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Address: Av Tulum 3 | South Side of the Main Square in Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Central information, excellent selection of books in English

What great folks work here full of information for visitors. The book selection is outstanding. There are lovely gifts to be had as well. Great resource for PM.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Iowa City, IA
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Iowa City, IA
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450 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What great folks work here full of information for visitors. The book selection is outstanding. There are lovely gifts to be had as well. Great resource for PM.

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Thank GailCheryl
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed by the rudeness of the proprietors as we had heard they were usually quite helpful. They ignored us, brushed off questions, and seemed very disinterested in our business.

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Thank MNKate2016
almalibre, Owner at Alma Libre Bookstore, responded to this review

Hello Kate, we talk to dozens of people every day in the store, and we help people get more out of their vacations by providing good information. We answer questions tirelessly. We maintain a couple of information websites on the town and a busy Facebook group. We have a pretty good reputation as our reviews show! It is possible on... More 

Santa Paula, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The staff are always helpful. They Are very knowledgeable and provide excellent recommendations for dinning, day trips etc. They also have good beach reads.

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Thank Steve J
almalibre, Owner at Alma Libre Bookstore, responded to this review

Thank you Steve! That is exactly what we aim for. Good reads, good stuff and good advice. :) Gracias - Rob More 

Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because we had relied on their website before our trip for useful info on PM. A great place to get your beach read or cards and small gifts. Lots of Americans and Canadians come through this shop. Good place to get info on local happenings or tips and directions.

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Thank Hoosier1959
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

The Puerto Morelos that is properly the Alma Libre Bookstore is an older established part of the Puerto Morelos long term tourist or expat community It also runs the Friends of Puerto Morelos Facebook community pages Staff are pleasant and friendly , good selection well laid out - lots of Yucatan , Mexican Mayan and local interest books in various... More 

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Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

The book collection is well displayed by author and genre. Used books sell at new prices as the demand outstrips the supply. You can also get credits for bringing books in to trade.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Funky bookstore right next to the main square. Mostly used books, some news one. Kids books in Spanish. Great Freida Khalo beach bags! Very sturdy!

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DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

When I ran out of non-electronic reading material, I came here and found a great novel at a great price! Most titles are in English, though there are small sections for Spanish and other languages.

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Thank Cat M
Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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