Read your favorite passage from the book and have a piece of birthday cake. Send us your remembrances of reading The Hobbit for the first time and you will be entered in a contest to win a Bookworks Gift Certificate. We'll have performers from the Albuquerque Little Theater's performance of "The Hobbit" (running September 14-30) doing a couple of scenes from the play as part of the celebration!
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BOOKWORKS is at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, in Albuquerque's North Valley, north of Griegos, in the Shops on Rio Grande next to Flying Star.
HOURS: M-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 9am-7pm
CONTACT: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 or 505-344-8139.
May 2, 9am-9pm: Bookworks celebrates the first annual Independent Bookstore Day with special promotions and author events in the store, including events with local authors Carolyn Meyer and David Thurlo. Bookworks will also be launching a new loyalty program, The Book Brood, where customers can sign up for a punch card to receive a 30% discount after attending ten events.
May 3, 3pm: Award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West.
May 5, 7pm: Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman launches her new Leaphorn and Chee mystery at a fundraiser for the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Cost of entry is $5 per person with all proceeds going to the library foundation. Books will be available on site.
May 9, 3pm From award-winning poet (and indie bookseller!) Michaela Carter comes a taut and erotically charged literary debut, set against the chaos of the 1992 L.A. riots, about three twentysomethings searching for meaning in their lives
May 12, 6:30pm: Kiera Cass debuts her new and fourth novel in the Selection series, The Heir, new from Harper Teen, at Bookworks. Publishers Weekly calls this one "deliciously entertaining."
May 14, 7pm: Ashley Biggers' 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die takes the popular meme and Burque-izes it. Biggers covers foodie advantures, high-flying activities, festivals and fiestas you should try to do in the Duke City.
May 16, 3pm: A young writer goes looking for Abbey's grave combining the adventure into an account of his quest and a creative biography of one of the West's most iconic figures.
May 26, 7pm: New Mexico designer and architect Rachel Prinz Preston talks earthships! Come learn what it takes to plan, build, and maintain one of these unique homes, which just happen to be perfect for the desert!
June 9, 7pm: Acclaimed author Deborah Harkness visits the new Central & Unser library on paperback book tour for her book, Book of Life. Admission does require a ticket, which is free. Go here to acquire tickets.
Anne Hillerman, May 5, 7pm
Rock With Wings launch
fundraiser for ABQ Public Library Foundation
South Broadway Cultural Center
$5 to APLF: TICKETS at the door
Alice Lee, May 7, 7pm
Necklace of Stones, a memoir
Michaela Carter, May 9, 3pm
Further Out Than You Thought, new fiction
Kiera Cass, May 12, 6:30pm
The Heir, new Selection Trilogy
Ashley Biggers, May 14, 7pm
100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die
Jamie Bianchini, May 15, 7pm
A Bicycle Built for Two Billion
Sean Prentiss, May 16, 3pm
Finding Abbey, creative nonfiction
Ron Chapman, May 17, 3pm
Breathing, Releasing, and Breaking Through
Nasario Garcia, May 23, 1pm
Hoe, Heaven and Hell
Rachel Prinz, May 26, 7pm
Hacking the Earthship, on design
Heather Vaughn, May 28, 7pm
Ayurveda: Beginnings & Basics
Deborah Harkness, June 9, 7pm
Book of Life
at Central & Unser Library
FREE TICKETS HERE
June 11, 7pm
The Verging Cities, new poetry
Josh Wagner, June 12, 7pm
Word Tasting, Shapes the Sunlight Takes
Colin Wright, June 12, 7pm
Word Tasting Tour, A Tale of More
Scott Archer Jones, June 14, 3pm
The Big Wheel, new fiction
Liz Prato, June 16, 7pm
Baby's on Fire, new short stories
Sharon Niederman, June 20, 3pm
New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook
Orlando White, June 26, 7pm
Letterrs, with Sherwin Bitsui
Isabel Allende, Nov. 19, 7pm
KiMo Theater, The Japanese Lover
TICKET INFO TO COME