The Boquete Library’s grand annual sale

The library was designed by Panamanian architect, Alfredo Boza

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Since its inception, the Boquete Library’s mission has been to fulfill the role of a cultural center. Today, the library has become Boquete’s principle art gallery with a new show every month. On Saturday, August 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. the library will host its annual sale featuring books from the collection that have not been loaned out. “We have more Spanish language books than in any other sale along with very high quality non fiction and, as always, lots of fiction,” said Cathy Schulte, a library spokesperson.

The library was designed by Panamanian architect, Alfredo Boza

The library was designed by Panamanian architect, Alfredo Boza.

“After 1:30 p.m. all the books will be sold at $1 and all audio books will be free. The sale ends when the library closes for the day at 4 p.m. In addition to the books, we will have lots of cookies for sale,” said Cathy.

The library serves an important social mission, with weekly classes offered free of charge in subjects such as English, mathematics, art, and music. Café 1911, located on the ground floor of the library, is another great feature. A great place to read the latest newspaper or magazine in English or Spanish, the café serves cappuccino, coffee, espresso, tea, snacks, frozen fruit popsicles, or other treats. Free Wi-Fi is available and it has become a great place to meet locals and expats.

The library is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a detailed activity schedule, visit


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