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Book Market in Havana, Cuba

I was looking through some old vacation photos over the weekend and found a couple I thought you all might enjoy. They are of a series of outdoor book stalls at a book market in old town Havana. There must have been 30 of these stalls all set up in the square. It was pleasant for browsing but all that direct sunlight couldn’t have been good for the books.

Old Cuban books are actually quite rare because any inside the country are considered to be national treasures once they hit a certain age. Pretty much the only way for collectors to get their hands on them is if they were removed from Cuba before the revolution. AbeBooks has a few books that were published in Cuba before the revolution on offer, including some neat Hemingway stuff.

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