Perhaps you haven’t seen the book booths located on Plaza Zaragoza, Plaza San Antonio, and in Colonia Guadalupe. “Take a book, leave one,” is posted on the booths. The program is an initiative of the municipal government’s Office of Culture and Traditions. “The intention is for people who are interested in reading to pick up a book; to keep the supply up, borrowers are encouraged to also leave one. Or to read the book and return it,” said Paulina Cadena, director of Culture and Traditions.
Inside the booths, the administration has left Homer’s classics—The Iliad and The Odyssey, and what is considered the first text of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh. It has also left Leyendas de San Miguel, produced by the administration and published by Porrúa. The books range from myths to legends, from novels to stories, from epics to fables.
If you have books that you want to donate, you now know where to leave them!