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Amate Books

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Great book store!!

This is a popular book store selling books in English and Spanish. Offers books on subjects... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlene A
My favorite bookstore on face to this planet

Amate book store is hands down my favorite bookstore anywhere. It is always one of highlights of... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
Great Lakes Region, Michigan
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Amate Books specializes in books in English on Mexico. Carrying thousands of books on art, history, culture, cooking, and much more. Frommer's Guide states, "This shop has perhaps the best selection anywhere of books in English about Mexico." We...more
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Calle Macedonio Alcala 307 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 6960
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular book store selling books in English and Spanish. Offers books on subjects related to Mexico. Unfortunately it is closing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Darlene A
Reviewed July 11, 2019

Amate book store is hands down my favorite bookstore anywhere. It is always one of highlights of my trip to Oaxaca to go browse and buy books!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mcsnyder21
Reviewed May 4, 2019

A large selection of books in English. Fiction and non-fiction, history, poltics, and, of course, lots of books about things Mexican. Also in Spanish, of course.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rik214
Reviewed May 3, 2019

This is a fun store. It has a nice selection of books, but also ceremonial masks, artisanal chocolate and much more. Amate is located on Macedonia Alcala close to Santo Domingo church. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary K
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This is a really interesting book store to visit, even if you aren't looking to buy anything. It's a great place to get an interesting souvenir to bring home, whether you want a kids' book, a coffee table book, or even a cookbook. I ended...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LazyRose
Reviewed March 22, 2019

I found Oliver Sak's book on Oaxaca and have been engrossed in it. And they had beautiful painted handicrafts- especially made for them because they were all reading books! Tiip: if you want to buy the painted animals and other handicrafts you have to pay...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Books in Spanish, English, some other languages. Staff very helpful. Some nice gift items as well. I finished the book I'd brought so really glad to be able to find another in English.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Great place. If you love books, you'll appreciate how thoughtfully curated the collection of books and complimenting art is at Amate. Anything that touches the history, culture, spirit, architecture, food, and proclivities of the region is reflected in this store. A good place to start...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank angiee505
Reviewed February 21, 2019

The owner introduced me to two books translated from Spanish, both of which have become favorites. This is a small and well-stocked shop where the staff are helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Deborah K
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Good selection of English language books of all kinds, English-Spanish dictionaries, maps, artesanias. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. ♡

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank califcasl
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