Celaya 25, Col. Hipódromo Condesa

2 Blocks West of Metrobus Sonora


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To establish: an embassy for the soul of the English-speaking world - its literature - in Mexico; an educational resource for Chilangos learning English and eager to explore the artistic reach of the language; a web-free, Kindle-less island of analog time in the digital sea; a community center for Commonwealth and American expatriates in the most exciting, vibrant and accessible city on Earth; an institution that will pay tribute to that city's magnificence with the best our native culture has to offer.


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Celaya 25
Col. Hipódromo Condesa
Distrito Federal
MEXICO C.P. 06100

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May 31, 2017

The first – and maybe last – iteration of our own little literary festival comes to the downstairs bar on Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday June 8, both nights at 7 PM.

On the 7th, we feature Andrew Paxman, presenting his book ‘Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate’ published by Oxford University Press, and Joshua Neuhouser, with his translation of Sergio González Rodríguez’ ‘The Iguala 43: The Truth and Challenge of Mexico’s Missing Students’ published by Semiotext(e)/MIT Press.

On the 8th, we bring two poets, Robin Myers, who will read from her new book ‘Amalgama/Conflations’ which is in both Spanish and English en face (that rare and oh-so-helpful format) published by Edicíones Antílope. Joining her is the return of Dylan Brennan, who stunned audiences here and around the globe with his book ‘Blood Oranges’ and returns with a trippy, historographical prose chapbook titled ‘Guadalupe’ which is bound to be brilliantly strange and inflammatory as all his work.

Both readings begin at 7 PM, free admission. Cash bar, full menu, all are welcome to stay and enjoy after the readings. Bookstore open by request, and punk vinyl dj set after Thursday’s reading.

Join us!

Latest Event

Our 5th anniversary, Part 2: David Lida, Tuesday, November 29th, 9:30 PM

We are extremely proud to present renowned local writer David Lida, who comes with his highly-acclaimed new novel (his first), One Life (Unnamed Press, Los Angeles) in honor of the store’s fifth anniversary.

David Lida has lived in and written about this city in two languages for over twenty years. His book about the city, Last Stop in the New World: Mexico City, Capital of the 21st Century (Riverhead Books, 2009) is widely and justifiably regarded as one of the best books written in English about Mexico.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:30 PM to complete our celebrations in honor of our 5th anniversary.