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Librería El Lector has a large selection of new books in English and Spanish. On the second floor balcony is used book selection (predominately English and German, with some other languages) which can be traded two-for-one or bought (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ca San Francisco 221. Tel: 288-677, URL:

On the next block is SBS Librería Internacional, which also has a good selection of books in English, including for children. SBS also has books in French, German, Italian and other languages, as well as a large offering of bilingual dictionaries (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Ca San Francisco 125. Tel: 205-317, E-mail:, URL:

Librería San Francisco has bird guides, novels, coffee-table books and other works in English (daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Ca San Francisco 133-135. Tel: 612-225 / 218-853, E-mail: It has a dozen shops around town.

For trekking and topographical maps, head over to Colca Trek. It also has a foreign-language book exchange (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ca Jerusalén 401-B. Tel: 206-217, E-mail:, URL:


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