A Drink Named Tequila, by José María Muria and Ricardo Sánchez (Ed. Agata, 1996)

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Jan 042014
 
A Drink Named Tequila, by José María Muria and Ricardo Sánchez (Ed. Agata, 1996)

A Drink Named Tequila by José María Muria and Ricardo Sánchez (Ed.Agata, 1996). Softcover, 81 pages. Dimensions (in inches): 8.6 x 8.6 x 0.3. ISBN 968-7310-79-0  Price: US$15.00 (plus shipping, contact us for details) All genuine tequila comes (by law) from within a limited region of Western Mexico, centered on the small town of Tequila, […]

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Sierra Primavera (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2004)

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Jan 042014
 
Sierra Primavera  (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2004)

Sierra Primavera. (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2004) The Sierra Primavera (Primavera Forest) is an extensive forested wilderness area, with hot springs and amaxing scenery, very close to the city of Guadalajara, in Mexico. This book has dozens of color photos of the scenery, geology, fauna and flora of this distinctive area, complemented by short essays on […]

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Guadalajara, Ayer y Hoy, by S. Gastaldi; Ruizesparza and Oskar Gastaldi (1998)

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Jan 042014
 
Guadalajara, Ayer y Hoy, by S. Gastaldi; Ruizesparza and Oskar Gastaldi (1998)

Guadalajara, Ayer y Hoy by S. Gastaldi; Ruizesparza, Oskar Gastaldi (Author) Sombrero Books is reader-supported. Purchases made via links on our site may, at no cost to you, earn us an affiliate commission. Learn more. This soft cover book was published in 1998 by Editorial Agata / Museo del Periodismo y Las Artes Graficas, Guadalajara. […]

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Tonalá: Raíces que perduran (Living Roots), bilingual edition (Editorial Agata 1994)

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Jan 042014
 
Tonalá: Raíces que perduran (Living Roots), bilingual edition (Editorial Agata 1994)

Tonalá: Raíces que perduran (Living Roots), bilingual edition (Editorial Agata 1994) 32 pages, Text by Gutierre Aceves Piña; translation by Tony Burton. Sombrero Books is reader-supported. Purchases made via links on our site may, at no cost to you, earn us an affiliate commission. Learn more. Brief text introduces the various types of ceramic art […]

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Viva Mexico! by Charles Macomb Flandrau (Eland reprint 1982)

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Jan 042014
 
Viva Mexico! by Charles Macomb Flandrau (Eland reprint 1982)

Viva Mexico! by Charles Macomb Flandrau (Eland reprint 1982) This is a reprint of Charles Macomb Flandrau’s classic book, Viva Mexico! A traveller’s account of life in Mexico, first published in 1908 with a new preface by Nicholas Shakespeare. Sombrero Books is reader-supported. Purchases made via links on our site may, at no cost to […]

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La Ruta de Occidente: Las Ciudades de Toluca y Morelia, by Pablo C. de. Gante (1939)

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Jan 042014
 
La Ruta de Occidente: Las Ciudades de Toluca y Morelia, by Pablo C. de. Gante (1939)

La Ruta de Occidente: Las Ciudades de Toluca y Morelia, a soft cover book by Pablo C. de. Gante (Mexico, D.F.: DAPP, 1939) Paperback: 95 pages Publisher: Mexico, D.F.: DAPP (1939) Language: Spanish Very hard-to-find early guidebook to Mexico’s Highway 15, one of the country’s most scenic highways. This book has detailed descriptions, accompanied by […]

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Jan 042014
 
Outdoors in Western Mexico, by John and Susy Pint (2011)

Outdoors in Western Mexico, by John and Susy Pint (2nd edition 2011). Art and Cartoons by Jesús Moreno; graphic Design by Jesús García Arámbula. 212 pages. 41 maps.14 color photos. Too many drawings and cartoons to count. This user-friendly book contains details of forty scenic places to camp, hike or picnic within a few hours […]

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Juan Rulfo and The South of Jalisco, by Wolfgang Vogt (1995)

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Jan 042014
 
Juan Rulfo and The South of Jalisco, by Wolfgang Vogt (1995)

