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About Us

Alamosa Books is a locally-owned,
independent bookstore
located in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights.

@ the corner of Paseo del Norte and Ventura
in the same plaza as Trader Joe's.

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Store Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Main Store
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Reading Room
Sunday and Monday Noon to 6:00 pm
We are closed most major holidays.
Watch for postings.

Alamosa Books is the only Southwest bookstore to specialize in all aspects of publishing for kids. We carry a broad selection of fiction, ranging from picture books and early readers to young adult literature and classics. We carry science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure, graphic novels, poetry, international titles, and have a whole wall of general fiction, including many books that speak to teen issues.

We also have non-fiction that appeals to kids. We have large history and science sections. We carry books on art, music, writing and many other crafts. We augment these sections with toys, games and kits that engage kids in doing what they read.

All our shelves have books that focus on New Mexico or are written or illustrated by New Mexicans. We also carry a selection of gift items made by local artists, including Tinworks ornaments and Julie's Flying Hearts greeting cards.

We recognize that buying books for kids can sometimes be baffling. So we have a broadly-educated and hip staff that can recommend the best book on any given topic for any age range and reading level. We try our utmost to keep up with new releases so you don't have to. We are avid readers. And many of us are kids' books addicts!

Alamosa is a great place to shop, but it's also a great place to be. We have a craft corner, comfy chairs and pillows for reading, tables for homework or meetings and a highly relaxed atmosphere. (Except when Elizabeth is moving the furniture.) We have a fabulous event space, accommodating groups of up to 75 comfortably seated. We can do 100 in a pinch. We have a projector and screen if your group or event needs a multi-media touch and have sound equipment (and tech boys) available for performances of all kinds.

And, yes indeed, we hold events of all kinds. We have periodic Open Mics for music and poetry. We host private writing groups and book clubs and serve as home to the local chapter of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (second Tuesdays each month at 7 pm, open to the public). We have author events that range from intimate gatherings to book release festivals. We also coordinate and provide book sales for off-site events.

Alamosa Books is a member of the American Booksellers Association and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association. We report weekly sales to Bookscan and the NYTimes Bestsellers.

Contact information:
Alamosa Books LLC
8810 Holly Avenue NE Ste. D
Albuquerque, NM 87122

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