Hey folks we are open regular hours for Thanksgiving and the subsequent weekend. Come Thursday and from 2 to 5 PM enjoy a real old-style Thanksgiving dinner at the Legion Americana bar downstairs while you dip into a book.

Sorry about that. Water’s on, election’s over, we’re back to regular hours starting this Thursday.

October 29th, 2018

As you may know, the water is scheduled to be turned off throughout the city from Nov 1-4. Rumor and the general vibe of the advisory hints that this period may go long by a few days.

A lot of people are leaving town for what will undoubtedly be a shitty week, no pun intended. Ok, kind of intended.

Additionally the Dia de los Muertos comes right beforehand – given all this, we plan to close Halloween October 31st until the morning of Thursday, November 8th when we will reopen at 11 AM per usual.

Get your books now, or hold on until next week- there’s new stuff being shelved all the time.


September 3rd, 2018

We don’t close for American holidays, but want to celebrate by offering our customers crazy low prices on a few selected items:

Cookbooks, 50 pesos

History (New World and Old), 1/2 off

Children’s Books, 10 pesos

That’s right, ten pesos.

See you here!

Back to normal

July 26th, 2018

The store will be open regular hours from now until Christmas.

(With a little temporary alteration: our new old guy Will has to run off at 5:30 on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

See you soon!

Game Day

June 25th, 2018

We’ll be opening just a little late – noon – this Wednesday, June 27th, on account of the World Cup match between Mexico and Sweden.


We are not closed

June 18th, 2018

FYI – the bar underneath us is ‘clausurado’. We are not. Please come in.

We are open regular hours again, without pause till our March book run. Come by, explore and buy.

Closed for the holidays

December 22nd, 2017

The store is closed until Monday, January 8th.

Happy Holidays!

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!