We participate in a growing number of such projects to pursue three objectives: 1) safeguard core collections. 2) ensure that partner institutions receive appropriate publications in the subject and geographic areas that correspond to their commitments. 3) reduce duplications between and amongst collaborating libraries.

Books From Mexico is the most experienced and specialized Mexican book vendor in cooperative acquisitions programs. Our expertise contributes to enhance core collections in partner libraries. We separate the wheat from the chaff to ensure that only the most important titles in relevant subject areas are collected in libraries that matter. We closely monitor acquisitions in partner institutions to reduce duplication of non-essential titles, while at the same time making sure that key publications are present in all.

Our cooperative acquisitions programs include institutions as such Columbia University and Cornell University, Harvard University and Yale University, Bancroft Library and UC-Berkeley Doe Library, University of California-Riverside and UCLA, University of Iowa and Chicago and Minnesota.

Because of our experience and integrity with academic libraries, we offer discrete selection and supply of Mexican publications to guarantee effective collection collaboration between partnering libraries.

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      Mexican literature blog

      In this blog we share knowledge, experiences and opinions of some of the Mexican publications that we have been distributing around the world for more than 40 years.

      The world of zines

      Readers can encounter all kinds and varieties of reading. Books, magazines, blogs, and digital platforms are the most common and accessible formats. However, one format usually thrives in the underground world of reading: the zine. Just because it’s “under” doesn’t mean that the fanzine is something that is suddenly emerging; in fact, its origins can […]

      “Antología” – Lambert Schlechter

      “The Cartonera, an independent, artistic, and artisanal publisher, publishes books with covers made from cardboard collected from the streets of Cuernavaca, Morelos in Mexico. Each of our copies is a unique experience because, in addition to good literature, each of the covers is painted by an artist in our collective workshops,” is the headline on […]

      International Book Fair of the Palacio de Minería 2024

      The ancient Palacio de Minería is an architectural marvel from the early 19th century with a neoclassical style, refined for its time and imposing today. Walking through it on a Friday afternoon is a stroll that can be very enjoyable if one is open to perceiving and observing every corner. And that’s what happens to […]