The paper books business isn't exactly booming these days. Just ask any traditional publisher, or even here at Bogota Bike Tours, where our shelves of used paperbacks for sale or exchange seem more like a public service than a business.
|Framed books on the wall.|
Their books, which are locked in wooden-framed boxes on the store's walls, are big, beautiful arts books, many from Japan with limited publishing runs.
"I like to read books, to hold them in my hands," said Diana, one of the founders of Sopa de Gato, which opened two weeks ago and is located on the old Calle 15, just above Carrera 4 and a half a block from La Jimenez.
|Japanese art books.|
They also have contacts in the United States and Japan and can hunt down rare items and ship them to Bogotá.
Sopa de Gato: http://www.facebook.com/TiendaSopaDeGato
Tel: 314-305-1101 or 312-333-2248
|A camera on a chain.|
|An old Etch a Sketch. Headed to the Mitt Romney campaign?|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours