South American second hand book stores

That Famous building with a good angle

As I can never find a library, nevermind mind one with English books, I like many other natives of Southern America, have to buy books. To avoid expense, they tend to be found in second hand book stores.

The one thing that strikes me is the large collection of second hand magazines they have. This is especially true in Brazil. Many maintain a remarkable second hand porn collection.

More than often there is a pitiful collection of books. Here are my observations from one store across the road from my fine hotel Gloria in Blumenau:

I did actually find one classic I have not read before. A worn paperback of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier for 1USD. Jamaica Inn itself is just a few miles from my family’s home in England.


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