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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Puebla

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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

Profética, Casa de la Lectura

Profética is a cultural center that includes a bookstore, café, and a space for literary events. It is housed in a beautiful 17th-century building and offers a wide selection of books in both Spanish and other languages.

Website: www.profetica.com.mx
Address: 3 Sur 701, Centro, 72000 Puebla, Pue.

Librería Gandhi Puebla

Gandhi is a well-known Mexican bookstore chain that offers a vast array of books in various genres, as well as music and movies. The Puebla location provides a comfortable environment for book lovers.

Website: www.gandhi.com.mx
Address: Circuito Juan Pablo II No. 1757, Col. La Noria, 72410 Puebla, Pue.

El Péndulo Puebla

El Péndulo is a bookstore and café that provides a relaxed atmosphere for reading and browsing. They offer a wide selection of books, including English titles, and host cultural events.

Website: www.pendulo.com
Address: Calle 4 Norte No. 2, Local 4, Centro, 72000 Puebla, Pue.

Librería Educal Puebla

Educal is a government-run bookstore network that offers a wide range of educational and cultural books, often at more affordable prices. They focus on promoting Mexican authors and cultural publications.

Website: www.educal.com.mx
Address: Av Don Juan de Palafox y. Mendoza 229, Centro, 72000 Puebla, Pue.

Librería José Luis Martínez

Part of the Fondo de Cultura Económica, this bookstore is named after the renowned Mexican writer and diplomat José Luis Martínez. It offers a wide selection of books from the FCE catalog, as well as other publishers.

Website: www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com
Address: Av. Juárez 203, Centro, 72000 Puebla, Pue.

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a historic library founded in 1646, known for its beautiful baroque architecture and extensive collection of antique books, some dating back to the 15th century.

Address: Av 5 Oriente 5, Centro, 72000 Puebla, Pue.

Biblioteca Central Estatal de Puebla

This is the main public library of the state of Puebla, offering a vast collection of books, digital resources, and community programs for education and cultural development.

Address: Av. Cúmulo de Virgo s/n, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, 72810 San Andrés Cholula, Pue.

Biblioteca Franciscana

Located within the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), the Biblioteca Franciscana houses an important collection of documents related to the Franciscan order and the early history of Mexico.

Address: Ex Hacienda Sta. Catarina Mártir S/N, San Andrés Cholula, 72810 Cholula, Pue.

Biblioteca Minerva

Biblioteca Minerva is a public library that provides a wide range of services to the community, including book lending, reading rooms, and cultural activities.

Address: 16 de Septiembre 4903, El Cerrito, 72440 Puebla, Pue.

Biblioteca Urbana

This urban library is a modern space designed to promote reading and learning in the community, with a focus on accessibility and integration of technology.

Address: Blvd. Héroes del 5 de Mayo 202, Ladrillera de Benítez, 72530 Puebla, Pue.

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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