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Hardcovers are $2.50 each every Saturday!! And we have a LOT!!!!!! We're open 10-5...come on by and see what treasures await! *Picture from the internet; not our books

It sounds a bit complicated, we know. 😂 It's a one-for-one exchange, 1/4 the cover price of yours towards the 1/2 price of ours, you pay the difference. And you get one free book off the overstock shelf for every $2.00 you spend!!! 💃🎉

We do not purchase books, sorry!

July is in full swing, and the books just keep coming in! We take them in trade (in a one-for-one exchange, with a charge); we do not purchase books. Hope to see you soon!


a month ago
I have been in many used book stores between Tennessee and Albuquerque and this is BY FAR the best organized and friendliest. I wish I had access to one like this in Tennessee. For anyone who loves to read and can't afford to spend a lot of money on books, this is the way to go. And an e-reader will never replace a real book! 10 stars for this store!
- Lisa W
4 months ago
This place is much larger than you'd initially think walking in! The person working the counter (the owner?) was friendly and chatted with us briefly. Romance and general fiction were by far the most dominant genres available, and the sci-fi was a little thin. The owner has some genres sorted into subcategories, I spotted vampires, werewolves, and cozy mysteries (including craft-themed!). There is also a shelf of free overstock books to select from.
- Tristan T
2 months ago
This owner knows what she has in stock. Name an author and she will direct you to the exact location where you will find them! The store is bigger than you think and it is very neatly kept.
- Jewell F

About us

We are a hidden gem of a shop, with a warren of rooms filled to the brim with a gamut of genres, including a Y/A and children's section. We specialize in all types of mysteries and romance novels, and we also carry hard-to-find older westerns and military fiction, as well as Harlequin and Silhouette romance series. 

If you don't find that particular book you are searching for, Dorothy will be happy to order it for you if it's available. The prices are unbeatable and the service exceptional.

We always have Leanin' Tree greeting cards in stock, and sometimes additional book related gifts. The shop is also dog friendly store: stop in and say Hi to Mighty Max! 

Check out the store's Linktree for our social media links and more!  


Menaul Book Exchange is located at 9409 Menaul Blvd NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The store began its journey on Eubank, just north of Constitution, and soon moved to a converted house on Menaul in the mid-1970's. We are one of the two oldest bookstores in Albuquerque.

Called "Eubank Books" when it opened, the name became the Menaul Book Exchange when it moved. 

It has been independently owned and operated by women since it opened, and the current owner, Dorothy, has led the charge since 1998.  

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  • (505) 299-7503


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9409 Menaul Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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