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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.

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Dictionaries Add Words as American English Evolves

As American English speakers invent phrases to fit today’s realities, dictionaries follow suit by adding new words to their lists of definitions. In recognition of the 'new normal,' the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the website Dictionary.com have added hundreds of words and phrases so far this year.

Mexico in Fiction: Ten Books That Are Set in Mexico

Mexico is a country that often seems stitched together like a geopolitical patchwork quilt - so varied are its cultures, languages, lands, and people. To reflect this often fragmented, always rich cultural landscape, here are ten books that offer different ways of imagining Mexico.

Our Wicked War with Mexico and its Repercussions

Sayulita, Mexico - Living in Mexico half the year has motivated me to learn more about the history of the often-contentious relationship between Mexico...

Vallarta Author Releases New Book

James R. Callan, a part-time resident of Puerto Vallarta and long-time member of the PV Writer's Group, has just released his latest book, 'A Plot for Murder.' Now available at Amazon.com, this riveting whodunit will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Mercados Recipes from Mexicos Markets

With the border closed to non-essential travel and all of us staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that summer trip to visit the markets in Oaxaca, Jalisco or Veracruz may have to wait awhile. But David Sterling's cookbook, 'Mercados,' offers recipes inspired by the markets of Mexico

The Dog Lady of Mexico Book

Already a best seller on Amazon, 'The Dog Lady of Mexico: A Heartwarming Journey into Animal Rescue' transforms Alison Sawyer Current's heroic, real-life efforts to save the neglected and starving dogs and cats of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, into an inspiring and moving story.

Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours Ebooks

Although you cannot travel to Puerto Vallarta during this time of quarantine, you can virtually transport yourself from your comfy armchair to our beautiful paradise, thanks to Sandra Cesca's photo guidebooks. Two eBooks are on sale now at 50% savings.

15 Books to Read About Cruises

Cruise ships and their destinations make stunning and imaginative settings for all types of books, from fantastic fiction in every genre, to true life insights. Cruise-themed books offer high seas adventures to feed your imagination while stuck at home.Cruise ships and their destinations make stunning and imaginative settings for all types of books, from fantastic fiction in every genre, to true life insights. Cruise-themed books offer high seas adventures to feed your imagination while stuck at home.

Marina Vallarta Gets a Bookstore

The Living Room Bookstore & Café has recently opened in Marina Vallarta, offering Puerto Vallarta residents in general and those living in that neighborhood, in particular, a new source of new and gently used English language books. It also has a dedicated children's bookstore!

MEXLend Books for Mexico Lovers

Mexico is an exquisitely diverse country with all the beautiful immersions of culture and art. One of the many forms of art created in Mexico is a wide array of fascinating literature. MEXLend lists three books by Mexican authors that every Mexico lover should read.