Imagine the scene ; you are on Seven Mile beach, you have a tropical drink next to you, there is a slight breeze, the sky is perfectly blue and you have a great book to read!  NICE!

Well, I can make it even better!  Imagine if that book you are reading had helped a great cause. Wouldn’t that be great?

Here is a gem we have in Grand Cayman.  I have picked up many, many books in the last few years.  Its the Cayman Islands Humane Society (our local equivalent of the SPCA that takes care of and finds homes for stray dogs/cats)

They have a “book loft” on the second floor above where the animals are.  The place is packed with books and many of them are very recent.  I have picked up lots of business books as well as novels for the missus!  The collection of donated books (mostly locals who drop off books when they are done with them)  is impressive and chances are you will find some books from your favorite author.   The best thing however  is the cost.  Most book are 2, 3 or 4$ each.   So next time you vacation in Grand Cayman, don’t bring your books and pick some up for this worthy (and very close to my heart) cause.  You may even be able to save on baggage fees on the way here without any books in your luggage! 🙂

Below is what I picked up for 10$.  Impressive don’t you think?

This is the place you need to look for.  Somewhat tough to miss due to its blue color.

Here are some shots of inside.  This is just a fraction of what they have.  You could easily spend an hour (or even more) here looking at books.  Books are sorted by category and then by author for novels, so finding stuff you are interested in is quite easy.

Here is the spot on North Sound Road.  Its right next to A.L Thompson’s (our local Home Depot) and just south of the main roundabout in George Town and facing the Audi/VW dealer.  If you have even been to the East end from Seven Mile beach, there is a good chance you passed right in front of it.

 

Here is the link to their website with operating hours and other information.   They are open Tuesday-Friday 11-2 and Saturday 9-3.

http://www.caymanhumanesociety.com/donate_thrift.php