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Friendship Library lends books out of Atenas restaurant

The Friendship Library was the invention of former librarian Linda Ledbetter and accountant Bruce Brasington, two expats from the United States who settled in the town of Atenas. Over the years they have accrued more than 2,000 books, which they decided to house in the La Carreta restaurant.

Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair

For 10 action-packed days starting Aug. 22, the 15th Costa Rican International Book Fair will attract hundreds of authors, publishers, experts, and venders to San José's Barrio Aranjuez.

San Ramón book sale to raise money for scholarships

Three years ago, the expats of San Ramón de Alajuela tried something different: They sold their spare books to raise money for charity. They collected more than 3,000 volumes and vended them in San Ramón’s Regional Museum. The sale was such a success that it has become an annual tradition.

Exhibit: ‘Imprenta la Paz’ an homage to the printing press

In 1830, Costa Rica received a remarkable gift from Philadelphia: a printing press. Such is the inspiration for an exhibit at the National Library in San José.
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