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
NEW NEW MEXICO TALE FROM RUDOLFO ANAYA, NASARIO GARCIA, AND NICHOLAS OTERO
October 18, 3pm: Contributors to the new New Mexico folk tale, How Chiles Came to New Mexico, sign copies of the book at Bookworks.
YOUNG ADULT NOVELISTS PORTRAYS TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE IN NEW NOVEL
October 18, 5pm: In Arizona writer Tawni Water's lyrical, heartwrenching story of a forbidden first love, a teen seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town's bigotry and her father's violent threats. Growing up in conservative small-town New Mexico, fifteen-year-old Mara was never given the choice to be different. Her parents--an abusive, close-minded father and a detached alcoholic mother--raised Mara to be like all the other girls in town: God-fearing, churchgoing, and straight. And Mara wants nothing to do with any of it.
MONTANA WRITER CARRIE LA SEUR READS FROM THE HOME PLACE
October 19, 5pm: A successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family's life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister's death in a new mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel, The Home Place. Author Carrie La Seur reads and signs copies of her book at Bookworks.
JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL AT THE JCC
October 19-29: The Albuquerque Jewish Community Center hosts their annual Jewish Book Festival, featuring authors Allen Salkin, Molly Antopol, Nicole Mones, Gail Sheehy and Juliana Maio. Admission to book events is $10 and will include a public presentation and book signings with renowned authors.
ACCLAIMED SHORT STORY WRITER VISITS ALBUQUERQUE
October 22, 7pm: Molly Antopol, one of the 5 under 35 and award-winning writer of the book of short stories, The Unamericans, makes her Albuquerque premier as part of the Jewish Book Festival at the Jewish Community Center.
FIGHT CLUB AUTHOR CHUCK PALAHNIUK AT UNM
October 27, 7pm: Chuck Palahniuk, the creator of Fight Club, Lullaby, Doomed and many other books, will be in Albuquerque on tour for his new novel, Beautiful You. Admission to the event will require a hardcover purchase, which can be bought here.
October 30, 10:30 am: Halloween Story Time! Join us to read books about one of our favorite holidays. Wear your Halloween costume and come celebrate with Connie!
LOCAL HISTORY RAY JOHN DE ARAGON TALKS ABOUT THE SPOOKY FOLKLORE OF NEW MEXICO
October 30, 7pm: Just in time for Halloween, Ray John de Aragon talks witches, wereweolves, and New Mexico's famous wailer, La Llorona, as documented in his new book, New Mexico Book of the Undead.
CELEBRATE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVEMBER 1 AT BOOKWORKS
November 1, 10:30 am: Connie reads Dia de Los Muertos stories and encourages everyone to wear their calaveras makeup and costume for this celebration for the whole family. We will do a craft and have a snack together. We also encourage everyone to attend this year's Muertos y Marigolds parade on November 2 from 2-6 pm in the South Valley. More info is here.
VALERIE PLAME & SARAH LOVETT RETURN WITH A NEW VANESSA PIERSON THRILLER
November 6, 7pm: Santa Fe authors Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett launch their sequel to Blowback, Burned, at Bookworks.
ACLU AND APD FORWARD ADDRESS POLICE BRUTALITY
November 6, 7pm: Journalist Radley Balko, author of Rise of the Warrior Cop, presents at the South Broadway Cultural Center for a public forum on police brutality sponsored by ACLU and APD Forward. Event is free but RSVPs are required. RSVP here.
HILLERMAN PRIZE WINNER FOR BEST DEBUT MYSTERY READS AT BOOKWORKS
November 9, 5pm: CB McKenzie, winner of the Hillerman Prize for best first mystery, reads from his new book Bad Country, a Southwest story starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator.
NM HUMANITIES COUNCIL HOSTS NAOMI SHIHAB NYE
November 14, 7pm: World renowned Palestinian author Naomi Shihab Nye talks about her famous book 19 Varieties of Gazelle, and other books at a free public lecture at the Kimo Theater. More info here.
KIMBERLEY GRIFFITHS LITTLE RETURNS WITH ROMANCE
November 14, 7pm: Popular young adult writer Kimberley Griffiths Little revisits Bookworks with a new romance, Forbidden, which takes place in the harsh, historical era of hardship in ancient Mesopotamia.