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This isn't just another record shop with the latest chart-toppers, but rather a real treat for collectors and music-lovers. Founded in 1955, this shop has a large selection of musical titles and genres in stock, which will interest various generations. It is ideal for all those who are looking for old records, traditional LPs and all forms of vinyl records.
Entering Colorines is just like going into a child's room. Materials over there, books over here, stamps and didactic games all over the place. All is within reach, ready to be read or played with. Its designed on different levels and the arrangement of the bookshelves is fun, evoking a labyrinth or maze. Spanish or bilingual books, audio stories, children's music cds, horror tomes, inflatable and "huggable" books (to go to sleep with)... it's possible to find something for every child here.
This is a unique place in Mexico City; a sort of cross between a bar, café and bookshop, and the art and culture vultures turn out here in force. It has a small venue where live music is played from 7:30p to 11:30p. Basically, a pleasant place to come and have a slice of cake and a cup of cappucino, while music plays in the background. It has the added advantage of offering valet parking.
This is one of the bookshops in Mexico City that concentrates exclusively on English-language books. It is tucked in the residential zone called Lomas. Foreign language books are about 30 percent more expensive than what you would find in the US, but that is the case of all other bookshops that stock them. It is a good place to visit, as its selection is varied and well organized.