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Ireland’s Top Ten Book Shops

  • Hodges Figgis, Dublin: Hodges Figgis is Ireland’s oldest bookstore, dating back to 1768. It’s a must-visit for book lovers, with three floors filled with books across a range of genres. The store also hosts regular events and author readings.
  • Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Galway: Charlie Byrne’s is a charming independent bookstore located in the heart of Galway. The shop has a wide selection of new and second-hand books, with a particular focus on Irish literature and history.
  • The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin: The Gutter Bookshop is an award-winning independent bookstore with two locations in Dublin. The shop has a carefully curated selection of books, including new releases and classics, as well as hosting regular events and author readings.
  • Books Upstairs, Dublin: Books Upstairs is a cozy independent bookstore located in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter. The store has a great selection of books, with a particular focus on Irish literature, as well as hosting regular events and author readings.
  • The Winding Stair, Dublin: The Winding Stair is a bookshop and restaurant located in a historic building overlooking the River Liffey. The shop has a great selection of books, with a particular focus on Irish literature and poetry.
  • Chapters Bookstore, Dublin: Chapters is a popular independent bookstore with two locations in Dublin. The store has a wide selection of books across a range of genres, as well as hosting regular events and author readings.
  • Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway: Kenny’s Bookshop is a family-run independent bookstore located in Galway. The shop has a great selection of books, including rare and out-of-print titles, as well as hosting regular events and author readings
  • The Secret Book and Record Store, Dublin: The Secret Book and Record Store is a hidden gem located in Dublin’s Temple Bar district. The shop has a great selection of second-hand books and records, with a particular focus on punk and alternative music.
  • No Alibis, Belfast: No Alibis is an independent bookstore located in Belfast, with a focus on crime and mystery fiction. The store also hosts regular events and author readings
  • O’Mahony’s Booksellers, Limerick: O’Mahony’s is a family-run chain of bookstores with locations in Limerick, Ennis, and Tralee. The stores have a great selection of books across a range of genres, as well as hosting regular events and author readings.

 

Posted by John on 17th March 2023