American journalist Conner Gorry stands next to a Cuba Libro logo at her English-language bookstore in Cuba enjoying, of course, a Cuban cigar.
According to The Huffington Post, Cuba Libro launched on August 9 in Havana as a bookshop, cafe and literary salon that offers islanders and tourists alike a unique space to buy or borrow tomes in the language of Shakespeare. Cuba Libro is also said to offer customers a glimpse of opinions which can't be found anywhere else on the island.
"I know how hard it is to get English-language sources here," said the New York City native journalist who has been living in Cuba since 2002. "So I started cooking this idea."