Under the Volcano Books

Mexico City's first English language used bookstore

Celaya 25, Col. Hipódromo Condesa

2 Blocks West of Metrobus Sonora


To establish: an embassy for the soul of the English-speaking world – its literature – in Mexico; an educational resource for Chilangos learning English and eager to explore the artistic reach of the language; a web-free, Kindle-less island of analog time in the digital sea; a community center for Commonwealth and American expatriates in the most exciting, vibrant and accessible city on Earth; an institution that will pay tribute to that city’s magnificence with the best our native culture has to offer


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Latest Updates

  • The store will close at 6 PM on Wednesday April 5th and reopen at 11 AM on Monday, April 10th.

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  • The store will close early at 2 PM on Friday, March 17th at 2 PM for a family emergency- they’ll all be drunk. See you Saturday!

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  • We are excited to present the formerly-of-Seattle performer, raconteur and critic David Schmader and his hilarious guide to the herb ‘Weed, the User’s Guide: A 21st Century Handbook to Enjoying Marijuana’ on Tuesday, October 18th at 6 PM. Even if, like myself, you don’t like or don’t care about the ganj, you’re in for laughs […]

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