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Kathy Barco and Val Nye, True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries

09/23/2018 - 3:00PM

New Mexico authors Kathy Barco and Val Nye kick off Banned Books Week with a talk about their book, True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries, an audience Jeopardy! style game about banned books, and a Q&A! About True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries  Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. And not all censorship controversies...

Banned Book Week

09/23/2018 to 09/29/2018

Come celebrate Banned Books and check out our special displays of Banned Books at Bookworks! Read more about or order Banned Books online!

Play Conservatory Theater Presents Fire Bird

09/23/2018 - 1:00PM

A little bird awakens to a new day. Suddenly a terrible fire breaks out, and the forest is engulfed in flames. The bird flies toward the fire and sees all of the frightened animals fleeing their homes to escape the fire. Resolved, the little bird flies to the river to scoop up a bit a water to throw onto the fire. The bird flies into the burning forest, again and again, each time delivering a mere bead of water onto the blaze. The...

Banned Book Club

09/27/2018 - 6:00PM

Local writers and readers read from their favorite Banned Books. Participants include: Jennifer Krohn Anna Martinez Jennifer Simpson Alisa Valdes

Story Time!

09/27/2018 - 10:30AM

Story Time is every Thursday at 10:30 am. Free and open to all children and families.   

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....

Ron Crowder, EP Release, Liberty

09/30/2018 - 3:00PM

Long-time New Mexico Singer-songwriter and producer, and Albuquerque native, Ron Crowder, along with his co-writers, Jim Casey and Danny Casey, won the Best Song award at the 2018 New Mexico Music Awards last Sunday night for their song, "Liberty."  The song is the title track from Crowder's upcoming EP of the same name, which he performed, produced and recorded at his own InCrowd Studio in Albuquerque. Bookworks is happy to host the official release! After...

Howard Waitzkin, Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health

10/01/2018 - 6:00PM

Howard Waitzkin, Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health

10/01/2018 - 6:00PM

“I’ve still got my health so what do I care?” goes a lyric in an old Cole Porter song. Most of us, in fact, assume we can’t live full lives, or take on life’s challenges, without also assuming that we’re basically healthy and will be for the foreseeable future. But these days, our health and well-being are sorted through an ever-expanding, profit-seeking financial complex that monitors, controls, and commodifies our very existence. Given that our access to competent, affordable health care...

Joseph Olshan, Black Diamond Fall

10/02/2018 - 6:00PM

From the acclaimed author of Clara's Heart and Cloudland comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College; the disappearance of a student during winter break; and the vandalism of the Robert Frost Homestead located on one of the outer campuses. Luc Flanders has just finished playing a game of pond hockey with his college roommates when he realizes he has lost something precious and goes back to the ice to find it. He never returns, and...

Lift Your Spirits Educator Reception

10/03/2018 - 4:30PM

Visit our newly remodeled store!  Learn about our Book Testers program for children and youth. Chat with other educators while sipping hot apple cider and snacking on doughnuts. Browse through our collection of books for children and teens. We will also have special discount prizes and a treasure hunt.

Christina Squire, Murder at Theater X

10/03/2018 - 6:00PM

Caroline Steele, intrepid amateur sleuth, starts gradate school at the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance. Caro finds herself in a hotbed of academic intrigue and clashing artistic egos. A distinguished professor is murdered. Once again she is thrown into contact with inspector James Hutshinson. Christina Squire is retired from the University of New Mexico. She has worked at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University Art Museum, the Department of Theatre and...

Story Time!

10/04/2018 - 10:30AM

Story Time is every Thursday at 10:30 am. Free and open to all children and families. 

Querque Quills Author Event--Sonja Dewing, Katy Hammel, and April Mellinget

10/04/2018 - 6:00PM

Querque Quills--authors Sonja Dewing, Katy Hammel, and April Mellinget--present new work.    

Jennifer Johnson, An Awakening Walk: 500 Miles to Self-Love and Acceptance on the Camino de Santiago

10/04/2018 - 6:00PM

Since her solo journey on the Camino de Santiago in 2015, Jennifer Winn Johnson has spent her summers introducing fellow travelers to the Camino. These group tours, which she offers through her travel company, Winn Journeys, offer a different and expanded view of this sacred path. During the winter season, Jennifer is a caterer in Rancho Mirage, California, where she lives with her two rescue dogs. This book is a narrative of the journey that shook the author to her core. Shedding layers of...

