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Ebony Isis Booth, Grinning and Bare, New Poetry

05/24/2018 - 6:00PM

Performance poet and activist, Ebony Isis Booth, sheds light on black feminism, racism and inequality, social justice, and self love in her debut collection of poems, Grinning and Bare.  In "Safety Pin," Booth looks at activism as a performance, devoid of authenticity: "how different we are/now that safety pins/secure personhood and humanity/fasten identity in lapels in earnest." Her poems, "The Trouble with Swimming Pools," "Burial Costs," "Say Her Name," and the "Semantics of...

Dean Falk & Eve Penelope Schofield, Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

05/26/2018 - 3:00PM

In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism. The authors speak to readers with autism, parents, teachers, clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, other health-care providers, autism researchers, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, paleoanthropologists, and people who simply enjoy reading about science. Using the latest findings...

Garry and Ming Adams, Spirits of the Stone

05/27/2018 - 3:00PM

Spirits of the Stone is a tribute to ancient artists and their creations in stone, as documented by Ming and Garry Adams, owners of the Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch. These magical images continue to mystify and inspire us with their power and beauty. We hope this book will promote more of an awareness of the unique treasures the ancients left behind and help us understand the importance of preserving their legacy. “An elegant weaving of landscape and ancient lives.”--Craig...

Tea Time Book Club

05/28/2018 - 2:00PM

Free and open to the public the fourth Monday of the month at 2 pm.

Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

05/30/2018 - 7:00PM

TICKETS A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression,...

Patricia Pollard, Long Time Lost

06/02/2018 - 3:00PM

A memoir of childhood and motherhood in Taos. "With unsparing candor Pat Pollard bares her soul in this account of her jagged progress from the alienation she felt as an adopted child to unwanted motherhood and the constrictions of step-motherhood. Seasoned by time and hard-won self-realization, she puts the painful chaos of love and relationships in a woman's life into human perspective with her well-told story."--Cherie Burns, author of Searching for Beauty- The Life of Millicent Rogers...

Steve Raymer, Somewhere West of Lonely: My Life in Pictures

06/03/2018 - 3:00PM

In his travels around the globe, National Geographic photojournalist Steve Raymer has often been the first on the scene, recording unfolding events and revealing the connections that tie us together. Raymer's photography captures the magic of beautiful vistas, the joys and struggles of everyday people living everyday lives, and the chaos brought on by natural disasters. Beyond documenting tragedies like the devastating famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia and exposing the massive...

Alexandra Fuller, Quiet Until the Thaw

06/04/2018 - 6:00PM

The debut novel from the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger toward the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to...

Michelle Kuo, Reading with Patrick

06/05/2018 - 6:00PM

A memoir of the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta Recently graduated from Harvard University, Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America, still disabled by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. In this stirring memoir, Kuo,...

Gary Herron, Fifty Years at the Pit: The University of New Mexico's Legendary Venue

06/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Basketball fans at the University of New Mexico have always been loyal, loud, and numerous, and the devotees have grown in number over the fifty years since the opening of the University Arena, a.k.a. the Pit, in 1966. Herron recounts many of the best players and games in this celebration of one of the best-known facilities in the United States. With almost two hundred color photographs, this illustrative explosion shows you the players, the plays, the coaches, and the sold-out crowds dressed...

Mary & Aja Oishi, Rock Paper Scissors, new poetry

06/08/2018 - 6:00PM

Mother daughter poets, Mary & Aja Oishi, read from their new Swimming With Elephants collection, Rock Paper Scissors. “…this collection carries both the beauty of human resilience and the searing pain of postatomic burning carnage. The poetry, like hope, is an obstinate and sturdy survivor, for ‘what could i do but write songs.’ These verses often push the envelope, asking questions that make more sense than our grammar. ‘are you out there in the stealth night on the edge of blue?...

Natalie Goldberg, Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home

06/09/2018 - 3:00PM

A powerful memoir from Natalie Golderg--the woman who changed the way writing is taught in this country--sharing her experience with cancer grounded in her practice of writing and Zen. A moving and clear-looking memoir on being in love with your life even when life brings illness, from longtime Zen practitioner and world-renowned writing teacher Natalie Goldberg. When Natalie learns that she has CLL, a potentially fatal form of blood cancer, she is plunged into the world of hospitals, doctors...

