Who we are

An Independent, locally owned, general and travel specialty bookstore and brewery in Santa Fe, New Mexico located due east of the plaza in the oldest part of Santa Fe.

We are a prime resource for local recreational information for exploring the nearby national forests, wilderness areas and parks. We custom print full scale USGS Maps for the entire USA.

Under single ownership since creation in 1998 by Greg Ohlsen and Ellen Stelling founders of Garcia Street Books in 1990!

Events most Saturdays



  • Books: New release fiction and nonfiction
  • Luggage: Briggs and Riley, Eagle Creek, Thule
  • Guides and Maps Local and international
  • Scottevest travel vests
  • < strong>Travel accessories: Packing aids, locks, pillows etc.
  • Espresso bar and cafĂ©.
  • WIFI and a pleasant relatively calm place to hang and chat.
  • Don't forget the BREWERY!



Next Event
See Flyer

Wandering in the Clear Light of New Mexico

May   25    5 pm
David Ryan

Places that you can only find in New Mexico and that are compelling enough and important enough to warrant a drive across the country to check out. To begin, the nation has only 25 UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites. Three of them are in New Mexico! Wandering in the Clear Light of New Mexico is for those already living in the state, planning to visit the state, and for those who may have forgotten what makes New Mexico so special.

Language Classes


We offer French, Spanish and Italian conversational language classes in the store.
Language class schedule     Contact us

7.5 million titles available
Keep profits local!
Current Hours:     Monday - Saturday  9-5      Sunday 12 - 4            Slide Shows typically Saturdays at 5pm