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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Barcelona

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Interested in finding the best bookstores and libraries in Barcelona? Here is a great list to get you started exploring the world of books and more in Barcelona.

Laie Librería Café

Laie Librería Café is a cozy bookstore and café that offers a wide selection of books in various languages, including a rich collection of art and humanities titles. It also has a café where book lovers can enjoy a coffee or a meal.

Website: www.laie.es
Address: Carrer de Pau Claris, 85, 08010 Barcelona

La Central del Raval

La Central del Raval is a spacious bookstore located in the vibrant El Raval neighborhood. It offers a vast array of books, including literature, philosophy, and social sciences, and often hosts cultural events and book presentations.

Website: www.lacentral.com
Address: Carrer d'Elisabets, 6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Re-Read Librería Lowcost

Re-Read Librería Lowcost is a unique bookstore that specializes in second-hand books at affordable prices. It promotes book recycling and offers a wide range of genres for all types of readers.

Website: re-read.com
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 182, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Librería Altaïr

Librería Altaïr is one of the largest travel bookstores in Europe, offering an extensive collection of travel guides, maps, and travel literature. It's a must-visit for adventure enthusiasts and globetrotters.

Website: www.altair.es
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 616, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Casa del Libro

Casa del Libro is a well-known Spanish bookstore chain with several locations in Barcelona. It offers a wide range of books in Spanish and other languages, as well as e-books and electronic readers.

Website: www.casadellibro.com
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 62, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Biblioteca de Catalunya

The Biblioteca de Catalunya is the national library of Catalonia, housed in a beautiful historic building. It holds a vast collection of Catalan literature and historical documents, and it's a research center for the humanities.

Website: www.bnc.cat
Address: Carrer de l'Hospital, 56, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Biblioteca Jaume Fuster

Biblioteca Jaume Fuster is a modern public library located in the Gràcia district. It offers a wide range of services, including book lending, reading areas, and cultural activities for all ages.

Website: ajuntament.barcelona.cat/biblioteques/bibjaumefuster
Address: Plaça de Lesseps, 20-22, 08023 Barcelona, Spain

Biblioteca Sagrada Família - Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte

This library is named after the famous Sagrada Família and offers a peaceful environment for reading and studying. It has a good selection of books and multimedia resources, as well as regular workshops and activities.

Website: ajuntament.barcelona.cat/biblioteques/bibsagradafamilia
Address: Carrer de Provença, 480, 08025 Barcelona, Spain

Biblioteca Pública Arús

Biblioteca Pública Arús is a public library with a special focus on social history and the labor movement. It also has a significant collection of Masonic documents and a replica of the Statue of Liberty's torch at its entrance.

Website: www.bpa.es
Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 26, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Biblioteca Joan Miró

Biblioteca Joan Miró is a cultural hub located near the park that bears the same name. It offers a wide variety of books and multimedia materials, as well as activities for children and adults.

Website: ajuntament.barcelona.cat/biblioteques/bibjoanmiro
Address: Carrer de Vilamarí, 61, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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