The Best English Bookstores In Barcelona (With Maps)

While Barcelona is a very international city, finding books in English is not that easy. Let’s talk about the best English Bookstores in Barcelona.

The Best English Bookstores In Barcelona

There are a few nice English bookstores where you can quietly browse books and find your next read.

You don’t know what to read next? Have a look at my yearly reading list.

My personal favorites:
#1 – Come In (non-fiction)
#2 – Hibernian (2nd hand)
#3 – Altair (travel books)

Related: Best Travel Guidebook For Barcelona

Come In Bookstore

An English-only bookstore with a very decent amount of books in all fields.

La Central

A beautiful bookstore, mostly focused on Spanish / Catalan editions, but with a few bookshelves worth of English, French, Portuguese, and German books.

Hibernian Books

New and second hand English books in Gracia district.

Laie Bookstore

A fantastic bookstore not far away from Pl Urquinaona, with a cafe upstairs and thousands of books, mostly in Spanish and Catalan, including a few in English.

Casa del Llibre Bookstore

A central bookstore, and one of the best Catalan and Spanish bookstores in the city. Due to the massive flow of tourists, there is now a decent selection of classics and fiction plus some travel guides and non-fiction works.

Altair Bookstore

Altair is the best bookstore in Barcelona for travel books. If you are a travel addict, this is going to be your next favorite place in the city.

The bookstore has a cafe downstairs and features regular presentations and conferences.

Fnac El Triangle Bookstore

A large culture center, Fnac is a French bookstore and electronics shop where you’ll find everything you need.

The English and French selection covers most classics and few new fiction novels.

The shop also sells LPs, Mac products, cameras, hard drives, and other office products.

If you run out of ideas what to read, have a look at my yearly reading list or my Quim Monzo’s favorite books.