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Hibernian Books

Calle Montseny 17, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 17 47 96
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Good selection, terrible staff

I like Black Books on TV, not so much in real life. The surly Irishman behind the counter is a poor... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
MollyKathleen04
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Melbourne, Australia
Irish-run secondhand bookshop

I came across this secondhand English bookshop by chance while I was attending a training course... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
nsclennon
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 Dec 2017
“Good selection, terrible staff”
15 Oct 2017
“Irish-run secondhand bookshop”
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Calle Montseny 17, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Gracia
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+34 932 17 47 96
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I like Black Books on TV, not so much in real life. The surly Irishman behind the counter is a poor imitation of Bernard Black, and made my visit a thoroughly unpleasant experience. The whole time I was there he was loudly rude and passive-agressive...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I came across this secondhand English bookshop by chance while I was attending a training course just down the road in Gracia. The name caught my eye as I'm Irish and know that Hibernia is the Latin word for Ireland! They have a large selection...More

Thank nsclennon
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I can only concur with the majority of reviewers here. As a foreign resident of Barcelona I was happy to find this shop. There are a few nice finds here. However, after about half a dozen visits I have found the staff to be consistently...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

My husband and I were so excited to find a second hand English language bookshop in Barcelona. We made a trip across the city one evening specifically to visit it. The selection was good, but I'd hoped for a larger section of Spanish or Catalan...More

Thank JLeeHazlett
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

On my trip I made it a point to by a different book in each city I visited, which is how I came about this store. You can stop by here if you walk from the city center to Park Güel, as it is somewhat...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I love second hand books as well as new ones and when my friend took me to Hibernian I was so excited! I was looking for the second harry potter book and was looking under literature (if its the wrong section then 'my bad' i...More

Thank Alive-and-kicking-82
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

I don't really have anything to add to "butterytoast's" review except to say that I really want this store to be better than it is. To do that, the main people behind the counter would have to become more welcoming. To do that, the stock...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

I live in Barcelona and regularly buy from Hibernian, at least once or twice a month and often more than one book at a time. It is a blessing for a big reader like me, and if you go in regularly you can find new...More

Thank butterytoast
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Being from Leith, Edinburgh, I was very excited to find Hibernian books on my doorstep in Gracia. Turns out the staff don't really know why it's called that, have never heard of Easter Road, and I was denied my little bit of a touchstone to...More

Thank AngelaMacnamara
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

Hibernian is a small used English bookstore. The closest metro stop is,La Fontana. L2 on the green line They have a small but adequate sections of bookson , literature, bios, recent fiction, crime , and some good , junky paperbacks for train reading. Along with...More

Thank Adam B
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