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 for the entirety of Thursday September 15 and Friday September 16. Hours will resume 11 AM Saturday. Viva!

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  • Hey folks late notice on this one but if you can make it to the store for closing time this Friday my very old friend from the Charlottesville days David Copenhafer is going to play his amazing songs on acoustic guitar in the store at 6 PM. And maybe some covers. Maybe a Pulp cover, […]

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  • The store will close for Semana Santa and reopen on Monday April 18th for regular hours until … Christmas?

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