Books on the Beach
This summer a great new initiative has begun in Catalonia bringing mobile libraries to the beaches of Barcelona and beyond! The idea is to give folks a chance to cultivate their minds at the same time as their tans, and 79 Catalan municipalities are supporting the project - 31 in Barcelona itself.
The so-called 'biblioplatges' are set up in little white shacks on the beaches and offer a selection of the best books from the local library: so whether you're more of a Dan Brown fan or Miquel de Cervantes man, you should find a text or two up your street. The service is aimed at locals, so if your Spanish and Catalan language skills aren't so hot, you might want to browse our Barcelona books page for some reading suggestions to pick up before you hit the sand!