Books Etcetera is Ruidoso’s only independent bookstore for new books and bestsellers. Books Etcetera opened April 14th, 2001; since then we have expanded to encompass a variety of our customer’s needs. We are currently the largest retail store, in the area, with the ever expanding Melissa and Doug product lines. We carry yarn and needle art supplies. We have a growing art section that is currently focused on hobby supplies. Whether you are looking for locally made crosses or chainsaw bears, we can help you out.