Margaret Randall, Time's Language

10/06/2018 - 3:00PM

Time's Language contains powerful poems of witness as well as personal poems, and autobiographical prose pieces (that read like prose poems), recounting a life of resistance, the life of a life-long literary and political revolutionary. As US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera writes, "Here are Margaret Randall's decades of love, ink, tears, contestation and light--let us bow in gratitude for this truth-telling, daring, border-breaking, pioneering long-time volume of soul fire." Katherine...

Margaret Randall, Time's Language

10/06/2018 - 3:00PM

Margaret Randall presents new work

Lauren Teffeau, Implanted, and Rebecca Roanhorse, Trail of Lightning

10/07/2018 - 3:00PM

Lauren Teffeau, author of Implanted, and Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trail of Lightning, read at Bookworks. About Implanted: The data stored in her blood can save a city on the brink... or destroy it, in this gripping cyberpunk thriller When college student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a clandestine organisation, she's cut off from the neural implant community which binds the domed city of New Worth together. Her new employers exploit her rare condition which...

Wingbeats Poetry Workshop

10/09/2018 - 6:00PM

Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen of Dos Gatos Press present their monthly free poetry writing workshop using prompts from writers found in their Wingbeats Anthologies. This month's exercise is Tara Betts’ exercise from Wingbeats I, presented by Scott Wiggerman: "Ways of Looking." Bring writing accoutrement!

Bookworks Book Club

10/10/2018 - 6:30PM

Bookworks Book Club meets to discuss The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick. Book club is free and open to all interested parties. Book club purchases receive 10% off at Bookworks.

Story Time!

10/11/2018 - 10:30AM

Story Time is every Thursday at 10:30 am. Free and open to all children and families. 

Dan Scanlan, How to Play the Ukelele

10/11/2018 - 6:00PM

Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner's guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge.  What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James Franco all have in common? Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! With just this book and your ukulele in hand, you'll learn basic music skills, how to care for your instrument, and how to play some simple tunes. Whether you're looking to...

Cathryn Hankla, Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home

10/13/2018 - 3:00PM

Founded in fieldwork and reflection, Lost Places follows the author from small towns and rural landscapes, through a transitional city neighborhood, to the challenging construction of an urban renewal loft, as she struggles to renovate living spaces and transform relationships after an early divorce. Hankla charts a path through enigmatic encounters with snakes and contemplations of Thomas Jefferson's problematic biography homes, underground and ancient cities, Star Trek, the contradictory...

Mia Herrera, bleed, poetry

10/13/2018 - 3:00PM

Bosque School stuent Mia Herrera gave up social media for a year and wrote poetry instead. The result was her first book, bleed. "There are many words in these poems of mine, but I have one message and it's quite simple. I ask that you have a conversation with your heart and tell it from now on its only job is to love. Love recklessly. Love inexplicably. Love boundlessly." In her debut book, Mia Laurén Herrera unravels her mind through poetry. Using her gift of language, she paints poems about...

Ann Hedlund, Ramona Sakiestewa, and Peter Hilller, Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest

10/14/2018 - 3:00PM

From the mid-17th century to the present day, herding sheep, carding wool, spinning yarn, dyeing with native plants, and weaving on iconic upright looms have all been steps in the intricate process of Navajo blanket and rug making in the American Southwest. Beginning in the late 1800s, amateur and professional photographers documented the Diné (Navajo) weavers and their artwork, and the images they captured tell the stories of the artists, their homes, and the materials, techniques, and designs...

Tracee Dunblazier, Rainbow Warrior Activation Deck

10/14/2018 - 1:00PM

Bookworks @ JCC Bookfest: Rachel Kadish, The Weight of Ink

10/15/2018 - 7:00PM

The JCC Book Fest presents Rachel Kadish, author of the new book The Weight of Ink. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. Books can be be pre-ordered below and picked up at the festival, or bought onsite at Ms. Kadish's event. The festival pass is available for purchase here. About The Weight of Ink: Ester Velasquez is an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city. Helen Watt is an ailing historian with a love of...

