Cafebrería El Péndulo: Mexico City’s Most Splendid Bookstore Chain

Check out Cafebrería El Péndulo in Mexico City
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If you’re a book lover visiting Mexico City, you’ll never run out of places to explore. This city is home to many amazing libraries and bookstores, and some of its very best happen to be a part of a popular bookstore chain called Cafebrería El Péndulo.

This chain of book shops has been around for 25 years, and it’s been Mexico City’s safe haven for literature lovers. The first shop that everyone thinks of when someone mentions Cafebrería El Péndulo is the Polanco location on Alejandro Dumas street, known for its greenery-filled interior that turned it into a green oasis in the middle of the busy city.

The Polanco location may be the most popular one, but Cafebrería El Péndulo shops are scattered all around Mexico City. You can find them in six additional locations, and each one has something that makes them special and unique in their own right.

One thing that all of the bookstores in this branch have in common is their bright interior and a great selection of books you can explore during your visit. In addition to functioning as bookstores, some of Cafebrería El Péndulo locations also offer a coffee shop and restaurant, and they host literary courses, book nights, and even live concerts.