The 6 most interesting second-hand bookstores in Barcelona

The 6 most interesting second-hand bookstores in Barcelona

You go to these places in the spirit of finding and not looking for something in particular. These are the second-hand bookstores where books given as gifts on New Year’s Eve, on a birthday or that left home after moving house end up.

This type of bookstore has become something of a “flea market” of surprises. They are a resting place with no limit of permanence, where the hope is kept that at some point the books will be read.

They are the best place for those books that deserve a second chance.

Barcelona, a city with a great cultural and artistic legacy, is one of the most read cities in Spain.

Although in our city you can find well-known bookstores, you can also find others with second-hand books for you to discover.

6 used bookstores in Barcelona

1. Tuuulibreria

It is a space of chaos. Books all over the place, one on top of the other, like a game of jenga. It is one of those places where you can find a hidden treasure by searching calmly. In Tuuulibreria you pay whatever you want to pay and everything collected becomes a donation.

Address: Carrer del Planeta, 17.

2. Re-Read, Bookstore network

The Re-Read service has 14 second-hand bookstores in Barcelona. The Network offers great advantages to buyers, such as a scalable fixed price or accessing the search engine on its website to check whether or not the book you want is available. If it is not available, you can sign up for a list so that when it arrives, you can be notified.

It has several stores in Carrer del Roselló, 158; Passeig Sant Joan, 152, among others.

3. The Retrobada

The first impression is that it does not look like a second-rate bookstore, thanks to its order and aesthetics. There is little variety of books, but those that are available are carefully selected. You can get reasonable prices.

Address: Carrer de Marià Aguiló, 124B.

4. Taifa Books

This bookstore has two rooms: one for first-hand books and novelties and the second for second-hand books. The advantage is that they keep a record of the books they sell and if they don’t have the one you are looking for available used, you always have the option of taking it new.

Address: Carrer de Verdi, 12.

5. Aida Books&More

This bookstore operates as an NGO, its booksellers are volunteers and the proceeds are used to address poverty. They have a wide variety of books available in their catalog.

Address: Carrer d’Astúries, 78.

6. Hibernian Books

Another second-hand bookstore in Barcelona is located in the Grácia neighborhood, an English bookstore par excellence. The vast majority of the books offered are second-hand, but there is also a section of new books. Its target audience is people who are fluent in English.

Address: Carrer del Montseny, 17.