"When you walk into The Well Red Coyote, it's immediately apparent that the owners have a deep love of books. This is a store with real heart. The wide variety of books is perfectly displayed to ease your quest for the right book to satisfy your need to read. The store itself is quiet, comfortable and inviting. Browsing the books is half the fun. There are also wonderful gift items for sale. For me, a pre-vious resident of Los Angeles, The Well Red Coyote provides the perfect mixture of small-town hospitality and just the right amount of the cosmopolitan appeal of the "big city." I am deeply appreciative, too, of the fact that they are one of the only book stores in the area that is truly supportive of local authors. My only problem during my book signing events has been not buying everything in the store! Thank you, Joe and Kris!"
Summer Bacon, Author & Trance Medium
"To enter the Neris' Well Red Coyote is to cross the threshold into an intimate oasis of words that when pondered and tasted could save us from oblivion - the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Whitman, the essays of Thoreau and Stegner. Laws may die but books never do."
James Bishop, Jr., Author & Poet
"I come from a large city, where small independent book stores have rapidly been eaten up and spit out by the big operations - you know who I mean. I was fortunate to grow up in a time when the independent bookstore was the rule, not the exception. These stores provided not only books, but time, knowledge, some-times a place to hide from the world, sometimes a place of solace and comfort. To be honest, I haven't had the privilege of being in one of these bookstores in years. A little over a year ago, The Well Red Coyote opened its doors in West Sedona, and I was thrilled. Co-owners Kris and Joe Neri know how to make this place a hub of activity for the community - offering workshops, special events, music and readings, all on top of a fantastic stock of books (or knowledge of how to get what you need and the willingness to do so). To my mind, this is Sedona's ONLY real bookstore!"
Rochelle Brener, Poet, Poetry Coach & Publisher
"The Well Red Coyote has filled a huge void in Sedona. Kris and Joe opened their doors and their hearts to our community, being such gracious hosts that everyone who walks into their store feels like an old friend. For book lovers, writers and people just browsing, their store provides the perfect space to get lost in the beauty of words."
Karen Ely, President, A Woman's Way
"Between its wide range of events, thoughtful selection of books, and the friendliness of the owners and staff, the Well Red Coyote has established
itself as a cornerstone of Sedona's community."
James Endredy, Author, Mentor, Teacher & Guide
"One or two sentences to describe The Well Red Coyote? It can't be done. It's my favorite bookstore, not only in Sedona, but anywhere! Well-organized, neat, spacious, attractive, Coyote, you have my vote! Kris and Joe knock themselves out for you too."
Gene Garrison, Author, Photographer & Artist
"In addition to stocking a wide selection of books for all interests, Sedona's Well Red Coyote bookstore is a haven for writers of all genres, a forum for poets and other creative people to share their work, hear presentations--and participate in book signings--by published authors. The Well Red Coyote is truly a writer's, as well as a reader's, resource and retreat--seven days a week."
Willma Gore, Author & Writing Instructor
"The Well Red Coyote has provided us with great reading, great attention and great suggestions! We appreciate your weekly emails announcing the newest books arriving and all the upcoming events. Thanks for choosing Sedona to be your home and the home of The Well Red Coyote. We're so grateful to have a bookstore of this caliber. We love having you in the neighborhood."
Tony & Christy Harper - Anthony Harper Realty
"When Joe and Kris Neri brought The Well Red Coyote to Sedona, they also brought along an appreciation for the uniqueness of our community and a com-mitment to serve its bookstore needs in the fullest sense. They not only respond to, but anticipate, readers' expectations--by keeping up with new publications, constantly expanding their well-rounded inventory, and providing a venue for showcasing notable visiting and local writers. Accolades to The Well Red Coyote!"
Mary Heyborne, Poet & Potter
"The Well Red Coyote bookshop is more than just a place where books are sold. It's a place that emphasizes the importance of books and the connection be-tween literacy and cultural vitality. The Well Red Coyote has a rich program of activities, including book presentations, poetry readings and writers' workshops. And a monthly Open Mic session where writers - professionals, aspiring or hob-byists like me - can read and get reactions to our work. Joe and Kris Neri are obvious lovers of literature and are devoted to promulgating that zeal in the community."
David Kanowsky, Author & Film Critic
"The Well Red Coyote bookstore is what a bookstore should be. Not only a place to purchase what you read, but it is also an active community of book lovers in all forms. It is truly a haven for book lovers, writers, and more."
David Keeber, Director, Sedona Public Library
"Since its inception, The Well Red Coyote bookstore has opened more than its doors to eager booklovers - it has become a great proponent for community building. Joe and Kris Neri exemplify what it means to offer our hearts up to a community, to share our passions and wisdom. Joe and Kris are our best friends. Stop in and introduce yourself. Beyond all the words in their bookstore, you will find the reason why this community
needs more people like Joe and Kris."
Christopher Lane, Poet & Executive Director NORAZ Poets
"A community needs a good bookstore and this one really is."
David Morrell, bestselling author
"A quiet place where you can find your loved books. Readers will love to stay in that nice and soft environment. I was there and enjoyed that site."
Leticia Pontoni, an Argentine Poet
"Whenever I visit the Well Red Coyote bookstore, I always run into someone I know or someone interesting who wants to talk about my books with me. It's such a friendly, personal kind of meeting place."
Wayne Ranney, Author, Geologist & Grand Canyon Guide
"The Well Red Coyote is a true community bookstore: knowledgeable owners who are service-oriented, book signings and readings always going on, and a stimulating, fun environment to savor the spoken word."
Betteanne Rutten, Author & Poet