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Sant Jordi 2012

A small guide to avoid getting lost! These are our recommendations for a special day.

It’s finally here, one of the most marvellous festivities we have, but we’re still asking ourselves why it isn’t an official holiday, such a shame! With a bit of luck we’ll be able to get away for a while to enjoy the day and all its possibilities. Let’s take a look at them:

Arts Libris, now in its 3rd edition in the Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica, where it will be offering a selection of auteur books and special editions of art and design books.Highly Recommended.

Roses contra l’oblit [Remember with a Rose], an initiative of Amics de la Gent Gran [Friends of the Elderly] that encourages us to remember the elderly and put a smile on their face with a simple gesture: give them a rose!

1010 WAYS TO BUY A BOOK (without money). A day to exchange books, repeating last year’s edition which was a resounding success. In the organisers’ own words, “Things are not free, but you can buy and sell them without money”. So now you know, if you want to change any of the books on your selves, now is the perfect time.More information on Twitter, just follow the hashtag #1010ways.

Open day at the Barcelona City Council, from 10:00 to 20:00, with chamber concert included.

Don’t miss the book signing! Hundreds of authors will be taking to their pens around the various libraries and streets in Barcelona. Just follow the link to find a complete list of times and locations.

We also wish to highlight an unusual initiative for those who come to Passeig de Gràcia. The Sagrada Familia Castellers will be making human castles at 18:00 at Passeig de Gràcia 33. All of this courtesy of the cosmetics company Kiehl’s, based in New York.

You can find our last tote bags exclusively designed by Juanjo Sáez at the stand that our friends at Bankrobber and La Breu Edicions have got at Passeig de Gràcia 19.

And finally, we asked our team members to recommend a book, and this was the result. Our short list of timeless suggestions if you decided to buy, give, download or share a book on Monday 23 April.

Alfredo Cano: Abierto toda la noche by David Trueba

Ana María Guiot: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Juanjo María: 9.99 by Frédéric Beigbeder

Javier Pereda: Nocturn de Primavera by Josep Pla

Ernest Rupérez: Mirror in the mirror by Michael Ende

Anna Solsona: Timbuktu by Paul Auster

Daniel Vidal: Une forme de vie by Amélie Nothomb

Happy Sant Jordi to you all!

Category: Cultura | 23 April, 2012 | Author: Paseo de Gracia
Tags:  Amélie Nothomb, April 23, books, Catalonia, catalunya, David Trueba, Frederic Beigbeder, John Steinbeck, Josep Plà, Paul Auster, Rosa, Sant Jordi 2012,

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