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Small but good selection of books, multiple languages

Bujo is a nice store with tasteful, artsy shirts and other tourist/gift items in addition to their... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2016
Cynthia C
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Buho book shop is a really good facility in Leon, a wide choice of books, new and secondhand, and... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2015
Kate S
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Mar 17, 2016
“Small but good selection of books, multiple languages”
Jan 24, 2016
“Nice, but limited selection”
Second hand bookstore in Leon. Some new books. Travel books, local literature, novels, classics, history, politics, dictionaries. In english, spanish, dutch, norwegian, german, french and swedish.
De museo Ruben Dario | 1 Cuadra Y Media Al Oeste, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 3306
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Reviewed March 17, 2016

Bujo is a nice store with tasteful, artsy shirts and other tourist/gift items in addition to their small but thoughtful selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, in a number of languages. I was feeling desperate for some English language fiction but bought only two...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed January 24, 2016

I lost my phrase book when I reached Leon and could not find a replacement anywhere (even in Managua). I had hope that a book store in a university town would have one, but all they had were dictionaries. Otherwise,a nice selection of used books...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank RichfromDC
KalleNica, Manager at Buho Books, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

Thank you for your review. I am sorry we didn´t have the phrasebook you were looking for, we have had problems finding it lately. Hopefully we will have it soon again! :)

Reviewed November 5, 2015

Buho book shop is a really good facility in Leon, a wide choice of books, new and secondhand, and other goods, t-shirts, caps and locally crafted souvenirs. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable, opening hours are good too.and the guest house behind the shop is...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Kate S
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stumbled across Buho Books on my recent field research trip to Leon. While their selection of books was pretty good, I find that the prices were really high. The problem does not come from Buho Book itself but from the lack of competition in...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Roselyne G
KalleNica, Owner at Buho Books, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2015

Hi, Thanks for your review. I understand that some travellers find the books overpriced. The difference between the stores in Managua and my store and the one in Granada is that we are small independent bookshops and they are big chains that can buy more...More

Reviewed February 14, 2015

Buho Books is the most complete bookstore for foreign visitors in the colonial city of León, Nicaragua. You can get international books in different languages, including bilingual books about Nicaragua.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a cute bookstore, where you can find all different kinds of Books in all kinds of languages. If you in Leon, you should definitely step by and enjoy the variety. It is very difficult to find good Books, or Books at all, in...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I originally booked a two night stay at the home the book store is attached to. How nice it was to everyday visit with Marthe and look through all of the great books for sale. New and used books along with recycled paper journals, carved...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

I live in Leon, right around the corner from this bookstore. I have yet to be disappointed. As an English speaker it has been hard to find new let alone used books(which I adore) in Nicaragua. This book store has been expanding there selection and...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

We were glad to find this cute bookstore but were shocked by the prices! We have been going to used bookstores around Central America and the prices here were double to triple what we have paid elsewhere. They also don't buy books... So though we...More

Thank EricAndSarahSeattle
KalleNica, Owner at Buho Books, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Hi, Sorry that you didn´t have a nice experience in my bookstore. I have just started up this store, kind of as a hobby, to at least offer some books to travellers and people of León, because there are no other bookstores. It is very...More

Reviewed October 21, 2013

Like a beacon of civilization, this friendly bookstore called me in. Nice owner from Norway gave me helpful local tips. Very cute place.

Date of experience: October 2013
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