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    Buy Books

    by gasca Updated Aug 27, 2005

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    If you want to buy specialized books you can go to the center of the city, where some big book shops are located. In particular, Catalonia bookstore is a good place to choose (in front of Corte Ingles). By the way, El Corte Ingles is not a very recommended place to buy, it's very expensive.

    You can try in another famous and big bookstore: "Abacus" located at Ausias March street.

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    rambla dels estudis: birds and rabbits and more

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 1, 2002

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    Not a shop but a part of the rambla, a pedestrian avenue in the heart of barcelona. In this portion of the ramble there are plenty of stalls selling birds especially, but also rabbits, mice, and every sort of little pets. It's locally known as "rambla dels ocells" and it's in the old town

    What to buy: birds and small animals

    What to pay: the average price

    cages at rambla dels estudis

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    Casa Beethoven: Sheet Music

    by PierreZA Written Sep 13, 2008

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    This old shop sells sheet music.
    I had to find some sheet music for a friend, and got to this shop - which was a great find. Even if you don't have to buy, go in and get the faaling of this wonderful old shop.

    What to buy: Sheet Music

    What to pay: Normal

    Casa Beethoven

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    Tot Formatge: Cheese in El Borne

    by jhoolko Written Mar 2, 2007

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    This was one of my favorite stops in Barcelona, and its a great place to come if you find yourself in the area of El Borne. Look for the purple awning on the left side of Passeig Del Borne and you've found Tot Formatge. Go inside and view the startling array of delicious cheeses they have for sale-and nothing else. It's all cheese, and it's all good. They usually have load of samples out in baskets or on cutting boards, and they don't mind if you try them all. The goat cheese they keep near the counter in small rounds is my favorite, but they have any kind that you would ever want. It's a great place for a snack that's fun to buy and great to eat. After you get your cheese, hunt for a little paneria, or stop by La Boqueria to pick up a loaf of bread and enjoy a nice afternoon snack. Another secret about bread: for great baguettes for 30 centimos, head to the nearest Condis supermarket. They usually bake their cread right in the store and I found it to be the absolute best of its kind.

    What to buy: Goat cheese, or any kind of cheese you like.

    What to pay: Between 2 and 10 dollars, depending on your taste.

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  • Papirvm: paper, pens, cards....

    by gotodd Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    I love shopping the local offerings for paper, pens, cards, journals and anything else you can use for the written word. Papirvm is located just northeast of Placa Jeume, one block north of Carrer Jeume near the Gran Barcino hotel. It's a corner shop that could 'possibly' have three customers inside...but only if they were good friends. An excellent selection of everything you'd need to jot down your thoughts, a fantastic array of ideas for gifts, but most importantly, an excellent staff. If you are tempted by writing either stay away, or dive in with both feet and enjoy the scene.

    What to buy: Pens, leather pen holders, paper, cards, stationary....

    What to pay: Two of us dropped about 100 euro in twenty minutes...but it's all worth it....

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  • Parsimonia: Parsimonia in Barcelona

    by revol Written Oct 31, 2011

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    Parsimonia, It´s the Place Where all the dreams will come true. You can find home and personal perfum, cosmetics, lingerie and other special things in a wonderful enviroment.

    What to buy: You can buy the following brands:
    Crabtree & Evelyn
    Lampe Berger
    Durance
    Esteban Paris
    Sundari
    Miss Crofton
    ...

    What to pay: You can spend all the money you want

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    Speciality Shops: Shopping During the Month Of AUGUST!

    by listenandlearn Written Jun 23, 2008

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    August happens to be the month for the local people, because it's fairly hot about 30 celcius or a bit hotter, locals would go to the provinces, by the water or up in the mountain where it's coller...per say. So, not that the weather is fairly hot that stores closes, the truth is because it's the holiday break locals choose to be away from their business. However, like El Corte Ingles remains open nearly all year round, the major feastas such as Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and few more important feastas the dept. store El Corte Ingles close. If your into going outlets, there are few of them although they are outside Barcelona, so, you probably need a car. Also, a bit more information as you sound like you enjoy shopping, all month of July, we do have big time sales in all major stores, at times you will come across 50% off the selling price. Have a great time here in Barcelona! Enjoy your holiday although always keep extra precaution as we do have incredibly professional pickpocketers...pretending to be tourists and sometimes they like to pretend to be speaking French or other language but Catalan or Spanish...so wear a moneybelt and know your surroundings. Make copies of your passports, your credit cards and any important documents you may have, make copies of it. Have a ball and have a safe wonderful memorable holiday here! cheers!

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    Wah Wah Records: Nice vinyl and CDs

    by edinburgher Written Jun 7, 2003

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    I can't be the first to recommend this place - it's a great collection of LPs and CDs, specialising I guess in 50s and 60s music from around the world. But it also has a lot of contemporary stuff - and a whole back room of dance music. The lovely lady who works there sometimes DJs in the city too.

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    PapaBubble: Homemade candy

    by glamourprincess Written Aug 4, 2009

    Papabubble is a really fun shop. They sell hard candy and what makes it so special is that you actually get to see them work in store! They'll be rolling or chopping or whatever it takes to make sweets. And of course you can buy all sorts of hard candy made in the shop, a huge selection of flavors from hot cinnamon to strawberry to mint.. I had a hard time trying to choose, I wanted them all.. they're so colorful and cute, and typically handmade!

    What to buy: I bought a huge jar of mixed candies and some for my friends and family!

    What to pay: 8-10 Euro

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    Rituals: Home-spa products

    by glamourprincess Written Aug 4, 2009

    This shop was new to me, but I see from their website there are shops all around Europe!
    I really liked the concept of delicious bath and body products and scented products for the home. The stores were so peaceful and relaxing and filled with so many lovely scents. I'm not sure about the quality of the ingredients in the products as I only bought scented candles. It's really cheap so I'm not expecting top quality.

    What to buy: I loved the scented candles.

    What to pay: 4 euro - 25 euro

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    Rollitoasi handmade in barcelona: Handmade and craft shopping in Barcelona

    by mbozturk Written Jun 9, 2012

    Rollitoasi is a young, handmade and craft clothing and accessories shop in Barcelona.
    http://rollitoasi.blogspot.com/p/la-shop-en-bcn.html

    It offers unique,original and good quality bags, brooches, vintage neckless, dresses,skirts...
    They design and create all of their products where color,textures and patterns combine exclusively.

    Their shop is on the central of Barcelona, 5 minutes from Plaza Espanya, 15 minutes from Plaza Catalunya, metro: Poble Sec, Green line or Metro Rocafort Red Line.

    They are a member of Catalonian Artesian Textile Association and they have participated in more than 50 prestigious fairs all over Spain.

    They have already have lots of tourist clients from all around (Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia and more)

    They think their shop is best stop for handmade, craft lovers tourists who are visiting barcelona.
    Also, I think it is a good option to buy a different gift,souvenir.

    What to buy: Handmade and craft skirts,brooches,bags,earrings,dresses, vintage necklaces
    I highly recommend "rollitoasi"

    What to pay: Bags 25 -39 €
    Skirts 35-39 €
    Brooches 12-20 €

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    Rollitoasi handmade: Handmade and craft shopping in Barcelona

    by mbozturk Written Jun 9, 2012

    Rollitoasi is a young, handmade and craft clothing and accessories shop in Barcelona.
    http://rollitoasi.blogspot.com/p/la-shop-en-bcn.html

    It offers unique,original and good quality bags, brooches, vintage neckless, dresses,skirts...
    They design and create all of their products where color,textures and patterns combine exclusively.

    Their shop is on the central of Barcelona, 5 minutes from Plaza Espanya, 15 minutes from Plaza Catalunya, metro: Poble Sec, Green line or Metro Rocafort Red Line.

    They are a member of Catalonian Artesian Textile Association and they have participated in more than 50 prestigious fairs all over Spain.

    They have already have lots of tourist clients from all around (Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia and more)

    They think their shop is best stop for handmade, craft lovers tourists who are visiting barcelona.
    Also, I think it is a good option to buy a different gift,souvenir.

    Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/221315/#ixzz1xIkGWK3o

    What to buy: Handmade and craft skirts,brooches,bags,earrings,dresses, vintage necklaces
    I highly recommend "rollitoasi"

    Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/221315/#ixzz1xIkJKwDw

    What to pay: What to pay: Bags 25 -39 €
    Skirts 35-39 €
    Brooches 12-20 €

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    Xocoa: Chocolate !!!!!

    by tweetycaro Written Sep 24, 2004

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    I'm from Belgium and I love chocolate but this shop really impressed me. They sell chocolate with creative combinations like green tea. Just go in and try !!!

    What to buy: euh....

    chocolate

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    Condoneria: Funky condoms

    by bzh Written Feb 3, 2003

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    Condoneria is a shop that does only condoms, of all sizes and shapes, from the standard to the most unusual.

    The shop's front when closed

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    Pepa Paper: paper,paper

    by zumodemango Written Nov 18, 2002

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    This is the paradise of paper from letters papers(orange, pink, red, violet,blue, sky blue, deep red) to drawing stamps, sticks, all kind of pens, pencils, photo albums, color inks......

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