02 August 2021
Barcelona’s Les Drassanes venue hosts an exhibition by graphic artist M. C. Escher that has been to dozens of countries around the world
Who are these people? “Immigrants temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than the one[s] in which they were raised.”This to me is a much better explanation than the word expat (or expatriate),...
Of all the indictments ever hurled against the Euro perhaps the sharpest was made by Margaret Thatcher thirty years ago. Her memoirs describe a conversation in summer 1990 where she tried to convince John...
Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued (pun intended) football, it’s turned out to be a fantastic season for Barça. Of course, I’m not referring to Ronald Koeman’s shower of overpaid...
In his memoirs, the Catalan novelist, playwright, poet, journalist and translator Josep Maria de Sagarra describes how easy it was to travel in Europe when he was a young man, before passports were gradually...
A year ago, during the height of the pandemic, this journalist decided to leave Madrid, where she lived and worked, to go to her grandmother’s village in the Pyrenees and open a bookshop
During the three months of lockdown, a bookshop appeared in Barcelona. Backed by businessman Tatxo Benet, the new thousand square-metre cultural space is run by a Creu de Sant Jordi prizewinner
La Capona is a bookshop that takes its name from one of the church bells in Tarragona cathedral. It has also become a key part of the city’s cultural fabric in the 24 years since it opened
In a small neighbourhood in Girona’s Old Town you can browse volumes that have passed through more than a few hands, from mythical editions to books with forgotten dedications by some of the great figures of literature
A visit to to Altaïr means being able to go anywhere in the world. Travel guides, maps, and literature from anywhere on the planet are part of the shop’s extensive catalogue, one of the largest in Europe
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