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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Love Visiting this Book Store when in Puerto Morelos!

Like coming to this place to check out the books and local products. Who can't use a good read while on vacation! The books are priced reasonably and there is something for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lori B
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like coming to this place to check out the books and local products. Who can't use a good read while on vacation! The books are priced reasonably and there is something for everyone! Also like checking out the selection of local products! They, too, are reasonably priced! If they don't have something you're looking for, ask the owner. She is... More 

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Verona, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but worthwhile place to visit. I went with my daughter and although we didn't purchase anything the woman working was very nice and kind. I felt as though if we had needed assistance, even if it were unrelated to the goods sold in the store, we could have asked!

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Thank Christina L
Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

thank you so much for your help! I had a very bad tooth ache and you lent me some scissors to cut the package open, no questions asked. I know it doesn't sound like much but that day it meant the world to me.

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Thank k0sm056
Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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 22 May 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 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 13 March 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 20 February 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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Thank hawtway
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 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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