Saturday, August 11, 2012


I stumbled across a blog a few days ago from an English language bookstore in Colonia Roma which I'd never heard of--and with its somewhat hidden location at the end of a small cerrada it's easily overlooked. Given the dirth of good reading material in English available here, 'Under the Volcano Books' is a welcome addition.  They had two copies of the book I was looking for (Graham Greene's 'The Power and the Glory')!  It will celebrate its first anniversary in October.

Their address is Cerrada Chiapas 40-C (between Córdoba and Mérida) in Colonia Roma Norte.

Opening Hours:

Weekdays from noon to 7PM
Weekends from noon to 5PM
Closed Wednesdays.  

Click HERE to see the website.

View Larger Map ('A' on the map is the entrance of the cerrada--it's at the end).

Most of the books are used.  They are seeking donations of books, so please consider cleaning out your bookshelves and help this place stay around.