• Altaïr Barcelona
  • Back in 1979, when Raval was better known as the Chinese quarter, Albert Padrol and his partner decided to open a small shop dedicated to their passion for travel and books. Moved by a bookshop they had once encountered near Notre Dame in Paris, they sought out distinctive and inspirational publications to fill the modest space. Over time they became well informed enough to expand their roster of travel books and soon had no other choice but to… More info
    Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 616, Barcelona, 08007
  • Kowasa Barcelona
  • Located just one block away from La Pedrera, Kowasa is a cultural landmark in its own right. This store cum gallery space was founded by Hubert de Wangen in 1986, and is an internationally recognized art book store specializing in photography. After starting out as a photo lab with only a small selection of books, de Wangen's store began rapidly expanding its inventory after moving to its present location on the c/Mallorca in 1996. The gallery… More info
    C/ Mallorca 235, Barcelona, 08008
  • Loring art Barcelona
  • North of the Raval district, in the immediate vicinity of the Universitat de Barcelona, lies Loring Art, one of Barca's most established art bookstores. The shop's history dates back to 1991, when Angeles Loring founded his eponymous book distribution company. Five years later, Angeles opened the Loring Art bookstore. Although initially only featuring one hundred-odd titles, Loring Art was unique in that it also sold art-themed calenders… More info
    C/ Gravina 8, Barcelona, 08001
  • Nostàlgic Barcelona
  • At a time when capturing digital images has never been easier, this bright little store pays homage to the golden days of analog photography. Tucked away on a narrow street just off Gran de Gràcia, Nostàlgic flies the flag for traditional photography, offering all manner of old-school cameras, from vintage Kodaks to legendary Polaroids. It’s run by a pair of siblings, whose dream of reviving the art of pure photography meshes perfectly in the… More info
    C/ Goya 18 , Barcelona, 08012
  • Sho bcn Barcelona
  • Part art gallery, part design concept store and part creative studio, SHO Bcn delivers unique urban style to the heart of Gràcia, just a few steps from lively Plaça del Sol and Plaça Vila. SHO was opened in November 2009 by art toy collector Diana Roura and her partner, Jaime Paz, who chose to fight back against the global credit crunch with a store named after the Japanese word for both ‘brilliant’ and ‘prosperous’. Inside, the minimalist décor… More info
    Travessera de Gràcia 163, Barcelona, 080012
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