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You can buy local textiles inside this market...
This is a Tz'utujil women's collective that sells fair-trade woven goods and offers weaving classes for Q25 per hour (not including materials). It's about 150m uphill from the Pana dock toward the centre of town.
One of the country's few exclusively fair-trade stores (where the majority of profits go to producers) sells an excellent selection of quality handmade products as well as crepes and coffee in the café out back.
The 17th-century 'castle' on the main plaza's north side houses a series of shops with local handicrafts, particularly wood carvings by artists from El Remate working in mahogany, cedar and chicozapote.
For fashion boutiques, electronic goods and other first-world paraphernalia, head for the large shopping malls such as Centro Comercial Los Próceres or Centro Comercial Tikal Futura.
This 'fair-trade' shop by the plaza's southwest corner displays the work of a local women's cooperative comprised of 30 weavers, including scarves, shawls, table runners, bags and pillows.
Great selection of books in English and Spanish on Guatemala and the Maya, plus Lonely Planet guides, fiction, dictionaries, language textbooks and maps; will buy used books.
Inside the Casa Antigua El Jaulón, a courtyard shopping arcade, this shop/museum displays Tz'utujil oil paintings, cedar figurines, masks and other crafts in four galleries.
Supporting an NGO for the empowerment of indigenous women, this fair-trade shop features naturally dyed rugs, handbags, hand-woven goods and beaded jewelry.
For an intense, everyday marketing experience, hit the La Democracia market, up in Zona 3. You should be able to find everything from pirated CDs to a Sonyo TV.
Be sure to browse the many stalls of this extensive handicrafts market, which has an impressive variety. Booths also adorn the beach end of Calle Santander.
A relaxed place to read while in the Zona Viva, with a good selection of books in English on Guatemala and the Maya, including Lonely Planet guides, and maps.
On the plaza, this grocery store is tremendous and sells close to everything under the sun. Stock up here for a picnic, or stop in to enjoy the air-con.
Excellent stock of books in English and other tongues on Guatemala, the Maya and Mesoamerica, plus maps and Latin American literature in English.
This sleepy official market near the museums and zoo sells fabrics, clothes and other standard souvenirs without the crowds of the other markets.
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