Sant Jordi

Book and Rose Day in Barcelona 2020

Sant Jordi 2020 coincided with the state of emergency caused by COVID-19 and we experienced it from home. Given the situation, the publishing, book and florist sectors organised Book and Rose Day on 23 July.

Guaranteeing the necessary safety and protection measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, book and rose professionals set up stalls in the streets, in front of their establishments. 

We celebrated Book and Rose Day on 23 July as a local event, avoiding travel and crowds.

A woman looking at books in the Sala Ciutat

Come along to the Sala Ciutat

The bookshop specialising in publications on our city, where you will find the latest developments and the entire catalogue of books published or co-published by Barcelona City Council. The bookshop complies with all the safety measures for Covid-19. Customers will enjoy a 10% discount on their purchases throughout the day.

Barcelona Llibres

Check out the Barcelona Llibres website to find all municipal publications, including hard copies which can be purchased in bookshops and free downloadable digital works.

El meu Sant Jordi T'espera Open video Reading-list recommendations

Reading-list recommendations

Check out the video-format reading recommendations offered by writers for this year’s Sant Jordi / St George’s Day. Ada Castells, Carlos Zanón, Javier Cercas and Jenn Díaz are just a few of the authors telling us the books that have fascinated them.

A child sitting in a table reading in a library corridor.

#devorallibres, the literary Barcelona game

Immerse yourself in the city’s most literary recesses with this online game from Biblioteques de Barcelona, Betevé and the Barcelona Comerç Foundation.

Piles de llibres


Joint campaign from the publishing sector to reclaim the value of books and bookshops by sharing experiences around reading. Come along and take part!


The Barcelona Centre for Linguistic Normalisation is inviting citizens to take part in the #enamoram2020: a competition of declarations of love in Catalan in written, video or audio format. The declarations have to be published on social networks during the week of 20 to 26 July, with the #enamoram2020 and #SantJordiCPNL hashtags.

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