A great new and used bookstore with music!.
I have been shopping here for decades. The reason I return is the variety of the books and music, the great prices and the great staff.
This is one of the great shops that has used and new books and music. I have found wonderful books and cd's that nobody else in town or online had. And I got them for a great price.
The staff is knowlegeable and nice. The selection is huge. If you enjoy browsing and making discoveries-this is a great store. If you want the latest in fiction and non fiction and magazines-they have that too.
I can't believe these guys are still in business....
What I find most off-putting about Page One is how you when walk into the store you're immediately confronted by what looks like a defensive barricade (one way in, one way out) made of a desk, metal detectors, tactically-positioned shelves and guards, er, "associates" who compel you to surrender any bags you might be carrying. I respect the need of the store to minimize loss and theft of their inventory, but do they have to be so draconian about it? Honestly, all that's missing from Page One's entrance is the sign that says "Arbeit Macht Frei".
Page One's appeal seems mostly to be with Abq's "Lexus Liberal" community of white, wealthy leisure class types who somehow have time to sit around the cafe for two or three hours every day eating a bagel and feel self-important; people who assume anything west of Wyoming Boulevard is "the Hood", and thus would never deign to go to a McBook chain like Barnes & Noble where they can get the same books probably cheaper.