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Address: 3 Av Tulum | South Side of the Main Square in Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Ozark, Missouri
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 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 stars Reviewed April 6, 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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cancun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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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usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This store is a great place to stop and grab a book, and also ask advice from an native english speaker. The store stocks a few gift items which were more interesting than what was offered out at the flea market.

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Salem, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Alma Libre Bookstore in Puerto Morelos has a wonderful collection of books, magazines, and trinkets. It is also a great gathering spot in the square. Open late.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate you visiting our store and taking the time to write a review. I should note though that while we do have books, gourmet items and gifts, we do not have magazines. We are also not open late. This year we close at 6 in the evening. Thank you very much Rob Alma... More 

Edmonton
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

A delightful shop in the center of town with super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Not only did I buy postcards but also bottles of vanilla, which happened to be on sale for 1/4 the price of that at one of the gift shops in town. If you don't see anything else, be sure to stop in here.

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

Thank you for visiting our store and for your kind review. We appreciate it very much! Rob Alma Libre Bookstore and Gifts - Puerto Morelos More 

Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every town should have a bookstore like this! Great books, pleasant and helpful staff, best prices on Mexican Vanilla, nice gift selection, lots of local flavor. Every recommendation we were given was right-on! Close down the tourist office on the corner and make Alma Libre the local welcome center!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You can find little gems in this bookstore. Not only do they have every book your heart desires but you can find some really cool local gift ideas!

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As everyone has pointed out on TA this store is a great resource for everything Yucatan related as well as a well stocked book store. We went there in search of a 'good' map (no Google map will work for my hubby while on the road) as we were planning on renting a car (for the first time in Mexico)... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. Hope you enjoy all our area has to offer. More 

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Additional Information about Alma Libre Bookstore

Address: 3 Av Tulum | South Side of the Main Square in Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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