According to Soledad: memories of a Mexican childhood

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Dec 172019
 
According to Soledad: memories of a Mexican childhood

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of According to Soledad: memories of a Mexican childhood, a creative non-fiction work by Katie Goodridge Ingram. Advance readers have described this book as a literary equivalent of the award-winning movie Roma (2018), written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. However, whereas Roma was set in 1970-71, According […]

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New Worlds for the Deaf: the story of the pioneering Lakeside School for the Deaf in rural Mexico

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Dec 172019
 
New Worlds for the Deaf: the story of the pioneering Lakeside School for the Deaf in rural Mexico

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of another fine non-fiction work about Mexico: New Worlds for the Deaf: the story of the pioneering Lakeside School for the Deaf in rural Mexico, by Gwen Chan Burton. To be released in January 2020,  New Worlds for the Deaf is an engaging, compassionately-written book relating the […]

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Updated list of all Sombrero Books titles (print and ebooks)

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Dec 162019
 
Updated list of all Sombrero Books titles (print and ebooks)

Forthcoming releases (early 2020) – print and e-book editions: According to Soledad: memories of a Mexican childhood New Worlds for the Deaf: the story of the pioneering Lakeside School for the Deaf in rural Mexico All of our titles are available via Amazon.com and other Amazon sites worldwide, and almost all are available as Kindle […]

“Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” (4th edition, for Kindle/Kobo) now published

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Jun 182018
 

Sombrero Book is pleased to announce that the 4th (2013) edition of “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” is now available (Kindle  and Kobo editions). In “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury”, author Tony Burton reveals the magic of Western Mexico. Relaxed and intimate, this easy-to-read yet authoritative account features 37 original drawings by Canadian artist Mark […]

Apr 182018
 
Where to buy "Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique"

Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique, by Tony Burton, with thirty original pen and ink illustrations by Enrique Velázquez, is available in both print and e-book editions from all major online retailers (prices in US$): Print edition on Amazon.com – $19.99 E-book edition for Kindle – $7.42 Copies of the print edition are also available […]

Print edition of DILEMMA by JAN DUNLAP

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Feb 162018
 
Print edition of DILEMMA by JAN DUNLAP

Sombrero Books is delighted to announce the release of the print edition of Dilemma, a novel by Jan Dunlap. Available world-wide via Amazon, the 190-page print edition costs US$14.99. Order your copies today to ensure receiving them in plenty of time for Christmas and the Holiday  Season! Print edition on Amazon.com The Kindle e-book edition […]

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Updated website: the launch of LakeChapalaArtists.com

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Jan 202018
 

We are excited to announce that we have moved the “Lake Chapala artists and authors” project to its own dedicated website. This will allow us to modernize the look and functionality of the site and better serve our many readers. All existing profiles of artists and authors, comments and other information, are already on the […]

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Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an anthology of travellers’ tales (2008)

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Jan 152018
 
Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an anthology of travellers' tales (2008)

The much-lauded “Lake Chapala Through the Ages: an anthology of travellers’ tales” is available as a regular print book, and in a Kindle edition. The book was chosen by Ellaine Halleck for the Guadalajara Reporter newspaper in 2013 as one of the 15 best books about Mexican history. Lake Chapala is no longer a paradise […]

The Guadalajara Reporter reviews “Western Mexico, a Traveler’s Treasury”

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Jan 122018
 
The Guadalajara Reporter reviews "Western Mexico, a Traveler's Treasury"

These extracts come from Dale Hoyt Palfrey’s review of the latest (4th) edition of “Western Mexico, a Traveler’s Treasury” for The Guadalajara Reporter, 18 April 2014. “Whether you’re an intrepid on-the-road adventurer or a relaxed armchair traveler, Tony Burton’s “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” is an ideal companion… One factor that lends special appeal to this […]

“Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” (4th edition, 2013)

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Jan 042018
 
"Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury" (4th edition, 2013)

