When I lived in Spain, I would have given anything for a good public library – especially one with English books. Well, now they have them!
There are very nice public libraries in Barcelona. They were quite popular – people were waiting outside for the one I visited to open. Inside they were light and spacious with lots of magazines, computers, a children’s section and foreign language sections … in addition to the regular books you usually find in a library. Every floor and section had a lot of people in it on the Saturday I visited.
My friends say they also see more people reading in public places like the metro.