Snippet: “Microbookstores” of Gràcia, BCN

In contrast to the news about closures of traditional bookstores, a short article in La Vanguardia comments on a positive phenomenon: small, independent, highly specialized bookstores, located in the Gràcia district of Barcelona and associated in the Llibreters de Gràcia [Gràcia booksellers] organization (website that lists and locates them). Apart from their specializations the “microbookstores” concentrate on “pampering” their customers with personalized service and numerous cultural events. Some examples are Aeroteca that specializes in aviation, Casa Anita (children’s + juvenile), Haiku (Japanese books + goods), Hibernian Books (2nd hand English), or Los Ángeles Llibreria (self help)… A total of more than 40 already according to the source.

Source: La Vanguardia, April 16, 2014

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