For booksellers

Books and other items related to the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan exhibit are available for bookstore buyers and distributors. All texts are available in either bilingual or separate English and Spanish editions. They are useful resources for those interested in or studying:

  • Spanish conquest and colonization
  • Guatemalan history
  • Latin American history
  • Indigenous studies
  • Maps
  • Mesoamerican writing systems and art


Exhibit catalogue

A Chronicle of Conquest / El lienzo de la conquista

This is the official catalogue of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan exhibit. It presents the latest historical research based on the restored version, taking readers through an in-depth scene-by-scene analysis. The symbols, pictography, and people found throughout the Lienzo are also thoroughly explained. It is richly illustrated and explains in detail the digital restoration process of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan. This book is an important addition to any library on Mesoamerican history and appeals to those who have visited the Lienzo exhibit as well as those who have not.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Published by Universidad Francisco Marroquín 
    Explorations on History (2007)
  • Softcover with jacket, 90 pages, 12 in. x 10 1/4 in. (30.5 cm x 26 cm)

Available now
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Monograph series

Each monograph will develop a major theme represented in the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan. The illustrated series is aimed at both scholarly and general audiences. Scheduled topics include: costume, place emblems, and ethnobotany.

  • Costume in the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan will be available fall 2012




Other books

Four Centuries of Geographic Expressions of the Central American Isthmus 1500–1900 / 
Cuatro siglos de expresiones geográficas del istmo centroamericano 1500–1900

Jens P. Bornholt, author
Designed as a resource for both scholars and newcomers to the fascinating world of cartography, this beautifully illustrated book includes 99 map images of Central America. Portolan charts that guided the earliest explorations of the region’s coastlines, detailed maps used by Spanish colonial officials, and narrative indigenous maps are all included. The accompanying text includes fascinating historical details, biographies of the mapmakers represented, and a glossary.

  • Includes a CD of maps
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Published by Universidad Francisco Marroquín (2007)
  • Hardcover with jacket, 207 pages, 12 in. x 10 1/4 in. 
  • (30.5 cm x 26 cm)
  • Available now



The Red Horse / El Caballo Rojo

Maca Barrett, author
The Spanish conquest and early colonial period serve as the backdrop for this historical novel set in Guatemala, with Pedro de Alvarado, his second wife Beatriz de la Cueva and Bishop Francisco Marroquín as the protagonists. Equally fluent in both English and Spanish, the author wrote her story in both languages.

  • English and Spanish editions
  • Published by Editorial Piedra Santa (2006)
  • Softcover, 5 1/2 in. x 8 in. (14 cm x 20.5 cm), 338 pages
    (English), 383 pages (Spanish)
  • Available now


Marroquín y Las Casas: Una querella histórica

Francisco Pérez de Antón, author 
A look at the very different personalities, lives, and legacies of two of this country’s most influential historical figures, Francisco Marroquín and Bartolomé de Las Casas.

  • Spanish
  • Published by Universidad Francisco Marroquín
    Explorations on History (2006)
  • Softcover, 31 pages, 6 pages of photos and maps, 
    5 in. x 7 1/2 in. (13 cm x 19 cm)
  • Available now


La tienda de mamá y papá

Amelia Lau Carling, author/illustrator
This illustrated children’s book explores the multicultural makeup of Guatemala through the eyes of a little girl, the daughter of Chinese immigrants who own a store in downtown Guatemala City. Her rich illustrations are filled with memories of her own childhood in Guatemala, and the book is a charming souvenir for visitors with or without children.

  • Spanish
  • Published by Groundwood Books (2003)
  • Softcover, 32 pages, 10 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. 
    (26.5 cm x 21.5 cm)
  • Available now


Alfombras de aserrín

Amelia Lau Carling, author/illustrator
As an award winning author of children’s books, Carling evokes her own childhood in Guatemala on a family visit to Antigua for its famed Holy Week celebrations. Includes a short glossary of terms. A unique souvenir for those who want to remember and share Guatemala’s culture and traditions.

  • Spanish
  • Published by Groundwood Books (2005)
  • Softcover, 32 pages, 10 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. 
    (26.5 cm x 21.5 cm)
  • Available now


Coloring books

Designed for children, each of the four coloring books in this collectible series focuses on individual themes represented in the Lienzo: people, nature, glyphs, and costume.

  • English and Spanish editions
  • Softcover, 12 pages, 6 3/4 in. x 7 in. (17 cm x 18 cm)
  • Available fall 2010


Other items and souvenirs

Foldout exhibit guide

A handy reference guide to the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan. The restored Lienzo is reproduced on one side and key information for interpreting the document’s contents is on the other. It includes a modern map of the conquest route, a guide to symbols and place glyphs, and a summary of the Lienzo’s history and significance.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Full color, folded 7 in. x 7 in. (18 cm x 18 cm), fully
    opened 20 in. x 14 in. (51 cm x 35.5 cm)
  • Available now



A set of four oversized postcards featuring details and descriptions of favorite scenes from the Lienzo.

  • 7 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (19 cm x 16.5 cm)
  • English and Spanish editions
  • Available now



High-quality reproduction of the restored Lienzo, perfect for hanging in a classroom, library, or as a souvenir.

  • Printed on 100 gram, coated matte paper
  • 20 1/2 in. x 17 3/4 in. (52 cm x 45.5 cm)
  • Available now


Full-scale printing of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan

  • Original version
  • Digitally restored version
  • Both available upon request


 Prices, discounts, and shipping costs

  • Please contact Mayra Ramírez
    (+502) 2338-7812
  • Discounts available for qualified buyers