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(300 mile radius from Las Cruces, NM Only)

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About Our Store

COAS Books, Inc. is a new & used bookstore with one of the largest used book inventories available anywhere (over 550,000 books in-stock!). We buy, sell, and trade used books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, Audio books, games and more!  


COAS Books is proud of its reputation for operating one of the finest service oriented bookstores in the Southwest. We strive to fill every customer's special request and hope that you find our website as convenient and easy to use as our bookstores. We welcome you to stop by and see our store in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Founded by archaeologist Patrick H. Beckett in 1984, COAS initially started out as a archaeological publishing business (COAS is the Nahatual term out of Mexico meaning "digging sticks") Eventually, Pat realized that book-selling was a business that he enjoyed and COAS: My Bookstore became an official "side-business". The store grew quickly and has expanded into a family owned/operated business.

In 2007 Patrick’s son Mike and his wife Veronica took over the stores. In 2011, the third generation of Becketts entered the family business when Brett Beckett became the manager of the Internet Sales Department and Brandon Beckett started in book keeping.

COAS Books has prospered over the years due to the hard work and dedication of the Beckett family and their great staff. Customer service is a number one priority at the bookstore. COAS strives to maintain a high level of honesty and integrity with their customers, always offering highly competitive prices and outstanding service.

COAS Books received a 2000 Book-in-Hand Honor
from the New Mexico Book Association!
We are the first bookseller of primarily
used and rare books to receive the award.  Awards are given for
“meritorious service to the authors, publishers and readers of the state”


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to coas@coasbooks.com
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