This June at Bookworks Includes Joy Waldron, Antonya Nelson and More

This June at Bookworks Includes Joy Waldron, Antonya Nelson and More

This June at Bookworks includes many great events such as Joy Waldron, Anyonya Nelson and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Dogs! and more. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 1
3pm • Joy Waldron • Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine And the First American Ship It Sank in WWII
In Nov 1944, deep in the Pacific Ocean, the oiler USS Mississinewa erupted in a ball of flames. Japan's secret weapon, a manned suicide submarine, had succeeded in its first mission.

Tuesday, June 3
7pm • Antonya Nelson • Funny Once
The landscape for these stories is the wide open spaces of Kansas, Texas, NM, and Colorado. The characters are aging, regretting actions both taken and not, & inhabiting their extended adolescences as best they can.

Wednesday, June 4
7pm • Sherri Burr • A Short and Happy Guide to Financial Well Being
Sherri Burr is a Regents Professor of the Law at the University of New Mexico who has published twenty books and hundreds of articles for the general public in newspapers, magazines, and on the web.

Thursday, June 5
7pm • Arthur Sze • Compass Rose
In Arthur Sze's tenth book, the world spins on many points of reference, unfolding with full sensuous detail.

Friday, June 6
7pm • Elizabeth Cohen • The Hypothetical Girl
The Hypothetical Girl captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.

Saturday, June 7
3pm • Gene Peach • Santa Fe
The pulse of Santa Fe, bursting with colour and creativity, is depicted in this photographic homage to the City Different.

Sunday, June 8
3pm • Ellen Dornan • Wicked Taos
The people of Taos have always displayed a feisty--if not downright insurgent--spirit. Join author Ellen Dornan as she delves into the wicked history of Taos, NM.

Monday, June 9
7pm • Cherrymae Golston • Fiber Artist & Poet Visits Bookworks
Gathering inspiration from history and everyday struggles and joys, fiber artist and poet Cherrymae Golston will read poetry and have art quilts on display for this visual and aural art event. Cherrymae is a Bookworks neighbor.

Tuesday, June 10
7pm • Jim Albrecht • 101 Stupid Haiku
Haiku is a classic style of Japanese poetry consisting of exactly 17 syllables. Albrecht offers a modern-day interpretation of this elegant art form, adding a dash of humor (with a touch of cynicism) along the way.

Thursday, June 12
7pm • Justin Thompson • The Palace Flophouse
Songwriter showcase with Justin Thompson.

Friday, June 13
7pm • T.J. Trout • Fishing With My Fly Down
Radio legend TJ Trout who has fished all over NM and the US, entertains us with fishing stories and advice.

Saturday, June 14
3pm • Denise Low • Melange Block
Poetry. Native American Studies. Denise Low's Melange Block maps a vivid landscape of Native Americans and settlers.

Sunday, June 15
3pm • Dave DeWitt • Precious Cargo
A fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe & saved it from mass starvation, but culinarily as well. Focusing on American foods Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations were transported around the world.

Monday, June 16
7pm • Ariel Gore • The End of Eve
At the age of 39, Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy ending don't always last.

Tuesday, June 17
7pm • Andres Armijo • Becoming a Part of My History
A perfect model for anyone interested in knowing about themselves and their world through research into genealogy and photographic collections.

Wednesday, June 18
7pm • Cipriano Vigil • New Mexico Folk Music
This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are Vigil's life's work, spanning half a century of listening, playing, composing, and singing ritual, social, and dance music.

Thursday, June 19
7pm • Santino Rivera, Art Meza • Lowriting
The Albuquerque presentation of Lowriting will includes readings from Andrea Serrano, Richard Vargas, Manuel Gonzales, and Angelo Sandoval.

Saturday, June 21
2pm • Lynne Branard at the Cravin' Cookies Bakery
10241 4th NW • The Art of Arranging Flowers
A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal-and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, putting together the perfect arrangement for any occasion.

Saturday, June 21
3pm • Jerry Redfern & Karen Coates • Eternal Harvest
The authors spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless.

Sunday, June 22
3pm • Courtney White • Grass, Soil & Hope
What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability?

Tuesday, June 24
7pm • Katy Butler • Knocking on Heaven's Door
Journalist Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her aging parents when the call came: her father had suffered a crippling stroke. Katy and her mother joined the more than 28 million Americans who are shepherding loved ones through their final declines.

