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Christmas in Spain: Ten books to cosy up with this winter

LIKE Christmas crackers, stockings and chocolates, reading material is a winter essential. The Olive Press's Kirsty McKenzie gives her recommendations for books to keep you...

12 great books about Spain to read on the beach this summer

12 books about Spain for your holiday reading list, by Shannon Chaffers

A bookworm’s dream: Polly’s International Bookshop in Moraira on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AS it turns out, any old weather is just right for settling down with a book, whatever language you prefer to be reading in.  Thankfully,...

‘Exploring Andalucia’: Journey through southern Spain with glossy new book by British couple who fell in love with the...

BRITISH couple Calum Chace and Julia Begbie have penned a glossy book on Andalucia encapsulating their love for the region. Hailing from Sussex, the couple...

Books: 12 essential Spanish literary works that are NOT Don Quixote

WHENEVER iconic Spanish literature is mentioned, the first and sometimes only work that comes to mind abroad is that of Miguel de Cervantes. And that’s...

FROM THE ARCHIVE: At home with Mr & Mrs Lemons – The Olive Press visits Chris Stewart in Spain’s...

With news that a televison drama is planned for Chris Stewart's Driving over Lemons series about rural life south of Granada, here is an earlier interview with the man himself.

BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Time features Andalucia in centre of medical mystery

CHASING TIME, by Thomas Reilly, an emotional mixture of contemporary fiction and magical realism, is a gripping suspense novel of cinematic scope. Could Spanish olive...

Expat couple’s dreamy Andalucian home features on new BBC show with Richard E Grant

AN EXPAT couple are front and centre of a new TV show uncovering the history of writers in Spain.  David and Emma Illsley, who run...

If lockdown is leaving you bookworms bereft of new titles, turn over a new leaf with these 10 books...

By Alicia Duggan SO you’ve reached the last page of that gripping novel and you’re still pining for more. No worries. Make a list of...

OOPS! Catalan poet who said ‘poetry is not literature’ wins Spain’s top literature prize

"Poetry is not literature; it’s another thing," he said

Five books based in or near Spain’s Andalucia that are a MUST read this summer

Grab a garden chair and dive into some ‘non-escapist’ literature set in exotic locations down the road   A Vineyard in Andalucia (2017), Maria Duenas Setting:...

New guide book celebrates literary history of Andalucia

Andalucia: A Literary Guide For Travellers takes readers on an enthralling tour of Spain’s largest region, as seen through the eyes of the countless authors who have been inspired by it

Over one third of Spaniards never read books

The government revealed that 35% admitted to never partaking in the pastime on the eve of a huge school reading drive

Castilla-La Mancha invests bullfighting money into school books

The funds from the cancelled festival will go to buying schoolbooks for unemployed families

New tax threatens Spain’s budget-bereft libraries

Critics say the financial crisis has already pushed libraries to the limit

‘I want to stop being gay’ books stun Spain

Shocking books on sale in Spain's El Corte Ingles

Halt: Romantic romps ahead!

Member of the Costa Writing Group pens Hampshire-based story

Andalucia books boost

Region to receive almost a third of book programme budget

Costa del Sol author writes series of crime novels

The Varigo Series stars the world's first healer/sleuth

Civil war recipes published in modern format

Civil war recipes published following discovery at renovated finca

Marbella expat author sees his debut novel published in the US

The debut novel from a Marbella-based author is set to be published in the US

Electronic books gain popularity among beach-goers

More and more people are choosing to read their books electronically

Funeral of popular expat Rod Younger

The founder of Books4Spain, died last Friday from a massive heart attack

Deirdre and Me: To the letter

In the last installment of our Deirdre & Me serialisation, Michael O’Reilly talks about scoldings and quiz nights

Learn about España with Books4Spain

To mark 100 years of Spanish anarchism, the Olive Press lets you in on a valuable source to read-up on the subject and many other Spanish topics

Expat author creates interactive children’s stories

Anita Pouroulis has released four books with interactive versions available




Smoking could soon be illegal in certain parks and plazas in Spain’s Valencia

VALENCIA City Council could soon ban smoking in some squares, parks, and gardens in the city. Mayor Maria Jose Catala made the announcement on Tuesday...


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