Big Star Books & Music is located in Santa Fe's historical Railyard District across from Tomasita's Restaurant. For 10 years, we have been based in a charming little white-and-blue bungalow-esque house.
We stock used books and CDs and offer cash or store credit for your used books and CDs.
Big Star was voted "Best Used Bookstore that’s Sure to Charm You" by the Santa Fe Reporter:
"Located in the Railyard neighborhood, Big Star occupies a small house that stands alone on a semi-busy corner. It’s a white house with a blue door and blue trimming; sunflowers grow in the front lawn; a sign outside of it simply says “Books.” The porch is full of discounted books on carts. Inside, one finds nice wood floors and a cozy setup. Given its size, Big Star has a vast collection of high-quality and affordable used books. Here you might find everything, from first editions to recent best sellers. They have a comprehensive selection of most genres, a good number of audio books and, for all those wary of advancements in technology, a healthy library of CDs and cassettes. You may find yourself losing track of time, but don’t worry: It’s a part of the charm. (NA)"
We have many rare and collectible books at Big Star. From first and signed editions, to rare or out-of-print books, to just really cool old books, we're sure to have something unique to spice up your bookshelf.
We are open 10am—7pm, every day of the week.
We buy books during open hours, but if you have more than a few boxes, please call ahead or make a house appointment.
So stop by on a lazy Sunday, after work, or on a lunch break — we'll be here!
Big Star Books & Music is one of Santa Fe's only stores for used CDs.
We carry everything from rock and pop to opera and classical, from world music and Putumayo to local musicians.
Our collection is always changing, and we offer a state-of-the-art (...a portable CD player with headphones) "Listening Station" so you can preview new finds. Come pick up forgotten favorites and discover new loves!
By the way — we offer store credit or cash for CDs we need or want. Bring yours in any time!
"You can find magic wherever you look,
Sit back and relax,
All you need is a book."
Dr. Seuss's much beloved story, The Cat in the Hat, was published in 1957 as an alternative to current-day primers for children. It achieved immediate popularity and success, and nearly 59 years later, it's still a staple in many libraries.
Relive your childhood or delight someone special with a first edition, first printing, first issue copy of The Cat in the Hat from Big Star Books & Music, complete in its first issue dust jacket. Price on request.
The Man Who Invented the Time Machine
Well, not really. But kind of. H. G. Wells is generally considered to be the author who popularized the idea of traveling through time using a vehicle, and he did so in his 1895 novel The Time Machine.
If you are a fan of science fiction, time travel, or great literature, consider purchasing this first-edition, second-state copy. The original buckram is still in very good condition, and the top of the page edges are gilt. A small book with a big idea.
Price available upon request.
From primatologists to Surrealist artists, from Southwestern mystery writers to politicians, Big Star Books & Music holds a vast array of signed books.
Looking for the autograph of someone in particular? Contact us - we may have a copy!