Nobel Prize for Literature 2010, Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, on Sunday donated 2500 books from his collection to a library bearing his name in Arequipa, southern Peru.
"Although it's sad to get rid of these books, it's nice to know that they're in good hands, like those librarians," Vargas Llosa told the press.
"I continued buying books because buying a book is a necessary part of reading pleasure," commented a novelist who has delivered several batches of books since 2014, adding more than 28,000 books to date.
In 2017, Vargas Llosa opened a library that carries his name in the old 18th century mansion in Arequipi.
This library will allocate 30,000 books that Vargas Llosa decided to donate in 2012 to the city where he was born March 28, 1936.
The author of "City and Dogs" arrived last week in Peru with his wife Isabel Preysler, taking part in a literary event in Arequipi, his hometown, along with 130 writers.