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“Anyone who likes books will want to hang out here!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
Huntsville Texas
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“Anyone who likes books will want to hang out here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

There is a bookstore, a restaurant with excellent luncheon menu, and a theatre where there are evening live plays and musical events, not to speak of the largest bilingual book collection outside of Mexico City.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Amelia Island, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“everyone stops here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great library, cafe, open courtyard, theater, and sala. You can see movies, concerts, and art in an informal atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The lbiblioteca is a place to get a fabulous selection of books in English and Spanish. The café is a nice place to have coffee, lunch or dessert. Twice a week there's a drop-in conversational group in both languages. Don't miss the murals in the Sala Cuetzal and the front room. There's a gift shop and a theater that shows movies and a play group performs there as well.

Visited August 2013
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Sechelt, BC
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“You must go if you are in San Miguel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The public library in San Miguel has the largest collection of English books and items of any library in Mexico outside Mexico City. Moreover, there are films and classes, and Atencion (the cultural paper for SMA) is located there. If you are spending a week or so in SMA, you should familiarize yourself with this place. By the way, make sure that you buy Atencion (comes out every Friday) so that you'll know everything that goes on in SMA, and there's a lot!

Visited August 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“AN AMERICAN GIFT TO MEXICO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is the nerve center for the large Expat American community
Which has given so much to San Miguel. This is a must first stop to all English speaking visitors to San Miguel. Tickets and information for all of the many, many cultural and civic activities are available here. There is a three week internationally famous
Chamber Music Festival every July and August which is sponsored
by the Spanish and American community. There are plays, guitar concerts, and lectures every week in the bibliotheca which is located on insurgentes 2 blocks north of the Jardin. It is the only place to begin your joyful adventure in San Miguel.

Visited August 2013
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