Victoria Josslin, The Bookstore of Other Languages

06/10/2018 - 3:00PM

Bryce Hanford, aimless, drifting, and stuck, needs a spark of energy. He finds it at The Bookstore of Other Languages (“offering effortless fluency in any language through a simple and safe outpatient procedure”). Always helpful, never trustworthy, The Bookstore leads Bryce, his family, his girlfriend, his true love (oops), a couple of fraudulent co-conspirators, and a deus ex machina of questionable ethics from Seattle to Tirana to Paris, with a slight detour to Manaos....

Wingbeats Poetry Workshop

06/12/2018 - 6:00PM

Dos Gatos Press conducts its monthly free poetry writing workshop at Bookworks, using prompts from its Wingbeats poetry anthology. Bring writing accoutrement and come for some free writing fun. David Meischen leads “The Window Poem,” an exercise by Kurt Heinzelman from Wingbeats.

Bookworks Book Club discusses Sing, Unburied, Sing

06/13/2018 - 6:30PM

Free monthly meeting of the Bookworks Book Club. This month's book is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Open to all readers.

Chloe Rachel Gallaway, The Soulful Child

06/16/2018 - 3:00PM

"A deeply moving remembrance ... of the privations and delights of growing up in rural northern New Mexico." -The Albuquerque Journal "Get saddled up and ready for the best fire-side book of the season." -Shakti Yogi Journal "A profound memoir, eloquently and extravagantly told." -Edward Khmara, Emmy-Nominated Writer, Actor, and Producer Out of the counterculture movement of the sixties arises a true story about risking it all for true freedom. Folk singer Jerry Gallaway and ex-ballet...

Sage and Jared's Happy Gland Band

06/17/2018 - 3:00PM


David Sedaris, Calypso, at Bookworks

06/19/2018 - 6:00PM

David Sedaris is embarking upon a bookstore tour this summer for his new humorous book of essays, Calypso! READING TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. You can still buy a SIGNING TICKET to meet Mr. Sedaris and get a copy of Calypso, or you can come to the signing with Sedaris for free. A wristband and a hardcover copy of Calypso can be picked up in advance when the book is on sale May 29, or anytime after, at Bookworks. You can also pre-order any of Sedaris's other books below for pickup...

Joseph Badal, Obsessed

06/21/2018 - 6:00PM

Joseph Badal launches his thirteenth novel and the sequel to The Motive at Bookworks. Prior to a long finance career, including a 16-year stint as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed company, Joseph Badal served for six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam, and earned numerous military decorations. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business...

Emily Ann Peterson, Bare Naked Bravery

06/22/2018 - 6:00PM

Finally, a definitive explanation of bravery. Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous is a deeply vulnerable & rebellious how-to memoir for people who are tired of feeling like they should be brave but don't know how courage could possibly unfold from their current fears and comfort zones. You'll finish Bare Naked Bravery empowered to confidently practice and build your own creative courage beyond your wildest imagination. Build Your Bravery, One Step at a Time...

Fermentation Festival

06/23/2018 - 9:00AM

Get Cultured at the New Mexico Fermentation Festival! Celebrate fermented food, beverages, and education. Join us on Saturday, June 23 at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House in the South Valley from 10am - 5:00pm. Buy your tickets now at http://nmfermentationfest.com/ Bookworks sells books at the Fermentation Festival at the Hubbell House for authors including Alex Lewin, Kirstin Shockey, and Hannah Crum. More info at http://nmfermentationfest.com/.

Tea Time Book Club

06/26/2018 - 2:00PM

Free afternoon book club. Check back for the reading list or call Bookworks.

David Correia, Police: A Field Guide

06/26/2018 - 6:00PM

Radical glossary of the vocabulary of policing that redefines the very way we understand law enforcement  It doesn't take firsthand experience to learn the meaning of pain compliance or rough ride.  Police: A Field Guide is an illustrated handbook to the methods, mythologies, and history that animate today's police. It is a survival manual for encounters with cops and police logic, whether it arrives in the shape of officer friendly, Tasers, ...

