Come In is the go-to shop for English teachers – and motivated English learners. It stacks a huge range of language teaching materials. But you don’t need to know that, unless, of course, you’ve come to Barcelona to learn or teach, or learn how to teach. All you need know is that Come In sells a good range of good books – classic fiction, contemporary fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and nonfiction, including photobooks, celebrity memoirs, cookbooks, dictionaries, grammar guides, phrase books, travel guides, diaries, calendars and board games, all in the English language.
It could be that good spot to pick up a bookish gift for an appreciative friend back home which may help explain why Catalunya is not Spain; or a good recipe book which could challenge your foodie friends’ perceptions of the Mediterranean diet; or a photo essay on Barcelona’s graffiti art or architecture.
If you’re looking for a translator or language teacher to help with your Spanish or Catalan, or looking to offer your services as a language teacher and/or translator, or English speaking babysitter, or perhaps looking to join or start an intercambio, (language exchange) then they have a useful noticeboard.
If you’re in the area then it’s worth calling in to pick up a FREE copy of the English language listings magazine, Metropolitan.