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Alma Libre Bookstore

3 Av Tulum, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 11:00-7:00 « less
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This nice book store came as a surprise with a vast selection of new and used books in mostly English with some Spanish titles too that you can buy or trade. The lady who helped us, Sandy, was very pleasant to chat with and gave us great tips for our travels around the Yucatan and Central America. She was very... More

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This bookstore was mentioned in our Lonely Planet guide and as we were headed to PoMo for the day we decided to drop in. The selection of books is amazing and we were hard pushed to choose. The lady in the store on the day we visited could not have been more helpful. As we had not been to the... More

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place is not just a great book store, but it's a great resource for tips and tricks for the new and seasoned PoMo visitor. They offer great rental properties and gifts for those not looking for a mass produced wooden mask or hammock. I highly recommend stopping by here to have a look and a chat.

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Squamish, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited Alma Libre around December 15, 2013 and traded a couple books for another book. The woman there was very helpful with helping us to find what we were looking for! We returned home to Canada and on January 2, 2014 we received a call from Robert, the owner of the book store. I was surprised as we had... More

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San Francisco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Alma Libre is a MUST STOP place for all visitors that want to learn about the area from two seasoned (part-time) residents from Canada. They took a huge risk of money and time to be in a place they love - and it paid off in a pleasant way - experience it for yourself, stop by and by something.

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Münster
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

It was nice to visit these book shop buy a couple of good books and talk to the lovely canadian lady who was there on charge of it.

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Ladysmith
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great little book store that you can buy new or used books, get all kinds of info including places to stay. Very helpful and friendly staff. They also sell hot sauces, vanillas and other assorted bags, etc. Another go to place.

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Havent been to the bookstore. Yet. But stumbled onto their website while doing research on Puerto Morelos and found it very informative and helpful. Love their quirky style and playful outlook on issues and life

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Cortland, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

A sweet little used bookstore in town. Many books to choose from in both English and Spanish. Take a walk through and browse the shelves, then walk to the corner cafe and have a cappucino!

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

If visiting Puerto Morelos, stop into the Alma Libre. I popped in a couple of times and got some great tips on the town while i was there.

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