Great American Reads Heroes and Villains Costume Party, sponsored by NM PBS, the Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, and Bookworks

10/17/2018 - 6:00PM

Bookworks is pleased to sell books from the Great American Reads list at this costume party sponsored by NM PBS and the Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Come dressed as your favorite hero or villain!

Bookworks @ JCC Bookfest: Peter Golden, Nothing is Forgotten

10/17/2018 - 7:00PM

The JCC Bookfest presents Peter Golden, author of Nothing is Forgotten. Tickets can be purchased here. Books can be be pre-ordered below and picked up at the festival, or bought onsite at Mr. Golden's event. The festival pass is available for purchase here. 

Dennis Herrick, Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America

10/18/2018 - 6:00PM

When Pueblo Indians say, "The first white man our people saw was a black man," they are referring to Esteban, who came to New Mexico in 1539. After centuries of negative portrayals, this book highlights Esteban's importance in America's early history. Books about the history of the American West have ignored Esteban or belittled his importance, often using his slave nickname, Estebanico. What little we know about Esteban comes from Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and other Spanish chroniclers,...

Story Time!

10/18/2018 - 10:30AM

Story Time is every Thursday at 10:30 am. Free and open to all children and families. 

Amy Irvine, Desert Cabal

10/19/2018 - 6:00PM

Edward Abbey is considered by many to be the father of the modern-day environmental movement; his well-loved book Desert Solitaire turns fifty this year. Abbey fans and critics alike will welcome Irvine's fresh insights into this complex icon of the American West.  Desert Cabal brings a new and much-needed perspective to current conversations on immigration, public lands, climate change, and gender equality.  Irvine's memoir, Trespass: Living at the Edge of the...

Alan Day, Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B

10/20/2018 - 3:00PM

In Cowboy Up, Alan Day shares thirty-five stories about his experiences ranching and "cowboying" on the 200,000 acre Lazy B cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona. Alan has had adventures that most people couldn't even conjure in their wildest imaginations. Not only are those adventures fun to read and live vicariously through, but they offer insights and lessons that anyone can apply to their life even if they may never sport a cowboy hat or boots or ride a horse. H. Alan Day was raised on...

Bookworks @ JCC Bookfest: Joyce Maynard, The Best of Us: A Memoir

10/21/2018 - 12:00PM

JCC Book Fest presents Joyce Maynard, for her memoir, The Best of Us. Tickets to the event are available here. Books can be be pre-ordered below and picked up at the festival, or bought onsite at Ms. Maynard's event. The festival pass is available for purchase here.

Lauren Camp, Turquoise Door

10/21/2018 - 3:00PM

Turquoise Door, Lauren Camp’s fourth book, introduces readers to the cultural anthropology of Taos, New Mexico in the early 20th century. This collection of poems brings the author’s personal attentions and the contemporary realities of the Southwest into a conversation with the historical forces of East Coast transplant Mabel Dodge Luhan—the early feminist, visionary arts patron, and writer who crusaded to create a utopian society in Taos. The poems engage with Mabel, her fourth husband Tony...

Amanda Searcy, Watch You Burn

10/22/2018 - 6:00PM

From the author of The Truth Beneath the Lies, which the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, called "smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable," comes a psychological thriller about a girl who must keep her arsonist ways hidden--or watch her life go up in flames. Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as...

Mark Banker, Ferenc Morton Szasz: A Celebration & Selected Writings

10/24/2018 - 6:00PM

Editor Mark Banker and Szasz family members present this biography and select writings from New Mexico historian Ferenc Morton Szasz. Ferenc Morton Szasz taught U.S. intellectual history and U.S. history of religion at the University of New Mexico from 1967 until his death in 2010. He published a dozen books, including The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion, July 16, 1945; Religion in the Modern American West; and Abraham Lincoln...

Bookworks @ JCC Bookfest: Izzy Ezagul, Disarmed

10/24/2018 - 7:00PM

JCC Bookfest presents Izzy Ezagul, author of the memoir, DIsarmed. Tickets to the event are available here. Books can be be pre-ordered below and picked up at the festival, or bought onsite at Mr. Ezagul's event. The festival pass is available for purchase here.

