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Imatge de la coberta del llibre 'Un barceloní a Beirut' de Tomás Alcoverro.
17 September, 2019 - 14:49

The Mediterranean essence that unites Barcelona and Beirut

Journalism. Just when Beirut is the guest city for La Mercè 2019, Barcelona City Council and Diëresis publish ‘Un barceloní a Beirut’, by Tomás Alcoverro, comparing the city of Barcelona with the Lebanese capital.

Imatge de la Fira del llibre d'ocasió al passeig de Gràcia de Barcelona.
14 September, 2019 - 07:00

Passeig de Gràcia to host the 68th Used, Antique and Modern Book Fair

It’s scheduled for 20 September to 6 October.

Altell Il·lustrat, Sala Ciutat, Barcelona
5 June, 2019 - 11:36

Two Junceda awards for the illustrations of the Sala Ciutat

Culture. This year’s award winners include the Altell Il·lustrat and the work of Pau Gasol Valls for the re-edited version of ‘Barcelones’, by Vázquez Montalbán.

28 March, 2019 - 12:36

The Sala Ciutat renews its Altell Il·lustrat and publishes a book on the last seven displays

Culture. A homage to ‘Barcelones’, by Vázquez Montalbán, through the work of Pau Gasol and Carles Murillo.

22 February, 2019 - 14:56

‘Topografia de la destrucció’, a book for never forgetting the fascists’ aerial bombings

Report. A presentation of ‘Topografia de la destrucció: Els bombardeigs de Barcelona durant la Guerra Civil (1936-1939)’.

31 January, 2019 - 12:10

Account of the feminist struggle during the post-Franco era

Feminism. The women’s days held in Catalonia in May 1976 provide the starting point for this account.

19 April, 2018 - 11:21

What to read for Sant Jordi? Reading material on migration, asylum and otherness

Sant Jordi. We visited three bookshops to ask them to recommend publications which offer an understanding of human relations and movements.

3 April, 2018 - 17:09

Sant Jordi hits Barcelona

Sant Jordi. Sant Jordi arrives brimming with activities based around literature, strengthening Barcelona’s position as a frontrunner in publishing and reading.

31 March, 2018 - 10:56

‘Barcelones’, Vázquez Montalbán’s critical historical account of the city, to be available in bookshops for Sant Jordi

Culture and free time. Reedition of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s ‘Barcelones’ for Sant Jordi.

21 February, 2018 - 17:08

The charm of iconic commerce

Commerce and markets. A new municipal publication on historical establishments in the city.

Barcelona Metròpolis 106 - Comunitats estrangeres / Comunidades extranjeras / Foreign communities
29 January, 2018 - 12:00

How foreign communities live in Barcelona

Barcelona Metròpolis. The communities of people from abroad living in Barcelona today are bigger and more diverse than ever. We dedicate the dossier to the largest immigrant communities in the city and the ones that have grown up more.

18 December, 2017 - 12:27

Enjoy your Christmas, enjoy your book

Christmas. Enjoy your Christmas Christmas and festivals are also culture. So giving books as presents is a good idea for the festive season. Here is a list of our recommendations for books about Barcelona.

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.

Cover books summer 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.

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