Treasure House Books & Gifts is a charming shop known for its impressive selection of books about New Mexico or by local writers. From regional cookbooks to mystery novels set in Albuquerque to local history books, this bookstore has it all. The collection also contains general books, such as dramas and children's books. There is also an impressive collection of CDs, music, and local souvenirs. Treasure House Books & Gifts even holds events, such as author readings.
Give yourself the better portion of a day to visit Cottonwood Mall, New Mexico's largest indoor shopping mall. With as many as three shopping levels, this mall harbors just about everything you need. Anchored on one end by J.C. Penny's and on the other by multi-screen Starport theater, it will take some time to see it all. Strategically positioned in the center of it all is a huge, upstairs food court that looks up at an upside-down landscape and skyscapers of Albuquerque.
Established in 1987, Serafian's Oriental Rugs was founded by Geof and Connie Uhle. Currently, the store is owned by Joseph and Elizabeth Gabel and is a purveyor of premium quality oriental rugs. Fantastic designs, excellent material, and great quality rugs are available at Serifans's. Perfect for your living room or to deck up your office space as well, these rugs will surely bring a different charm to your place. Apart from rugs, they also have a good stock of Chinese furniture, copper vessels, brass items, and tribal decor.
If you are in Coronado Center and find yourself with a yearning for rich, chocolatey sweets, stop in at this confectioner. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has more than 100 shops in the country and is hugely popular for selling more than 300 varieties of handmade, rich chocolates and confections. At this place, you will find yourself surrounded by some of the most delicious treats imaginable that melt in your mouth and send your taste buds to heaven Homemade fudge in an array of brownies, Candies made of white, dark or milk chocolate, it is indeed a heaven for chocoholics. You can gift somebody a basket filled with any of the treats on display or stock up your house with them.
Located in the outer parameter of the Nob Hill Shopping Center, this shop offers an extensive selection of contemporary jewellery, semiprecious stones and sterling silver pieces sure to satisfy the most discriminating shopper of fine jewellery. Here, you will find items from around the world, as well as jewellery crafted by local artisans. Whatever your price range, there is something for everyone here. Stop in while you are in the Nob Hill neighbourhood and try on a necklace, bracelet, pendant or ring and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better cycle store than Two Wheel Drive. Established in 1982, they offer excellent range of bikes, suitable for all occasions. The award-winning store is known for stashing top notch brands like Kona, Bianchi, Surly, Seven and Wiz Wheelz among many others. Apart from specializing in sales, they also offer services and repairs for your cycles. The staff is quite knowledgeable and helpful. The shop has been garnered with lavish accolades and has won the prestigious Best Bicycle Shop award from Best of Burque in 2013.
Established in 1972, The Bike Coop is a cycle shop located in the Midtown neighborhood. They have a host of cycles for various occasions; be it a recreational tour or a mountain biking activity, they have cycles for everyone. Apart from the bikes, they also have a good collection of accessories like tubes, lights, helmets and apparel for cycling enthusiasts. They also offer repair and maintenance services.
Founded by Robin Scala, the Fragrant Leaf is a purveyor of artisanal loose-leaf teas and tea accessories from Asia. Scala, who is an Albuquerque resident has lived in China and Taiwan and has traveled extensively to different parts of Asia to source artisan-crafted teas and tea ware. They offer more than 50 types of authentic loose-leaf teas and sell their products through their Albuquerque tea boutique and also online through their website. They also host a variety of events at their boutique such as tea tastings, classes and demonstrations of Asian tea ceremonies. Visitors can buy loose-leaf tea, teapots, teacups, tea accessories or gifts of their choice or simply sip on and try a variety of tea from Asia.
The Rail Yards Market is a community-driven effort that is aimed at bringing together the city's inhabitants. Organized within the historic Blacksmith Shop, it's a good place to spend some leisurely time with your entire family and sample the best of what Albuquerque has to offer in terms of art, food, music, and culture. The market is open on Sundays from May to October, and for one or two days in December. You can buy locally-grown, organic produce as well as fresh food items, some whipped up on the spot. You will also find local artists selling their handcrafted products here. Make sure to catch the live music demonstrations if you have time to spare. Health-conscious folks can pay a visit to the stalls of local healers and wellness product manufacturers. A round of the entire market can take well over two hours, so make sure you have good sports shoes and a cap on.