Welcome to Books on the Bosque!
Books on the Bosque is an independent bookstore set to open in a nearly 4000 square foot space at Riverside Plaza on Coors just north of Montano. Books on the Bosque will be the only bookstore in this expansive family-focused residential community. Our vision is to be an anchor for westside residents. We hope to be an extension of people’s homes, a safe space for kids and adults alike, where customers can spend time in. Patrons can buy a book, read while drinking a cup of coffee and enjoying a pastry, play a board game, and spend time enjoying all of it while relaxing on comfortable couches.
The store will be staffed by former librarians, teachers, and other bibliophiles who have spent many years working in bookstores. We will develop and shape our book inventory on the interests of the community, provide quiet spaces to read or study, and foster social engagement while building connections through events and community partnerships. Books on the Bosque will bring diverse offerings to a community that has a void of bookstores.
Books on the Bosque will have a large inventory of new and used books. We sell new releases and best sellers, local authors and publishers and books about New Mexico and the regions. We will also sell merchandise such as unique gift items made by local artisans, reading accessories, learning games, journals, coloring books, puzzles, and so much more.
OWNER / MANAGER
With twenty years of experience working on the Federal, State and Local levels, Deborah Condit is a leading provider of government relations on a broad range of issues.
Deborah graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in print journalism. She began working on political campaigns in 2000 and has developed and maintained relationships with political, business, and community leaders from every corner of New Mexico and from divergent political alignments. With the experience gained as an analyst with the Legislative Tax & Revenue and Business & Industry Committees, she started her own consulting ﬁrm in 2005. She has effectively worked on many diverse and challenging issues specializing in government and community relations, issue management, coalition-building, and strategic communications. Deborah has earned a reputation for her ability to develop consensus among interest groups and individuals with differing agendas and interests.
Establishing Books on the Bosque on Albuquerque’s fast growing westside has been a dream of hers for over a decade. Her lifelong passion for reading, collecting, and sharing books has grown from a dream into an exciting new venture.
Deborah’s vision has developed into a detailed business plan that includes professional market research and analysis, demographic studies, purchasing and sales trends, online sales, community involvement, and marketing and advertising strategies.
Developing a unique, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for readers of all ages and providing a broad genre of literature to Albuquerque’s westside will create a distinctive alternative to the big box settings for students, avid readers, collectors, and researchers to consume and enjoy.
Teresa Fore has spent over 25 years in the book industry, ﬁnding fulﬁllment in every role she played; these include student supervisor of a university library circulation department, bookseller at an independent bookstore, head cashier of a corporate bookstore, and manager of an international nonproﬁt's online bookstore. Over the years, she fostered her natural customer service skills, created structural systems to support operations, drafted policies, newsletters, and social media content, applied principles of empathy and clear communication to team dynamics, and curated a wide range of skills to address the needs of an evolving bookstore culture, all while nurturing her lifelong love of books.
Teresa will employ her inherent curiosity, attention to detail, dedication to creating a safe and respectful environment, and commitment to excellent customer service to develop comprehensive policies and operational standards for Books on the Bosque.