9.29.2018

We're opening a bookstore!

Wouldn't you love an airy, well-lighted bookshop with a great selection of used and new books? My family is opening just such a store in Albuquerque.

Kelly and I signed a lease yesterday for space in the historic Nob Hill Business Center on Route 66. In keeping with Nob Hill's all-natural hipster vibe, the independent bookstore will be called Organic Books.

Our two sons, Max and Seth, will work at the store, so it'll truly be a family business. We're a family who loves real books, and we hope Organic Books will become a gathering place for book lovers.


As the author of 31 books, I've visited stores all over the country, doing book-signings and talks. We plan to have a busy calendar of such events at Organic Books, where we'll feature new books by New Mexico authors as well as a curated selection of thousands of used books.

The Organic Books space has a 13-foot ceiling and huge front windows that let sunshine pour inside. It was formerly a salon, so there's a makeover under way, with some interior walls and fixtures being removed. We should move shelves and books into the shop by mid-October, and hope to have a grand opening in early November.

Photos and more details soon. Whee!

12 comments:

Unknown said...

Can't wait! It's going to be awesome!

Cindy said...

Congratulations to your family!

Pamela said...

Good news! We've been needing this! My husband and I are writersand book collectors--two blocks from your new bookstore. Pamela

Anonymous said...

Good luck. I wish I could visit after the store opens. No possible, but I might if I could.

Joyce Hertzoff's Fantastic Journeys said...

Congratulations! We need more independent book stores in ABQ.

noemi said...

Mazel tov and now we'll all have a reason to schlep over there.

Unknown said...

You said the space was a salon? The only salon here for 10 years is Mark Pardo. Which space is it?

Unknown said...

It was a nail salon. On the Carlisle side of the shopping center.

Ashley Biggers said...

This is fantastic news! How can local authors contact you regarding setting up signings and support you in your efforts?

Unknown said...

This is Steve.... you can e-mail me about signings at abqbrewer@gmail.com. I'll update with the bookstore e-mail address (and website!)soon.

HikerGirl said...

Fabulous!!!

Richard Leon Linfield said...

Wonderful news. You made the Albuquerque Journal better for years, and now you're making Nob Hill better. We're returning to New Mexico after 12 years in So-Cal and are happily looking forward to visiting Organic Books.