Sandra Hunter & Barbara Rockman poetry reading

06/27/2018 - 6:00PM

Two friends--Sandra Hunter and Barbara Rockman--read at Bookworks! Trip Wires travels around the world, with stories, many of children, set against turbulent socio-political backdrops from Afghanistan to Syria to Columbia to America, and examines how the dilemma of isolation is a common human condition. The terrain is different in each story, but all of these young people face the dilemma of being without resources even as they try to find and maintain relationships. Accepting of tragedy and...

Menzi Mkhonza, Less Than a Stanza, Poetry from South Africa

06/28/2018 - 6:00PM

Less Than A Stanza talks about love, identity, poetry culture, grief, and religion. Less Than A Stanza exposes the author to all the things he has been afraid to write about.  Menzi Mkhonza is a writer, poet, designer and artist From South Africa, Mpumalanga, Nelspruit (MBOMBELA) born and raised. He is the Founder of Nelspruit's biggest poetry slam organisation called "Words In My Mouth Poetry Slam." He has performed in Swaziland, Grahamstown & Port Elizabeth(S.A).His sophomore...

Ashley Biggers, 100 Things to Do In Albuquerque Before You Die, 2nd Ed

06/30/2018 - 3:00PM

New Mexico author Ashley Biggers launches the second, updated edition of her popular travel book, 100 Things to do In ABQ Before You Die. Albuquerque may be (well deservedly) known for Route 66, Breaking Bad, and its famous green chile. But there's much more to know-and love-about this lively Southwestern city. Whether you're a native Albuquerquean looking to mark another local experience off your ''bucket list,'' or an out-of-towner in search of a few vacation ideas, let 100 Things to Do in...

Marc Friedlander, Classical Guitar

07/01/2018 - 3:00PM

Marc Friedlander is a classical guitarist from New York City, who has studied the guitar beginning at age 12 and performed within the USA and internationally in art gallery showings, private functions and affairs, senior centers, and in music schools. Specializing in J.S. Bach, the Spanish Romantic composers, and many of the “standards” (Leyenda, Pachelbel’s Canon, Recuerdos de la Alhambra), Friedlander plays their music with commitment and passion.  ...

Ken Ammi, Fifty Shades of Gray Aliens

07/07/2018 - 3:00PM

Not a typical book about aliens and UFOs as it contains much background on the phenomena and personages involved in abductee, contactee, experiencer and channeling experiences. Ken Ammi is a long time researcher and lecturer on issues pertaining to worldview philosophies and various sorts of religions. In this capacity, he has posted thousands of articles on his website, has been published in an apologetics journal and has been interviewed for radio and podcast programs. You can contact...

Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band

07/08/2018 - 3:00PM

Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam, AKA The Happy Gland Band, play a free set at Bookworks. Come enjoy their fun, quirky, jazzy music in our relaxed environment. Donations welcome. Follow the Happy Gland Band and their music on Facebook at facebook.com/SageAndJaredsHappyGlandBand.

Wingbeats Poetry Workshop

07/10/2018 - 6:00PM

Join Dos Gatos Press for their free monthly Wingbeats Poetry Workshop at Bookworks, featuring writing prompts from their Wingbeats Poetry Anthology. “Tales from the Bathroom: The Curious Path to a Poem,” an exercise by Georgia Popoff from Wingbeats.

Bookworks Book Club discusses David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

07/11/2018 - 6:30PM

This month's book club selection is David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell Bookworks Book Club is free and open to all members. The reading is list is attached below and can also be found at the book club's page at bkwrks.com/bookworks-book-club All book club purchases at Bookworks get 10% off.

Clay Evans, Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lot Hero of WWII

07/14/2018 - 3:00PM

In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal, bloody 76-hour battle would ultimately claim the lives of more than 1,100 Marines and 5,000 Japanese forces.  But Bonnyman's remains, along with those of hundreds of other Marines, were hastily buried and lost to...

Marc Friedlander, Classical Guitar

07/15/2018 - 3:00PM

Marc Friedlander is a classical guitarist from New York City, who has studied the guitar beginning at age 12 and performed within the USA and internationally in art gallery showings, private functions and affairs, senior centers, and in music schools. Specializing in J.S. Bach, the Spanish Romantic composers, and many of the “standards” (Leyenda, Pachelbel’s Canon, Recuerdos de la Alhambra), Friedlander plays their music with commitment and passion.  ...