Special Read for the Record Story Time

10/25/2018 - 10:30AM

This year's book selection is Maybe Something Beautiful. Folks around the country will be reading the same book that day in a variety of settings in support of building early literacy. It is an initiative of Jump Start. Learn more about the Jump Start Corps at  

Eileen Truax, We Built the Wall: How the Us Keeps Out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond

10/25/2018 - 6:00PM

A Mexican-American Lawyer Exposes a Corrupt U.S. Asylum Procedure and the Despotism of the Mexican Government  From a storefront law office in the U.S. border city of El Paso, Texas, one man set out to challenge that system and tear down the great wall of indifference raised between the US and Mexico. Carlos Specter has filed hundreds of political asylum cases on behalf of human rights defenders, journalists, and political dissidents. Though his legal activism has only inched the process...

Michael McGarrity, Residue

10/26/2018 - 6:00PM

A long-unsolved mystery gets a grim new break when the bones of Kim Ward are unearthed in Las Cruces, New Mexico, forty-five years after her disappearance. Suspicion swiftly falls on her old college boyfriend: none other than retired police chief Kevin Kerney. The chief's hopes of clearing his name look bleak in the face of damning evidence compiled against him by State Police Lieutenant Clayton Istee--Kerney's own son. Left grasping for clues, with no alibi and not a single witness to speak...

"Scary in the Morning" Family Halloween Party & Story Time

10/27/2018 - 10:30AM

Join us for a festive morning of stories, and games especially for young children. Costumes are encouraged if you're willing to don the wigs, and capes, and other finery of the season.

Jeff Berg, Historic Movie Theatres of NM

10/27/2018 - 3:00PM

New Mexico's theatrical ties span over one hundred years. The Fountain Theatre, once a Civil War hospital and headquarters, produced plays, opera and vaudeville performances until 1929, when the venue started airing talkies. Today, it holds the title of oldest operating theatre in New Mexico. Albuquerque drive-in attendees enjoyed personal screens for each car at the Circle Autoscope. And Rio Grande Theater operated for over seventy years before showing its final screening of U.S. Marshals in...

Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Arsonist, with Damien Flores and Mercedes Holtry

10/28/2018 - 1:00PM

Dallas poet Joaquin Zihuatenejo reads from his new poetry collection, Arsonist, with Albuquerque poet-authors Damien Flores and Mercedes Holtry.

Bookworks @ JCC Bookfest: Keith Gessen, A Terrible Country

10/28/2018 - 3:00PM

TIckets to the event are available here.  Books can be be pre-ordered below and picked up at the festival, or bought onsite at Mr. Gessen's event. The festival pass is available for purchase here.  

Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band

10/28/2018 - 3:00PM

Sage and Jared's Happy Gland Band perform a free mini concert at Bookworks!

Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Arsonist, with Damien Flores and Mercedez Holtry

10/28/2018 - 1:00PM

Dallas poet Joaquin Zihuatenejo reads from his new poetry collection, Arsonist, with Albuquerque poet-authors Damien Flores and Mercedez Holtry. 'Winner of the 2017 Anhinga Robert Dana Prize, selected by Eduardo C. Corral, Arsonist is a shape-shifter of a book, a book that leaves the reader with an existential 'shivering', yet, it is on fire. Loaded with lethal chemicals, like, let us say, desire, abandonment, separation and industrialized lives without homelands,...

Ray John de Aragon, Haunted Santa Fe

10/29/2018 - 6:00PM

Traveling storyteller Ray John de Aragón has thrilled audiences with his frightening and enthralling tales of ghosts and the supernatural. Holding advanced degrees in Spanish colonial history, arts, legends and myths of New Mexico, he has presented on these topics for the New Mexico History Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the University of New Mexico, the College of Santa Fe and many more. He has published fifteen books and has written for...

Nell Painter, Old in Art School

10/30/2018 - 6:00PM

A Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick: 1 of 34 Titles to Wave a Flag About  "Old in Art School is a glorious achievement--bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives." --Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to...

Quivira Coalition Conference

10/31/2018 to 11/02/2018

Bookworks sells books at the annual Quivira Coalition Conference, Regenerate: Nurture Diversity, Build Resilience. For more info and to register, please visit:

Amy Wallen, When We Were Ghouls

11/01/2018 - 6:00PM

When Amy E. Wallen's southern, blue-collar, peripatetic family was transferred from Ely, Nevada, to Lagos, Nigeria, she had just turned seven. From Nevada to Nigeria and on to Peru, Bolivia, and Oklahoma, the family wandered the world, living in a state of constant upheaval. When We Were Ghouls follows Wallen's recollections of her family who, like ghosts, came and went and slipped through her fingers, rendering her memories unclear. Were they a family of grave robbers, as her memory...

