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Amate Books

Closed Now: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Lots of interesting books in English

This bookstore is really good to visit for books in English! The staff are helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakeland, Florida
great bookstore

wide ranging collection of high quality books mostly in English. Very knowledgeable owner Henry is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
david w
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Amate Books specializes in books in English on Mexico. Carrying thousands of books on art, history, culture, cooking, and much more. Frommer's Guide states, "This shop has perhaps the best selection anywhere of books in English about Mexico." We...more
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Calle Macedonio Alcala 307 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6960
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All reviews book store english language non fiction folk art excellent selection book lovers great store gift items latin america for sale wonderful collection literature titles author mexico cookbook culture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bookstore is really good to visit for books in English! The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. I got a copy of Pilar Cabrera’s cookbook ( restaurant Olla and cooking school owner) which I would never have been able to purchase online in the states....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank franciefuhrel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wide ranging collection of high quality books mostly in English. Very knowledgeable owner Henry is an enthusiastic walking encyclopedia

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank david w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I couldn't wait to get to Amate Books on our return to the city. It has the best selection of books for those interested in Mexican history and issues as well as lots to choose from in fiction. Don't miss the opportunity...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lgs701
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you’re in need of books for English speakers this is the place to go. Lots of variety and also some very nice folk art in there as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erin E
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Books and books and more books of about any kind you could want. Varied selection plus chocolates as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is a bookshop, but we not only chose from their excellent selection of English language books (including a number of bargains), but also bought other little gifts - earrings, tin Christmas tree ornaments, etc. Sales person was extremely helpful. We went back on Sunday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JudithG999
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a beautiful bookstore with “English” language books, this should be your destination. Looking for text about Mexico? This is your place. They also sell some nice gifts too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OBD2142
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We’ve been to this book shop a couple of times during our stay because they have a very good selection of Books in English, novels, travel guides, histories, etc. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Suz2010
Reviewed 3 October 2018

great selection of both books about mexico and central america but interesting topics about the u.s. folk art on the walls and hanging form the ceiling. the staff was however less that helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank madforkay
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This bookstore sells folk art as well as books, and has a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff who understand bad Spanish. The restaurant in the same building has impeccable service and serves a terrific lasagna.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
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