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!
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”