AND BY THE WAY...WHAT DOES
CATARINA MARINA MEAN?
Marina (Coccinellidae rissensis) also known as the
marine ladybug– is a contribution of a child's imagination to the zoology of the fantastic.
are, without a doubt, one of children's favorite insects. Tradition
has it that they bring good luck, and that each black dot on its colorful
wings represent a year of life. It is also said that catches a ladybug, his
wish will come true if he lets it go with a puff. Besides
being able to fly, the Catarina Marina can swim in the ocean, since it has long tentacles as well as wings. It
likes to fly into the sky, from where it rarely comes down. If you are luck
enough to see one of these marvelous and unusual creatures,
send us your field notes and observations so that we can include them in our gallery.
WHY CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE?
The statistics about reading
in Mexico reveal a disheartening picture. In spite of these figures, we of Catarina
Marina have decide to bet on young readers. To encourage the love of
reading is a pleasant taks for us. We are confident that you will find books
in our bookstore that will help you lead a more creative, thoughtful,
engaged and independent life.
WHAT TYPE OF BOOKS DOES THE BOOKSTORE CARRY ?
We specialize in books for
infants, toddlers, children and young adults, but we also have a section
have a parenting and pedagogy section, including books that will help you
deal with difficult topics, such as sexuality or death. We plan to soon open
English and French sections, as well as select music for children. As time
goes on, we will include books for all ages and tastes, but always
emphasizing the development of young readers.
WHAT DO YOU OFFER BESIDES BOOKS ?
also carries educational toys and crafts, such as jigsaw puzzles, wooden
blocks, beautiful kaleidoscopes, and stained glass art. We also have an
in-house coffeehouse, the "Cafeterina Express," a
cafetería. Parents can enjoy the bookstore's terrace, designed
especially for families, where they can enjoy the drinks and snacks from Cafeterina.
You can always bring your
laptops, since we have Wi-Fi.
We haven't forgotten the
needs of the youngest children. We support breastfeeding mothers. The
bathroom also has a diaper changer.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE BOOKSTORE'S EVENTS ?
You can go to our
events page. Or look us up on
mailing list, and you will obtain up-to-date information on our upcoming
CATARINA MARINA BOOKSTORE LOCATED ?
Catarina Marina Bookstore is in the "Casa Blanca" section of the "Plaza
Cuernavaca" mall, just above Banamex. The nearest entrance is on Vicente
Guerrero (the continuation of Av. Plan de Ayala, before reaching Domingo Diez).
Plaza Cuernavaca has ample parking (3 pesos/hour).
Catarina Marina is a pleasant and quiet corner of this well-known Cuernavaca
landmark, surrounded by trees and life. You can see our
Google Maps and Google Earth[LINK] .
I'D LIKE TO DO A PRESENTATION OF A BOOK OR CD, A
READING, A WORKSHOP OR SOME OTHER EVENT AT THE BOOKSTORE. WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
is always open to any suggestions or cultural events which our community may
initiate. There is ample space (aproximately
100 square meters or 1000 square feet )
and the high ceiling allows us to hold events that.....[CONTINUE]
I'M LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR BOOK, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT
Marina can help you find the book you've been looking for. We only
need the title, the author, and/or the publisher.
I'D LIKE TO ORGANIZE A BOOKFAIR AT MY SCHOOL. CAN YOU HELP
If children don't come to our
books, we can help you have our books go to your children. Holding one, two
or more book fairs a year in your school is the ideal way of encouraging
good reading habits in your students.
HOW CAN YOU HELP ME DEVELOP A SCHOOL LIBRARY ?