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Book Exchange

Do guests bring books and leave them behind for others to read? If so,it will save room and weight in my suitcase :)

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Where are you staying and someone will probably know if they have a little book exchange.

Also you can check with the coffee shop - A Page in the Sun, which sells a lot of used books.

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Comox, Canada
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Sorry;forgot to name the resort,lol. the Golden Crown Paradise :)

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I don't know about GCP but any place I've ever stayed in PV had a free exchange book shelf (various hotels, B&B, apartments). I've also swapped books with people I met around the hotel pool, when they were done with one, or I was done with one, and passed it on. I've even seen book shelves sometimes in bars or restaurants.

suze

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Thanks :)

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With the popularity of Kindles (I have one) the gringo bars are overflowing with paper books. :)

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thanks!

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Keep your eyes open for one of Gil Gevins' books. He is an author that lives in Puerto Vallarta and writes incredibly funny, laugh-out-loud short stories about his life there going back 30+ years. "Puerto Vallarta on 49 Brain Cells a Day", "Refried Brains" and "Puerto Vallara on a Donkey a Day". suze

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You can definitely find them at Lucy's Cucu Cabana at Basilio Badillo 295. The author and wife own this shop and hand select the best folk art pieces they find around Mexico...and it's affordable.

You can also find his books on Amazon.

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This is a fun post. I threw Gil Gevins name into Google and this is what popped up first:

www.banderasnews.com/profiles/gil-givens.htm (Was this written today???)

I think I will order his books before I go. Sounds like several of you have read them. I plan on visiting his store on BB in Nov. Thanks!

Edited: 6:49 pm, August 17, 2013
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I guess it was written today. It is always amazing and highly coincidental to me that when I google something PV....it was just printed in Banderas News today???

He also has a column in the PVMirror...usually the last page. It's not every week but at least once a month or more. Some of them are very funny. A recent one was about him trying to act like he was senile so his wife wouldn't make him work in the shop anymore. Here's one I haven't read yet.

http://www.pvmcitypaper.com/download/251.pdf

Sometimes he's in the shop, but not real often. I think it's a good idea to get the books now....but I would save the last one for when you get back home....takes care of those "I'm not in PV anymore blues"!