Story Time!

11/01/2018 - 10:30AM

Bookworks hosts a free, award-winning weekly story time for kids and families. Join us for stories, songs, and an occasional craft and snack.

Bookworks and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation Present A Word with Writers: Hampton Sides

11/01/2018 - 7:00PM

Bookworks and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation Present their bi-annual literary fundraiser, A Word with Writers, with Santa Fe author Hampton Sides, on tour for his new book, On Desperate Ground. Each ticket admits one with the option to addaa date for free, including a signed copy and a donation to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation, to be on sale later this summer. TICKETS  About the book: From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost...

Bookworks @ JCC Bookfest: Stephen Fried, Rush: A Biography

11/01/2018 - 2:00PM

The JCC Book Fest presents Stephen Fried, on tour for RUSH: A BIOGRAPHY. Tickets to the event are available here. Books can be be pre-ordered below and picked up at the festival, or bought onsite at Mr. Fried's event. The festival pass is available for purchase here.

Picture Book Month Family Story Time

11/02/2018 - 4:30PM

Kick off your weekend with a celebration of picture books.  If you have a favorite, bring it along and tell us why you love it.   

Kadampa Meditation Center Book Club, Transform your Life or Mirror of Dharma

11/02/2018 - 6:00PM

Join leaders from Albuquerque’s Kadampa Meditation Center for a special book club event. Reading selection will be Transform your Life or Mirror of Dharma.

Peter Malmgren, Los Alamos Revisited: A Worker's History

11/03/2018 - 3:00PM

Beverly Salas, Color Up

11/04/2018 - 3:00PM

Karen Shiffman Lateiner, Timeless Dance: A Story of Change and Loss

11/06/2018 - 6:00PM

Timeless Dance takes you on Karen Shiffman Lateiner's compelling journey to understand the gender transition of her remarkable son, fully embrace the woman he becomes and, just two years later, grapple with her child's untimely death. Informed by her Jewish roots, the author speaks frankly of her experiences of family, joy, death, grief, gender, and the power of the human spirit. Join her on an unusual tour of a mother's mind as she reflects on her own history in coping with her child's...

Joan Burt, Belle's Ragged Army

11/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Joan Burt's brilliant first book is an intimate portrait of the memorable Belle and her eccentric, exceptional family. The poet's language recreates the robust complexity of her Montana life. It is an intimate glimpse of Belle's universe. The poems introduce us to a spectacle of characters moving across this landscape. Burt's language and intensely remembered observation brings us directly to this surreal, gorgeously evoked landscape. A debut collection of effervescent, unforgettable poems,...

Edward Keating, Main Street

11/08/2018 - 6:00PM

MAIN STREET: The Lost Dream of Route 66 comprises 84 photographs taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning, former New York Times photographer Edward Keating (born 1956) along Route 66 from 2000 to 2011. Also known as the "Mother Road," Route 66 was the only direct road to California, until the 1950s--when the interstate highway system created a bypass that shut off its lifeblood, forcing thousands of shops and motels into bankruptcy over the next 50 years. Between the twin pressures of...

Educators Grief Workshop

11/08/2018 - 6:00PM

Bookworks is hosting a workshop for educators.  We will be talking about books for children on the topic of grief. Come share your insights and titles of books you have found helpful. We will also have information on local resources for help in dealing with grief. More info and speakers to come.  

Story Time!

11/08/2018 - 10:30AM

Bookworks hosts a free, award-winning weekly story time for kids and families. Join us for stories, songs, and an occasional craft and snack.

Brad Lancaster, Eat Mesquite, by Desert Harvesters

11/09/2018 - 6:00PM

Eat Mesquite and More celebrates native food forests of the Sonoran Desert and beyond with over 170 recipes featuring wild, indigenous foods, including mesquite, acorn, barrel cactus, chiltepin, cholla, desert chia, desert herbs and flowers, desert ironwood, hackberry, palo verde, prickly pear, saguaro, wolfberry, and wild greens. The recipes--contributed by desert dwellers, harvesters, chefs, and innovators--capture a spirit of adventure and reverence inviting both newcomers and seasoned...

