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Banned and Better than Ever

September is my favorite month of the year -- Banned Books Week is coming!  A celebration of knowledge, challenging ideas, and the power of the written word, this is the perfect time to curl up with one of the most challenged books of this year, such as This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, or Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan. Thank you to all of the Sandia Prep students and parents who ordered their school books through Page One this year. 

Page 1 Books is more than just a unique bookstore: it's a community. With our knowledgeable booksellers, collection of resident authors, and loyal locals, we have built a fellowship of readers, writers, and enthusiasts. Stop by soon and discover what our local, Independent bookstore has in store for you.

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"Tangled branches of
Shadowy hair
Wrinkle crisp lines
In the September air.

Black robins bobbing,
Dig out
From summer coarsen throats
A solitary song."

- Charlotte Ballard, The Maple Dances
We're Hiring!

We're looking for full-time and part-time booksellers! Do you enjoy a creative and collaborative workplace? Are you organized and detail-oriented? And, most importantly, do you love books?! If so, then working with us at Page One may be the job for you! Please visit the link below for more information about the position and to download the application.

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Sunday Jersey Days

Jersey Days are back! Every Sunday from September 3rd until the Super Bowl your purchase will be tax free when you wear a sports jersey.
Now Available: Online Shopping!

Have you moved away from Albuquerque but still miss your favorite local bookstore? Hate Amazon and paying for shipping? Pining for some neat and nerdy bookish gifts? Page One now has an online warehouse to supplement our in-store offerings where you can buy new books, textbooks, gifts, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl!  Our used selection is only available in-store, so give us a call at 505.294.2026 to see what we have in store or to have us Special Order anything for in-store pickup.
Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is coming up from September 24 - September 30! Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community - librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers - in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Read Harder Challenge

The Page One Staff is once again taking on BookRiot's  Read Harder Challenge! The challenge consists of 24 tasks--averaging to 2 books a month--chosen to push you to read books you otherwise wouldn't have picked up.

To the right are some of the books we've read this month. As we're more than halfway through the year, let us know how your challenge is progressing! Email us at, Tweet  @pageonebooks, or message us on  Facebook with your progress and we'll feature you on our website!

Resist Empathize Act Discuss

Each month we're going to highlight a few books on a subject of particular relevance. 

August: Latino Heritage
   Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Perez
New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive.

Other reads:

   An American Sickness,  by Elisabeth Rosenthal
At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries-the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers-that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before.

   How Winter Began,  by Joy Castro
Joy Castro's  How Winter Began  traces characters as they seek compassion from each other and themselves.  Thematically linked by the lives of women, especially Latinas, and their experiences of poverty and violence in a white-dominated, wealth-obsessed culture,  How Winter Began  is a delicately wrought collection of stories. The question at the heart of this riveting book is how or whether to trust one another after the rupture of betrayal.

   Borderlands/La Frontera, by Gloria Anzaldua
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.

Upcoming Events
Fall Fantasy & SciFi Series: Victor Milan

Author Victor Milán will be joining us to discuss his new book,  The Dinosaur Princess , on  Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm .

Knights riding dinosaurs...

Humans were abducted eons ago at a god's whim. Empires have risen and fallen and now men ride into battle on Stegosauruses and their generals lead them on White Thunder T-Rexes. Welcome to Paradise, and the third volume in Victor Milan's glorious alternate fantasy universe.

The ancient gods who brought mankind to Paradise have returned to judge their human experiment. The Grey Angels, fabled ancient weapons of the gods, have come to rid the world of sin.

And if humans are deemed unworthy, they will be scourged from the face of Paradise.

Fall Fantasy & SciFi Series: 
Jeffe Kennedy & Sage Walker 

Authors Sage Walker and Jeffe Kennedy will be joining us to discuss their new books,  The Man in the Tree , and  The Shift of the Tide (Uncharted Realms, Book 3)  on  Saturday, September 16th at 4:00pm .

We've Changed Our Rewards System!

We've moved away from print coupons to be more enviornmentally friendly! Instead, we have  Membership Tokens  that cost a one-time $5, work as forever coupons ($5 off purchases of $30 or more), and give you access to exclusive deals & specials throughout the year!

If you have old coupons--no matter the month or year--we'll still take them!

If you have any questions, please ask a customer service representative or at the register.
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