BOOKWORKS is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, in Albuquerque's North Valley, north of Griegos, in the Shops on Rio Grande, next door to Flying Star.
HOURS: M-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 9am-7pm
CONTACT: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 or 505-344-8139. Staff directory
INDIE FAVORITE GABRIELLE ZEVIN VISITS
February 25, 7pm: Gabrielle Zevin, author of the indie favorite, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, visits Bookworks to read from the book, to be released in paperback. The novel tells the story of Fikry, owner of Island Books, in Zevin's love letter to the world of books.
ART ROCKER KIM GORDON ON TOUR
March 1, 7pm: Kim Gordon--musician, artist, and fashionista--launches a new memoir of her time growing up in California and as the female lead of Sonic Youth. Gordon will be in conversation with Weekly Alibi editor Samantha Carrillo at the UNM Student Union Ballrooms B&C. The event is co-sponsored by the UNM English Department's Creative Writing Program. Tickets are $27.99 and include a signed hardcover and the option to add one $5 guest ticket.
DR SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY
Saturday March 7, 10:30 am: Come celebrate (belatedly) the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel--Dr. Seuss (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991). We'll be getting Seussical with stories. Dress as a Fiffer-feffer-feff, a Grickily Gractus, or a Thing-a-ma-Jigger. Costumes are encouraged! More info: email@example.com.
LISA SEE PRESENTS CHINA DOLLS
March 10, 7pm: Lisa See reads from her newest novel, China Dolls, on paperback tour. Set in 1938, China Dolls is about three girls who find themselves competing at an audition for showgirl roles at Forbidden City, an exclusive “oriental” nightclub in San Francisco.
HANNAH NORDHAUS EXPLORES STAAB FAMILY'S HAUNTED PAST
March 12, 7pm: Boulder author Hannah Nordhaus talks to Sharon Niederman about her new family history, American Ghost, in which she uncovers family history and the early history of the Jewish diaspora in New Mexico to try to commune with her great-great-grandmother Julia Staab, said to haunt the Staab mansion, now La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe.
BIG ON ANIMALS--BUTTERFLIES!
March 14, 10:30 am: Butterflies are an important part of New Mexico's ecology. Come learn more about butterflies and view some in person for our March Big on Animals feature. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FARMER-AUTHOR STANLEY CRAWFORD VISITS WITH A NEW NOVEL
March 21, 3pm: Northern New Mexico writer and farmer, Stanley Crawford, reads from a new University of New Mexico Press novel, The Canyon.
SLOW MEDICINE WITH DR. MICHAEL FINKELSTEIN
March 26, 7pm: In his enlightening book Dr. Finkelstein takes you beyond conventional medicine to examine the intricate network of factors that lie behind many common illnesses--and empowers you to take your own health back.
NEW MEXICO WRITER DEBUTS SHORT STORY COLLECTION
March 25, 7pm: Kirstin Valdez Quade, voted one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" writers last year visits her native New Mexico to launch her debut collection of short stories, Night at the Fiestas. Just published by W.W. Norton, Night at the Fiestas is set in Northern New Mexico and tackles some of its issues around race, identity, poverty, and culture.
DAN BARBER TALKS ABOUT FOOD, FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE
April 17, 7pm: Based on ten years of surveying farming communities around the world, Barber's The Third Plate offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too.
BOOKWORKS COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR BLACKOUT THEATER'S WRINKLE WRITING
Bookworks is collecting donations for Blackout Theater's "Wrinkle Writing" in Albuquerque Public Schools. The program teaches school children the joys of writing, reading, and performing culminating in a free public performance at the African American Performing Arts Center in May 2015. Donations of $1 or a greater amount are appreciated and can be bought at our register.