Books on a sunny corner

My independent bookstore crawl continues: the Librería Francesa occupies one of the pleasant corners in San José, on a street lined with tall trees and across from the Parque Francia. While Spanish and French speakers will find the most browsing material, most anyone can enjoy the bookstore’s strongest suit: its beautiful children’s books, including many from Costa Rica.

Drop by during your visit to Barrio Escalante, leaf through books as wind ruffles the trees outside, and then read in the park or in one of the surrounding cafés. Perfection.