Conaculta, Mexico’s National Council for Culture and Arts, publishes handsome books on Mexican history, art, archaeology, anthropology, and architecture, and Librería Educal is the place for books with the Conaculta imprint. Look for books about the conquest of Mexico, indigenous crafts, and modern Mexican architecture and design. The bookstore also features hand-made souvenirs, like engravings by Zapotec and Nahua Indians, and alebrijes, Mexican folk art sculptures made of barro negro (black clay).
Additional Location in the Mexico City Airport:
Terminal 2, International Departures, Gate 6, Pre-Security (52-55-2598-3500)