Welcome to Allende Books!
We are happy to be your English-language bookstore in La Paz.
We are conveniently located in the heart of La Paz, within easy walking distance of the malecón (waterfront), and just one block up from the cathedral and jardín (city park/garden). We are fortunate enough to be in the same building as el ángel azul hacienda - one of the most historic buildings in La Paz, lovingly restored by the owner of el ángel azul, Esther Ammann. (Visit el ángel azul's website for the history of this beautiful colonial-style building.)
Please see the map below for our location and contact information.
Store hours are from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.
We accept pesos (of course), Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, US dollars, and US travelers checks.
NOTICE: Allende Books will be CLOSED for vacation from September 7, 2014 - September 30, 2014. We will re-open regular business hours beginning October 1, 2014.
In addition to fiction and non-fiction for your reading enjoyment, we also carry a wide selection of books to help you enjoy your stay in Mexico - including the following: travel guides, language guides, outdoor guides, cruising chartbooks, Baja and Mexico history, regional cooking, Mexican interior design and architecture, culture and arts of Mexico, and much more. Please see our Books page for samples of titles from a few of our more popular categories.
If we don't have the book you are looking for, we are happy to special order it for you.
We also have an eclectic collection of hand-crafted art and gifts from La Paz and elsewhere in Mexico and Central America - including the following: wall décor, engravings, pottery, purses, scarves, table runners, stuffed animals, dolls, picture frames, and more! Please see our Gifts page for samples of a few of these wonderful items.
Additionally, we carry maps of La Paz, the Baja peninsula, and Mexico; as well as road atlases for the Baja and Mexico.
We also carry cards and postcards, so you can keep in touch with loved ones back home - and make them jealous that you are having such a great time in La Paz!
Independencia 518, e/Serdán y Guillermo Prieto
La Paz, BCS C.P. 23000
Proprietors: Bruce and Kathleen Bennett
Local Telephone: 612-125-9114
From the United States dial: 011-52-612-125-9114