The Community Action Alliance says that its book sale Saturday in San Ramón is well timed to help expats weather the rainy season with good reading material. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the regional museum. A spokesman said that there are at least 6,000 books that will be available for sale. Also for sale will be CDs, DVDs, magazines and other educational materials in both English and Spanish.
Prices for paperback books will be 1,000 colons. Hard bound books start at 2,000 colons. Discounts are available to all students, the organization said.
The sale also is a fund-raising event with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the regional museum and the Hogar Para Ancianos, the senior center in San Ramón. Proceeds for the museum will be used to support additional programming while the funds for the Hogar Para Ancianos will be used to install a solar hot water system donated by SOLRAY for the kitchen.
In addition to the proceeds from the book sale several members of the community have volunteered to match proceeds. CR Vista Realty has agreed to match 10 percent of the proceeds from the event sales. The Community Action Alliance is challenging other businesses and members of the community to provide matching or flat donations to help increase the funds to be allocated to the museum and the senior center.
For more information potential book buyers can go to www.actionalliancecr.com or call Mike Styles at 8333-8750.