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!
A first edition, second printing copy of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."
Published in 1952, Ellison's coming-of-age story became a classic instantly, winning the National Book Award for Fiction the following year.
Price on request.
Cormac McCarthy. You can't come to the southwest without reading him.
Along with this first British edition of "Cities of the Plain," we have on hand many editions and titles from McCarthy.
First British edition: $30.
We have had a lot of fantastic blues albums come into the store recently. Our blues section grew 3x within a week!
Come find some new great blues tunes or check out other genres.