I love books. I love to read, but I love the coffee table books with beautiful pictures and curious subjects even more. So a book shop with both literature and a big selection of the thick coffee table books in a wide range of subjects is like a candy store to me.
When I discovered La Central in Raval, I got lost in the store for an hour. It has a huge offer of books. Art, photography, cinema, music, food, traveling, literature, comics… Every subject seems to be covered. And what a collection! If you can’t find a book you are looking for here, I wonder where you would.
Like I said, besides the literature that every bookshop seems to have, they have a wide range of coffee table books. So if you can take on some extra weight in your suitcase home; come here and have a look. In every corner of the shop there is friendly staff to help you search the many book shelves. They have an English section as well, so no need to skip this shop with the excuse “I can’t read Spanish”.
La Central has several locations, but the one in Raval is the largest and my favourite. It has an English corner, a big children’s section with both books and original toys and a little accessory section with Moleskine diaries, posters and magazines.