Do you like books? I like books. I read them, and I write them.
I’ve just finished reading Ian Rankin’s Saints of the Shadow Bible, one of several books my partner recently bought for me here, at Hibernian Books. And I’ve just started re-reading, The Diving Hand – The 500 Year-Old Mystery of Dowsing, by Christopher Bird.
I visit Hibernian, in Gràcia, every two weeks or so, usually with a few books to trade in. Here, they don’t give you cash for your unwanted books, but credit your account. They give you a fairly good deal.
While here I’ll have a good long browse and maybe pick up a few flyers for upcoming events. We have too many books in the house, so I try my best to not buy too many books while here. It’s hard – they have so many very interesting and reasonably priced books.
As well as a huge stock of second-hand books they stock a good selection of new books about, or based in Catalunya and Spain, including the highly recommended, Barcelona – the city that re-invented itself by Michael Eaude and books by Matthew Tree.
They have a pretty good selection of cookbooks. And, if you’re a foodie or a chowhound, you may want to pick up a copy of Catalan Cuisine by Colman Andrews while here.
They also have a good selection of books about pop and rock music, and a curious selection of pulp fiction from the 50s and 60s.
Worth a visit and a good browse.