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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Mexico City

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Interested in finding the best bookstores and libraries in Mexico City? Here is a great list to get you started exploring the world of books and more in Mexico City.

El Péndulo

El Péndulo is a chain of bookstores that also serve as cultural hubs, offering a wide selection of books, music, and a café setting where visitors can read and relax.

Website: www.pendulo.com
Address: Alejandro Dumas 81, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Gandhi

Gandhi is one of the largest bookstore chains in Mexico, known for its extensive catalog of books in Spanish and other languages, as well as cultural events and presentations.

Website: www.gandhi.com.mx
Address: Av. Miguel Ángel de Quevedo 121, Chimalistac, 01070 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Librería Rosario Castellanos

Named after the famous Mexican writer, this bookstore is operated by Fondo de Cultura Económica and offers a wide range of books, including academic and literary works.

Website: www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com
Address: Tamaulipas 202, Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Under the Volcano Books

Under the Volcano Books is an English-language used bookstore, offering a variety of genres and a cozy atmosphere for expats and tourists.

Address: Celaya 25, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Librería Porrúa

Librería Porrúa is a historic bookstore chain in Mexico, known for its wide selection of books and its iconic location overlooking the Alameda Central park.

Website: www.porrua.mx
Address: Av. Juárez 16, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Biblioteca Vasconcelos

Biblioteca Vasconcelos is a mega library known for its modern architecture and vast collection of books, multimedia resources, and reading spaces.

Website: www.bibliotecavasconcelos.gob.mx
Address: Eje 1 Norte Mosqueta S/N, Buenavista, 06350 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Biblioteca de México

Biblioteca de México is a historic library located in the heart of the city, offering a large collection of books, special collections, and cultural events.

Website: www.bibliotecademexico.gob.mx
Address: Plaza de la Ciudadela 4, Centro Histórico, 06040 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada

Specializing in economics and Mexican history, this library is housed in a beautiful historic building and offers a rich collection of books and documents.

Address: República de El Salvador 49, Centro Histórico, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Biblioteca Central de la UNAM

The Central Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is not only an architectural landmark but also one of the largest libraries in Latin America, with a vast collection of academic resources.

Website: www.dgb.unam.mx
Address: Circuito Interior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin

Named after the American polymath, this library offers a wide range of English-language books and resources, as well as cultural and educational programs.

Website: mx.usembassy.gov/es/education-culture-es/bbf
Address: Liverpool 31, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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