This August at Bookworks Features Livia King Blackburne, Ryan Winfield with the Romance Writers of America and More

This August at Bookworks Features Livia King Blackburne, Ryan Winfield with the Romance Writers of America and More

This August at Bookworks features many events such as Livia King Blackburne with Midnight Thief, Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, and John Nichols. There are also events for kids, like Story Time with author & illustrator Martha Mans! There are also clubs like the Second Cup of Coffee Book Club and the Bookworks Book Club. For more information visit

Saturday, Aug 2

3pm • Melody Graves • Kansas Bleeds & Butterfield's Byway
Melody Groves reads from a new novel in the Colton Brothers Saga, Kansas Bleeds, just published by Five Star Press. Melody Groves is the author of the Colton Family Saga series Border Ambush (finalist, 2009 New Mexico Book Awards),Sonoran Rage, Arizona War (winner, 2008 New Mexico Book Awards) and Kansas Bleeds. Her essay about living in New Mexico was published in Voices of New Mexico.

Tuesday, Aug 5
7pm • Livia King Blackburne • Midnight Thief
Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

Wednesday, Aug 6
7pm • Lyn Valverde • Sweet Reverence
Witness spiritual awakening, the power of divine love and the gift of being present in the moment of dying. Lyn Valverde shares her true life experience--offering hope and healing in the presence of loss and dying. Experience one man's dying, the healing power of forgiveness, the angelic realm and the journey home.

Thursday, Aug 7
7pm • Steve Fox • Odyssey
Fox was drafted to serve in the voracious Vietnam War. But Fox, 23, kept his eyes open and learned how to adapt, resist, and avoid the war in Asia with timely help from a string of angels he meets. He got himself assigned to Athens Air Base in Athens, Greece, where Greek and American friends reveal the terrors of the dictators-known as The Colonels-running the country.

Saturday, Aug 9
3:30pm • Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America • Jane's Harmony
Starting over is hard to do.That's what forty-year-old Jane McKinney learns when she quits her job, sells her home, and leaves Seattle behind to start a new life and pursue the man she loves in Austin. After the death of her daughter, Melody, Jane never thought she would find happiness again--until she met Caleb Cummings.

Sunday, Aug 10
3pm • Margaret Randall • About Charlie Lindbergh & Other Poems
Albuquerque-writer-activitist Mrgaret Randall returns with a new book of poems from Wings Press.

Tuesday, Aug 12
7pm • Lois Rudnick • Intimate Memories
Mabel Dodge Luhan's Intimate Memories offers the brilliantly edited memoirs of one woman's rebellion against "the whole ghastly social structure" under which the United States had been buried since the Victorian era.

Thursday, Aug 14
7pm • Benjamin Radford • Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
New Mexico's twin traditions of the scientific and the supernatural meet for the first time in this long-overdue book by a journalist known for investigating the unexplained.

Friday & Saturday, Aug 15 & 16
7pm • 24 hours of Art at the Rail Yards

Friday, Aug 15
7pm • Blair Stocker • Wise Craft
Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating ahomemade atmosphere that reflects your family without spending a fortune.

Saturday, Aug 16
3pm • John Nichols • Conjugal Bliss, American Blood, An Elegy for September
Conjugal Bliss: This takeoff on matrimony will make you laugh, scream, or grind your teeth in recognition. If you are hitched yourself, take three Valiums before reading!

Sunday, Aug 17
3pm • Zora O'Neill • Moon's Guide to New Mexico
It wasn't until the author moved away and traveled the world that she realized what a wild, culturally rich place New Mexico was.

Monday, Aug 18
7pm • Susan Slater • Rollover
A bank heist turns sleepy little Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on its ear. It's no straight-forward robbery. What are the robbers really after? Might it be the Tiffany-designed sapphire and diamond necklance belonging to 85 year old Gertrude Kennedy, a family heirloom from the days of the Titanic?

Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug 19 & 20
7pm • Kevin Fedarko • The Emerald Mile
The epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon at the Rio Grande Nature Visitor Center. Enjoy watermelon and musical entertainment for all guests. There is a $3 parking and entry fee for guests.

Sunday, Aug 24
3pm • Paul O'Connor • Taos Portraits
The photographs in Taos Portraits capture 60 subjects in black and white.

