and now for some book shopping
We just got back from doing a bit of book shopping around town. Although the easiest bookstores to find are the Gonvill chain bookstores scattered throughout Guadalajara’s Centro Historico, we opted to locate local independent vendors and book distributors. Our journey began after a quick and disappointing breakfast at Sanborns and then we were off. First stop was tracking an awesome street graphic we saw when we for a walk after installing Vexing at MUSA. We found it and snapped a few of it. Next we went down Ave. Lopez Cotilla to Ocampo and started looking for bookstores. The first bookstore, the oldest one in the city according to them, La Fuente (Contreras Medellin 140), didn’t have anything that interested us but was well lit and clean. The next bookstore we visited, Libreria Romo (Lopez Cotilla 667), I picked a couple of story books for presents. Following that, we came across El Desván de Don Quijote (Lopez Cotilla 813), was more fruitful. Colin found a book about the history of fresas (complete with a “Fresometer” to determine your level of fresitude). The staff was really friendly, Artemio y La Cherry helped us locate a nearby record store called Roxy and Roll (Juan Manuel no 747). After picking up a few vinyls, we headed there and found all sorts of crazy records. Loads and loads of rarities, especially Mexican rock. Colin dirtied his paws and emptied his pockets. We’re now back at the De Mendoza getting ready for tonight’s opening of Vexing!