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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...9/27 is Reading Rabbits Storytime!

Hop on in to Page 1 Books for Storytime Saturday! We are celebrating International Rabbit Day with bunny books and funny bunny activities all about these fine furry friends. So, hop over to Storytime at Page 1 Books!


Coming soon: 10/4: SUPER Storytime & 10/11: Fall Friends

Robert Kresge

Local Author Robert Kresge stops by
on September 21st at 2:30pm with his books
Warrior Hearts & Saving Lincoln

Warrior Hearts is the fourth book in the Warbonnet series. When bodies of a woman and an Army officer are found near Fort Fetterman riddled with arrows, outrage threatens to spark an all-out war with the Sioux. Marshal Monday Malone quickly sees the crime as a likely frame-up. Schoolteacher Kate Shaw and Monday work to sift evidence and sort out suspects. Kate comes face to face with the legendary Crazy Horse when she survives a buffalo stampede, then faces death in a warrior's ordeal alongside Indian children. Monday engages in a high stakes knife fight and finally rides a desperate race against the clock to shake an ironclad alibi. Robert Kresge spent 30 years in the CIA and the Army Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Masters in Northeast Asian Studies from the George Washington University. He has lived in Albuquerque, NM since 2002. Rob is the author of five historical novels, including 2013's Saving Lincoln, a Civil War spy thriller, and four volumes in the Warbonnet series of mysteries set in 1870's Wyoming

Saving Lincoln, published in 2013, is a standalone title. In the closing days of the Civil War, Beth Wendland, a Union spy in Richmond, learns of a Confederate conspiracy to send a wagon bomb to destroy the White House and kill President Lincoln and his generals. Abandoned by her political masters, Beth must evade Rebel soldiers and the bomb's mastermind to deliver the information to Washington before the conspirators can unleash their deadly attack. Assisted by the Federal officer who loves her, Beth risks more than her life to snuff out the burning fuse of the world's first vehicle bomb and prevent disaster on the eve of victory. With it's strong and resourceful heroine, Saving Lincoln will appeal to readers who enjoyed Cold Mountain and Eye of the Needle.

This event is free & open to the public.

Steven Gould returns

On Saturday, September 27th at 3pm,
New Mexico Author Steven Gould discusses
his new book Exo: Jumper 4


Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be — sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it’s hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you’re a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics.
But Cent isn’t easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She’s going to make some changes in the world.

Steven Gould is the author of Jumper, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, Jumper: Griffin’s Story, 7th Sigma, Impulse, and Exo as well as several short stories published in Analog, Asimov’s, and Amazing, and other magazines and anthologies. Gould is currently in collaboration with the writing team behind the upcoming Avatar trilogy of which Gould will write four novels based on the Avatar movies.

This event is free and open to the public.

New Mexico Author Nasario Garcia

New Mexico Author Nasario Garcia visits on
Saturday October 4th at 2:30pm with
Grandpa Lolo and Trampa:
A Story of Surprise and Mystery

Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise and Mystery is the latest book from Nasario García who was born in Bernalillo, New Mexico and grew up in the Río Puerco Valley southeast of Chaco Canyon. He received his BA and MA degrees in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of New Mexico. While a doctoral student at the University of Granada, Spain he studied under the eminent linguist Dr. Manuel Alvar. García was awarded his Ph. D. in XIX century Spanish literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored/co-authored 25 books. You can visit the LPD Press website for additional information on other titles from Nasario Garcia.

About the book: Junie López, a very perceptive eight year-old, tells the story of Grandpa Lolo and the young coyote named Trampa. This bilingual tale for young readers grades 3 to 6, of the family ranch in the Río Puerco valley has mystery, suspense, and the flavor of New Mexico. A tale that young readers will love to read. The story is complete with Glossary and a list of Special New Mexico Words and Expressions.

This event is free and open to the public.

Claudette Sutton Visits

Page 1 Books welcomes Claudette Sutton on October 9th at 6:30pm

Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People and Their Long Journey Home is Claudette Sutton's book exploring the story of one Jewish family's struggles to survive anti-Semitic dangers in Syria in the middle of the twentieth century.

The Jews of Aleppo, Syria, had been part of the city’s fabric for more than two thousand years, in good times and bad, through conquerors and kings. But in the middle years of the twentieth century, all that changed.

To Selim Sutton, a merchant with centuries of roots in the Syrian soil, the dangers of rising anti-Semitism made clear that his family must find a new home. With several young children and no prospect of securing visas to the United States, he devised a savvy plan for getting his family out: “exporting” his sons. In December 1940, he told the two oldest, Meïr and Saleh, that arrangements had been made for their transit to Shanghai, where they would work in an uncle’s export business. China, he hoped, would provide a short-term safe harbor and a steppingstone to America.

But the world intervened for the young men, now renamed Mike and Sal by their Uncle Joe. Sal became ill with tuberculosis soon after arriving and was sent back to Aleppo alone. And the war that soon would engulf every inhabited land loomed closer each day. Joe, Syrian-born but a naturalized American citizen, barely escaped on the last ship to sail for the U.S. before Pearl Harbor was bombed and the Japanese seized Shanghai. Mike was alone, a teen-ager in an occupied city, across the world from his family, with only his mettle to rely on as he strived to survive personally and economically in the face of increasing deprivation.

Farewell, Aleppo is the story—told by Mike's daughter—of the journey that would ultimately take him from the insular Jewish community of Aleppo to the solitary task of building a new life in America. It is both her father’s tale that journalist Claudette Sutton describes and also the harrowing experiences of the family members he left behind in Syria, forced to smuggle themselves out of the country after it closed its borders to Jewish emigration.

The picture Sutton paints is both a poignant narrative of individual lives and the broader canvas of a people’s survival over millennia, in their native land and far away, through the strength of their faith and their communities. Multiple threads come richly together as she observes their world from inside and outside the fold, shares an important and nearly forgotten epoch of Jewish history, and explores universal questions of identity, family, and culture.

Join us on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30pm.


This event is free and open to the public.

Canadian Author Robert Turner Wood

Canadian 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.

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.

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.

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