THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SANT ANTONI PART V: LIBRARIES
We can't help it, we just love books of any kind and format. As was to be expected, we are also fond of bookstores, such places where literature and art become a shared experience. And so we have selected our favorite bookstores in our neighborhood for your delight.
Calders. A classic from our beloved street. Come and take a look at all the books and check out their agenda for all their events. This place is absolutely charming.
Passatge de Pere Calders, 9
Free Time. Magazines galore! They have quite a variety of international publications available. Get in 'kiosk mode' and fetch the latest issues of Apartamento, 032c, Sleek, i-D, The Gentlewoman, or whichever one you prefer. They have them all!
Comte d'Urgell, 32
RESTORY, rare books for rare people.
A wisely curated collection of better-than-new books in an inspiring space. Rare and out of print books on Visual Culture, Critical Thinking, Literature & some science. What started as an innovative bookshop has become a meeting point between artists, book lovers and curious people. An ode to sustainability and rareness.
Comte Borrell, 133
Prole. LGBTIQA+, Feminist and Antiracist Bookstore. They have new and second-hand books and organize exhibitions and activities focused on proposals with a social angle that emerge from the margins.
Comte Borrell, 100
Terranova. It all starts in their display window, showcasing the works of guest artists.
Inside, you will be surprised by the variety and the chromatic harmony of the books arranged on their shelves. A place to spend hours without flinching.
Comte Borrell, 99
Byron. A very cozy bookstore that also has a cafeteria. You can find both local and international authors on their shelves. And, of course, they also organize events and book presentations, so go check their calendar for more info!
crisi | espai de pensament crític. Library and space focused on theory and criticism. This is also a place dedicated to collective thinking and actions which offers many courses and lectures, so stay tuned.
See? Our neighborhood is very lively! If you are ever in Sant Antoni, drop by the Trait shops and come say hi to us during your book-hunting tour and discover our other guides here.