In the twenty years since its first publication, “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” has become a classic. The latest edition is easily the best ever! Award-winning travel writer Tony Burton reveals the magic of Western Mexico. Relaxed and intimate, this easy-to-read yet authoritative account features more than 35 original drawings by Canadian artist Mark Eager […]

Lake Chapala Map Set details

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Jan 032018
 
Lake Chapala Map Set details

These are the definitive street plans of the major villages on Lake Chapala including Chapala, Ajijic and Jocotepec, and their subdivisions, together with touring maps of the north and south shore, and a detailed regional map showing highways, tourist information and villages within day-trip range of Guadalajara and Chapala. Price $10.00 (includes shipping to anywhere […]

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NEW RELEASE: Dilemma, a novel by Jan Dunlap

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Oct 182017
 
NEW RELEASE:  Dilemma, a novel by Jan Dunlap

Sombrero Books is pleased to announce that Jan Dunlap’s debut novel – Dilemma – is now available for Kindle readers at the very attractive price of US$2.90. The regular print version (real books are nice!) will be published early next month, well in time for those Christmas gifts! Amazon.com [US $2.90] Amazon.ca [Cnd $3.62] Amazon.com.mx […]

Jun 292017
 
Happy Canada Day! Canadian artists and authors associated with Lake Chapala

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year. In honor of Canada Day, here is a list of those Canadian artists and authors who have connections to Lake Chapala and who have already been profiled on this blog. Enjoy! Henry Sandham (1842-1910), a well-known Canadian illustrator of the time, illustrated Charles Embree‘s historical novel, A Dream […]

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Review by Dale Palfrey of “Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique” for Guadalajara Reporter

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Dec 102016
 
Review  by Dale Palfrey of "Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique" for Guadalajara Reporter

This review, by Dale Palfrey, of “Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique” appeared in the 24 November 2016 edition of the Guadalajara Reporter: New tome uncovers obscure details about amazing Mexico “Mexican Kaleidoscope,” the latest book by Tony Burton, takes readers on a delightful romp through Mexican history and culture, spanning 10,000 years from the […]

Draw for FREE COPY of “Mexican Kaleidoscope, myths, mysteries and mystique”

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Oct 012016
 
Draw for FREE COPY of "Mexican Kaleidoscope, myths, mysteries and mystique"

The print and ebook editions of Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique will be published later this month. To be among the first to receive this new book, and for a chance to win your own FREE copy, please sign up below for publication updates via email. UPDATE – 22 October 2016. This draw has […]

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Sep 022016
 
Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique - Kindle edition now out

Sombrero Books is pleased to announce that the Kindle ebook version of Mexican Kaleidoscope: myths, mysteries and mystique has just been released [Click the link to purchase]. The print edition will follow shortly, with an official book launch event in late November, in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. Full details for the book launch in Ajijic will […]

Mexico by Motorcycle: An Adventure Story and Guide, by William B. Kaliher

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Jul 132015
 
Mexico by Motorcycle: An Adventure Story and Guide, by William B. Kaliher

Sombrero Books is delighted to announce the publication of  Mexico by Motorcycle: An Adventure Story and Guide. Author William B. Kaliher is widely published and a regular contributor to Mexico Today. He has been traveling Mexico’s highways and byways since 1964. A born storyteller, he holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of […]

Mar 162015
 
Outdoors in Western Mexico, Volume 2, by John and Susy Pint

Never content to rest on their laurels, John and Susy Pint have published a second volume of Outdoors in Western Mexico. This volume is bilingual; the Spanish title is Al aire libre en las cercanías de Guadalajara, 2. Outdoors in Western Mexico, Volume 2, continues where the first volume, Outdoors in Western Mexico (2011) left […]

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“Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury”, reviewed by James Tipton

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Mar 222014
 

For anyone who lives or travels in western Mexico, Tony Burton’s Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury is a “must have.” I own a well traveled copy of the third edition (2001) but I was delighted to see a fourth edition (2013) recently appear…in part because so many changes have taken place in the decade or […]

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