Bookstores — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Amate • Bookstore • (A)
The Amate bookstore has by far the largest selection of English-language books and magazines in the city, stocking numerous Oaxacan and Méxican themed titles, in addition to a lot of other subjects. It also has a well-developed website with a shopping cart for ordering and shipping books (within México only). There's a sister Amate bookstore in the colonial city of Mérida, Yucatán.
- Alcalá 307, one block north of Matamoros in the Plaza Alcalá; North of Independencia, Centro Histórico; Mon - Sat 10 am - 8 pm, Sun 2 pm - 7 pm; phone 951-516-6960; fax 951-516-7181; www.amatebooks.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grañen-Porrúa Bookstore • Bookstore • (B)
Associated with the Café Grañen-Porrúa, this refined bookstore stocks mostly Spanish-language titles in a full range of subjects and a small selection of English publications as well. Also a good place to find CDs of contemporary and traditional Oaxacan music.
- Alcalá 104, half-block north of Independencia; North of Independencia, Centro Histórico; daily 10 am - 9 pm; Most major credit cards; phone 951-516-9901; phone/fax 951-516-8038; www.libreriagp.com.
Proveedora Escolar • Bookstore • (C)
The City's largest general purpose bookstore with a abundance of Spanish-language titles on the history, geography, culture, archeology, and literature of Oaxaca. They also have a huge selection of office supplies.
- Independencia 1001, corner Reforma; North of Independencia, Centro Histórico; Mon - Sat 9 am - 8 pm, closed Sun; phone 951-516-0489; fax 951-514-5655.