Marcia Fine, Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories

07/21/2018 - 3:00PM

By 1648 the Inquisition had been persecuting non-believers for hundreds of years. They catch up with a family in Mexico that is secretly practicing Judaism. After their matriarch is imprisoned the family struggles to free their -abuela- while protecting themselves. Hidden Ones is a moving story that reveals a dark corner of North American history. Marcia Fine is an award-winning author of seven novels. An exceptional scholar of the Sephardic Diaspora, she lectures internationally about a...

Marc Friedlander, Classical Guitar

07/22/2018 - 3:00PM

Marc Friedlander is a classical guitarist from New York City, who has studied the guitar beginning at age 12 and performed within the USA and internationally in art gallery showings, private functions and affairs, senior centers, and in music schools. Specializing in J.S. Bach, the Spanish Romantic composers, and many of the “standards” (Leyenda, Pachelbel’s Canon, Recuerdos de la Alhambra), Friedlander plays their music with commitment and passion.  ...

Marc Friedlander, Classical Guitar

07/29/2018 - 6:00PM

Marc Friedlander is a classical guitarist from New York City, who has studied the guitar beginning at age 12 and performed within the USA and internationally in art gallery showings, private functions and affairs, senior centers, and in music schools. Specializing in J.S. Bach, the Spanish Romantic composers, and many of the “standards” (Leyenda, Pachelbel’s Canon, Recuerdos de la Alhambra), Friedlander plays their music with commitment and passion.  ...

Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Board Meet Up

08/02/2018 - 6:00PM

The Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Board of Directors is retreating in Albuquerque! Meet board members, ask them questions about membersip and the organization, minge with fellow local booksellers, and enjoy light fare at Bookworks! All inteested booksellers, publishers, and sales reps are welcome! For more information on MPIBA, visit mountainsplains.org.

Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band

08/05/2018 - 3:00PM

Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam, AKA The Happy Gland Band, play a free set at Bookworks. Come enjoy their fun and quirky music in our relaxed environment. Donations welcome. Follow the Happy Gland Band and their music on Facebook at facebook.com/SageAndJaredsHappyGlandBand.

Bookworks Book Club discusses A Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob

08/08/2018 - 6:30PM

This month's book club selection is Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob. Bookworks Book Club is free and open to all members. The reading is list is attached below and can also be found at the book club's page at bkwrks.com/bookworks-book-club Bookworks Book Club is our store's longest-running book club, having been in session for more than twenty years. It meets the second Wednesday evening at 6:30 at Bookworks. Discussion leaders rotate monthly and the list vascillates...

Alfred Corchado, Homelands, Mexican migration from the 1980s to present

08/13/2018 - 6:00PM

From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today.  When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared...

Wingbeats Poetry Workshop

08/14/2018 - 6:00PM

Dos Gatos Press conducts its monthly free poetry writing workshop at Bookworks, using prompts from its Wingbeats poetry anthology. Bring writing accoutrement and come for some free writing fun. Scott Wiggerman leads “Sentimental Immunity: the Animal Poem,” an exercise by Adrienne Su from Wingbeats II.

Mary Carter, I Sarah Steinway

08/23/2018 - 6:00PM

Sarah Steinway survives a catastrophic flood by moving into her treehouselocated on the northern shoreline of the San Francisco Bay. Sarah, aged seventy-five, observes from her perch a rise in sea level that engulfs the entire landscape for as far as she can see. With snark and pluck, she survives in her treehouse for five years.She records the flood, narrates her survival, and leavens her story with gusts of biting humor. Somewhat sheepishly as a secular Jew, Sarah turns for comfort to Torah....

Rosanna Hardin Hall, Poesia: A Memoir of Painting in Venetian Gardens with Giorgione

08/25/2018 - 3:00PM

Rosanna Hardin Hall, a former resident of Santa Fe and Taos (journalist and artist in New Mexico) has published Poesia: A Memoir of Painting in Venetian Gardens with Giorgione. While the book, profusely illustrated with her lovely watercolors and paintings, focuses on the High Renaissance in Venice and on the painter Giorgione, and her painting in Venice in “secret gardens,” it also provides many details (and illustrations) from her New Mexico years. In addition, it is a memoir of growing...

