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Santa Fe's

Metaphysical Wonderland

For 35 years, we have had the joy of meeting the wonderful people of Santa Fe, tourists from all over the world, and creating a space where people come together.

Discover your new favorite book, a crystalline friend, fabulous jewelry, or the perfect gift for any occasion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Author Events:

Book Signings + Talks

Discover what authors are coming to visit The Ark! What better way to celebrate a bookstore than a book signing. Events usually last 2 hours and include a reading, discussion, meet + greet, and signing.

Interested in hosting your event at The Ark? Reach out to our Event Coordinator here.

 

Upcoming Events:

 
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John Tarrant:

Bring Me the Rhinoceros

September 21st | 6-8 p.m.

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Paul Selig:

The Book of Freedom

October 12th | 6-8 p.m.

 

Nature Vibes

Springtime is quickly approaching, the Equinox is March 20th!

The days are growing longer, the Sun shines her golden rays on the mountains, and the birds sing the joys of Spring. It is a wonderful time to get outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature. 

Here are some Nature reads we recommend reading while resting on a rock near a stream or while enjoying a picnic in a nearby park.

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Nature Love Medicine

Edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner


A diverse array of people—psychologists and poets, biologists and artists, a Buddhist teacher and a rock musician—share personal stories that reveal a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity. This practice of natural history leads to greater physical, psychological, and social health for individuals and communities. Nature, Love, Medicine features writers with varied backgrounds and talents. Notable contributors range from conservationist and author Brooke Williams and award-winning author Elisabeth Tova Bailey to Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and internationally known poet Jane Hirshfield.

 
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The Hour of Land

by Terry Tempest Williams


Through 12 carefully chosen parks, from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Tempest Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. Our national parks stand at the intersection of humanity and wildness, and there's no one better than Tempest Williams to guide us there.

 
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Upstream

by Mary Oliver


Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.

 

Because There's No Such Thing as Having Too Many Crystals...

 
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Come for a visit:

The Ark on Romero

 

When we set up shop 35 years ago, Santa Fe was a whole lot smaller. Since Santa Fe has grown around us, we are tucked away like a secret garden. Add some magic to your day and come see us!

We are located behind REI in the Railyard District                                     

 
 
 
 
 
 
The purpose of our lives is to be happy
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama
 
 
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