Tuesday, Aug 26
7pm • Janet Page-Reeves • Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life on the Edge of the Table
Explore both the structural constraints that limit what and how much people eat, and the myriad of ways that women creatiely and strategically re-structure their oen fields of action in relation to food.

Wednesday, Aug 27
7pm • Sherri Burr • A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well Being
Colorful characters explain money management in a simplified, yet humorous manner.

Thursday, Aug 28
7pm • Hampton Sides • Kingdom of Ice
In the late 19th century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole.

Saturday, Aug 30
3pm • Max Evans • 90th Birthday Bash
Booksworks and Rio Grande Books celebrate the 90th birthday of western writer Max Evans and the launch of a new anthology about him and his work.

Sunday, Aug 31
1pm • Jennifer Jacobson • Tarot Cards Reading
What do the cards say about your past and future? $10 for a 10-15 minute session.

For Kids

Friday, Aug 1
10:30am • Story Time with author & illustrator Martha Mans!
Watercolorist Martha Mans will visit to talk about the book she has written about a newborn bison who was found lost on a rach in Colorado.

Saturday, Aug 2
10:30am • Story Time with featured authors Kimberley Griffiths Little & Nikki Loftin!
We have a special two author event where each will introduce their novels. Little's latest is The Time of the Fireflies and Lofkin's is Nightingale's Nest.

Thursday, Aug 7
10:30am • Story Time!

Sat, Aug 9
10:30am • BOA - Big on Animals!
Welcome the folks from Albuquerque Alpacas and a couple of their alpacas.

Monday, Aug 11
7pm • Carolyn Meyer • Victoria Rebels
Queen Victoria's personal journals inform this "intimate and authentic portrait" (Booklist) of one of history's most prominent female leaders.

Tuesday, Aug 1
3:30pm • Our World Home School Book Club
Our World Home School Book Club kicks off another season of books and conversation. We will consider book titles, meeting formats and scheduling.

Wednesday, Aug 13
4:30pm • Sammy Keyes Book Club!
Mystery readers! We are reading the second book in the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy Keyes and the Skelton Man. Group members will follow a list of clues at the beginning of the meeting. Book club purchases receive 10% off.

Thursday, Aug 14
10:30am • Story Time

Saturday, Aug 16
4pm • Teen Book Club
This months book is As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynn Rae Perkins. Summer Camp has been cancelled and Ry's plans change dramatically. Bring a pair of flip-flops. In honor of Ry's lost shoe we are going to be decorating flip-flops to see us through the next month or so of warm weather.

Sunday, Aug 17
5pm • Harry Potter Book Club

Wednesday, Aug 20
4:30pm • American Girl Book Club

Thursday, Aug 21
10:30am • Story Time

Saturday, Aug 23
10:30am • Stories on Saturday

Wednesday, Aug 27
4:30pm • Magic Treehouse Book Club

Thursday, Aug 28
10:30am • Story Time!

Saturday, Aug 30
10:30am • Bi-Lingual Story Time!


Friday, Aug 8
1pm • Second Cup of Coffee Book Club meets at the Coffee Shop, 700 2nd NW
New members are most welcome. This month's selection is Behind the Beautriful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Purchase the book at Bookworks and recieve at 10% discount. This is the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

Wednesday, Aug 13
7pm • Bookworks Book Club
New members are most welcome. This month's selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Purchase the book at Bookworks and recieve at 10% discount. How we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through the generations.

Looking Ahead

Saturday, Sept 6
11am • Brunch with Deborah Madison at the State Street Cafe 515 Slate St. NW • The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Orginally published in 1997, Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone was both ahead of its time and an instant classic. It has endured as one of the world's most popular vegetarian cookbooks, winning both a James Beard Foundation award and the IACP Julia Child Cookbook of the Year Award.

Sunday, Sept 7
3pm • Lisa Lenard-Cook • Dissonance
A Los Alamos piano teacher inherits the journals & scores of composer Hana Weissova and is mystified by this bequest.

Wednesday, Sept 17
7pm • Mark Tatulli • Desmond Puckett and the Mountains Full of Monsters
Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the world's most awesomely fantastic ride, and Desmond has one goal: to convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him.