Everything's coming up roses for Sant Jordi Day at the Fábrica Moritz Barcelona, from the M-Store to the Triticum bakery. On April 23 they'll set up their tent on the terrace where more than 50 authors will come and go from noon to 9pm, including Enric Pardo and Lyona ('La vida es corta y luego te mueres'), Jordi Bianciotto ('501 canciones catalanas que tienes que escuchar'), Ben Brooks ('Lolito'), Miguel Noguera ('La vieja tigresa o el erotismo en la senectud'), Agustina Guerrero ('Diario de una volátil'), Manel Fontdevila ('El lado bueno de la vida. España en 100 viñetas'), Fermín Muguruza ('Black y beltza + cat'), Jaume Sisa and Dado Putx ('Jaume Sisa, el comptador d'estrelles'), Auronplay ('De lo peor lo mejor'), Martí Gironell ('El primer heroi') and Víctor Sunyol ('Birnam').
They'll also be bringing back something else from last year besides the book sales and signings in the form of 'Un llibre i una rossa' – that is, for every book you purchase, they'll give you a free draft beer. The word play of 'rosa' (rose) and 'rossa' (blonde ale) doesn't quite translate, but the beer goes down just the same. What's more, from April 17 to 22, you'll get 5 percent off in the M-Store, and on the 23rd, 10 percent off. So what else do you need to complete the Sant Jordi package? Well, the rose. If you're looking for originality, at the M-Store and the Fábrica Moritz you'll find yellow roses for sale. And for those into the treats the day brings, you can get Sant Jordi bread at Triticum. The special bread is baked with 'sobrasada' spicy sausage, cheese and walnuts.