Any good 2nd bookshop in Barcelona?
Thread poster: RafaLee

RafaLee
Australia
Local time: 02:12
Spanish to English
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Oct 29, 2003

Dear my felloow translators,

Can anyone tell me where I can find good 2nd bookshops in Barcelona?

Thank you very much


 

medical (X)
English to Spanish
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well, Oct 29, 2003

RafaLee wrote:

Dear my felloow translators,

Can anyone tell me where I can find good 2nd bookshops in Barcelona?

Thank you very much

You can visit a few shop in the "barrio gothico" AROUND THE CATHEDRAL but the best is certainly to go on Sunday morning to the "mercado San Antonio", it is a well-know market of books.
I hope this will help you.
María


 

Berni Armstrong  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 18:12
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English
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In Spanish or English? Oct 29, 2003

Hi there,
You can find second hand Catalan/Spanish bookshops all over the city, but there is a great concentration of them in the C/ Muntaner crosses Gran Via area.

Indeed the road running paralel to Gran Via and just up from Muntaner - ("Consell de Cent" or "Diputacio"?) becomes one huge book market every so often.... like the Bookstalls on the banks of the Seine... (anyone know with what frequency? - You can tell I don't live in the city, can't you?icon_smile.gif)

As for English Second Hand books, I'd recommend a shop up in Gracia (c/ Sant Salvador around about 133 - if memory serves). That has probably the best selection of 2nd Hand English books in the city. It used to be called Simons & Co - but it has changed its name and I forget to what - some help I am, eh?).

If it is books in Spanish and/or Catalan you are after, then the city is a great place to browse and the choice is enormous. Enjoy it!

Have you just moved here? Or are you passing thru soon?

Cheers,

Berni


 

mbc
Spain
Local time: 18:12
Spanish to English
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also on Verdi Oct 30, 2003

I think the English bookshoop on Salvador has closed down, I was hoping it would reopen in another spot...we´ll see
For photos, art and architecture and some literature there is a decent 2nd hand bookshop on Calle Verdi on Gracia, a block down from the cinema, on your left as you approach Pl de la Revolucio.


 

medical (X)
English to Spanish
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yes.it is true. Oct 30, 2003

Madeline Carey wrote:

I think the English bookshoop on Salvador has closed down, I was hoping it would reopen in another spot...we´ll see
For photos, art and architecture and some literature there is a decent 2nd hand bookshop on Calle Verdi on Gracia, a block down from the cinema, on your left as you approach Pl de la Revolucio.


I did not remember yesterday.


 

britabroad
English
Bokshops Barcelona Apr 11, 2004

This is THE best seond hand bookshop in Barcelona !!!!
Elephant Books
Creu dels Molers 12
Poble Sec
08004
Barcelona
Go here for the map :- http://www.lfantbooks.4t.com/


 

britabroad
English
RE: My post before about the Elephant Bookshop Barcelona Dec 4, 2005

RafaLee wrote:

Dear my felloow translators,

Can anyone tell me where I can find good 2nd bookshops in Barcelona?

Thank you very much


The shop has a new web site with more information and a better map :- http://www.lfant.biz

Just thought i,d update the post


 


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