Our Top Book & Video Picks

To learn more, read some of our favorite books about the area or watch movies filmed in the area:

Geology 
 

Abiquiu: Geologic History, by Kirt Kempter *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

The Rio Chama: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes by Paul Bauer *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

Valles Caldera National Preserve: Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera, by Kirt Kempter and Dick Huelster

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States

Abiquiu Area and Stories

Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu by Lesley Poling-Kempes *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

Ghostranch, by Lesley Poling-Kempes *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

 

Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby, by Craig Varjabedian
 

Ladies of the Canyon by Lesley Poling-Kempes *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

 

The Witches of Abiquiu, by Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

 

Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

 

Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest by Lesley Poling-Kempes *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

 

The Harvey Girls by Lesley Poling-Kempes *available for purchase and pick-up now at The Grand Hacienda Mercado!

Rio Arriba, A New Mexico County by Torrez and Trapp​

The Pueblo Revolt: The Secret Rebellion That Drove the Spaniards Out of the Southwest,

by David Roberts

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu by Harry N. Abrams

 

Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place by Princeton University Press

 

O’Keeffe at Abiquiu, by Harry N. Abrams

Remembering Ms. O'Keeffe: Stories from Abiquiu

A Painter's Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe

by Margaret Wood 

Los Alamos Area and History

 

Valles Caldera: A Vision for New Mexico's National Preserve, by William Debuys and Don Usner.

109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, by Jennent Conant

The Wives of Los Alamos, by TaraShae Nesbit

Native American Pottery

 

Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham​​

Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni by Taylor Trade Publishing

Native American Pottery and Symbols

Films Produced in Abiquiu or about the Area - DVDs

Cowboys and Aliens
 

Magnificent Seven

Walker Texas Ranger, complete collection

Silverado

3:10 to Yuma

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Wyatt Earp

City Slickers

All the Pretty Horses

The Legend of the Lone Ranger

Bless Me Ultima

Anthony Bourdain: New Mexico

Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)

Breaking Bad - the complete series

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