Juan Rulfo and The South of Jalisco by Wolfgang Vogt (Editorial Agata, 1995). Extended essay by Dr. Volfgang Vogt, translated by Tony Burton. This book is a detailed look at the work of one of Mexico’s foremost novelists, and its place in the school of regional literature. Includes 32 black & white photos (by Juan […]

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San Gabriel, Editorial Agata / Fotoglobo, 2004

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Jan 042014
 
San Gabriel,  Editorial Agata / Fotoglobo, 2004

San Gabriel  (Editorial Agata/Fotoglobo, 2004). San Gabriel (formerly Venustiano Carranza – this is the name still used on many maps) is a municipality close to Sayula and Cd. Guzmán in Jalisco, Mexico. Sombrero Books is reader-supported. Purchases made via links on our site may, at no cost to you, earn us an affiliate commission. Learn […]

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A House Far South in Mexico by Elaine Dandh (Perception Press 2000)

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Jan 042014
 
A House Far South in Mexico by Elaine Dandh (Perception Press 2000)

A House Far South in Mexico by Elaine Dandh. (Perception Press 2000). Loosely modeled on the best-selling Year in Provence, this is a blow-by-blow account, from the perspective of the woman of the house, of one couple’s adjustment to moving to Mexico to live. Sombrero Books is reader-supported. Purchases made via links on our site […]

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Village In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1998)

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Jan 042014
 
Village In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1998)

Village In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1998) In the early 1940s, an Englishman Dane Chandos (the pen name for a two-man writing team) decided to settle in a small village on Lake Chapala. This is a most welcome reprint of the much sought-after, highly entertaining account of his adventures during […]

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House In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1999)

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Jan 042014
 
House In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1999)

House In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1999) This is the classic account of how an expatriate Englishman Dane Chandos (the pen name for a two-man writing team) ran an hotel in a Lake Chapala village fifty years ago – “a magical place where anything can happen–and frequently does!”. Softcover, 246 […]

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“Lake Chapala Through The Ages” chosen as one of the 15 best Mexico history books

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Nov 022013
 
"Lake Chapala Through The Ages" chosen as one of the 15 best Mexico history books

Sombrero Books is delighted to announce that Tony Burton’s Lake Chapala Through The Ages, an anthology of travellers’ tales has been chosen as one of the 15 best books about Mexican history. The list – Recommended Mexico reading: 15 of the best – was compiled by Ellaine Halleck for the Guadalajara Reporter newspaper. The newspaper’s website offers […]

Order Sombrero Books via Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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Nov 012013
 

Give a book!. The Kindle editions of “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” (4th edition, 2013) and “Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an anthology of travellers’ tales” (2012) are only a click away. The recipient will have the book within minutes!! For Kobo enthusiasts, “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” (2013)  “Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an […]

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Mascota (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2003)

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Jan 182013
 
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Mascota (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2003) Fotografias del pueblo de Mascota. Fascinante. Photographs of the town of Mascota in Jalisco, accompanied by short captions/text (in Spanish). Fascinating way to look at history! Softcover, 120 pages. Language: Spanish. Dimensions (in inches): 10.7 x 8.0 x 0.25; ISBN: 970-657-125-6 Sombrero Books is reader-supported. Purchases made via links on […]

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Purchase some of our titles via Amazon.ca

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Sep 142012
 

Several of our books, as well as our Lake Chapala Map Set, can now be purchased via amazon.ca [they have always been available via the US site amazon.com] We don’t make as much from each book as if you bought it direct, but, hey, on the other hand you have the chance of discounts and […]

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Burton, Tony

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Mar 222012
 

Tony Burton (1953-) is an author and translator, born in the UK who lived full-time in Mexico for about 18 years and now resides on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. His books include Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury (4rd edition, 2013, Sombrero Books); previous editions 1993, 1997, 2001; Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico (co-authored […]

Nov 052011
 

A Review by James Tipton: Lake Chapala through the Ages: an anthology of travellers’ tales Edited with Historical Notes by Tony Burton Sombrero Books, B.C., Canada. 215 pages  $24.95 (Canadian) Tony Burton’s passion is Mexico, and particularly Western Mexico. Most readers of Mexico Connect find his many articles on Mexico to be both fascinating and […]