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