This July at Bookworks Includes Kate Payne, Sarah Stark and More

This July at Bookworks Includes Kate Payne, Sarah Stark and More

This July at Bookworks includes Love your kitchen with Kate Payne, Memories of war with Sarah Stark and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math, Sammy Keyes Book Club and more. For more information visit

Tuesday, July 1
7pm • Kate Payne • The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen
The author Kate Payne shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget. You can become a confident cook--even if the drawer with the take-out menus is the only part of your kitchen you currently use.

Wednesday, July 2
7pm • 2014 Rendition of Committing Poetry in Times of War with Bill Nevins
Albuquerque poet and teacher Bill Nevins hosts the 2014 rendition of Committing Poetry in Times of War.

BOOKWORKS WILL BE CLOSED ON THE 4TH OF JULY Have a wonderful, safe holiday!

Saturday, June 5
3pm • Andrew Guilford • Outdoors in the Southwest
More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness.

Sunday, July 6
3pm • Sarah Stark • Out There
Jefferson Long Soldier, a young Army veteran of Native descent returns home safely from Iraq, and is convinced that the novel he carried with him over the ocean and across the desert (One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez) saved his life. Jefferson attempts to reclaim his peaceful life in Santa Fe, but the heart-breaking memories of war will not be quelled.

Tuesday, July 8
7pm • Margaret Randall • About Charlie Lindbergh & Other Poems
Albuquerque writer-activist Margaret Randall returns with a new book of poems from Wings Press.

Thursday, July 10
6pm • Lucy Lippard • Undermining
Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of America's most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art.

Saturday, July 12
3pm • Jane Lindskold • Artemis Awakening
Artemis Awakening is the start of a new series by New York Times bestseller Jane Lindskold. The distant world Artemis is a pleasure planet created out of bare rock by a technologically advanced human empire that provided its richest citizens with a veritable Eden to play in.

5pm • Pamela Windo • Him Through Me
In the fall of 1969, two months after the Woodstock festival, a young man leaves America and returns home to England. He knocks at the door of a girl he'd known in school. Gary has paid his dues as a saxophone player in New York City's jazz clubs and sets his sights on rousing the British music scene. Pam has traveled in Europe and North Africa, has two young sons, and has just left her marriage in suburbia.

Sunday, July 13
3pm • Sharleen Daugherty • Double Doll
"A breathtaking tale of risk, vision, and wisdom, Sharleen Daugherty's Double Doll leads us from the pressure cooker of Wall Street to the big skies of the Navajo Nation. Like the Navajo weavings the book celebrates, Daugherty intertwines issues of race, class, and gender against a backdrop of heartbreaking beauty."--Robert Wilder, author of Daddy Needs a Drink.

Sunday - Sunday, July 13-20
16th Annual Taos Writers Conference • at the Sagebrush Inn Bookworks is pleased to be the bookseller at this year's Taos Writers Conference. Named one of the Top Ten writers' conferences in the United States by USA Today, this annual, weeklong gathering draws writers from all over the country to the inspirational setting of Taos where pariticipants enjoy numerous weeklong and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screenwriting.

Monday, July 14
7pm • Jan Chodosh • Death Spiral
Faith Flores is sixteen, her mother has just died. Was it really a drug overdose? Faith isn't buying that explanation and begins her own investigation. Upper high school students with an interest in science this is the book and book talk for you!

Tuesday, July 15
5:30pm • Jim Albrecht • 101 Stupid Haiku
Haiku is a classic style of Japanese poetry consisting of exactly seventeen syllables. "101 Stupid Haiku" offers a modern-day interpretation of this elegant art form, adding a dash of humor (with a touch of cynicism) along the way.

7pm • Brinn Colenda • Chita Quest with Scott Archer Jonesauthor of Jupiter & Gilgamesh
Were American POWs left behind at the end of the Vietnam War-either by accident or design? Colonel Tom Callahan is driven to find out-his own father is still listed as Missing In Action. What Callahan doesn't understand is how politically explosive the issue is, domestically and internationally.

Wednesday, July 16
7pm • Celeste Yacoboni • How Do Your Pray
As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world.

Thursday, July 17
7pm • Wendy Foxworth • Co-Creating Good, Healthy Relationships
Co-creating Good, Healthy Relationships: Living Life The We Way With Everyone, Every Day shows us that choosing to make a shift in how we interact in our relationships can help solve the critical challenges facing humanity today.

Saturday, July 19
3pm • Malcolm Ebright • Four Square Leagues
This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing to the present day by our state's best-versed researcher on land grants, Malcolm Ebright.

Sunday, July 20
3pm • Betsy Chasse • Tipping Sacred Cows
Wife, mother, and award-winning producer of the sleeper hit What the Bleep Do We Know!? Betsy Chasse thought she had it all figured out...until she realized she didn't. She didn't know anything about happiness, love, spirituality, or herself...nothing, nada, zilch.

Tuesday, July 22
7pm • Mira Jacob • The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri comes a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past.

