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Ahhhh, vacation . . . Vacations provide us with an ocean of free time, time to rest, relax – and catch up on your reading! There’s nothing quite like sitting on the beach with a good book, and deciding what to read on vacation is half the fun. If you are looking for some good “beach reading” for your Puerto Vallarta vacation, you’ve come to the right place!

In Puerto Vallarta there are many bookstores, sidewalk coffee shops and cyber cafes scattered around Old Town, where you can find used books in English for sale and/or exchange. “Page In the Sun,” across the street from Lazaro Cardenas Park, has a good selection, “The Book Store” on Carranza offers newly released English books and magazines, and the Los Mangos Public Library on the road to Pitillal has a nice English-language section plus quite a few magazines and newspapers.

If you are staying in Nuevo Vallarta, stop by NVBookstore on the second floor of the Paradise Plaza Shopping Center for Best Sellers and newly released books in English.


Guadalajara Hosts 37th International Book Fair Nov 25-Dec 3

The 37th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, better known as the FIL, is set to take place at Expo Guadalajara, November 25 through December 3, 2023. The largest book fair in the Americas, and second-largest in the world, it is also considered the most important annual cultural event of its kind in the Spanish-speaking world.

‘Kambalache’, a Fun Filled Event for Book Lovers at Los Mangos

On Saturday, July 22 from 10 am until 8 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, will host 'Kambalache', a fun filled event for book lovers. Everyone is invited to come out to the library to enjoy book exchanges, conferences, collective learning, poetry readings, music, food and fun!

Gil Gevins Book Signing at Galleria Dante’s Meet the Artist Night

Galleria Dante invites you to stop by on Friday, February 24th, from 6 to 9 pm to meet the artists – there are usually 10-12 in attendance - and author Gil Gevins, named 'Jalisco's Funniest Human Being', will be there signing his newest book, 'KAH'.

‘Buenos Días Puerto Vallarta’ Book Sales Benefit Casa Esperanza

Kim and Paul Flippen have created a coffee table book that features selected works by celebrated artist, Francine Peters. Now you can take a colorful stroll through Puerto Vallarta as seen through Francine’s eyes while helping the women and children at the Casa Esperanza Women's Shelter.

PV Writers Group for Writers or Want-To-Be Writers

The Puerto Vallarta Writers Group (PVWG) meets each Saturday during the winter season from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at Las Brazzas Grill near the east end of the Cuale Island. Everybody interested in writing – at any level and in any area – is invited.

Guadalajara Hosts 36th Annual International Book Fair

The 36th edition of the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, an amazing cultural festival aimed at professionals and the general public alike, will fully resume face-to-face activities at Expo Guadalajara, November 26 through December 4, 2022.

Biblioteca Los Mangos’ Celebración de Las Letras, Nov 10-12

On its 26th anniversary, Puerto Vallarta's Los Mangos Library and Cultural Center invites the entire community to the 2022 Celebration of Letters Festival. Set to take place on November 10, 11 and 12, this is one of the Puerto Vallarta Public Library's most important yearly cultural events.

New Book Shares the Lives of Expats in Puerto Vallarta

Robert Nelson's new book, 'Expats in Paradise: Life in Puerto Vallarta', brings a fresh new look at the day-to-day lives of 13 expat singles, couples and families who live in Puerto Vallarta or along the Bay of Banderas. It examines their cost of living, healthcare and quality of local schools, and answers questions about living here.

Exploring Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD

Dr. Leslie Korn, who has lived and worked in Banderas Bay since 1973, is pleased to announce that Psychiatric Times has published her new peer-reviewed article, 'Exploring Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for PTSD,' in its special report on Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Approaches in Mental Health Care.

Perfect Christmas Gift for Puerto Vallarta Plant Lovers

The third edition of 'Tropical Plants of Puerto Vallarta,' a popular guidebook covering the hundreds of plants found in the greater Puerto Vallarta area, is now available. Filled with almost 300 full color photos and cleverly organized by color for easy plant identification, it makes the perfect Christmas gift!