The park store is operated by Western National Parks Association (wnpa.org), an official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to supporting the educational mission of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The park store has a wide range of books, maps, educational games, and other items available for retail sale. These products complement the interpretive themes you experience when visiting the park. The park store is located at the Visitor Center, or you can visit the online park store at Chaco Culture National Historic Park / Western National Parks Store.
For questions concerning bookstore items call (505) 786-7014 x265.
Chaco's bookstore carries a variety of literature for audiences including the general public, researchers and students, children, and teachers. Below are some suggestions for the most popular resources on Chaco.
Chaco: A Cultural Legacy by Michal Strutin, published by WNPA
This book is a thorough introduction to Chaco with many color photographs. For six centuries enormous ancient buildings lay undisturbed in a remote corner of northwestern New Mexico. Now these "great houses" intrigue and inspire all who encounter them.
People of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture by Kendrick Frazier
Frazier combines scientific research and ethnographic data to give readers a sense of the lives of the real people occupying Chaco Canyon, from the Puebloans to historical figures in archaeology. This book is a strong compilation of the things we "know" about Chaco and a compelling starting point for considering the countless unknowns.
Evelyn Johnson, Manager
Last updated: March 11, 2021