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Great selection of English books

Great selection of English books including those centered on Mexico and Oaxaca state. They also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alli_sun_t
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Azusa, California
Full Service Book Store

Amate Books is centrally located near the Zocalo of Oaxaca, México. This store has a little of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
franksO6259NV
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great selection of English books including those centered on Mexico and Oaxaca state. They also sell small gift items and postcards. The shopkeeper was super friendly.

Thank alli_sun_t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amate Books is centrally located near the Zocalo of Oaxaca, México. This store has a little of everything for the tourist but a good selection for those wanting good books. They also have a good selection of tourist items or collectibles for the tourist.

Thank franksO6259NV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a great selection of books for every taste here. Helpful staff and some tasteful souvenirs e.g. pretty ceramic magnets.

1  Thank 29carfrae
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Of the book stores that I saw in Oaxaca, this one had the most impressive assortment of books - many I wanted to purchase but didn't want to carry with me. They also had a good collection of post cards.

1  Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Amate has a stellar collection of English-language books about Mexico and Latin America. They also have novels by well-known Mexican and Latin American writers that have been translated to English. This is a great place to visit to learn what to read to find out...More

Thank Eva K
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Cozy store with lots of titles related to the Oaxaca valley and Mexico overall. I found a great book on street art and the graphic art collectives that I doubt I could find at home. Worth a visit!

Thank melissa b
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This bookstore has a fantastic selection of lots of different types of books. They have an impressive collection related to Latin America. Fiction, nonfiction, cooking, etc. For such a small store they have really packed in a good variety of quality books. They even had...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We read the previous reviews on TripAdvisor and went there to buy a book of the Mexican cuisine. The lady helped us very well and gave us good recommendations. They have a big assortment in English (and Spanish) books, fiction and non fiction as well.

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Interesting collection, fun to look around at the books and art for sale. Great place to stock up on cards and postcards. Worth a visit

Thank CLT29
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Great selection of books on Oaxaca and Mexico: best I've seen. Great art books. Very helpful service.

Thank Drew D
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