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Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 0293
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Helpful place

Has a nice sales room with English books. The staff is helpful and friendly. You can also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Geezer45
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Abu Dhabi
"Home and Garden" Tour San Miguel

It appears the Home and Garden tour racket still continues. Do yourself a favor, and donate some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
capitanpablo
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Lo de Marcos, Mexico
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Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garden tour” (32 reviews)
“sunday house” (19 reviews)
“santa ana” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 0293
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Has a nice sales room with English books. The staff is helpful and friendly. You can also purchase the English language newspaper there.

Thank Geezer45
Reviewed 5 days ago

It appears the Home and Garden tour racket still continues. Do yourself a favor, and donate some money to a local charity, but skip the tour - it was a complete waste of our last day visiting San Miguel.

Thank capitanpablo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very knowledgable staff, a great collection of books (including very cheap books for sale) and a LOVELY courtyard cafe. A real gem.

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to buy used books. There are quite a few to select from. When we finished we decided to try the restaurant inside the library. The Cobb salad was great, especially on this hot day and the fajitas had good flavor. Nice place to...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit to the Biblioteca Publica! The murals on the walls were just beautiful and while we were visiting someone was playing the piano in one of the rooms and it was just special....it was such a lovely time in the afternoon. Highly...More

Thank markdmarc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the largest Spanish/English library in Mexico and it's always a bustle of activity. Tutors give lessons in the courtyard, the book collection is extensive, there's a theatre where movies are shown several times a week in addition to live performances, a nice cafe,...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first discovered the Biblioteca Publica when we were instructed to meet there for a day tour. What we found was a warm, welcoming facility in the heart of town that serves not only as a library but also as a major meeting place for...More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! Combining art, books, community, this place also has a lovely cafe, and an attached theatre. It is open later than you might expect. If you're staying a few weeks, get yourself a library card; you won't regret it.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Love the Sunday Home tour. Music prior to the tour was excellent. The tour itself is always fun. Prior trips we went to three homes but this year it was limited to two homes. Always interesting mix of modern with old and lots of art.

Thank cynconno
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A valuable addition to San Miguel. Excellent kids' section, I believe the 2nd largest in Mexico (for English books).

Thank Nat S
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Deborah P
Do you still have home tours on Sundays Thank you,Deborah
4 May 2017|
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Response from rob77ohio | Reviewed this property |
Home tours are available as posted at the library. Hope that you can take one!
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Carol K
Good Morning.... I am coming to San Miguel for a visit in about a week. Do you have need for some used contemporary hard or paper back books in English? I can bring some down when I come if you can use them.
4 September 2016|
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Response from Patty04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, Apologies for not replying until now. I appreciate your generous offer but unfortunately I'm too late. I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel. Patty
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