I love to read.
But yesterday I bought my first book in Chile. I have been warned since I got here that books are expensive, and have avoided making purchases here because of that. Even used books at the feria are expensive.
It didn't matter though. I was at the book store and I had to buy this one book. It cost around $22,000 CLP. Thats kinda a lot of money for a book, and I considered not buying it, but I went ahead anyway cuz I had my reasons...
When I got home I checked online just for giggles. How much would it have cost to buy online and ship the book to Chile? $12 US.
(edit: to get books shipped to Chile for free check out http://www.bookdepository.com/ though it may take a few weeks and some patience).