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. 


Interior of Bookworks, featuring many bookshelves and a red couch

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Bookworks has called Albuquerque’s North Valley neighborhood home for almost 40 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.

Books on the Bosque

Interior of Books on the Bosque, featuring an aisle of books facing the Young Adult section

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Books on the Bosque is a relatively new indie bookstore on Albuquerque's Westside. This bookstore offers a wide selection of books, and hosts a number of bookclubs and author events each month.

Don's Book Store

Interior of Don's Book Store in Albuquerque

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Don's Book Store has been an Albuquerque staple for more than 50 years. Shop from more than 200,000 books, including a vast array of comic books, all at great prices.

Downtown Books

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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. 

Organic Books

Stacks of new books at Organic Books

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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

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A staple on Albuquerque's Eastside 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.

Quirky Used Books

Image of the art section of books at Quirky Used Books

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Quirky Used Books is a recent addition to the bookstore scene in Albuquerque. As the name suggests, Quirky sells used books, and focuses on giving back to the Albuquerque community. You'll also find a selection of books that are free or $1.

Title Wave Books, revised

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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

A bookcase filled with books at Treasure House Books and Gifts

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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. And, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect audiobook, look no further than Archies Audio Books.