We'd love you to join us for Page One Special Events!
April 26th is our Party
We're Throwing A Party!
Saturday, April 26th we will throw a party to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary.
We will have activities for the kids starting at noon
live music with Atomic Balm at 2pm
with refreshments all afternoon and specials on purchases throughout the day.
Please join us for a fantastic day.
Flash us this one-day-only coupon for terrific savings.
Old Home Demolished
Have you seen what they've done with our old location?
Good thing we didn't lolly-gag about...
Can you feel the crunch of the corporate presence?
And the walls come tumbling down...
We're so happy with our new home - walls, ceiling and wonderful neighbors!
Page 1 Books is celebrating our 33rd Anniversary throughout the month of April.
We have special sales planned all month, culminating in a party on Saturday, April 26th.
April Anniversary Sales:
Mark Down Mondays:
we are marking down a Fiction section by 20%.
April 7th: Mystery & Espionage
April 14th: Romance & Paranormal Romance
April 21st: Novels & Classics
April 28th: Sci-Fi & Horror
Ten Percent Tuesdays:
all purchases are automatically discounted ten percent.
What A Deal Wednesdays:
we'll put Non-Fiction section(s) on sale at 20% off.
April 2nd: Religion
April 9th: Art & History
(including WAM & New Mexico)
April 16th: Psychology
April 23rd: Gardening & Cooking
April 30th: Biographies
Three on Thursday:
buy three books and get a fourth book free.
(lowest price book is free)
[Some restrictions apply, visit store for details. Special order books are not included.]
Festivities on will include: live music, refreshments, activities for kids and, of course, a special sale on the books.
Antiquarian Book Fair
The Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair takes place April 18th & 19th
Page 1 Books is proud to participate in the AABF this year. Stop by the event and say hello to Maureen & Craig at our table.
Author Ann Piper
Author Ann Piper stops by on April 26th at 3pm with her book Education in Albuquerque
A mix of cultures unique to any space in North America funneled into the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area after Spanish invaders stumbled in through the south in 1506. For centuries, indigenous Americans had established ways of knowing and transmitting learning to their young, but colliding old and new cultures left the area's learning communities irrevocably changed. Subsequently, other native tribes and more European, South American, and Asian cultures proudly ported their perceived best practices concerning educating youth into the area. In 1880, the railroad, bolstered by powerful Anglo economic forces, blasted into Albuquerque, carrying new cultures clinging to the railcars: Greeks, Italians, Germans, Jews of many heritages, English, Easterners, Southerners, a host of cowboys, farmers, merchants, and more--all shadowed by motivated politicians. The founding, unfolding, and evolution of educational systems in Albuquerque weaves a crazy-quilt story regarding public, private, and parochial schooling--as well as regrettably ill-founded systems that wronged natives.
Local Author Teresa Pijoan
Local Author Teresa Pijoan brings her book
on Saturday, May 10th at 3pm.
In a small town in northern New Mexico a father's untimely death leads to mayhem and murder. Families find their lives threatened once the father's will is read for unlike his wife, he did not believe in primogeniture. Truth reveals that the father did not believe in his son Granger at all and herein begins the conflict. The father's death was to be Granger's salvation but Granger must now find a way to gain wealth in order to maintain a family male heir. The father's doctor and nurse know without a doubt that the father's death was not a natural one, but can they get the daughter Sophia to see the obvious as she suffers in her grief? Soon Granger is shown not to be as clever as he believes himself to be when someone else-someone who wants Granger's money and is equally as dangerous-comes on the scene and Granger soon becomes a victim. Sinister and clever machinations now outweigh truth and honesty. Sophia is not willing to let her home and her loved ones be separated from her without a fight as her relatives threaten to remove her from all she holds dear, including life itself. Can she survive and solve the mystery of her father's death? The body count piles up as the story unfolds. What appears obvious may not be easy to prove as the prodigal son falls. Includes Readers Guide.
TERESA PIJOAN was born in Espanola, New Mexico, and grew up in Indian communities where she learned the ways and legends of the Native People. Her father was a public health doctor from Barcelona and her mother was a school teacher from New York. Her grandfather was the famous Spanish author, Jose Pijoan. Teresa Pijoan is a lecturer, storyteller, research writer, and teacher and has shared her storytelling throughout Central Europe, Mexico, and the United States. To storyteller Pijoan, myths are "magic lenses" through which cultures can be viewed, understood, and deeply appreciated. Other books by Teresa Pijoan are "Dead Kachina Man," "American Indian Creation Myths," "Healers on the Mountain," "Pueblo Indian Wisdom," "Native American Creation Stories of Family and Friendship" and "Ways of Indian Magic," all from Sunstone Press.
This event is free and open to the public.
