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Cuba Libro

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Great book store!

Great refuge for local Cubans that would like to rest from their busy daily lives. They offered a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rakelusa2018
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San Diego, California
Great spot with good coffee and atmosphere

I had the iced coffee and it was very tasty. There's a few hundred books in English, mostly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TankieTraveler1917
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cuba Libro is the only English-language bookstore/coffeehouse on the island. We are an ethically- and socially-responsible business dedicated to supporting the community in which we work and sharing the best of Cuba with visitors. We host cultural...more
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Calle 24, corner Calle 19 | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great refuge for local Cubans that would like to rest from their busy daily lives. They offered a variety of books to read there and great coffee. The Owner Conner Gorry helps the community thru an array of projects from educating the community, providing free...More

Thank rakelusa2018
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing an afternoon with us! We're cooking with gas as my mom always likes to say. Coming up the rest of this month: English classes, an art opening, volunteer day (oct 24) to celebrate Climate Change Action Day (interested in participating? drop us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the iced coffee and it was very tasty. There's a few hundred books in English, mostly fiction. I went there hoping to find some of the more rare Fidel books translated in English but there was very little of this type of material....More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We found this little oasis by Tripadvisor and were not dissapointed by the place. It was the first place in Cuba were we found out was LGBT friendly and had an interasting glimpse of what is the transgender movement in the island. The Coffee was...More

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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Gracias Paulo!! So glad you got to drop by and experience our blend of hospitality, tranquility and great coffee. We always close for the month of August (five years running, and in fact, yesterday was our official 5 year anniversary!!) but reopen on Sept 9....More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We checked the trip advisor reviews and thought we should visit as we were sick of tasteless coffee. In fact we were really just intrigued to visit the only English bookstore in Cuba. We checked the taxi cost from our hotel which was 10 CUC...More

2  Thank Andrew S
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hola Andrew!! Thanks for posting this review - good books, coffee and vibe plus hammocks and an environmental stewardship policy. You get us!! On the LGBTQ front: we are a coffee shop and oasis for everybody. No matter who walks through our gate, regardless of...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stop in at Cuba Libro. The tea we had was amazing!!! The staff was incredibly friendly and informative. The whole place was super relaxed and I am so glad we got the chance to stop.More

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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hola Lindsay! Sorry for the delay in responding but maybe you had your own adventures with internet connectivity in Cuba (no es facil!!) It's hard to find a place just to relax in Havana, without reggaeton or hustlers, waiters/waitresses pestering you to drink up or...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We went here specifically for the iced coffee! Super cool hippyish type place. The owner was super friendly. We loved this place! We could probably spend hours there drinking the iced coffee!More

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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Hola Jason. Thanks so much for you review. My cuban friends were TOTALLY skeptical when I insisted on having ice coffee on the menu - it just isn't (wasn't!) a thing here. Now my cuban friends are ordering it all the time. We didn't even...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Cuba Libro is a beautiful little cafe (arty, blanketed with leaves and tucked away on the corner of a largely residential stretch of El Vedado) with great coffee, friendly staff, and an eclectic & useful library. Not only is it just generally a great hang...More

1  Thank Marissa P
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thanks Marissa, for your detailed review. One of the things we are doing every day at Cuba Libro (and which you experienced first hand) is helping visitors maximize their stay here - it can be a little confusing, no?! Where to change money, how the...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

Run by expat, stock of English title books dependent on who has brought anything recently (uh, Baker and Taylor warehouses do not ship to Cuba.....). But so much more than books and coffee: plan to stick around, chat up people--Cubans, other visitors. A real crossroads....More

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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hey Grant!! Thanks for this great review (and your support!). A couple of points: this "expat" is also a working writer and health journalist (stayed tuned for my 2 new books which will be launched and available at Cuba Libro later this year), so is...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

It was WONDERFUL to relax and enjoy some great iced coffee (rare in cuba) in the beautiful tranquil garden/patio of the cafe. It was even more wonderful to meet conner (owner) and pick her brain about what its like to be an ex-pat in Cuba....More

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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hello from Havana! Thank you so much for your comment. And for getting it/us!! We are definitely swimming against the tide here with our ethically and socially responsible business where we try every day to bring good coffee, trustworthy information, laughter and a healthy, educational...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018

We were in the area with our guide touring private art studios when he looked and asked, "Do you want a coffee?" That answer will always be yes. I then responded, "Do you think they will have iced coffee?" I was thinking not since we'd...More

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ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hola from Havana!! It's so funny how Cubans do not take to ice coffee (most of them anyway). Just the other day, Cuba Libro Shift Manager Alfredo said: I don't get why people drink ice coffee. It doesn't do anything for me! But I know...More

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twofishes
20 February 2018|
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Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Hola twofishes! With great pleasure. This is our list of books, updated on Feb 6, that our community has come to us seeking. Have a great trip and thanks for your support! • How to Prepare for the IELTS • IELTS Official... More
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jemestas
20 February 2017|
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Hello Gilroy California (have you seen our garlic here? a clove is the size of my pinkie nail; we could use some of your wonderful crops!)! I don't like to publish the PO box address on the internet...there are a lot of... More
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TimeToTravelAgain
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Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Here it is! Thanks in advance for your support: • Any comic books • Anything by Charles Bukowski • Drown, Junot Diaz • Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole • The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz • This is... More
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