Celaya 25, Col. Hipódromo Condesa

2 Blocks West of Metrobus Sonora


Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm
Weekends: 11am-5pm
Open 7 Days. New Titles Daily.


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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Under The Volcano Books
Celaya 25
Col. Hipódromo Condesa
Distrito Federal
MEXICO C.P. 06100
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The Dream of the Cold War

Read UTVB founder Grant Cogswell's new book of poems from Publication Studio. Buy the e-book or hard copy, available now.

“A poet whose work I love. One of the few successful attempts to drag Whitman out to our remote coast and make him live in a dirty downtown hotel.” – Matthew Stadler

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Crowdfunding our Texas Book Run

April 16, 2014

We’re looking to double the size of our literature section – and looking to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to do so.

See the video of our call for assistance, share it, and contribute, here:


Latest Event

2nd Anniversary Party Thursday October 24th

Two years, kids. Come celebrate in our newly renovated digs. We have doubled the stock of fiction, moved some things around for clearer readability and easy access, and we have some new plans and changed perspective. Trocadero DJ Set will make you dance like you forgot you wanted to. Super-affordable drink specials in the American Legion Bar downstairs will get you putting your hands in the air like John LeCarre.

Open all day from 11 AM, special proprietor presentation begins at 9, dancing at 10. All are welcome.

Thursday, October 24, 11 AM-1 AM, admission free.

Latest Video

November 12, 2011

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The Real Mexico City with Grant Cogswell

Grant Cosgwell in The Real Mexico City
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