Thursday, June 26
7pm • Lama Kathy Wesley • Buddhism in the 21st Century
Buddhism, particularly Tibetan Buddhism, seems mysterious and foreign to many Americans. How can the ancient teachings help with difficult, or even daily, circumstances of modern life?

Friday - Sunday, June 27-29
National Organization of Women National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bookworks sells books at the annual meeting of the National Organization of Women in Albuquerque.

Friday, June 27
7pm • Rafael de Grenade • Stilwater
A young woman's adventure in the Australian outback as she joins a small crew on an abandoned cattle station and drags feral cattle in from the wild.

Saturday, June 28
3pm • Maggie Rivas Rodriguez • Latina/Os & WWII
The first book-length study of Latina/o experiences in World War II over a wide spectrum of identities and ancestries.

7pm • Tanya Ward Goodman at the Center for Spirituality
2801 Louisiana NE • Leaving Tinkertown
Join us for an evening of music and literature with author Tanya Ward Goodman reading from Leaving Tinkertown and her brother Jason Ward of Sad Baby Wolf playing music. $10 donation to the Alzheimers Assoc is suggested.

Sunday, June 29
3pm • Scott Graham • Canyon Sacrifice
A deadly struggle against murderous kidnappers in Grand Canyon National Park forces archaeologist Chuck Bender to face up to his secret past and his new and unfamiliar role as husband and father mystery debut.

Monday, June 30
7pm • Frances Levine • Battles & Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier
This unique study centers on four critical engagements between Anglo-American and American Indians on the southwestern frontier: the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854), the Battle of Adobe Walls (1864), the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), and the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857).

For Kids

Thursday, June 5
10:30am • Story Time - Dogs!
Join us for stories about dogs.

Saturday, June 7
10:30am • Chile Story Time
Plant, Read, Grow! Join us for stories about green chiles as part of our new mini summer reading program that begins with How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya. We will be distributing chile seeds for families to take home and a growth chart where we can keep track of our plants' growth and log the books we've read.

Thursday, June 12
10:30am • Story Time - Let's hear it for Dad!
Let's hear it for Dad! Join us for stories about fathers, whether they are bears, frogs, or people. We will also make a gift for dad and have a snack.

Wednesday, June 18
4:30pm • American Girl Book Club with special guest from Santa Domingo Pueblo
We will have a special guest at our American Girl Book Club June meeting. A 12 year-old girl from Santa Domingo Pueblo will visit to talk about and demonstrate beading. Kristen is learning to craft bead jewelry. Her mother and brother are also jewelry makers and her grandma was a potter.

Thursday, June 19
10:30am • Story Time - Celebrate Summer!
Soak up some sun! Join us for stories about summer and some lemonade. We'll be making a paper fan for our craft that you can use to cool yourself.

Saturday, June 21
10:30am • Bilingual Story Time!
Readings from bilingual stories.

Sunday, June 22
5pm • Teen Book Club!
Free and open to all teen readers.

Wednesday, June 25
4:30pm • Magic Treehouse Book Club!
Join us as we discuss High Time for Heroes #51 in the Magic Treehouse series. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 26
10:30am • Story Time - Sloths
Story Time with Contessa Connie. Sloths-r-us! Join us for stories about the silly animals known as sloths. We'll read Sparky, a story about a girl and her sloth.

Saturday, June 28
10:30am • Get ready for Waldo!
Get ready for Waldo! Join us for stories about Waldo and instructions for this year's Where's Waldo scavenger hunt around Albuquerque.

Sunday, June 29
5pm • Harry Potter Book Club


Wednesday, May 14
7pm • Bookworks Book Club
New members are most welcome. This month's selection is Spilloverby David Quammen a masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, July 1
7pm • Kate Payne • The Hop Girl's Guide to the Kitchen
The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen 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. Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques--boiling, baking, and sauteing--and simplifies the process of fancy ones, like jamming and preserving, dehydrating, braising, roasting, infusing, and pickling. With this straightforward and fun guide, you can stock up your kitchen with the ingredients, tools, and appliances you'll actually use. You'll also learn how to decode recipes and alter them to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.

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. Reuniting with his family after almost four years away, Jefferson attempts to reclaim his peaceful life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. But when the heart-breaking memories of war will not be quelled, Jefferson travels south across the border to Mexico on a borrowed motorcycle to find his hero, the great writer behind the magic of the life-saving classic novel. Humorous, redemptive and awash in magical realism, Out There exalts the process of healing, the power of literature and the very real possibility of hope and love emerging amidst tragedy.

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.