Bookworks January Highlights Feature Jimmy Baca, Ruth Ozeki and More

ALBUQUERQUE- The holiday season and new year brings community donation drives and more stellar author events and family happenings to Bookworks.

Through the Christmas season, Bookworks will be accepting book donations for the North Valley Library. The North Valley Library was destroyed by a fire, so the library needs book to restock their shelves with adult and children's fiction and non-fiction. Customers can buy any book in our store at a 20% discount to donate to the library. All books to be donated will be placed on a special "giving shelf" in our store. Help us replenish our neighborhood library!

Also during December, Bookworks holds a diaper drive for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Preschool. Customers who donate diapers will also receive a 10% discount on the Diaper David boardbook to be donated to the PB&J pre-school. More info on the initiative is available by emailing Connie Griffin, Bookworks children's specialist, at

Wednesday, January 1, Bookworks starts out the New Year with a one-day New Year's Day Sale where everything in the store is 25% off. Calendars, books, and gift items will all be discounted.

Author events in January feature both local and nationally touring authors. January 4, New Mexico's beloved poet Jimmy Santiago Baca reads from new poetry in the collection,Singing at the Gates, published by Grove Press. On January 16, Bookworks hosts award-winning, best-selling author, Ruth Ozeki. Her book, A Tale for the Time Being, is being released in paper from Penguin. The book was short-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. On January 25, Armistead Maupin reads from the latest novel in his Tales of the City series, The Days of Anna Madrigal, at a free event at Bookworks.

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