Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions that we are always asked!
Do you take credit cards?
No, sorry, we do not. You can use cash (euros) or the credit we give you for the books you bring for exchange, but no plastic, no travellers cheques and no dollars.
Do you buy books?
No, we don't, but we do operate a part exchange policy whereby books that are brought into our bookshop by the public are valued by us according to age, condition, title, etc. The client may then use that credit to purchase other books in our bookshop. The credit can be used there and then or kept for a rainy day as there is no time limit.
Do you take any books?
As long as they are in English, pretty much. There are a few exceptions: most computer manuals; language teaching books older than 5 years; university course books, old mass produced novels that cannot be classified as literature or classics, for example, anything with the word ďAirportĒ in the title. We are also not very fond of faith based belief systems and the promotion of them.
We also take books in other languages (except Catalan and Spanish), but the credit we give is less than for books in English.
Where are you located?
We can be found in the Barri de Grŗcia, one of the cultural highlights of Barcelona. Please check our contact page to find a map, information on how to get to our bookshop and our opening hours.
Do you sell new as well as secondhand books?
Yes we sell some new books, mostly classics and a small selection of recently published fiction as well as a selection of non-fiction books. Also if you are looking for any particular title that we do not have in stock, we will be happy to source it for you.
What books have you got?
We have over 40,000 titles in stock: fiction and non-fiction. We have 30 non-fiction sections ranging from biography to self-help, from art and design to marketing and business and everything else in-between. Our fiction sections have something for everyone.
Can you order books you donít have in stock?
Yes, we can order books; our suppliers have over 1.000.000 titles available. We donít charge extra for special orders. Deliveries take up to 3 weeks to reach us.
Do you sell Coffee?
No, we sell books... there are lots of lovely coffee places in Grŗcia... but they don't sell books ;-)
Do you sell on-line?
Our on-line shop is still under construction.You can browse our on-line stock list and if you are a registered user you can reserve books and pick them up from the shop.
At the moment the only way to buy on-line is by bank transfer. E-mail us the titles you are interested in and we will let you know what the total cost will be including postage.
Do you have books in other languages?
Most of our stock is in English. We do, however, have sections in French, German, Italian, Dutch and a very random mix of titles in some other languages. We donít have any books in Catalan or Spanish.