From the beautiful architecture and countless art museums to lively markets and epic street food spots, Mexico City has something in store for everyone—including book lovers. Bookstores and libraries in this city are top of the line, and here are three that you shouldn’t miss for the world.
Cafebrería El Péndulo
In addition to being a bookstore, Cafebrería El Péndulo is also a coffee shop, a restaurant, and a popular spot for live concerts, book nights, and literary courses. Its interior is decorated with dozens of plants, transforming this bookstore into a unique green oasis.
Often described as Mexico City’s mega-library, Biblioteca Vasconcelos is one of the most impressive libraries you’ll ever see. This enormous building covers 38,000 square meters, and transparent walls and intricate networks of balconies and paths transform book-browsing into a true adventure.
The central library of Mexico City’s university is one of those buildings you don’t even have to step into to be wowed. It’s best known for being covered with dramatic murals created by the Mexican artist Juan O’Gorman. If that isn’t enough to impress you, you’ll be blown away by hundreds of thousands of books it contains, covering many different disciplines.