Adobe Walls Poetry Open Mic
Adobe Walls Open Mic Night & Poetry Reading
Tuesday, May 13th
Sign Up opens at 6:45 pm
Open Mic begins at 7:00 pm
Come join us for Open Mic Night, hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney and the diverse local poets of New Mexico! Thirty minutes of open mic will be followed by a poetry reading by the featured poet of the evening, Robert Arthur Reeves.
Robert Arthur Reeves was born in Urbana, Illinois and grew up (so to speak) in the Boston area. As a baby he sat on Carl Sandburg's lap. Allen Ginsberg recommended his teenage poetry to Gregory Corso. His poems have appeared in such journals as Fulcrum and Skidrow Penthouse. He has published sixteen books of poetry, including the new and selected poems collection Wings of the Gray Moon, Because: Meditations on the Beatles Songbook, which contains one poem for every Beatles song, and a collaboration with his wife Sari Krosinsky, Yossele: A Tale in Poems, about the Golem of Prague. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he is about to begin his final semester of teaching humanities, religion and philosophy at Central New Mexico Community College.
Open Mic Nights are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Next Open Mic Night: June 10th
Local Author Mike Butterfield
Local Author Mike Butterfield shares
New Mexico's High Peaks: A Photographic Celebration
on Sunday, May 18th at 3pm.
This book should be required reading for all who believe New Mexico is nothing but plains, mesas, and cacti. It proves in spectacular fashion that the Land of Enchantment is very much a mountain state, with at least sixty summits 12,000 feet or higher. Photographer-author Mike Butterfield has spent forty years hiking these high mountains, and his magnificent images are paired here with the chronicle of his adventures.
To help readers become acquainted with his beloved mountains, Butterfield divides the high peaks of northern New Mexico into their geographical regions, each with its unique geology, history, and plants and animals. Butterfieldâ€™s primary focus, however, remains on the peaks, which have attracted generations of hikers, backpackers, climbers, hunters, and horsemen.
To assist those visitors, Butterfield covers not only named summits but also the many individual points exceeding 12,000 feet. He includes valuable information about important trails and trailheads, access points, and, for car-bound visitors, places from which the mountains can be most favorably viewed.
This event is free and open to the public.
New Mexico Beer
Author Jon C Stott brings New Mexico Beer
on May 31st at 3pm
Brewing in New Mexico began in the 1850s when small breweries serviced short-lived boomtowns teeming with early settlers thirsty for brew. By the time Prohibition came in 1918, New Mexico breweries were completely tapped out. It wasn't until 1988, when the Santa Fe Brewing Company began slaking local thirsts, that beer was again brewed in New Mexico. By the late 1990s, New Mexico was experiencing a resurgence in local brewing. Today, the state boasts a craft brewing renaissance. New Mexican breweries receive national attention, including eight medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Join author Jon C. Stott as he recounts New Mexico's brewing history, collects hops heritage and samples local brewpubs from across the state.
This even is free and open to the public.
Mentioned in the Alibi
Alibi Reviews New Store
We were pleasantly surprised to find our new store mentioned in the Alibi. We were visited by a member of the Alibi staff who reported on the new location and the experience of a Sunday at the bookstore. You can read the article here.
Thanks to the Alibi for the kind words. Come see for yourself the fun we have in store for book lovers.
Page One Stylin'
Page 1 Books stopped by the KASA studios.
KASA 2 Style invited Page 1 Books to come by and talk about the new location.
Our owner, Steven Morado Stout, joined by one of our managers, Melissa Jansen, did a fantastic job of explaining the past and the future of Page 1 Books.
You can see the segment by clicking here.
Word Book Night with Page One
Our store will be participating in World Book Night on April 23rd.
We are excited to be a Pick-up Point for Givers and their books!
What is World Book Night, you ask? I'm happy to tell you! This event is started in 2011 in the UK & Ireland as a "celebration to spread a love of reading and books." This year World Book Night will again be held in the US. World Book Night puts free books in the hands of book-lovers to be given for free to folks who might not otherwise be interested in reading. Fun for everybody!
Registration is now open for Givers. If you would like to receive 20 copies of a title, specially printed and free of charge, go to the website and sign up today. Designate Page One as your pick up point and we'll contact you when we get your books arrive.
Just another way that Page One is reaching out to the community in an effort to share our love of books and reading!
Stay tuned for additional details as we get closer to World Book Night!!
Buying Local Article
Buying Local Article
We've found an article that explains how the cost of buying local is not as high as some folks have perceived. Find it here.
Remember that while it's easy to buy from the chain stores, they rarely support the local communities. Chain stores source their goods without careful consideration of quality, focused instead on price. As this article points out, local businesses select goods with their community in mind. Would you rather support your neighbor than a corporate stranger?
Find out more by clicking the link and learning more about how spending your money at local businesses helps not only the business, but the local economy as well as the environment!