Bookworks is a bookstore with an excellent selection, but it is also much, much more. Somehow this small independent store manages to sell almost anything you might be after, while remaining cozy and manageable. There are quality notebooks, calendars, diaries, day planners, cards, magazines, fridge magnets, mugs and humorous gifts. A unique selection of CDs are stocked, and concert tickets may be purchased in advance here, often cheaper than at the door. Both famous and unknown authors regularly hold readings, signings and question and answer sessions. A fire burns in the fireplace throughout the winter and store encourages the visitor to linger and browse.
Located behind San Felipe de Neri Church, this delightful shop is five connected rooms filled with beautifully crafted gift items, all made by senior citizens. The non-profit Assistance League of Albuquerque operates the Blue Portal, which has generated over a million dollars for community programs since it opened in 1985. It is not charity, however, that prompts the visitor to buy, but the beauty and craftsmanship of the pottery, wood sculptures, quilts and other products on display. A warm and enthusiastic welcome from the volunteer sales associate is part of the package.
Since 1946 this store has been the leader in men's and women's head wear, offering custom fitting, accessories, cleaning and hat blocking. Choose from straw hats and Greek Fishermen's hats, Kangol Caps and French and English Barrettes, and of course cowboy hats. People in New Mexico know if they are looking for a cowboy hat this is the place to go. This shop is easy to find. Located in downtown Man's Hat Shop sits on the world-renowned Route 66.
If you are looking for a book with which to pass some leisure time, you can certainly find one at this wonderful little store. Although the store is small, the inventory is not. You can find used titles from every genre. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee, espresso, and cappuccino permeates the air and you can enjoy a cup with your book.
In the midst of today's digital revolution, it is rare and refreshing to still be able to find 33's and cassettes. The excellent selection makes it unlikely that you'll leave the store without an album you've been hankering after in hand. Charley's 33's and CD's is more than just a record store, however; they also carry patches, stickers, t-shirts, posters, music equipment and vintage clothing. The free customer appreciation cards are well worth accepting if you find a lot of things you fancy or if you intend to shop here more than once: when you buy ten used CDs or tapes, you get one free.
This two-story mall is an up-to-date and comfortable place to shop and people-watch. A food court decorated with a lot of neon offers national chains along side a few local fast food eateries. Here you will also find shoe shops, sports and novelty shops, Macy's, JC Penney, Sears and other specialty shops. This has been a favorite shopping center for decades it has been well maintained and has undergone frequent renovations.
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.
The narrow aisles and hodgepodge stacks of used books in this store may seem cluttered but if you are looking for a particular title, author or subject, the owner can walk you straight to it. The store has been in the same location across from the University of New Mexico for over 30 years and regular customers bring in boxes of books to trade for others. The shop has acquired hundreds of collectors' books and some valuable antiques.
Have a blast here putting together and enhancing your own distinctive style. Buffalo Exchange is a bright store, great for browsing through the shelves, walls and cases full of eclectic merchandise where customers can buy, sell and trade goods. Old Route 66 is the perfect location for this clean and friendly emporium. Vintage clothing and foot wear for men, women and children is available. You can get clogs and Beatle boots to high top sneakers, waffle-stompers and smart wing-tips. Soaps, incense, candles, games and gadgets fill the storefront tables in addition to chic, inexpensive jewelry.
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.