723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX, 78207
723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX, 78207


Guadalupe Latino Bookstore & Gift Shop, Visitor Center and Community Gallery
Bookstore Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm Progreso Pharmacy Building, 1300 Guadalupe Street
For more information: info@guadalupeculturalarts.org


Friday, April 1, 2022, 6 pm: 
Reyna Grande presents her new novel A Ballad of Love and Glory. 

Friday, May 6, 2022, 6 pm: 
Highlighting the Texas Authors of Mouthfeel Press featuring publisher Maria Miranda Maloney, and poets Racquel Mejia, Liliana Valenzuela, Vincent Cooper, and Carolina Monsiváis.

Monday, May 16, 2022, 6 pm:  
Legendary Tejano artist Little Joe discusses his lifestory as told in the book Little Joe No Llore, Chingon! An American Story The Life of Little Joe written by Emma Gonzalez. Both will be on present for this exciting discussion.   

Friday, June 3, 2022, 6 pm: 
Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez with his collection Why I Am Like Tequila.  

Friday, July 1, 2022, 6 pm: Featured authors Claudia Castro Luna and Ire’ne Lara Silva. 

Friday, August 5, 2022, 6 pm: 
Writer and activist, Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante presents his new book The Tip of the Pyramid: Cultivating Community Cultural Capital.  

Friday, September 2, 2022, 6 pm: 
Writer, poet, translator, performer Jasminne Mendez presents her new book City Without Altar.  

Friday, October 7, 2022, 6 pm: 
Showcase of Texas and California writers published by FlowerSong Press based in the Rio Grande Valley, featuring poet David Romero and his collection My Name is Romero and additional writers.  

Friday, November 4, 2022, 6 pm: 
Poet laureate Carmen Tafolla discusses Arte del Puebo: The outdoor public art of san Antonio. 

Friday, December 2, 2022, 6 pm: 
Writer and visual artist Xavier Garza reads from Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid (English and Spanish Edition). We will also feature an exhibit of his visual art in the Progresso Building Gallery.   

Visit during the day and bring home some of our art, history, or culture.

The Guadalupe Cultural Art Center’s Latino Bookstore and Gift Shop is the epicenter of the West Side Art District in San Antonio and an official Visitor Center for the state of Texas.

It is also a foundation for our community’s heart, soul, and voice.

Our selection of books ranges from best sellers and icons to self-published authors from our community. We also have books for children, young adults, and teens in English, Spanish, and Spanglish.

We are not a typical commercial enterprise. The GCAC Latino bookstore is housed on the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center’s complex, across the street from a historic theatre, and inside the legacy Progresso Building. We have an outdoor stage next door and an outdoor plaza across the street from there.

More importantly, even our stories tell stories. Our shelves house a curated selection of writers and books whose art, history, and culture are linked to the 40 year legacy of the GCAC or one of the fields or artists under its umbrella. This ranges from theatre to visual arts, to dance, music, to film. All of which have just as rich a legacy as our literary roots.

Although we focus on Texas Latino writers, Mexican American Studies, Chicano Scholars, and Icons, we go out of our way to showcase the many facets of our Community’s voice. So you will also find representation from the entire Latino family tree, California, New Mexico, New York.

Saturday Pop up signings

Community Writers Showcase

Writer Charlas

College Programs

Mexican American Scholars

Texas Authors Series-beginning Spring 2022

Quarterly Open Mics- beginning Spring 2022

Post Author: Anai Ramirez