Latest edition of The Insider’s Guide launches

By Janell Meador

The Insider’s Guide to San Miguel started in 1995 as mimeographed sheets stapled together by Archie Dean, a long-time resident of San Miguel. A list of everything from hardware stores and pharmacies, manicures and museums, it was used by countless English-speaking visitors and residents. Over 40,000 copies have been sold since 1995, many of which are still in use.

Presentation and reception
The Insider’s Guide to San Miguel, 2013 Edition
Fri, Sep 13, 10am–5pm
The Gallery
Aldama 3

The new 2013 edition of TIGTSM includes a select group of advertisers for the first time. They were specifically selected as representing the highest quality and best customer satisfaction in their categories. Praised by such notables as Frommer’s, of travel book fame, and the Coordinadora de Turismo from the state of Guanajuato, the guidebook has a brief history of San Miguel and material on the nearby cities of Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato. The main focus, however, is information about businesses, services, and attractions, which includes comments from the author to assist residents and tourists alike. Each year, the guidebook is updated and revised so that it is always current. Internet addresses are now included to help people make more informed decisions before venturing out.

Riccardo Simeone purchased the guidebook in 2009. Simeone, a graduate of Boston University, attended Columbia University in New York in the Ph.D. program in Logic and Philosophy of Science. He later became active in the real estate business and moved to Italy in the 1980s. Simeone is currently working with a friend from his time in Italy, Sandro Caramelli, to import chianti classico from Tuscany to San Miguel de Allende, which will be available at The Gallery Wine Bodega, Aldama 3.

You are invited to meet Simeone and pick up a copy of The Insider’s Guide to San Miguel, 2013 edition. The editor would like to hear your recommendations for additions to the guide. Do you have a favorite plumber, electrician or landscaper? Are you a fabulous carpenter, musician or dentist? All listings for goods and services in the guide are free of charge. TIGTSM wants to know all of your suggestions for the 2014 edition. Simeone is also looking for ideas for inclusion in his next guidebook, a look at San Miguel from a different perspective. Please come by The Gallery, Aldama 3, on September 13, from 10am–5pm; share a glass of wine and an authentic Italian appetizer made by your host.

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