PHOTO: Booksellers at Plaza de Armas in Old Havana, Cuba

Booksellers surround Plaza de Armas in Old Havana, Cuba

Booksellers surrounding Plaza de Armas in Old Havana are always willing to discuss the impact that literature has had on Cuba. Interested in traveling to Cuba? Read my story about Discover Corps, the company that sponsored my trip, and arrange for your own authentic Cuba experience.

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    • Now that’s an interesting question! Hadn’t occurred to me to ask, but I suspect they still have to be very careful what they sell.

      • My Uncle way back on June 18, 1951 was a Marine Corps Embassy Guard there at what was called the Old Horter Building facing Armas. His name Robert James Sheldon. He lost his life across the street along with a custodian his name was Agustin Fernandez Castro. The story surrounding both men is right out of a spy novel.

        • Hi Peter – what a fascinating story. Have you ever thought of researching it and writing a novel? I’d love to read it.

          • Hi Barbara,

            Yes I have in the book “Soul to Soul” Debra Martin devotes Chapter 20 starting on Page 161. I have been thinking of a book. My email address is [email protected]. Have you been to Armas Square? The picture above by far now is the best of that old building in current times. I strongly feel that Robert lost his life just to the left of the first red umbrella along with a friend Agustin Fernandez Castro.


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