This Week at Bookworks Includes Gloria Drayer with Yoga for Grief, David Ryan and More

This Week at Bookworks Includes Gloria Drayer with Yoga for Grief, David Ryan and More

This week at Bookworks includes many events, such as Gloria Drayer with Yoga for Grief, David Ryan with The Gentle Art of Wandering, and Jennifer Jacobson reading Tarot cards. There are also events for children like the Harry Potter Book Club. For more information visit

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
1pm • Jennifer Jacobson • Reads Tarot Cards
Since the summer of 2013 Jennifer has been offering soul card
readings at Bookworks. She is also available for private readings. Soul Cards offer insight into what is transpiring on the level of the
soul. They will lead you into your awareness of your own inner wisdom.

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.

Monday, July 28
7pm • Nell Bernstein • Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison
When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month.

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

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

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 28
7pm • 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 Evans' 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.