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Small Business Saturday (and Everyday!)

With October past, we move into November and the holidays are rising up on the horizon. Whether you're finishing a reading challenge (to read a certain number, make it through your to-read list, or the 2017 Read Harder Challenge), the cold weather invites you to sit and read, outside if the sun is shining or else indoors, with a warm mug and comfy seat. As you reward yourself for victories, large and small, and consider gifts for your loved ones, we hope you'll visit us and the other independent businesses that make our community so vibrant.

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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The acrid scents of autumn,
Reminiscent of slinking beasts, make me fea
Everything, tear-trembling stars of autumn
And the snore of the night in my ear.

- D.H. Lawrence, Dolor of Autumn (1916)

Small Business Saturday - November 25th, 2017

Join us on November 25th for Small Business Saturday, for special items, guest booksellers, and more! Keep a ready eye out for details. 

Indies First is the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday. On a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods, independent bookstores will host authors as honorary booksellers to celebrate Indies First, to help handsell their favorite titles, sign books, give readings, and more.
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.
Read Harder Challenge

The year is almost over, which means the Page One Staff is working to finish 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. 

November: Native America
  When My Brother Was an Aztec, by Natalie Diaz
This debut collection is a fast-paced tour of Mojave life and family narrative: A sister fights for or against a brother on meth, and everyone from Antigone, Houdini, Huitzilopochtli, and Jesus is invoked and invited to hash it out. These darkly humorous poems illuminate far corners of the heart, revealing teeth, tails, and more than a few dreams.

Other reads:

   The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,  by Sherman 
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

   Crazy Brave,  by Joy Harjo
In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo's tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.

   Keeper'n Me, by Richard Wagamese
When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. By turns funny, poignant and mystical, Keeper'n Me reflects a positive view of Native life and philosophy--as well as casting fresh light on the redemptive power of one's community and traditions.

Upcoming Events
 Fall Fantasy & SciFi Series: 
Darynda Jones

Author Darynda Jones will be joining us to discuss her new book,  The Trouble With Twelfth Grade , on  Saturday, November 4th at 4:00pm .

Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings - some corporeal, some not so much - as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up.

Explore Natural New Mexico with Ashley Biggers

Local author Ashley M. Biggers will be joining us to discuss her new book, 
Eco-Travel New Mexico , on  Sunday, November 12th at 3:00pm .

Eco-Travel New Mexico  is the essential take-along companion to sustainable travel in New Mexico, on the main trails and off the beaten path. Ashley M. Biggers's guide delves into the heart of this enchanting land: from stunning natural landscapes to vital cultural areas that give New Mexico its distinctive character. With handy insider tips and insights, the guide takes travelers to eco-friendly destinations, farm-to-table restaurants, and green hotels and introduces them to sustainable outfitters. Complete with recommended hikes and camping areas,  Eco-Travel New Mexico  gives travelers the tools they need to authentically and responsibly explore their environment.

Fall Fantasy & SciFi Series: 
Stephen Donaldson

Local author Stephen R. Donaldson will be joining us to discuss the launch of his new series,  Seventh Decimate , on  Sunday, November 19th at 3:00pm .

Fire. Wind. Pestilence. Earthquake. Drought. Lightning. 
These are the six Decimates, wielded by sorcerers for both good and evil. But a seventh Decimate exists-the most devastating one of all...

For centuries, the realms of Belleger and Amika have been at war, with sorcerers from both sides harnessing the Decimates to rain blood and pain upon their enemy. But somehow, in some way, the Amikans have discovered and invoked a seventh Decimate, one that strips all lesser sorcery of its power. And now the Bellegerins stand defenseless.
Fall Fantasy & SciFi Series: 
Connie Willis

Local author Connie Willis will be joining us to discuss her new book,  A Lot Like Christmas , on  Tuesday, November 21st at 5:30pm .

Christmas comes but once a year, yet the stories in this dazzling collection are fun to read anytime. They put a speculative spin on the holiday, giving fans of acclaimed author Connie Willis a welcome gift and a dozen reasons to be of good cheer.

Brimming with Willis's trademark insights and imagination, these heartwarming tales are full of humor, absurdity, human foibles, tragedy, joy, and hope. They both embrace and send up many of the best Christmas traditions, including the holiday newsletter, Secret Santas, office parties, holiday pageants, and Christmas dinners (both elaborate and spare). There are Rockettes, the best and worst Christmas movies, modern-day Magi, Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come-and the triumph of generosity over greed. Like all the timeless classics we return to year after year, these stories affirm our faith in love, magic, and the wonder of the season.
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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