We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cuba Libro

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Travel Alert: U.S. Travel Licensing Restrictions Apply for Travel to Cuba. For details, click here
Review Highlights
English Language Bookstore and Community Hub

The owner, Conner Gory, writer of travel books and American journalist, has opened this English... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
recitalsinger
,
New York City, New York
Cozy place, warm pwople

We visited Cuba Libro after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. The place was really cute and the... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2019
StavrosValentina
,
Athens, Greece
via mobile
Read all 121 reviews
All photos (78)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
About
Cuba Libro is the only English-language bookstore/coffeehouse on the island. We are an ethically- and socially-responsible business dedicated to supporting the community in which we work and sharing the best of Cuba with visitors. We host cultural...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Calle 24, corner Calle 19 | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
Website
+53 7 8305205
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
87 results
Traveler rating
72
14
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
72
14
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews english language iced coffee lending library bookstore cafe free condoms la habana conner journalist donated gory visitors cuba vedado material americans journey art
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner, Conner Gory, writer of travel books and American journalist, has opened this English language bookstore to help Cubans have access to books in English. They are mostly used books and are very reasonably priced. She also has a lending library. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank recitalsinger
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

New York in the house! Glad you got to drop by and experience our way of doing "business." And I love that you call us a community hub; way more descriptive than what we usually hear which is "much more than a bookstore." Thanks for...More

Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

We visited Cuba Libro after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. The place was really cute and the people working there very friendly, warm and kind. It serves coffee and a good variety of juices and cold drinks (no alcohol). As we wanted to eat something they...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank StavrosValentina
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hola Stavros!! You guys sat in our "Paz" section if Im not mistaken? And that 75 cent pizza is pretty damn good, eh (for Cuba anyway!) Thanks for the kind write up - although we don't serve food, we always like to support the work...More

Reviewed March 25, 2019

We loved our visit to CL. Conner has created a lovely oasis. We savored delicious coffee, fresh pineapple juice and enjoyed browsing the book shelves.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Caribchakita
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

Gracias for your visit and review. We have some great books, eh? And the coffee? 100% cubano, 100%delicious!

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Sitting in a porch watching Cuba is amazing. It's an excellent bookstore, amazing espresso, and the vibe is so friendly and local. I wanted to sit there all day! The owner is amazing, and you can just sense the community of friendships even as a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jenniferfarish
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hola Jennifer! Thanks so much for dropping in to our little oasis. Your review captures what we've been striving to create at Cuba Libro since we founded it in 2013. We are dedicated to doing something different and highlighting the best, most creative and friendly...More

Reviewed November 14, 2018

i really liked this place, it was so relaxing and quite. Best place to enjoy a coffee in Havana away from the crowds. will defiantly come back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Safari20729936182
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Hola Safari! Thanks for dropping in and reviewing. Havana can be SO hectic, which is why we cherish the tranquil, leafy atmosphere in our little oasis. See you next time 'round! - Conner & Team Cuba Libro

Reviewed November 12, 2018

I enjoy exploring new destinations on foot, so one day included a 5 km walk from my Casa at Habana Vieja to Cuba Libro. I enjoyed the place, reminds me of my former residence in Cairo. I enjoyed a couple of cups of good coffee,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael J B
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Hi Ayidth - Havana is such a great walking city and you really experienced that (loooong walk from Vieja to our corner in Vedado). And now for some good news: Cuba Libro can keep our books!!! New regulations threatened our business model but more logical...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Great refuge for local Cubans that would like to rest from their busy daily lives. They offered a variety of books to read there and great coffee. The Owner Conner Gorry helps the community thru an array of projects from educating the community, providing free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rakelusa2018
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thanks for sharing an afternoon with us! We're cooking with gas as my mom always likes to say. Coming up the rest of this month: English classes, an art opening, volunteer day (oct 24) to celebrate Climate Change Action Day (interested in participating? drop us...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

I had the iced coffee and it was very tasty. There's a few hundred books in English, mostly fiction. I went there hoping to find some of the more rare Fidel books translated in English but there was very little of this type of material....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TankieTraveler1917
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We found this little oasis by Tripadvisor and were not dissapointed by the place. It was the first place in Cuba were we found out was LGBT friendly and had an interasting glimpse of what is the transgender movement in the island. The Coffee was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paulo S
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Gracias Paulo!! So glad you got to drop by and experience our blend of hospitality, tranquility and great coffee. We always close for the month of August (five years running, and in fact, yesterday was our official 5 year anniversary!!) but reopen on Sept 9....More

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We checked the trip advisor reviews and thought we should visit as we were sick of tasteless coffee. In fact we were really just intrigued to visit the only English bookstore in Cuba. We checked the taxi cost from our hotel which was 10 CUC...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank G2118WKandrews
ConnerGo, General Manager at Cuba Libro, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hola Andrew!! Thanks for posting this review - good books, coffee and vibe plus hammocks and an environmental stewardship policy. You get us!! On the LGBTQ front: we are a coffee shop and oasis for everybody. No matter who walks through our gate, regardless of...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 626 nearby hotels
Hotel Don Julio
6 reviews
.57 miles away
Hostal Aptofive
69 reviews
.63 miles away
Hotel El Bosque
138 reviews
.64 miles away
Hostal Casa ILY
5 reviews
.69 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,058 nearby restaurants
Mambo
97 reviews
.40 miles away
El Balcon De Diego
253 reviews
.51 miles away
El Cocinero
900 reviews
.28 miles away
El Cimarron
175 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,280 nearby attractions
Fabrica de Arte Cubano
2,276 reviews
.29 miles away
Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)
2,027 reviews
.49 miles away
Playas de Este
2,385 reviews
.48 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Erinrsanta
December 2, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Hola. Cuba Libro is part of the vanguard of 'cuenta propismo' - privately-owned business since 2013.
0
Votes
twofishes
February 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Hola twofishes! With great pleasure. This is our list of books, updated on Feb 6, that our community has come to us seeking. Have a great trip and thanks for your support! • How to Prepare for the IELTS • IELTS Official... More
0
Votes
jemestas
February 19, 2017|
Answer
Response from ConnerGo | Property representative |
Hello Gilroy California (have you seen our garlic here? a clove is the size of my pinkie nail; we could use some of your wonderful crops!)! I don't like to publish the PO box address on the internet...there are a lot of... More
0
Votes