There are those who, on Sant Jordi / St George’s Day, discover an author, fall in love with a book and are moved by a story. This year, to mark the Reading Festival’s Opening Speech which the writer Irene Vallejo will be giving, the city’s libraries are offering us new reading material to transport us through space and time.
Paraules d’Arcadi. Què hem après del món i com podem actuar
The economist and social-movements trend setter, Arcadi Oliveres re-examines the concepts that have guided his positions: democracy, refugees and migrations, capitalism, climate change, anti-arms movement and the culture of peace.
Biblioteca Vilapicina i la Torre Llobeta
Hombres que ya no hacen sufrir por amor. Transformando las masculinidades
The author challenges us to rebel against the patriarchy and enables us to understand our ways of relating ourselves and loving ourselves are neither innocent nor final.
Biblioteca Ignasi Iglésias - Can Fabra
Erri de Luca
When the central character goes out to walk alone on the mountain, they sense someone approaching them from behind. They let them go by, to recover their solitude and once again sense the immensity of nature.
Biblioteca Esquerra de l’Eixample - Agustí Centelles
Érase un río
Bonnie Jo Campbell
After the violent death of her father, sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, takes to the River Stark, armed with her Marlin rifle, a few supplies and an old biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her mother.
Biblioteca El Carmel - Juan Marsé
La noia de la botiga 24 hores
She always felt she never fitted in with society, but she finds a predictable world in the shop, governed by a manual that tells workers how to act and what to say. She achieves this normality that society expects of her.
Biblioteca Jaume Fuster
El fotógrafo de Mauthausen
Salva Rubio, Pedro J. Colombo i Aintzane Landa
Francesc Boix is a young Spanish photographer who, alongside several thousand compatriots, is deported to the Mauthausen Nazi concentration camp: a living death sentence. Until he crosses paths with the SS Head of Department, Ricken.
Biblioteca Poble-sec - Francesc Boix
El peix número 14 / The Fourteenth Goldfish
Jennifer L. Holm
The life of Ellie Cruz, aged 12, is turned inside out like a sock when her grandfather, the famous scientist Melvin Sagarsky, turns up at her home, in the guise of a teenager.
Biblioteca Francesca Bonnemaison
Així és la vida / Ni oui ni non. Réponses à 100 questions philosophiques d'enfants
Without being condescending, paternalistic or overprotective, Tomi Ungerer’s answers are useful philosophical insights for people of all ages. Especially for adults who have forgotten the curiosity of the child they once were.
Biblioteca Xavier Benguerel
Raquel Díaz Reguera
Martí likes a girl. He is very popular at school, but she's odd. He’s good at sports; she’s unique, although she wants to be "normal". It’s difficult being popular, it’s hard being different. And it's good to be oneself.
Biblioteca Nou Barris