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

09/05/2018 - 6:00PM

With President Trump suggesting that teachers arm themselves, with the NRA portrayed as a group of "patriots" helping to Make America Great Again, with high school students across the country demanding a solution to the crisis, everyone in America needs to engage in the discussion about our future with an informed, historical perspective on the role of guns in our society. America is at a critical turning point. What is the future for our children? Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second...

Kersten Hamilton, Days of the Dead

09/08/2018 - 3:00PM

By the critically acclaimed author of Tyger Tyger, a warm, magical story of a girl's struggle to keep a promise to her dead mother.  Glorieta Magdalena Davis Espinosa is happy that Papi married Alice. She's happy that he can smile again after years of mourning Mamá. But the urn containing Mamá's ashes disappeared into a drawer the day Alice moved in.  If everything about Glorieta's life is going to change, then she wants one thing to go her way: She wants to hear stories about...

Andrew Lawler, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

09/10/2018 - 6:00PM

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English colony in the New World. But when its leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, the settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue—a “secret token” etched into a tree. What happened to the colonists? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths ever since. In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to...

Wingbeats Poetry Workshop

09/11/2018 - 6:00PM

Dos Gatos Press conducts its monthly free poetry writing workshop at Bookworks, using prompts from its Wingbeats poetry anthology. Bring writing accoutrement and come for some free writing fun. David Meischen leads “My Mother’s Clothes,” an exercise by Jane Hilberry from Wingbeats.  

Bookworks Book Club discusses Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish

09/12/2018 - 6:30PM

This month's book club selection is Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish. Bookworks Book Club is free and open to all members. The reading is list is attached below and can also be found at the book club's page at bkwrks.com/bookworks-book-club Bookworks Book Club is our store's longest-running book club, having been in session for more than twenty years. It meets the second Wednesday evening at 6:30 at Bookworks. Discussion leaders rotate monthly and the list...

Western Women Writers Conference

09/15/2018 - 9:00AM

Coffee, water and bagels will be offered at registration. There will be an introductory panel to introduce the conference guests--Anne Hillerman, Darynda Jones, Karin Kallmaker, and Rena Distasio-editor. After lunch there will be readings from local authors: Nat Burns, Kayt Peck, and Barrett. There will be a raffle to help generate funds. After the event we reconvene at O'Niell's Heights (another sponsor) for cocktails and some socializing. For more info, visit https://www....

Alex Beard, The Lying King, Special Storytime

09/15/2018 - 11:00AM

Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat tomatoes?  For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole.  Will the Truth catch up with the king?  ​Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages. With a nod to Aesop and Kipling, this funny and pointed parable has lessons for everyone, from the playground to the boardroom and beyond! Alex Beard is...

J.C. Cervantes, The Storm Runner, Rick Riordan Presents--for kids

09/18/2018 - 6:00PM

To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry. A contemporary adventure based on Mayan mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!  Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather...

Thomas Fox Averill, Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr

09/19/2018 - 6:00PM

Not just epistolary, this novel is archival, told entirely through journals, letters, photos, drawings, notes, and clippings left behind by Nell Doerr, who lived in Lawrence, Kansas, between 1854 and 1889. Although Nell seems so real you can reach out and touch her, she is a fictional character. The novel tells the story of her two stillborn babies, her move to Kansas, the loss of her husband in Quantrill's Raid, and her discovery, while hiding in her basement, of the fossils of ancient...

Ethelbert Miller, If God Invented Baseball

09/29/2018 - 3:00PM

Here are poems that celebrate and interpret the game by one of America's finest poets. They are for everyone who has experienced the magic released when three holy things come together: bat, ball and glove.  If God Invented Baseball is a complete game of baseball poems, a full nine innings pitched by a "master twirler," whose complete arsenal includes fastballs, curves and change-ups, and the occasional knuckler, to keep readers swinging for the fences, his full artistry on display....

Margaret Randall, Time's Language

10/06/2018 - 3:00PM

Margaret Randall presents new work

Margaret Randall, Time's Language

10/06/2018 - 3:00PM


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