Museum of the American Military Family Book Release

11/10/2018 - 3:00PM

The Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) is dedicated to collecting and preserving the stories, letters, photos, documents, and artifacts of parents, children, spouses, partners, and others who have supported a member of America’s armed forces. Founded in 2011 as a non-profit organization by Army wife and military mother Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, MAMF is winner of The American Association for State and Local History's 2018 Albert B. Corey Award, which celebrates “primarily...

Juan Morales, The Handyman's Guide to Endtimes

11/10/2018 - 5:00PM

In Morales's newest collection, an imagined zombie apocalypse intertwines with personal narrative. From zombie dating to the sin of popcorn ceilings, these poems investigate the nature of impermanence while celebrating the complexities of life. Juan J. Morales is also the author of The Siren World and Friday and the Year That Followed: Poems.

Joan Schweighardt, Before We Died

11/11/2018 - 3:00PM

In 1908 two Irish American brothers leave their jobs on the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey to make their fortune tapping rubber trees in the South American rainforest. They expect to encounter floods, snakes, malaria, extreme hunger and unfriendly competitors, but nothing prepares them for the psychological hurdles that will befall them. Before We Died, the first in a three-book "rivers" series, is a literary adventure novel set against the background of the South American rubber boom, a...

David Holtby, Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico

11/12/2018 - 6:00PM

More than 14,000 New Mexicans served in uniform during World War I, and thousands more contributed to the American home front. Yet today in New Mexico, as elsewhere, the Great War and the lives it affected are scarcely remembered. Lest We Forget confronts that amnesia. The first detailed study to describe New Mexico's wartime mobilization, its soldiers' combat experiences, and its veterans' postwar lives, the book offers a poignant account of the profound changes these Americans...

Wingbeats Poetry Workshop

11/13/2018 - 6:00PM

Dos Gatos Press publisher and editor Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen present a free monthly poetry writing workshop at Bookworks featuring writing prompts from their Wingbeats Anthologies. This month's exercise is karla k. morton’s exercise from Wingbeats II, "The Foodie Response: Pushing through Writer’s Block," presented by David Meischen. Bring writing accoutrements!

Reading Tutors Appreciation Reception

11/13/2018 - 3:00PM

Bookworks hosts a Reading Tutors Appreciation Reception to celebrate National Young Readers Day. Volunteer tutors in the Albuquerque area do tremendous work helping students become better readers. We want to thank them with a twenty percent discount on beginning/leveled reader books purchased during the reception. Come meet other tutors and share strategies you have found helpful. More info:  

Bookworks Book Club discusses My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

11/14/2018 - 6:30PM

Bookworks Book Club meets monthly on the second Wednesday and is free and open to the public. This month's reading selection is My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. Book club purchases receive a 10% discount at Bookworks.

Story Time!

11/15/2018 - 10:30AM

Bookworks hosts a free, award-winning weekly story time for kids and families. Join us for stories, songs, and an occasional craft and snack.

Elegant Autumn

11/16/2018 - 5:00PM

Bookworks and the other shops inn the plaza celebrate the onset of fall with their annual Elegant Autumn. Come for special drinks, treats, and entertainment as you support local business!

Elegant Autumn Evening

11/16/2018 - 5:00PM

Join the Shops on Rio Grande for our annual shop and stroll event, Elegant Autumn Evening, with strolling flute music, special drinks and refreshments, and an author event at Bookworks!

Amanda Searcy, Kyle Cowan & Brenda Drake YA panel

11/17/2018 - 2:00PM

Join Albuquerque young adult authors Amanda Searcy, Kyle Cowan & Brenda Drake for a literary panel sponsored by the public library. Bookworks will be on hand to sell books. Librarian Kelly Brockhurst will moderate.

Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band

11/18/2018 - 3:00PM

Come delight in the music of the Happy Gland Band at Bookworks!

Stephanie Valencia, West Wingers: Stories for the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House

11/20/2018 - 6:00PM

Stephanie Valencia and other contributors to West Wingers talk about the book. The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nation When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama's White House staff reveals how these...

Story Time!

11/22/2018 - 10:30AM

Bookworks hosts a free, award-winning weekly story time for kids and families. Join us for stories, songs, and an occasional craft and snack.

