1: This is the bakery where the finest avant-garde Catalan poet, J. V. Foix, worked all his life.
2: Our MAP10 Literary Map of Barcelona showing 122 Bookshops, 40 libraries, 44 literary plaques and 24 points of literary interest.
3: During the Festival Barcelona Poesia, you can read poetry by torchlight.
4: More than 50% of the people from Barcelona have a library card
5: This is where George Orwell completed 1984, after 2 days without sleep.
6: This is Joan Brossa, a poet who had a very special relationship with letters and the city.
7: The Catalan Section of the PEN celebrates every November the 15th the “Imprisoned Writer’s day”, which became the “Prosecuted Writer’s day” in 2014.
8: Two great comic festivals receive more than 200,000 visits every year: Saló del Còmic (May) and Saló del Manga (November). Comic Heaven!
9: There is a book flea market every Sunday morning at the Mercat de Sant Antoni. Is there finer way to spend the day?
10: This is the house where (supposedly) Miguel de Cervantes stayed and was inspired to write the Don Quixote sequel, published in 1616.