La Central


Even when you do not read Spanish books, this shop is a heavenly shop to get lost in during an hour or so. There are different La Central shops around Barcelona, but my favorite is most definitely the one situated in MACBA. Way back when I used to study at the university next door, a day of classes would often end with browsing the racks of this bright bookshop. The space is in the same building as the museum, designed by Richard Meier, and is white and pleasant, with big windows to let the sunshine in.

At La Central, you can find books and magazines on various topics from art and design to architecture and fashion. They also sell the best postcards in town and some gift ideas and toys that even have a grown woman like me grabbing for her wallet. A definite must visit!

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Pl del Àngels 1
08001 Barcelona

Update: La Central del Macba is no longer open, but you can find the other La Central bookstores in the city here.