We'd love you to join us for Page One Special Events!
Santa is on his way!!
Storytime with Santa at Page One
Page One has arranged a December treat for youngsters!
Continuing our holiday tradition, Santa will be stopping by the store on Saturday mornings (December 7th, 14th & 21st) at 10am through Christmas.
That's right - come in and enjoy story time with Santa and then stay for pictures and treats.
Stop by the next day to pick up the pictures so that you can share with family and friends.
We Found Our New Home!
We Found A New Home!
Page One is thrilled to announce that we have secured a long-term lease on our new location!
The new location is at the Mountain Run Shopping Center located at Juan Tabo & Eubank, approximately 1.5 miles from our current location. Our customers voted and the clear winner was Mountain Run. We listened.
We will be opening for business after the holidays in the new location.
We look forward to seeing you at our new home when we've finished the move. Once again, we appreciate all the support and encouragement we've received during this most recent challenge we've faced. Many of our customers have assured us that they will follow us wherever we go. We've tried to make it easier by staying in the Northeast Heights and we're working hard to get everything ready for the unveiling of our new digs.
Until the new spot is ready, please come by the old store and help us with our Moving Extravaganza - remember every book you buy before we move is another book we don't have to pack!
River of Hope Civitan Club
The Civitan Club is back to give your presents a wrap.
Page One is pleased to welcome the River of Hope Civitan Club back to the store this holiday season. This is the third year that the Civitans have offered to give our customers a fantastic option that supports a local organization that focuses on helping the local community.
These wonderful volunteers are offering FREE gift wrapping on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through Christmas. They accept tips/donations as thanks for the efforts, and to support their organization. You can learn more about their work in the community by visiting their website by clicking here.
Holiday Hours at the Bookstore
It's the Holidays at Page One and we're gearing up for celebrations and gift giving.
Tuesday December 24th, we will be open 9am - 6pm and
Wednesday December 25th we will be closed.
We reopen on December 26th at 9am.
As we have for the past 32 holiday seasons, Page One is stocked for the holidays! Looking forward, we will continue to be the resource for obscure titles (have you visited the Rare Book Room?), odd-ball gift items (have you seen the Bacon Candy?), 2014 Calendars (they're here!) and thousands of new and used titles!
If it's not on the shelves, ask one of our team! We'll jump through the hoops to get it for you!
Page One has a new home at Mountain Run Shopping Center, which we expect to have open the first week of January 2014. We are getting things lined up for a move between the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Thank You for all your support in 2013 and please accept our heartfelt wishes for a prosperous 2014!!
Hours for New Years
Page One will have special hours for the New Year's holiday!
On Tuesday, Dec 31st, Page One will be open from 9am - 7pm.*
On Wednesday, Jan 1st, Page One will be open from 10am - 6pm.*
The Buying Counter will be open from 10am - 5pm on both days.
* Note: Hours and Location are subject to change
as developments for the move continue to evolve.
Give to Those who Serve
Page One is accepting donations for Care Packages we'll send to members of the Armed Forces this Holiday Season
This time of year can be especially difficult for Service Members who are far from home. To show them we care, Page One has placed donation boxes at the register counter in our store. One of our booksellers has volunteered to use the donations to put together Care Packages that she will send out.
Items that are great for a care package: lip balm, wet wipes, anti-fungal foot powder, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Clif bars, jerky, gum, playing cards, books/ magazines, crossword/sudoku, sunblock.
It is suggested that the only food sent overseas should be prepackaged, not home-made items. And there was a warning about sending chocolate - apparently, it can't stand the heat and becomes more of a mess than a treat.
To the right is the web post that has inspired us to put together care packages.
Gifts, Gifts, Gifts!!
At Page 1 we have set up a stocking stuffer extravaganza! Come in to look over the unique items we have to offer this year. (MJ has really out done herself!)
We have: 2014 Calendars, Holiday Cards, Jewelry, Candles and Incense, Lotions, Toys for All Ages, Rare and Antique Books, as well as Genre Titles throughout the store!
We've also received special interest items for all kinds of geeks! Mugs, lunch boxes, and other goodies for fans of Star Wars, Dr. Who, Monty Python, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Star Trek and more.
Page 1 is a different kind of shopping experience. Get out of the crowded, stuffy mall and visit your neighbors at the bookstore.
Come in and tell us who you're buying for this holiday season. We'll put our talents to work to find the gift they didn't even know they wanted. Not sure what to get, even after our help? No problem... We have gift certificates. Give the gift of a bookstore shopping spree. And pick out a greeting card with kick.
We've been reading all kinds of things and can't wait to tell you all we've learned about titles and authors and... well, come on in and stop by Customer Service in the center of the store. Let us show you around!
It's the Start of Something Wonderful!
Work has begun on our new home at Mountain Run
Steve Stout shot a few pictures of the new space and the work already underway.
The Work Has Begun!
They're Getting Things Ready for Us at Mountain Run
We aren't the only folks excited about Page One joining the Mountain Run Family.
Here's a picture of one of the Blanchards with Steve Stout.
Here's the team working on making the space ready for books!
2013 ABQ Journal & KRQE Pieces
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!