Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Coas Bookstore

The best bookstore in Las Cruces, and perhaps the best bookstore in NM, is .

Coas is a used bookstore with two city branches. The main branch is located in the and has an inventory of over 450,000 books.

Here’s the main bookstore:

Here’s Downtown Mall side of the bookstore:

Some of the stacks:

The store was founded in 1984, initially as a publishing business, by Patrick H. Beckett, an archaeologist. According to the , “coas” means “digging stick” in Nahuatl, the Aztec language.

The store is open from 9:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday.

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