Christmas is a great opportunity to give people books as gifts and encourage reading. Here is a list of our recommendations for books about Barcelona. What’s new and the most notable publications of 2019 so that you can enjoy this Christmas and the festivities with books and reading material about Barcelona.
Judith Barnés, Glòria Bordons and Daniel Giralt-Miracle
Based on seven itineraries and 41 spaces, we delve into the creative universe of Joan Brossa, who made poetry out of the urban space.
A square with so much history and so much life too. One of the city’s most iconic spots, which Barcelona residents should rediscover.
Laia Arañó and Mireia Capdevila
This book is the fullest, most comprehensive account yet written of the bombings of Barcelona during the Civil War (1936-1939).
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and Miguel Brieva (illustrations)
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán wrote this dictionary in 1977 and we are republishing it because of the disturbing persistence of the Francoist substratum in present day society.
Past, present and future. This book becomes a chronicle of how we build, live in and think about cities, and in particular Barcelona.
One of the most recognised and award-winning correspondents takes us on an exciting journey from Barcelona to Beirut, his life's cities.
Jordi Notó i Brullas
A chronicle of the extraordinary renaissance of Els Quatre Gats, one of ’s most iconic restaurants. Bohemian enclave and cradle of local and universal geniuses.
Thais Morales and Carme Pollina
The mark the LGBT+ world has left on Barcelona and the reasons why the city has become a refuge, capital and point of reference for this collective.
Pep Molist (text) and Maria Beitia (illustrations)
A journey through the work of Joan Brossa, in the form of a children’s story in which Joan, who loves playing with the shape of letters, one day loses the letter A.
An illustrated stroll through the streets, squares and parks of two neighbourhoods in the north of the Horta-Guinardó district. Two neighbourhoods where nature plays a leading role.
We follow in the illustrator’s footprints to discover the places and people she describes in these three neighbourhoods of the Nou Barris district.
A new and vibrant take on the Sant Antoni neighbourhood, where the market is the centre of local life, by an urban sketcher.