On Three Kings Day, we visited The Poets Passage on Calle Cruz. So terrific! I was transfixed by the bouncing heads of wooden turtles — I bought a family of three to import/deport to Pittsburgh — and Ksenia went for the poetry prints. We got talking to the couple running the shop for the holiday — every week the shop hosts readings + open mic time, that you can hear podcast here.
The store is owned by a couple, the man is Nicholas Thomassin, an artist (who does the tiles of Old San Juan below), and the woman, Lady Lee Andrews, is a poet. The store sells other artists’ work — like the little kids’ face tiles — excellent! They also own Mi Piqueno San Juan – where they make reproductions of Old San Juan buildings. I cannot get enough!