A rebellious bookshop that only sells titles in Català. It features works by Girona artists, and a great kid's section
Since 1963, when a group of Girona artists and intellectuals created it, even though they couldn't even register the name in Catalan, the Les Voltes bookshop has only sold titles in Catalan and demonstrated an unchangeable rebellious and ideological will towards the changing winds of official politics. Nowadays it's a foundation and they celebrate many cultural and political acts there, but it's still worth taking a look there.
The premises in themselves are of great interest, as they've found there original pieces by some of the Girona artists who participated in its founding: Emília Xargay, Enric Marquès and Torres Monsó, among others. As well as the extensive stock of literature and essays, there's also a great children's section and the opportunity to make a Catalan DNI (all Catalans have to have a Spanish ID) - today this seems a normal thing to do, but 30 years ago, it meant walking on the wild side of life.
|Venue name:||Llibreria Les Voltes|
Pl. del Vi, 2
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm|