This year, on Sant Jordi’s Day, Barcelona City Council will have a stall in Plaça Reial selling books about the city. The books are also available at the Sala Ciutat bookshop (Carrer de la Ciutat, 2). You can obtain newly published books as well as those from previous years, all with a 10% discount. Find out about all the publications on the Barcelona Llibres website.
Urban Sketchers Barcelona
Through different sketching styles, you can take a journey from the mountains to the sea, passing through unique and everyday spots in all the districts of Barcelona.
Nico Alonso (text) and Laia Berloso (illustration)
Play with the giants of the city and get to know them well. All the material is kept in a folder so as not to lose any of the pieces.
Rafael Vargas (photography and text), Enric H. March, Josep Bohigas, Óscar Guayabero and Victoria Bermejo (texts)
Graphic memoir of the Encants, the Fira de Bellcaire, one of the city's most unique markets. In it, you will find photographs, personal experiences history, humour and analysis.
Albert Planas and Julià Guillamon
A journey through the professional and personal life of one of the most important, groundbreaking, independent graphic artists in the history of design in our city.
Isabel Segura Soriano (editor and texts) and various authors (photography)
The first book to reconstruct the history of the city through the eyes of women photographers, who are often omitted from the construction of Barcelona’s modern image.
Antoni Nicolau (coordination) and various authors (texts)
A comprehensive book, with interesting documentation and photographs, about the movements and fights for an education in freedom in our city.
Pilar Bonet Julve (editor) and various authors (texts)
This book is a collection of the testimonies of two unique characters, the medium Josefa Tolrà and the poet Joan Brossa, and is a profound exploration of their creative worlds.
Maria Rubert de Ventós
Opinions and suggestions about an approach to the city based on getting around without a GPS. They all come from walking around the city with a curious eye, to understand the beauty of its streets and architecture.
Claudi Montañá and Josep Maria Ripoll (anthology)
Revisiting the figure of a writer who deserves to become a benchmark in cultural journalism and literary creativity, and who described Barcelona’s counter-culture.
Andreu Gomila and Diego Piccininno (editors)
The most avid readers will go on a rousing literary journey with these dozen routes in the footsteps of the books and authors seared on the city’s memory.
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.
Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats
You can almost smell all 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.