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Bookworks, Albuquerque

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As one of Albuquerque’s last remaining local, independent bookstores, we pride ourselves on supporting our community and putting books and readers together. We host more than 400 in-store, out-of-store, and kids’ events per year, showcasing the work of major nationally-known authors and locally-published authors alike.

We carry new non-fiction and general fiction, local authors, young adult and children's books, New Mexico & Southwest travel, photography, and art books, magazines, and newspapers. If we do not have a book in stock, chances are we can fill your order for pick-up within a few business days.

We also now carry a gently used section and buy used books on Monday from 1-5 pm. Please call for an appointment.

As a locally-owned small business, we pay taxes that support our community, pay wages and give benefits to our employees (who are your friends and neighbors), donate money and books to local nonprofits, support our local libraries, and give back to our community however we can, whenever we can.

Bookworks is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, next door to Flying Star. We are just north of Griegos on the east side of Rio Grande Blvd. From I-40: Take the Rio Grande exit north several miles past Griegos. From I-25, exit Commanche (which turns to Griegos) and proceed west several miles until taking a right on Rio Grande.
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  • This bookstore was filled with wonderful caring employees who you could tell took the time to learn about their customers and were a staple in the neighborhood. The place is very inviting and has quit...  more »
  • Nothing cold and clinical about this book shop. Once inside the doors, you are surrounded by the vibrations of cerebral adventure! Books are high, books are low, books are all around you. Every nook a...  more »
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  • They are great people, extremely helpful. Enthusiastic, friendly, informative. You can't help but love the place, the books, and the people.
  • Best Bookstore in Albuquerque! First all its a bookstore so it is the same as heaven. Second it is staffed with kind genuine helpful people who smile at you. If they dont have what you want they will find it and order it for you. They are a tiny bit relentless about this. Then they usually have music in the background, comfy chairs and more. They have a great program where you can meet authors. They have a book club and children's books and children's toys and children's activities! And they have a marvelous selection of calendars and cards. So much more intriguing than online shopping! Go! Read! Revel!

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