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Filey book fair returns with both in-person and online events

For the first time in two years, Yucatán will be celebrating its annual book fair with in-person events. 

Launch party for ‘My Days’

A launch party and signing (or make that "pawing") for "My Days," a book with beautiful and whimsical photos set in the Yucatán, will...

FILEY book fair to be held entirely online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mérida will be holding its annual FILEY book fair online from April 23 to May 2. The event will bring...

The Merida English Library cookbook is ready to be served

Over 150 recipes have been published by the Merida English Library's supporters in a charming book that's on sale now. The "MEL Community Cookbook" covers...

Open just 16 days before the lockdown, Between the Lines stays...

Talk about bad timing. For months, we knew that Between the Lines was coming to the corner of Calles 62 and 53. The bookstore...

Drag queen promotes diversity at children’s story hour in the Centro

A U.S.-born movement to promote diversity comes to Merida.

‘Why We Left’: Expat book encourages women to move to Mexico

The "Anthology of American Women Expats" collects testimony from 27 women "who made the move and couldn’t be happier."

Interview: Meet the chef who rescued David Sterling’s posthumously published ‘Mercados’

The epic book, “Mercados," Chef David Sterling's posthumous followup to 2013's also-exhaustive “Yucatán” cookbook/travelogue, couldn't have been completed without the efforts of his colleague, Chef Mario Canul.

An Izamal market stall recipe: ‘Empanaditas’ de San Jose

David Sterling's followup to "Yucatan" explores all of Mexico, but starts in Yucatan's famous magic town, Izamal. Here is one interesting dish, which isn't...

David Sterling’s final opus is out, and it’s as epic as...

'Mercados' explores all of Mexico and shares vivid images, enticing recipes

5 books for expats who need to adjust

Struggling to adjust to a new climate and culture? This international career and expat coach feels your pain.

Reexamining the Bracero program, when Mexican workers were recruited to the...

A former columnist for the Mazatlán Messenger has written  "The Gringo Guide to Mexico," in two volumes.

Grant Spradling answers one of life’s oldest questions

At 89, writer Grant Spradling has the meaning of life figured out. The former pastor, bartender, Broadway singer, vagabond, and child of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl years says, “The purpose of life is to live.”

Combining science and art, new book explores Yucatán’s native palm trees

After more than 20 years of research, a retired biologist has released a vividly illustrated book devoted to Yucatán's palm trees.

Historical novel set in Yucatán explores class system that outlives the...

Francisco Martin Moreno's new novel is set in Yucatán's golden age, and its protagonist is the son of a large henequen producer who discovers the brutal working conditions in his father’s hacienda.

A gringo guide to the lingo of Yucatán

The “Spanish Language Primer & Living Tips Resource for Yucatan” is a comprehensive quick-reference guide that will help make day-to-day communication and travel easier for the non-Spanish speaker.

Diego Luna in Mérida to discuss satire about corruption

"Rogue One" star Diego Luna comes to the UADY campus today to discuss a book that made waves across the country last year.

Grant Spradling is preparing next book, with beach as his muse

The increasing impact of novelists, poets and memoirists on the Mérida social scene has made author Grant Spradling happy he reconsidered moving away a decade ago.

Coloring book is a walk on Mexico’s gentle side

The pair behind the travel blog Wandertooth have published an adult coloring book depicting the vibrant streets and landscapes of Mexico, Mérida included.

Diana Kennedy’s classic Mexican cookbook reissued 30 years later

The 93-year-old expat cookbook author has reissued "Nothing Fancy," with some updates that reflect years of living in Mexico.

FILEY: Juan Villoro accepts literature prize

Mexican writer Juan Villoro praised the political value of art “amid the horror” and impunity in Mexico while accepting the 2016 Jose Emilio Pacheco Excellence in Letters Prize at FILEY, the 5th Yucatan International Book Fair.

Book preview: Design inspiration from Mérida and beyond

Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter's next book focuses on cutting-edge residential design on the Yucatán Peninsula. Here is an excerpt.

Design duo’s next book set in Mérida

He's a photographer, she's a writer. For Rizzoli books, they have chronicled the best of the world's architecture and interiors. Now, it's Mérida's turn.