Spanish Language Bookstore

Essential books Learning Spanish
Idioms and Slang Spanish Literature
Travel Children's Books


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Essential Books

book HarperCollins Spanish Unabridged Dictionary

The Collins Spanish Unabridged Dictionary is simply the best Spanish dictionary you can buy. Here's why:



book 501 Spanish Verbs : Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses in a New Easy-To-Learn Format Alphabetically Arranged
by Christopher Kendris

With more than 1 million copies in print, the new, updated edition of this all-time best selling language book of Spanish verbs is now printed in two colors for increased ease of reference. The most important and most commonly used Spanish verbs are presented alphabetically in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. This thorough guide to the use of verbs features many additional references and tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional Spanish verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and tests with answers explained at the back of the book.


Learning Spanish

book Como Se Dice
by Ana Jarvis, Raquel Lebredo and Francisco Mena-Ayllón
In one volume, a complete text for the study of Spanish from the beginning level to advanced.

Spanish Now Series

book Spanish Now! - Level 1 - Paperback and CDs
CD ROM The updated 7th edition of this combination textbook and workbook is designed as an introduction to Spanish for classroom use. The emphasis is on oral proficiency?conversational speaking and listening comprehension?but the authors also present detailed instruction in the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing in Spanish.

book Spanish Now! - Level 2 - Paperback
This effective and attractive worktext picks up where Spanish Now! Level 1 leaves off. An ideal worktext for classroom use in intermediate high school and college Spanish courses, Spanish Now! Level 2 emphasizes the development of students' conversational skills while also offering intensive instruction in reading, writing, and grammar.

For Professions

book Spanish for Educators
by William C. , M. S. Harvey
Paperback (August 1998) Barrons Educational Series
If you teach Hispanic children, this is a must-have book for you. The authors give you words, phrases, and sentences to use in the classroom, lunchroom and on the playground. What do you say when a child feels ill? How do you talk to parents in conferences? It's all here.

book Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel
by William C. Harvey
Paperback (February 1996) Barrons Educational Series
This guide gives English-speaking police whose duties take them into Hispanic communities a working knowledge of very fundamental conversational Spanish. It is also helpful for public safety workers, correction officers, parole officers, firefighters, court officers, and welfare and social workers. Includes commonly used expressions, a glossary, and a study review section.

CD ROM Spanish Now for Medical Professionals
CD ROM
Developed with the help of medical professionals from a wide range of disciplines, Spanish Now! for Medical Professionals is the fastest, easiest language learning system ever developed for your professional needs. Our package includes articles, video presentations, practice material and even games all based on practical cultural and medical information you'll find useful.

Books for Beyond First Year Spanish

book Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish
by Joseph J. Keenan
If you've had a year or more of Spanish, this book is for you. It will give you tips on how to use the language so that you will be understood clearly.

book Advanced Spanish Grammar : A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guide)
by Marcial Prado
Paperback
This completely revised and updated edition of More Practical Spanish enables readers to progress at their own pace. Teaches readers the more intricate grammatical rules of Spanish words and terms, reinforcing all the material with frequent exercises and self-tests. Every lesson includes a list of terms, sample dialogue and quick explanations of the grammar used. Contains over 1,000 practical Spanish words and terminology.


Idioms and Slang

book 2001 Spanish and English Idioms/2001 Modismos Espanoles E Ingleses
by Eugene Savaiana and Lynn Winget
Completely bilingual: Commonly used Spanish and English idioms illustrated with sample sentences.

book Street Spanish 1 : The Best of Spanish Slang
by David Burke
Learn the fundamentals of Spanish slang in 10 easy lessons. This book provides you with the conversational Spanish that will help you talk to people, conduct business, read books or watch movies in the Spanish speaking world, and it gives you all the slang you need to enjoy conversing in everyday Spanish.

book Street Spanish 2 : The Best of Spanish Idioms
by David Burke
Idioms are the common, everyday phrases found in every language, that natives take for granted, but non-native speakers usually find bewildering, at best. In this second installment in the expanded and updated edition of his best-selling Street Spanish, Burke translates hundreds of idiomatic Spanish expressions, and, more importantly, he shows how to use them in everyday situations.

book Street Spanish 3 : The Best of Naughty Spanish
by David Burke
The third guide provides 10 easy lessons on expletives, euphemisms, and obscenities.


Spanish Literature

If your Spanish is at an advanced level, why not try to read some of the best fiction and poetry being published in Latin America. You can read the Spanish version only, read the Spanish and English versions together, or read one chapter in Spanish and then check your understanding by reading the English translation. It's a great way to increase your vocabulary and to understand the rich Latin American cultures.

book Del Amor y Otros Demonios
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
English translation
A richly detailed, bittersweet story of two doomed lovers, whose chaste love affair leads to their destruction--set in the lush, coastal tropics of 18th-century Columbia. This Spanish language edition is the first, and currently the only, U.S. publication of Nobel Prize-winner Marquez's powerful new novel.

book Afrodita : Cuentos, Recetas y Otros Afrodisiacos
by Isabel Allende
English translation
In Aphrodite, Isabel Allende brings her storytelling powers to a highly personal and charmingly idiosyncratic look at the intertwined sensual arts of food and love. Blending personal reminiscence with folklore from around the world, historical legends, and memorable moments from literature - erotic and otherwise - Allende spices her narrative with equal portions of humor and insight. Assembling a feast of fascinating facts about the aphrodisiac powers of food and drink, Allende serves them up with both convincing admiration and due irreverence. She offers suggestions, both ancient and modern, for luring a lover, kindling sexual ardor, prolonging the act of love, and reviving flagging virility. Dipping into the cauldron of history, she reports on the lascivious appetites of everyone from the emperor Nero to Catherine the Great to France's notorious Madame du Barry.

book The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987
by Octavio Paz
Spanish and English on opposite pages
This landmarked bilingual edition gathers all the poetry the 1990 Nobel Laureate has published in book form since 1957, the year his long poem "Sunstone"--here translated anew--made its first appearance. Included are the complete texts of "Days and Occasions," "Solo for Two Voices," "A Drift of Shadows," "East Slope," "Toward the Beginning," and more; plus Paz's most recent collection, A Tree Within.

book La Historia de los Colores
by Subcomandante Marcos
illustrated by Domitila Domínguez
This beautifully illustratrated book is written by the leader of the rebel movement in Chiapas, Mexico. The Spanish and English are on facing pages, making it easy to check the meaning. The Spanish is rather difficult, but it is a large picture book with only about one or two sentences on each page. It is a legend from the Indians in Chiapas about how the world acquired colors from the gods. This book will help you learn the language and the culture of Mexico.


Travel

book Lonely Planet - Mexico
by John Noble, Andrew Dean Nystrom, Morgan Konn and Michael Grosberg
Paperback - 1028 pages
Probably the best paperback guide to Mexico, its cities, people, and places to visit.


Children's Books

We also have an extensive collection of books for children in Spanish. Check out our favorites. You can read these to your own children or bring them as gifts for the families that your stay with in Mexico.


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