There are plenty of bookshops in Barcelona, and all the larger ones have an English language section. El Corte Inglès in Portal Del Ángel or Fnac in Plaça Catalunya and in L’Illa shopping centre all stock new books at import prices. Here are a couple of Barcelona bookshops which are specifically dedicated to books in English.
At the Come In Bookshop you’ll find a good selection of new English books. There is a large section for English learning, which is a great resource for language students and TEFL teachers. You’ll find grammar books, audio courses and language books for all levels here, from children to advanced business students.
The Kids’ Corner include popular UK favourites for children such as the colourful Mr Men series, activity books and bilingual books. There’s a good selection of the latest bestselling paperbacks, popular literature, travel guides, reference books, poetry, economics, photography, food and drink, and much more. The Come In Bookshop also stock popular board games in English, including classic favourites Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, and Scrabble.
Come In Bookshop:
C/ Balmes 129 bis (Nearest metro- Diagonal L3, L5)
(+34) 93 453 1204
Buy online at www.libreriainglesa.com
Hibernian Books in Gràcia is the only second hand bookshoop in Barcelona, and is a real treasure-trove. You’ll find a large selection of second hand books, from fiction to literature, and from travel writing to kids books.
They sometimes buy books from you too, offering a part-exchange option. Check with the shop before turning up with your books though, as this depends on how much space they have at the moment.
They also have books in other languages, especially Spanish, Catalan, French, German and Italian.
C/ Montseny 17 (Nearest metro – Fontana L3)
(+34) 932 174 796
Buy online at www.hibernian-books.com