The 4th was kind of wild – still, a reminder why I don’t drink at work. We’ll just leave that there.

Slashing even our sale price: this weekend we encourage you to take home all you can from our to-be-temporarily-terminated Non-Fiction and History sections. The books are going for 50 pesos each.

And a reminder of our (also, temporary) new hours: Saturday/Sunday, 12 to 6. It will be that way most likely for several months, until we can plan a move after the on-off closures, red and yellow lights, surges and new strains. 2022? Make plans, God laughs.

See you here.

First of all, want to share the news that our forthcoming move and expansion has been further set back by the city’s slide from green to yellow semáforo. We can’t move if we can’t get into any of the places we’d consider moving to. So our hours are going to be just Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 6, for a good, long while.

This forthcoming weekend we’re offering a special treat for Independence Day (U.S.): 50% off on all our history and non-fiction selections. Come by – and bring titles you’re ready to trade for an unprecedentedly high amount of credit, given that we still can’t hit our stateside library sales, which are scheduled to open in the fall.

There is likely to be some kind of food and drink offered in the club downstairs, though that’s none of our business and outside of our control. Full PPE, and no fireworks inside the building, please.

See you here!

If you want a full explanation you’ll have to come by when we’re open: 12-6 Saturdays and Sundays, until the situation profoundly changes.

Just do. Cash and PayPal only. No cash for books in this stretch, just very generous credit. Nos vemos!

Open this weekend

May 21st, 2021

We will open this Saturday and Sunday May 22nd and 23rd 2021 from noon to 6 PM. We will remain closed the following weekend and then open all weekends starting in June until our reorganization/move clarifies sometime around when we talk to the aliens (August?)

Open every other weekend

May 15th, 2021

We will open every other weekend 12-6 until June.

May 15/16: CLOSED

May 22/23: OPEN

May 29/30: CLOSED

June 5/6: OPEN

And then we will open all weekends until further notice of relocation or full-time hours.

Closed Easter

March 29th, 2021

Hey our new policy is open weekends 12-6 but we will stay closed for the Easter weekend and open up again on Saturday the 10th. Remember you can book a private appointment at ANY time (ok not mornings!) with 24-hour notice by writing to – or come see us some weekend before we move and expand this summer!


March 23rd, 2021

We will open Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 6 until things get back to normal – ?! – or we move.

Full PPE, one person at a time, cash or PayPal only.

In the meantime who knows about commercial space available upstairs in Chimalistac, Del Valle Sur, Guadalupe Inn, Coyoacan, Florida, Nápoles, Condesa, or Narvarte? Please let us know.


December 15th, 2020

We are closed until March 1, 2021. Please visit us then. Abrazos!

Okay this REALLY IS the last time (till 2021). We will open for customers one or one group at a time, masked, gelled from head to toe and limited to thirty minutes if others are waiting, regular hours Friday December 11th at 11 AM through close at 6 PM Monday, December 14th. (That includes Sunday, but be patient then as it’s the day of rest. Also a good time to avoid the crowds.)

After this sale there’s nothing for winter because I will be gone to the beach where my allergies are far less severe. There really isn’t a better gift in these times than a good book. So many of us reckoning with silence, and new horizons as the world comes out of this long troubled sleep. What are YOU gonna do? Bring stories.

Black Friday Sale 11/27 2-8 PM

November 25th, 2020

Apologies for saying these last two brief openings would be the last – they were meant to be. But necessity is the mother – and a motherfucker – of changing your mind. Pushing our regular schedule forward a couple hours to accommodate that vicious end-of-week hora pico.

Open this Friday to customers one or one couple/family/group at a time, masked and gelled, limit of 30 minutes when people are waiting.

And we might even do it again next week, but that’s not certain yet.

See you here.