El Péndulo is one of my favourite places to go. In addition, it is widely recognised as one of the best bookshops in Mexico City.
To be more precise, it’s a cafebreria, a café/bookshop which means it has comfortable chairs and a nice selection of food, in addition to shelves of books. They are also host to many events as varied as musical breakfasts on weekend mornings, plays and swing band sessions in the evening.
There are now six Péndulos in Mexico City: Condesa, Polanco, Santa Fé, Perisur, Zona Rosa and Roma. I love coming here. I always find an armful of books to read, even though I know I can’t have them all. Its also really nice to be able to sit down and read them afterwards with a coffee.
This shop also has a nice selection of English language books if you’re on holiday and need a good read.
Have a look at another of my favourite bookshops in Mexico City.