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Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday April 27, 2019

5850 Eubank Blvd NE
Suite B-41
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Phone: 294-2026
Website: Click to Visit






Page One Events

Phone: 505-294-2026
Website: Click to Visit

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In addition to authors, music, cupcakes, kids' events, art tables, readings, contests and more, find exclusive books you can only buy that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.



Page One Books will be participating in the nationwide "Independent Bookstore Day" event with 12 New Mexico authors on hand as "guest booksellers" for 60-90 minutes each on Saturday, April 27.

These authors will be in store to recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading, in addition to promoting their own titles.

Independent Bookstore Day is an one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

On the day's official website, it is stated, "Why are we celebrating independent bookstores? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service."

Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN, says, “Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.”

Authors participating in "Independent Bookstore Day" at Page One Books are the following:

10:30 am - 11:45 am:  Cody Polston, "Wicked Albuquerque" and "New Mexico's Most Haunted: Exposed"

11:00 am - 12:15 pm:  Lorena Hughes, "The Sisters of Alameda Street"

11:00 am - 12:15 pm:  Brenda Drake, "Analiese Rising"

11:30- 12:45 pm:   Celeste Bradley, "Wedded Bliss" and "On Bended Knee"

12:30 - 1:45 pm:  Barbara Langner, "The Chocolate Murder"

12:30 - 1:45 pm:  Elyse Russo, "Dates from Hell and Other Places"

1:00 - 2:15 pm:  RJ Mirabal, "Zero Visibility Possible"

1:30 - 2:45 pm:  Jane Lindskold, "Asphodel"

2:00 - 3:45 pm:  Ray John de Aragon, "Haunted Santa Fe"

3:00 - 4:15 pm:  Walter Jon Williams, "The Accidental War"

3:30 - 4:45 pm:  Robert D. Kidera, "Midnight Blues: Gabe McKenna Book 4"

4:00 - 5:15 pm:  Joseph T. Page II, "Kirtland Air Force Base"

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Independent Bookstore Day event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit


Independent Bookstore Day website:

2017 Shelf Awareness news article: