• Here are some of the questions that we are always asked!

    Do you buy books?
    Well, not exactly. We 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 credit we give per book is between 25 cents and 1,5€. 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. We will create an account to keep the credit for future use. The credit gets cancelled if the account remains unused for 2 years.

    Can I bring books for part-exchange at any time?

     -  For small amounts (up to 15 books) you can bring them in whenever and we will do our best to evaluate them on the spot so you can use your credit there and then.
     -  For larger amounts, we ask that you contact us by email: hibernianbooks@gmail.com and let us know when you will be bringing them in. It can then take from 3 days to 1 week for us to evaluate the books and your credit to be ready for you to use. We will contact you by email when it's ready. It is also preferable if you bring them in bags or boxes that you can leave behind and don't need to get back.

    Please avoid bringing books in on very busy dates, like around Sant Jordi, Christmas, Festes de Gràcia...

    Do you take any books?
    As long as they are in English, pretty much. There are a few exceptions: books on pregnancy and parenting; university texts, most computer and 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 “Airport” in the title. Travel guides published over 5 years ago. We are also not very fond of faith based belief systems and the promotion of them.

    Please avoid bringing books that have loose or missing pages, that are damp or have suffered from water damage in the past, which have detached or missing covers or that have been split in two.

    We are currently ONLY taking books in English

    Do you sell new as well as secondhand books?
    The great majority of our stock is second hand, we also have a growing selection of overstocks, which are books that are nearly new at a reduced price. We have also a small selection of new books, as in not used, but we do not usually have recently published books.

    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. We have more than 50 sections in our shop, but we are carefully doing a stock take of each and every book, so the sections will be visible online gradually. All the books are available at the "physical" bookshop.

    Do you sell on-line?
    Yes. For now we sell and ship to peninsular Spain and Balears and also Belgium.
    We will gradually  add other countries that we can send to in Europe (EU).

    What are the prices for delivery?
    The prices for delivery are set depending on the weight of the books. You can find detailed information about this under General Conditions

    Can you order books you don’t have in stock?
    Yes, we can order books; our suppliers have over 1.000.000 titles available. We don’t charge extra for special orders. Deliveries take between 1 and 8 weeks depending on which supplier we can get it from.

    Do you have books in other languages?
    Not at the moment. In our old location we had sections in French, German, Italian, Dutch and a very random mix of titles in some other languages. We hope to be able to display these books in the next few months.

    We don’t have any books in Catalan or Spanish.

    Do you sell Coffee?

    No, we sell books...  there are lots of lovely coffee places in Gràcia... but they don't sell books ;-)

    Do you take credit cards?
    Yes , we do. Visa and Mastercard. You can also use cash (euros) or the credit we give you for the books you bring for exchange.

    No travellers cheques and no dollars.

    Where are you located?
    We can be found in the Barri de Gràcia, 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.

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