A reader writes:

I live very near Laredo and it is no more appropriate to talk about book stores in Laredo without mentioning Nuevo Laredo than it would be to talk about Brooklyn and fail to mention Queens. They are right on top of each other and most Laredoans routinely cross the border for groceries, tools and, yes, books. Nuevo Laredo, like much of Mexico, is awash in oodles of little book stores with titles primarily in Spanish, but English too. Book store life - with readings, discussion groups, good coffee and bad guitar playing - are very alive and well in Nuevo Laredo and enjoyed by the Laredo crowd as well.

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