Indie Bookstore Day!
Come join us for an all-day (10:00am to 7:00pm) party celebrating independent bookstores! We're going to have raffles for book packs, prizes (including gift certificates), and 12 local authors joining us as guest booksellers! We can't wait to see you there!
Cody Polston, author of Wicked Albuquerque and
New Mexico's Most Haunted: Exposed
Lorena Hughes, author of The Sisters of Alameda Street
Brenda Drake, author of Analiese Rising
Celeste Bradley, author of Wedded Bliss and On Bended Knee
Barbara Langner, author of The Chocolate Murder
Elyse Russo, author of Dates From Hell and Other Places
R. J. Mirabal, author of Zero Visibility Possible
Jane Lindskold, author of Asphodel
Ray John de Aragón, author of Haunted Santa Fe
Walter Jon Williams, author of The Accidental War
Robert D. Kidera, author of Midnight Blues
Joseph T. Page II, author of Kirtland Air Force Base
Second in New Stephen R. Donaldson Series
Local author Stephen R. Donaldson will bring the second book in his The Great God's War series, The War Within, to the store on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: It has been twenty years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the behest of the repository's magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika. But the peace — and their marriage — has been uneasy.
Now the terrible war that King Bifalt and Queen Estie feared is coming. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty dark horde is massing to attack the library and take he magical knowledge it guards. That horde will slaughter everyone in its path, destroying both realms along the way.
With their alliance undermined by lingering hostility and conspiracies, it will take all of the monarch's strength and will to inspire their kingdoms to become one to defend their land, before all is lost.
Local author Stephen R. Donaldson was born in Ohio and grew up in India. He's also lived in New Jersey, but now lives in New Mexico. His works, including The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, have won many prestigious fantasy awards. He's the author of over 20 books, and he has a black belt.
Updated Edition of Hiking Guide
Local author Mike Coltrin will bring the revised and expanded edition of Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide to the store on Saturday, May 4 at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: This classic hiking guide to Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountain is completely updated with color photographs, up-to-date trail descriptions, detailed maps, additional GPS data, and modified difficulty ratings for many of the featured hikes. This expanded edition also includes seven new trail descriptions, two dozen “Family Friendly” outings for hikers of all ages and abilities, and insightful “Safety First” considerations for moderate-to-difficult trails. The beautiful hikes described here, including round-trip distances, total about three hundred miles. Individual entries detail the length, elevation gain, and degree of difficulty for each trail. The author also provides detailed directions to trailheads and describes the trail terrain, scenic viewpoints, vegetation, and neighboring trails. Twenty-six contour maps of the trails throughout the Sandias are included in the interior.
Local author Mike Coltrin is a longtime resident of Albuquerque and has worked for Sandia Labs in Chemical Vapor Deposition for over 25 years. He has written two books: Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide (both editions) and Chemically Reacting Flow. He volunteers at middle and high school youth programs at Sandia Presbyterian. In 2005, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with a group of friends.
Local Authors & Small Press Fair
Page 1 invites you to our annual Local Authors & Small Press Fairs! The first fair of the year will be on Saturday, May 4th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. It'll be on the sidewalk in front of the store, weather permitting.
If you can't make it that day, don't despair! We'll have two other dates as the summer comes, on June 1st and July 6th at the same times and at the same place.
Authors and small presses are invited to come and set up on the sidewalk: space is first come first serve, no reservations required! You will also have to bring your own tables, chairs, change, and/or card readers. We also recommend bringing water with you.
We hope to see you there!
New from Anne Hillerman
Local author Anne Hillerman will bring the next book in her mystery series, The Tale Teller, to the store on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact — a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe's been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself anonymous warnings to beware — witchcraft is afoot.
While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI.
As Leaphorn , Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge, and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie's life.
Anne Hillerman worked as a report, editor, and columnist for newspapers before becoming a full-time author. She continues the mystery series her father, the best-selling author Tony Hillerman, created beginning in 1970. Anne belongs to many writers’ organizations and served on the board of Western Writers of America. She lives and works in Santa Fe with frequent trips to the Navajo Nation.
New History Book From Local Author
Local author Jim Kristofic will bring his new history book, Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School, to the store on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: After the Indian wars, many Americans still believed that the only good Indian was a dead Indian. But at Ganado Mission in the Navajo country of northern Arizona, a group of missionaries and doctors — who cared less about saving souls and more about saving lives — chose a different way and persuaded the local parents and medicine men to allow them to educate their daughters as nurses. The young women struggled to step into the world of modern medicine, but they knew they might become nurses who could build a bridge between the old ways and the new.
In this detailed history, Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Kristofic’s personal connection with the community creates a nuanced historical understanding that blends engaging narrative with careful scholarship to share the stories of the people and their commitment to this place.
Jim Kristofic grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona. He lives in Taos now, but considers the Navajo Reservation as his true home. He has also written the award-winning Navajos Wear Nikes and The Hero Twins, among others. His work has appeared in The Navajo Times, Arizona Highways, Native Peoples Magazine, and High Country News. He has also worked as a river guide, ranch hand, Park ranger, and oral historian.
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