New York, New York
May 5, 2001
These bookstores are usually located in malls near the wealthier neighborhoods of the city. There is another branch at the Centro Comercial San Ignacio on Avenida Blandin in La Castellana, which is across the highway from the Centro Sambil (amazingly enough, both malls are flourishing). You can also find them on the internet, at www.tecniciencia.com, just in case you want to order books online when in Venezuela!
They carry a wide selection of books, from illustrated books to cookbooks, literature, childrens books, travel guides, and even textbooks. Some stores also have cyber cafes and small sections that sell video games and computer applications. The stores are well-lit, easy to navigate, and have a nice selection of books in English -- from the best sellers to the classics. Its appearance is like a mix between Waldenbooks and Barnes and Noble. The nicest thing about the stores is that they all have wide front windows, so you can see the rows and rows of books from outside. When you are inside, it is pleasant because they keep their doors closed, which creates a quiet relaxing place for booklovers to visit.
Books in English, because they are imported, will be more costly than if you bought them in the USA, the UK, Australia or New Zealand.
From journal Caracas Has Character