San Ramón Action Alliance seeking books for its sale

The non-profit Community Action Alliance of Greater San Ramón will hold its fourth new and used book sale May 24 and 25,  and 16 drop off points have been established in that Alajuela community and also in San José for book donations.

The sale features nearly 10,000 new and used books and educational materials, in various languages, as well as workshops for children and teachers, organizers said. Over 2,000 attendees from across the country are expected to attend this year’s two-day event, they added.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p,.m. both days  at the Universidad de Costa Rica’s  Museo Regional in San Ramón,. Proceeds from the sale go to the Community Action Alliance Student Scholarship Program, targeting local students who qualify for financial assistance to obtain school books, school supplies, uniforms and shoes, and the San Ramón Regional Museo’s cultural programs, according to a release.

Dave Scott, chairman of the Action Alliance’s Education Committee said in a release that “This Fourth Gran Venta de Libros is truly an international celebration of reading an opportunity for Costa Ricans to look for that special book, or to participate in literary, storytelling, reading and other workshops. Books and reading open the windows of the world, inspire the imagination, and open the mind and heart; a good book is truly a gift that keeps giving.”

Here are the donation locations:

1. Four Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano locations in the Central Valley: Sabana Norte, Alajuela Mall Internacional, Heredia Centro, and Los Yoses;

2. The Barrio Escalante location of the Asociación Gerontológica Costarricense;

3. 11 San Ramón locations: Museo Regional de San Ramón, Centro Cultural Histórico José Figueres Ferrer, Colegio Científico San Ramón, Municipalidad de San Ramón, Café Aroma’s (both locations), Colegio Patriarca San José, Universidad San José, Cámara de Comercio, COOPENAE, and Cruz Roja.

Anyone donating a large quantity of books can contact organizers at

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