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Address: Corner of Calama and Diego de Almagro. 217 | Open Times- Mon- Sat 10am Until 6. 30pm, Quito Best selection of Tea and books in Ecuador, Ecuador
Phone Number: 0984241707

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The best bookstore in Ecuador!

This store has a wide range of second hand books for decent prices. There is also books in other languages, besides english. The owner of the store is extremely helpful and beside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
MinneMeet
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Oulu, Finland
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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This store has a wide range of second hand books for decent prices. There is also books in other languages, besides english. The owner of the store is extremely helpful and beside giving tips on books, he also gave us many good tips for life in Ecuador. Oh and there is also a book rental service. If you are in... More 

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Raymond, Alberta Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friendly, knowledgeable service with a cup of tea and great conversation as nice bonuses. Books to rent or buy with many titles.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

One of the first places in Quito you should visit for several reasons. Besides a great selection of reading material at good prices, you can get loads of travel information from Mark the owner or other travelers that may be in. On top of that, the atmosphere of the bookshop itself is very welcoming and relaxed. You can also share... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Bookshop is one of the nicest places in Quito to visit. Quaint, and a haven full of best-selling authours as well as rarities as well as the best customer service and charm available in the area. Thank you Mark!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

It's always like visiting a friend when you come across a shop that sells books in your native language.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Mark owns this secondhand bookshop and is a lovely guy. Hé offers you tea and likes it when you wander around. Hé can recommend and is a very nice chat. The vibe here is wonderful! And good books!! ♥

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

What a great selection of books and lovely owner. We had great 30 minutes chat about life in general. It is more like community centre. Prices of books are fair. From 4 dollars you can get great book or trade yours. Hugely recommend. PS. We will say Hello to Essex (owner is from Essex) 👍

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The English Bookshop is centrally located in the Mariscal (the tourist center of Quito where you find lots of Hostals, restaurants and bars) and offers a wonderful selection of second hand books (english, french, german and spanish). The owner Mark helps you with recommendations or finding whatever you are looking for. The English Bookshop is also a meeting point for... More 

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Sydkoster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The owner is a truly British gentlemen and have a lot of friends who visit him in bookstore so u can spend lovely couple hours talking with everybody and drinking cup of tea...the best place to see in town.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

The owner, Mark, greets you as you enter the shop. He will help you find a book or two or let you muck about. You my sit in the sitting area and enjoy a bit of tea, no charge, and enjoy the company of the other patrones. I found a book I was interested in so I purchased it, but... More 

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