Special collection: Noir and crime fiction

La Bòbila, one of the public libraries servicing both L'Hospitalet and Esplugues, has developed since its opening in march 1999 a special collection dedicated to noir and crime fiction. Its main purpose is to stimulate reading habits, spread knowledge of this fiction and film genre, and become a reference point for crime fiction lovers.

La Bòbila offers you

Noir and crime novels of all trends, from classics to the latest books published.
Reference and non-fiction books about the noir genre: bibliographies, criminology and real facts; history, encyclopedias and dictionaries about books and films; books about authors, film directors, book reviews, biographies...

The classical noir films as well as the latest releases in crime and thriller movies in VHS and DVD.

Original soundtracks from noir films and music related to the genre in CD.

Noir graphic novels of all trends.

Specialized journals and press, annuals and fanzines.

... and also

An online directory, with updated electronic resources available through the Internet about the noir genre. Reading suggestions through the fanzine L'H Confidencial, the noir fiction reading club, and other library publications.

Listings of events and activities related to the genre.

Press clippings about noir and crime authors.

A mailing list, InfoBòbila, with information about special activities or services provided by the library, as well as other events related to the noir genre.

The L'H Confidencial Prize, an international noir novel literary prize.