, and Blackout/All Clear. Connie has been awarded 11 Hugo Awards, 11 Locus Poll Awards and 8 Nebula Awards. Her stories have an epic feel to them and range from laugh out loud funny to deadly serious. The first half of her newest novel, Blackout, was published in February 2010 with the second half, All Clear, was published in October, 2010.

During this visit, Connie will discuss "A Contract with the Reader". This is sure to be not only fascinating, but with Connie's great sense of humor, it's going to be funny as well.

Listen to one of the greats give advice and insight.

This event is free and open to the public.

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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 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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