Wednesday, July 23
7pm • Samuel Young • Chef Fritz & His City
It was the first visit to Philadelphia's Deux Cheminees restaurant for Samuel Young and his wife, Risa, and after the meal, Chef Fritz Blank came grumbling by to join them for a few minutes. Despite his rant, though, his eyes were merry, and he left the table with a joke about the tears of the city's chefs.

Thursday, July 24
7pm • Anne Hillerman • Spider Woman's Daughter
Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman's Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.

Saturday, July 26
10:30am • Gloria Drayer • Yoga for Grief
New fiction from Ana Castillo. Recently divorced woman takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her ganster young cousin.

3pm • David Ryan • The Gentle Art of Wandering
The Gentle Art of Wandering presents an approach towards walking, hiking, and traveling that emphasizes presence and connectedness. The writer, David Ryan, encourages you to discover and enjoy everything around you when you go outdoors.

Sunday, July 27
3pm • Larry Ball • Tom Horn in Life & Legend
Some of the legendary gunmen of the Old West were lawmen, but more, like Billy the Kid and Jesse James, were outlaws. Tom Horn (1860-1903) was both. Lawman, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw, and assassin, this darkly enigmatic figure has fascinated Americans ever since his death by hanging the day before his forty-third birthday.

Tuesday, July 29
6pm • Alicia Gaspar de Alba • [Un]Framing the "Bad Woman"
"What the women I write about have in common is that they are all rebels with a cause, and I see myself represented in their mirror," asserts Alicia Gaspar de Alba.

Wednesday, July 30
7pm • Dennis June • Fred Harvey Jewelry from 1900-1955
A must-read, exhaustive ten-year study of early 1900s "Fred Harvey" souvenir Indian jewelry, viewed through the prism of the silver Indian bracelet, a stalwart of collectability and time. The author introduces clarifying terminology such as "hybrid," what it is, where it comes from, and what it means.

Thursday, July 31
7pm • Jo-Ann Mapson • Owen's Daughter
"Moving . . . Mapson delves deeply into the messy, complex relationships between [characters], while rendering the New Mexico landscape so beautifully that it emerges as an additional member of the cast. She has a particularly strong feel for human-animal bonds, creating four-legged (and in one unfortunate case, three-legged) characters that are as distinctive as the human variety." --Publishers Weekly

For Kids

Thursday, July 3
10:30am • Story Time - Bed Time Math!
Try your hand at light stick sculptures for a Bedtime Math Story time! Why not attend decked out in your favorite pjs?!

Wednesday, July 9
4:30pm • Sammy Keyes Book Club!
Bookworks premiers a new Sammy Keyes mystery book club with teh first of the series, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, by Wendelin Van Draanen. Book club purchases receive 10% off.

Thursday, July 10
10:30am • Teddy Bear Picnic Story Time
Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your teddy bear and join us for bear stories with Contessa Connie.

Saturday, July 12
4-6pm • Jenny Ruden • Camp Utopis and the Forgiveness Diet At the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE. The party will be poolside, with free swiming. Jenny will also be serving cake and ice cream. Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad.

Wednesday, July 16
4:30pm • American Girl Book Club

Thursday, July 17
10:30am • Story Time

Wednesday, July 23
4:30pm • Magic Treehouse Book Club!

Thursday, July 24
10:30am • Story Time!

Saturday, July 26
4pm • Teen Book Club
This month's teen book club will read Eleanor & Park, an award-winning novel by Rainbow Rowell. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this stunning debut tells thestory of two star-crossed misfits falling in love for the first time.

Sunday, July 27
5pm • Harry Potter Book Club

Thursday, July 31
10:30am • Story Time


Wednesday, July 9
7pm • Bookworks Book Club
New members are most welcome. This month's selection is The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. A riveting, provacative, and deeply moving novel about a young boy's erotic awakening in a passionate, clandestine love affair with an older woman, and what happens to them both when the secrets in her past are reveled.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, Aug 5
7pm • Livia 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.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules.

Saturday, Aug 16
3pm • John Nichols • American Blood & An Elegy for September& Conjugal Bliss
American Blood: Michael Smith survives the Vietnam war only to find himself angry and adrift in a United States at war with itself. Though he cannot forget the pornographic atrocities he witnessed abroad, it is the pervasive brutality of civilian life that threatens to destroy him until he lands in a tormented yet life-saving relationship.
An Elegy for September: He is fifty, a man of middle years with a weak heart and two failed marriages. Mourning the loss of the boundless energy he squandered as a young man, he is a creature of habit now, relying on daily patterns to pace himself, to conserve what is left.
Conjugal Bliss: What happens when two oft-divorced and middle-aged sex fiends tie the knot again? Birds do it, bees do it, and Roger and Zelda do it whenever their teenage kids aren't looking. Their ecstasy is boundless. But when the darker side of Paradise rears its comical head, they suddenly find themselves trapped in a Three Stooges movie directed by Freddy Krueger.

Saturday, Aug 23
3pm • Hampton Sides • Kingdom of Ice
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.

Saturday, Aug 30
3pm • Max Evans • Max Evan's 90th Birthday Bash
Bookworks 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.