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Address: Av Tulum 3 | South Side of the Main Square in Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Alma Libre Books is the largest New & Used English Bookstore in the...

Alma Libre Books is the largest New & Used English Bookstore in the Yucatan.You'll find an eclectic selection in more than 20 genres, including local birds, fish, mammals, Mayan culture, Mexican cooking, maps, language books, travel guides and dictionaries and Spanish phrase books.We have a huge selection of used fiction books & information to make your vacation better.Trades are welcome on used books, so our selection is always changing and growing.

Open daily 10:00 - 6:00

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The staff are always helpful. They Are very knowledgeable and provide excellent recommendations for dinning, day trips etc. They also have good beach reads.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
Steve J
Santa Paula, California, United States
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Santa Paula, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The staff are always helpful. They Are very knowledgeable and provide excellent recommendations for dinning, day trips etc. They also have good beach reads.

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almalibre, Owner at Alma Libre Bookstore, responded to this review

Thank you Steve! That is exactly what we aim for. Good reads, good stuff and good advice. :) Gracias - Rob More 

Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because we had relied on their website before our trip for useful info on PM. A great place to get your beach read or cards and small gifts. Lots of Americans and Canadians come through this shop. Good place to get info on local happenings or tips and directions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The Puerto Morelos that is properly the Alma Libre Bookstore is an older established part of the Puerto Morelos long term tourist or expat community It also runs the Friends of Puerto Morelos Facebook community pages Staff are pleasant and friendly , good selection well laid out - lots of Yucatan , Mexican Mayan and local interest books in various... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The book collection is well displayed by author and genre. Used books sell at new prices as the demand outstrips the supply. You can also get credits for bringing books in to trade.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Funky bookstore right next to the main square. Mostly used books, some news one. Kids books in Spanish. Great Freida Khalo beach bags! Very sturdy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

When I ran out of non-electronic reading material, I came here and found a great novel at a great price! Most titles are in English, though there are small sections for Spanish and other languages.

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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

We caught the owner on their last day of the (high) season. Solid advice regarding cheap car rental was very much worth a little patronage!

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Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

This bookstore has charm and is the center of information for literally thousands of travelers. A wonderful resource for the community....

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

A gem of a little bookstore with many items including maps and other navigational tools to help you get around the Mayan Riviera. Rob and Joanne, the owners, are solid excellent people eager to help visitors. When in Puerto Morelos do yourself a favor and pay this shop a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Don't worry if you left your books for vacation reading at home! The nicest and most friendly place to find new and used books at bargin prices is at The Alma Libre Bookstore in Puerto Morelos. I have visited this store over many years and am always greeted with a smile by the owners:Rob and Joanne. Every season they return... More 

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