Anita Amstutz, Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath

11/27/2018 - 6:00PM

We live in hungry times. There is economic uncertainty, fear, violence, division, and social chaos. What is needed for times such as these is a heart full of courage and wisdom grounded in compassion and resilience. For this, we can turn to one of the practices that for so many centuries nourished people of faith through incredibly difficult life circumstances and service. Traditionally it was a communal gathering time of rest, ritual, and prayer. It is Sabbath keeping. In Soul Tending,...

David Grann, The White Darkness, at the KiMo

11/28/2018 - 7:00PM

Bookworks presents the best-selling author David Grann at the KiMo Theater, on tour for his new book, The White Darkness. Tickets will admit two and include one signed hardcover and a donation to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation, to be on sale later this summer. TICKETS TK About The White Darkness: By the New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color...

Story Time!

11/29/2018 - 10:30AM

Bookworks hosts a free, award-winning weekly story time for kids and families. Join us for stories, songs, and an occasional craft and snack.

Betty Moffett, Coming Clean, stories

11/29/2018 - 6:00PM

"Very early in my life I learned to love the stories I heard on my grandmother’s screen porch. Soon after, an intense love affair with Black Beauty taught me the power of stories to transform and transport. All my life, when someone says, “Let me tell you a story,” I have known I will soon learn more about that person than the most thorough recounting of historic detail could ever reveal—and I will have more fun on the way. I offer you these stories—about what growing up meant to four different...

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

12/01/2018 - 10:00AM

Bookworks hosts a Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day celebration. We will have a self directed craft activity in the children's area all day.  From 10:30 to 11:30 we will serve cookies. It will be a fun time to drop by and take a few moments to sit and read with your children. More info:  

Mark Childs & Tony Anella, Imagine a City that Remembers

12/01/2018 - 3:00PM

Imagine a City That Remembers grew out of a series of articles and photographs published in the Albuquerque Tribune in 1998 and 1999. This expanded and updated collection revisits Albuquerque nearly twenty years after the original articles were written. It juxtaposes historic and contemporary photographs of Albuquerque to show diverse moments in the city's history and development. The authors, ardent defenders of the vitality of Albuquerque's past, contend that the city is still...

Lawrence Welsh, Cutting the Wire

12/02/2018 - 3:00PM

Cutting the Wire, a masterful collaboration between photographer Bruce Berman and poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh, offers us a way to look again, to really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States. Lawrence Welsh is a professor of English at El Paso Community College. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including the award-winning Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009 (UNM Press). An award-winning journalist and essayist, his work has...

David Muench, Sandia: Seasons of a Mountain, with Ruth Rudner

12/04/2018 - 6:00PM

This portrait of Sandia, the mountain backdrop that dwarfs Albuquerque's sprawl, offers a sense of place through the eyes of a photographer and the words of a writer. Fascinated by Sandia, by the light of its dawns and sunsets, by its seasons, by the power of its altitude, photographer David Muench shows us a brilliant autumn, the sparkle of snow, an April explosion of cactus blooms, a summer summit garden of wildflowers, the marvel of the mountain's rock forms. David Muench has long been...

Story Time!

12/06/2018 - 10:30AM

Free, award winning story time with Contessa Connie. For all ages, Story Time features stories (of course), and an occasoinal craft or snack.

Bosque Magazine Launch

12/06/2018 - 6:00PM

The editors and contributors to Bosque Magazine read at Bookworks from the new issue.

Sage and Jared's Happy Gland Band CD Release

12/07/2018 - 7:00PM

Our favorite band has a new album. Come celebrate with us!

Carol Potenza, Hearts of the Missing, new mystery

12/08/2018 - 3:00PM

Beautifully written with a riveting plot and a richly drawn, diverse cast of characters, Hearts of the Missing is the mesmerizing debut from 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Carol Potenza. When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and...

Story Time!

12/13/2018 - 10:30AM

Free, award winning story time with Contessa Connie. For all ages, Story Time features stories (of course), and an occasoinal craft or snack.

Story Time!

12/20/2018 - 10:30AM

Free, award winning story time with Contessa Connie. For all ages, Story Time features stories (of course), and an occasoinal craft or snack.

Story Time!

12/27/2018 - 10:30AM

Free, award winning story time with Contessa Connie. For all ages, Story Time features stories (of course), and an occasoinal craft or snack.  

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