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New & Used, English & Spanish Books in Puerto Vallarta

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"This place is super cute, has amazing book selection and tasty food and desserts but my favorite thing here is the lavender tea latte with almond milk. I drive all the way from Nuevo just for this tea, it’s amazing."

Sharon, Nuevo Vallarta Mexico

"What a wonderful gift for all of us who live in PV! Thank you, Kelly, for creating such a wonderful environment. I know there were many individuals including myself who had a hunger for an inviting book store in PV that was serene, fresh, and full of well organized reading possibilities - all this plus the opportunity to enjoy the delicious tea, coffee and light food (I am particularly fond of the Dublin Fog, a combination of green tea and vanilla). Last time there I discovered a P. D. James mystery autographed by the author! I always look forward to my next visit."

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"I love going to this bookstore and cafe. Loads of books to choose from and nice areas to sit. The two ladies I see in there (Kelly and Tina) are always helpful and welcoming. I have been enjoying a iced tea or coffee a couple of times a week and they have been excellent! A bonus is the free WiFi! Haven’t tried their new sweets that they have on display,but they look yummy! Give them a visit!"

Mary, Garden Grove California

"The ambiance, food, employees and owner are all spectacular. Don’t miss this! Kindness and tranquility is felt as soon as you walk in the door. I’m sad every time I am in a rush and have to walk by and not in. You can tell everyone cares about customers and all are welcome. Don’t miss this cafe!"

Shannon, Puerto Vallarta Mexico

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Heart of a Hippie, Soul of a Gypsy, Spirit of a Mermaid

Moved to Mexico with 5 suitcases, a dog and a dream. 

2017: I decided life needed to change, but wasn't quite sure how. Then in June of that year, I visited Puerto Vallarta  for the first time and never looked back.

September 1, 2018: I sold my house in Portland, Oregon and by;
September 30, 2018: I sold everything in it.
October 1, 2018: I bought a one-way first class ticket for me and my dog Gracie to a new life in Mexico.

Once here, I watched, I learned and I listened to what the community wanted and needed. 

November 2, 2019: Opened the doors,and welcomed the community into The Living Room. A Bookstore & Cafe in the heart of the Marina. Quickly it became the favorite gathering space for the locals, expats, snowbirds and tourist.

March 2020: the world was struck with a sweeping pandemic and my fledgling little store had to temporarily close. But that wasn't the end of this story. There are many chapters left to be written.  The heart of a hippie, soul of a gypsy and the spirit of a mermaid within me asks...What else is possible?
Follow me on my journey to find out....

May 2020, this website was born!

June 2020, thanks to the love and support of the community, we reopened! We strictly abide by all the health and safety protocols and were able to add tables to our outside area.

October 2020, we expanded our hours!

November 2020, we added NEW books, games & puzzles to our inventory!

2021 we survived! What will 2022 bring?

November 2022, business is booming. New signs on the Marina Malecon and on the corner of Paseo de la Marina y Calle Timon helped guide new friends to The Living Room. Old friends are starting to return. We've added seating and continue to add quality new and used books to the inventory. Events are being planned again! The Living Room Bookstore & Cafe is Puerto Vallarta's favorite English language bookstore! Come enjoy your hometown bookstore away from home.

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The Living Room
Bookstore & Cafe
Paseo de la Marina 245
Local N, Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
Open Monday-Saturday

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