Albuquerque’s literary spirit is strong. With new, used and unique bookstores located throughout the city, each with something different to offer, all of them are worth a visit. 

Find your next page-turner at one of Albuquerque’s many locally-owned and operated bookstores. 

Bookcase Used Books 

Located in the University area, this quirky, eccentric bookstore really is something special. If you enjoy browsing over books for hours, this shop’s stuffed shelves and inventory reaching the ceiling will be just the ticket. 


Bookworks has called Albuquerque’s North Valley neighborhood home for 36 years, and it is just as dedicated to connecting people to books as ever before. The booksellers here read a lot of books, and they are eager to give you ideas for new reads! While they do have a great selection in stock in the store, Bookworks is always happy to fill special orders or requests.  

Downtown Books 

Don’t let the small shop fool you, Downtown books has a great selection and wide ranging inventory on its shelves. A true hidden gem, this used bookstore is tucked away in Albuquerque’s Downtown neighborhood and is a favorite among locals in the area. 

Harvest Moon Books 

Located inside the And Stuff Retail Collective in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill neighborhood, Harvest Moon Books offers both new and used books. The store features reads that focus on the good, and a mission to better the community. 

Organic Books 

This shop in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill neighborhood sells books both new and used, with a special focus on local authors. The thoughtfully curated selection here is sure to have you turning the pages of your next read in no time. 

Page 1 Books 

A staple in Albuquerque since 1981, Page 1 Books offers both new and used books, alongside magazines, cards, gifts and great service. With books for all ages and in all categories, Page 1’s selection is hard to beat. 

Title Wave Books, revised

This long-standing bookstore has a wide variety of inventory including books by local authors, books about New Mexico, a wide range of indie books, collectables and rare books, and even school curriculum. 

Treasure House Books and Gifts 

Treasure House Books and Gifts strives to provide both locals and visitors with the best and largest selection of books about New Mexico and the Southwest. Award-winning and loved by visitors and locals alike, this is a must-stop shop in Albuquerque’s Old Town. 

Other Fun and Unique Bookstores in Albuquerque 

Albuquerque boasts a lot of other, fun and unique shops featuring some not-so-run-of-the-mill books. For comics and graphic novels, you don’t want to skip out on Astro Zombies Comic Books or Red Planet Books & Comics. And, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect audiobook, look no further than Archies Audio Books. For books and gifts that are truly out of this world, check out Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium.