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Imatge de la coberta i contra del llibre 'Barcelona: titol provisional. Un viatge literari per la ciutat'
12 May, 2020 - 11:37

A literary journey

Literature. The book ‘Barcelona: títol provisional’ offers a chance to rediscover the city’s most literary side through writers who have made Barcelona the main character in their work.

3 May, 2020 - 10:55

Barcelona Images: life in the city in over 4,000 online photos

City Council. An archive of the most recent images depicting life under lockdown, essential services, neighbourhoods, culture and traditions in the city, all available for citizens to view and make use of.

27 April, 2020 - 16:11

Building a collective memory of the lockdown with a participatory documentary collection

The goal is also to enable city residents to leave behind a record of what in a few years’ time will be worth remembering, going beyond what the media or official sources say.

21 April, 2020 - 13:32

A Sant Jordi to celebrate from home

COVID-19. This year’s event is highly unusual and supports neighbourhood bookshops.

21 April, 2020 - 13:00

Stroll around Barcelona with the narratives of ‘Metròpolis’

Culture. Take a stroll around the streets of the city guided by these Barcelona writers, some born here and others adopted by the city.

Barcelona recorda, Covid-19, coronavirus, llibre de condol
9 April, 2020 - 19:52

Barcelona Recorda, a virtual and collective book of condolences

Covid-19. Open to anyone who wishes to express themselves freely and respectfully, it will be collecting messages sent online and by post.

8 April, 2020 - 12:10

The lessons from the crisis that are still applicable

Economy. Some lessons that we have learned from the 2008 crisis and which we can apply to the current health and social emergency, in the dossiers of the “‘Barcelona Metròpolis” magazine.

31 March, 2020 - 17:00

Barcelona Metròpolis, a space for reflection and critical thinking

Read, from home, the dossiers, articles, and interviews from the Barcelona Metròpolis magazine, which invites you to reflect on and think critically about everything that happens in the city.

26 March, 2020 - 09:00

The generational gap in Barcelona Metrópolis magazine

Company. We propose a read for reflection. The dossier "The Generational Gap" by Barcelona Metrópolis magazine addresses the challenges faced by young people in comparison with previous generations.

Llibres per descarregar gratuïtament al web de Barcelona Llibres
24 March, 2020 - 19:15

Barcelona Llibres is offering reading matter for free

Reading matter. Take advantage of these free downloads and enjoy reading Barcelona City Council’s publications covering diverse themes and for all audiences.

14 January, 2020 - 09:58

The new book, “Park Güell and its origins, 1894-1926”, reveals previously unpublished material

Park Güell. The book stands out for its painstaking research into original sources and the fact that it treats the park as a substantial part of Barcelona's urban fabric.

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.

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