Southwest Books

The hounds of spring are on winter's traces.

- James Thurber

Up-Coming Author Events
  • March 28th, 2-4 p.m., Ken O'Neil signs his book, Behind the Paint. In this book the reader can travel with Ken and observe the transformation from notes to a painting.
  • April 25th, Allegra Huston, Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found.
  • May 9, Rick Collignon, Madewell Brown.

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From the Wall Street Journal (Tuesday, April 10, 2007):
"Head to Moby Dickens, the town's pre-eminent independent bookstore..."

August 2006 issue of the AAA Magazine New Mexico Journey in a section called "New Mexico Cover to Cover" Five independent bookstores were reviewed:

Bookworks and Page One of Albuquerque, Collected Works of Santa Fe,
Otowi Station Bookstore in Los Alamos & Moby Dickens Bookshop of Taos.

Of Moby Dickens Bookshop the Magazine wrote:
"Moby Dickens Bookshop's name, comfortable vibe, and wide selection of books make it a favorite with locals and tourists alike. In addition to the latest best-sellers, it features excellent Native American, Southwestern, children's, and out-of-print collections."


In the December 2005 issue of Sunset magazine:
"Five great children's bookstores in New Mexico and Arizona Moby Dickens Bookshop
Step into the century-old house for Native American and Southwestern titles.
Tots love to ride the rocking whale . . ."

And, from the December 2005 issue of Country Home:
"Moby Dickens Bookshop [is] a great independent store featuring Native American and Western literature and out-of-print books."

The New Mexico Book Association awarded Moby Dickens the
"Book-in-Hand Honor 2000" and "Meritorious Bookseller" of new books in New Mexico.

Moby Dickens was voted People's Choice as the Best Bookstore in Taos County for 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007:

Eight Years in a Row!


"The Best of High Country 2003" Awards
listed Moby Dickens in the "Best Bookstore" category.

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