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The shopping scene is rather uninspired in Xela, but because of the large university and language school presence here, there are several good used bookstores in town, with selections of both English- and Spanish-language books. Vrisa Bookshop, 15a Av. 3-64, Zona 1 (tel. 502/7761-3237), and North & South Bookstore, 8a Calle and 15 Av. 13-77, Zona 1 (tel. 502/7761-0589), are both good choices. For Guatemalan textiles or craftwork, your best bet is to head to the Friday market at San Francisco El Alto.

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