Give books as Christmas presents

The festive season is a great opportunity to give books as gifts and get along to your neighbourhood bookshops.  Here is a list of our recommendations for books about Barcelona. The best of the most recent publications, so that you can enjoy this Christmas reading about Barcelona.

Barcelona. Fotògrafes/Fotógrafas

Isabel Segura and various female authors (photography)

The first book to reconstruct the history of the city through the eyes of women photographers and state their case in the construction of Barcelona’s modern image.

La gent del carrer Montcada. Una història de Barcelona (segles XIII a XVIII)

Albert Garcia Espuche

The most complete work – two volumes and over a thousand pages – and also the most captivating for discovering and understanding the history of medieval and modern Barcelona.

Cuando la riqueza se codeaba con el hambre. Vida nocturna en la Barcelona de posguerra (1939-1952)

Paco Villar

A route around a Barcelona full of contrasts, of misery to make your hair stand on end and ostentatious wealth, the needs of some and the excesses of others.

Joan Perucho i les edicions pop. L’aventura de Tàber

Julià Guillamon

A hundred years after the birth of Joan Perucho, it was necessary to discover his facet as a publisher and learn about one of Barcelona’s most unique publishing adventures.


Myriam Meloni and Arnau Bach (photographs), David Fernández and Montse Santolino (foreword)

A photographic portrait of four neighbourhoods in the Barcelona district of Nou Barris. A stroll around some spots in the city which are often overlooked but which are brimming with life.

Estoy hablando de mi generación. Artículos 1972-1977

Claudi Montañá, Josep Maria Ripoll (anthology)

A chance to discover Barcelona counter-culture from the first half of the 1960s through one of its forgotten protagonists.

Sala Beckett. Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia

Ricardo Flores, Eva Prats

A narrative on the meticulous work that went into converting a former cooperative in the Poblenou area of Barcelona into a performing arts creation factory and social space for debate and reflection.

Barcelona: títol provisional. Un viatge literari per la ciutat

Andreu Gomila and Diego Piccininno

A literary itinerary to excite the most fetishist of readers, with twelve routes based on books by authors who have left their mark on the city’s historical memory.

La xarxa al bosc. Joan Brossa i la poesia experimental

Eduard Escoffet (editor)

An anthology of 79 visual and specific poems, some of them iconic, others lesser known, from the period when Joan Brossa was developing his own poetic language.

Barcelona colors sobre gris

Juan Linares

A vision of Barcelona rich in shades and tones where each illustration triggers an explosion of admiration.

Barcelona. Terra de castells

Raimon Cervera, Dani Cortijo and Roberta Esteves (photography)

The fifty-year history of the Castellers de Barcelona, through fifty photos of fifty iconic city locations where they have erected fifty human towers.

En Jo_n ha perdut la A

Pep Molist and Maria Beitia (illustrations)

A journey around the work of Joan Brossa through this children’s story, where you’ll find plenty of surprises, shapes and letters.

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