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7th Street Books: "Good English Books on Costa Rica & Travel" San José Shopping Tip by Jase1177

San José Shopping: 4 reviews and 3 photos

This bookstore is nothing elaborate but has a good selection in its open setting. The majority of the books here are in English. Although not the megabookstores of the US, it has a fair selection for a small location. If you want some reading material on or regarding Costa Rica (including several pamphelt types on food), this a great place to go. I think the best thing about this store is its travel selection. It has so many travel books, especially for Central & South Americas. Great little find here.

Be aware that most books are in shrink wrap; so you will not be able to browse without purchasing. The prices on most items were fair.

What to pay: Average book unfortunate markups here.

Address: Calle 7 between Ave Central & Ave 1
Directions: Downtown, less than one block north of Avenue Central (main pedestrian street) on Calle 7.
Theme: Books

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  • Written Oct 3, 2005
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