Barcelona has an intense, permanent literary programme involving a large number of fairs and festivals. Every year, the streets, buildings and outdoor areas of the city are filled with literature in the broadest sense of the word. There is a wide variety of gatherings and events that foster and promote such different genres as historic novels, poetry, editions, children’s or juvenile literature, comics and manga, noir fiction or illustrated books.
Setmana de l'Àlbum Il.lustrat. November. Àlbum Barcelona is an association of independent publishers of children's literature created in 2017. The Setmana de l'Àlbum organizes more than a hundred activities in the city of Barcelona and regions around the genre, which take place in bookstores, schools and libraries. The activities are meetings with authors, workshops, talks and recreational activities, aimed at children as well as young people and adults.
Setmana del Llibre en Català. September. It’s not long before the first literary event is held in the city after the summer holidays. La Setmana is held during the first week of September, where authors, publishers, book shop owners and readers meet and take part in a multitude of activities to suit all ages and all literary tastes.
Trimestres de poesia. October-December. From April to June and from October to December, Heliogàbal, which is in the Gràcia neighbourhood, hosts the Trimestres de poesia. Poets, musicians and visual artists meet at this emblematic paces to offer different poetry proposals ranging from recitals or concerts to book presentations and homages.