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19 October, 2017 - 19:25

First ever atlas of Barcelona’s nesting birds

Fauna. The book brings together information on the 83 species of birds which nest in the city, promotes urban biodiversity and helps towards bird conservation.

Estand Fira del llibre de Frankfurt 2017
9 October, 2017 - 16:31

Catalonia, a country of books. Barcelona, a city of literature

Fairs. Catalan institutions and publishers have consolidated their joint stand at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, which is taking place from 11 to 15 October, in order to raise awareness about Barcelona and Catalonia's...

Imatge de la Fira del llibre d'ocasió al passeig de Gràcia de Barcelona.
21 September, 2017 - 14:05

Look through, look for and find your second hand book

Fairs. It's time to look through, look for and find that book you've been searching for, at an unbeatable price. The 66th edition of the Antique and Modern Second-Hand Book Fair is on until 8 October, in Passeig de Gràcia.

4 September, 2017 - 14:23

An app to discover Barcelona in novels

Culture. The Literapolisbcn app offers literary gymkhanas to boost reading and familiarity with the city, particularly among teenagers.

27 July, 2017 - 15:54

Can Batlló to house the city’s historical memory

Archives. The central building in the Can Batlló complex will house the Barcelona Municipal Archives, bringing together the documents from the 21 municipal archives around the city.

Cobertes dels llibres recomants per a l'estiu 2017
26 July, 2017 - 13:45

Summer reads about Barcelona

Books. Summer is a good time to read and to discover more about Barcelona. We recommend five books for you to enjoy during the hot spell and discover new sides to the city.

18 July, 2017 - 13:22

An illustrated guide to Barcelona's devil dances and groups has been published for the first time

The book ‘Colles de diables de Barcelona’ comes with texts by Xavier Cordomí and illustrations by Juanolo. The book will be presented at Espai 4 of the Palau de la Virreina, on Wednesday 26 February at 7 pm.

21 June, 2017 - 13:37

Urban planning and gender: for a more egalitarian city

Barcelona Metròpolis. Have you given any thought to how women and men use the city? The dossier Urban planning and gender proposes how to rethink the city to balance between women and men both productive and care-giving tasks.

22 May, 2017 - 17:30

Barcelona opens the door to its most unique buildings and spaces

Architecture. The book “345 ways of living (in) Barcelona”, published by the Barcelona City Council, shows what it is like to live in the city today using the buildings showcased in the 48h Open House Barcelona Festival.

Dalí emula Cristòfor Colom davant del monument del descobridor d’Amèrica, al port de Barcelona.
Foto: J. Postius. Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona
31 March, 2017 - 15:20

Barcelona blood in the veins of Dalí

Culture. Published by Barcelona City Council and written by Ricard Mas, ‘Dalí i Barcelona’ looks at the artist’s relationship with the city, with numerous new insights.

2 February, 2017 - 13:07

'Barcelona Supermodel', wins the 2016 Ciutat de Barcelona Award

Awards The essay "Barcelona Supermodel" has won the 2016 Ciutat de Barcelona Award, in the History of Barcelona category.

29 September, 2016 - 18:39

Barcelona’s socially transforming relationship with books

Books. ‘Barcelona, ciutat de llibres’ looks at the close relationship between the city and books, and how they have helped shape public spaces.

1 August, 2016 - 09:00

The city of a thousand symbols

Culture. The new book ‘Barcelona, ciutat simbòlica’, published by Barcelona City Council, looks at the monuments, images and iconic streets in the city.

Coberta i contracoberta del llibre 'Poesia Contracultural Barcelona'
17 June, 2016 - 13:37

Poets of Barcelona's counter culture

The Sala Ciutat was filled with poetry, lots of poetry, at the presentation of Poesia Contracultura Barcelona, a compilation of poems and documents from eighteen dead poets, presented by David Castillo and Marc Valls.

22 April, 2016 - 17:25

The Sala Ciutat reinvents itself

Cultural facility. The premises reopen as a bookshop specialising in the city and as a venue promoting local illustrations.

18 April, 2016 - 08:23

Gabriel Casas, the photographer of the impossible angle

Homage. A biography containing over 140 images highlights the legacy of this Barcelona photojournalist.

Imatge de les pàgines interiors del llibre 'Pinzellades de Barcelona' de Xavier Julià
30 March, 2016 - 16:25

Barcelona sketched

Picture. You can now enjoy three books on Barcelona in sketches. Three very different artistic styles that show us an original and surprising city.

4 March, 2016 - 17:03

Marina Espasa to coordinate the ‘Barcelona City of Literature’ office.

Literature. The writer and journalist has been tasked with creating the projects which will consolidate Barcelona as a UNESCO City of Literature.

2 February, 2016 - 08:25

The city’s oldest mountain bookshop celebrates its centenary

Commerce. The Quera bookshop opened a hundred years ago and has specialised in publications on the outdoors since 1966.

15 January, 2016 - 08:43

The golden age of circus in Barcelona

History. The Circ Eqüestre Barceloní in Pl. Catalunya and the Teatre Circ Olympia, in Av. Paral·lel, shaped the last 200 years of circus history.

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