I’m guessing that this is the best used/rare bookstore in Alicante, Spain,
So. What to look for when you’re in a used/rare bookstore in Spain and don’t read the language? I got some answers from Emilio Gil last year when I interviewed him for The Biblio File. Content is out, but design can be universally appreciated. So Emilio identified four important Spanish book designers to go after:
Ricard Giralt Miracle and his Filograf studio work
Jordi Fornas and his covers for the La cua de palla ‘man of straw’ crime series published by Edicions ’62 from 1963 – 1970 (71 titles in all)
Manolo Prieto and the covers he designed for Novelas y Cuentos, a series of weekly paperback magazine-type books he produced each week for 14 years, starting in 1942.
Daniel Gil and his covers for Alianza Editorial (notably the Marcuse titles) 1968-1980
Here’s a nice Gil number I picked up this evening at Librería Raices.
Here’s a photo of the owner: