In recent years Manta has been the destination of large cruise ships and large vessels, this November 16, 2018, will receive the largest floating bookstore in the world.
Hope Logos (the largest floating bookstore in the world). It is contained in a large ship, it is operated by GBA Ships e.V, an international non-profit organization. Since 1970, the organization has welcomed more than 46 million visitors in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.
This library had already visited the city of Manta, 26 years ago, in May 1992, but then came the sister ship, Logos II, which remained anchored for 12 days ..
This new boat will be anchored in one of the blanket springs, Inside you can find a selection of more than 5,000 books related to science, sports, cooking, art, health, philosophy and children.
This bookstore will be of public access, you will only have to pay for its entrance, which has a price of 1 dollar per person, except for children under 12 and adults over 65, who enter without paying; but each child must be accompanied by an adult person, the public will be able to know the different areas, from the welcome space where the presentation of the boat is made through a short video and other interactive exhibitions, to the International Café that has ice cream , drinks and snacks for sale. In addition, books can be purchased easily, it is only recommended to bring change, since there are very cheap books, from $ 2, forward.
The visitors of Manta have to go first to the new passenger terminal of the international port, located between the building of the Port Authority and the vehicular parking of the El Murciélago Beach. The service is from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.