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
YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP
January 26, 6:30pm:Writers aged 4-18 will be featured. Teachers & parents are encouraged to email Children's Specialist Connie Griffin @ email@example.com for info. We'll have a sign up sheet at 6pm for writers to RSVP to read. Fiction, non fiction, prose & poetry are welcome. Come celebrate youth writing with us!
NOVELIST DEBUTS BUZZ WORTHY NOVEL
January 30, 7pm: Novelist Rebecca Scherm's debut has already been named one of the best books of 2015. An art heist and thriller that is psychologically nuanced, Unbecoming, takes up the making of a femme fatale—-this time, from a woman’s point of view.
February 1, 3pm: Albuquerque artist Juliana Coles talks about journaling and presents her work, including a new book Ghost Pirate: The Legend of Juana La Loca and some visual journaling assignments.
COUNSEL PRESENTS GUANTANAMO DETAINEE'S DIARY
February 3, 7pm: Nancy Hollander and Teresa Duncan, Albuquerque attorneys and counsel for Mohamedou Ould Slahi, will talk about the new book, Guantanamo Diary, Slahi's recollections of his detainment in the notorious American military prison. The event is at the Albuquerque Academy's Little Theater and is free to the public.
February 17, 7pm: Catherine Dowling is one of the leading writers in the field of breathwork psychotherapy. She visits Bookworks with a new Llewellyn Publications. Please join us for this free, enlightening event!
FIRE SEASON AUTHOR RECOUNTS FAMILY TRAGEDY IN NEW MEMOIR
February 19, 7pm: Silver City author Philip Connors visits Bookworks to talk about hew new memoir from W.W. Norton, All the Wrong Places, the follow-up to his award-winning book, Fire Season, and an exploration of the family tragedy that drove him to leaving a life in New York City for the fire towers of New Mexico.
CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY FOR KIDS
February 21, 10:30am: Hester Bass reads from a new Candlewick children's book Seeds of Freedom at Bookworks. The book chronicles the integration of Huntsville, Alabama.
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.
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.
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.