Catalonia Today

Olga Vila i Ernest Riera. SWEET BOOKS

Long live books

In a small neighbourhood in Girona’s Old Town you can browse volumes that have passed through more than a few hands, from mythical editions to books with forgotten dedications by some of the great figures of literature

Helena Bernadas. ALTAÏR

Where journeys begin

A visit to to Altaïr means being able to go anywhere in the world. Travel guides, maps, and literature from anywhere on the planet are part of the shop’s extensive catalogue, one of the largest in Europe

Oblit Baseria. CASA ANITA

A corner for children in the heart of the Gràcia neighbourhood

A campaign recently ended in survival for this bookshop in Barcelona’s Gràcia district, with the premises being purchased thanks to the support of social media and the work of three illustrators

Rosa Cubelles & Ester Galindo. LA 2 DE VILADRICH. NON-SPECIALIST BOOKSHOP WITH STOCK OF LOCAL AUTHORS

The oldest, with 260 years of history

With its origins documented as far back as 1760, La 2 de Viladrich bookshop in Tortosa is the descendant of the oldest bookshop in the country, and one of the oldest in Europe

Jordi Souto. LA FATAL. NON-SPECIALIST BOOKSHOP

More than just a book dispenser

It has been less than a month since Jordi Souto and his brother, Ramon, inaugurated this bookshop, a cultural space that avoids “elitism and pedantry”

Montsant - Fonts. LLIBRERIA GAUDÍ

Above business, activism

Gaudí is more than just a bookshop. Since its founding in 1965, it has played an active role in fostering Catalan culture and the anti-Franco struggle

Anna Nicolau. LES VOLTES

Culture as a tool to make a country

Les Voltes continues its commitment to Catalan culture, as it did during the times of Franco

Mariana Sarrias. BYRON LLIBRERIA,

A broad concept with space to relax

One of the latest bookstores to open in Barcelona, Byron offers a wide range of literature, events, local cuisine, exchange and reading club, and even has a fireplace

“America hails return of beer”

The “dry era” was not yet completely over – only 19 states and Washington DC had proclaimed liquor legal – but the “great thirst”, as this newspaper branded it, was about to be legally quenched...