Bargain Books

Best Practice in Buying Books

Best Practice in Buying Books

Sometimes it’s hard to know what book to choose..this customer took a very balanced approach we think!

By February 5, 2019 Read More →
Up in the Old Hotel – Joseph Mitchell

Up in the Old Hotel – Joseph Mitchell

We have copies of the non-fiction classic ‘Up the Old Hotel’ in the shop at the moment for just e10! Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph [...]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
Christmas Ideas!

Christmas Ideas!

We’ve made Christmas shopping really easy for you with these snazzy ready made Christmas packages of books. Some nice options there – we might even get some for ourselves!

By November 29, 2018 Read More →

Local Interest Books

The Road to 51 by James Laffey

The Road to 51 by James Laffey

Calling all Mayo fans! We have copies of ‘The Road to 51`- The Making of Mayo Football’ by James Laffey in the shop at the moment.

By February 7, 2019 Read More →
Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

The Annual Over the Edge Poetry Showcase takes place this Friday February 8th at 6pm here in Charlie Byrne’s. Poets from the West of Ireland who have published a collection in 2018 will read three of their poems. The readers will be : Trevor Conway, Rachel Conventry, Maureen Curran, Kate Ennals Jessamine O’ Connor, Moya [...]

By February 5, 2019 Read More →
Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins’ new book, ‘Our Killer City: isms, chisms, chasms and schisms’ (published by Salmon Poetry), will launch here in Charlie Byrne’s on Friday February 15th at 6.30pm. The book gathers together articles from Rita Ann Higgins’ Sunday Independent ‘This Woman’s Life’ column, as well as other select essays and poems, many of which are previously unpublished. [...]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →

Signings

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins’ new book, ‘Our Killer City: isms, chisms, chasms and schisms’ (published by Salmon Poetry), will launch here in Charlie Byrne’s on Friday February 15th at 6.30pm. The book gathers together articles from Rita Ann Higgins’ Sunday Independent ‘This Woman’s Life’ column, as well as other select essays and poems, many of which are previously unpublished. [...]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
On Raglan Road – Gerard Hanberry

On Raglan Road – Gerard Hanberry

Gerry Hanberry called in today to sign copies of his book, ‘On Raglan Road’. The book looks at the famous Irish song and the woman who inspired it.

By December 20, 2018 Read More →
No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Dom Colbert

No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Dom Colbert

Thanks to Dom Colbert for calling in this week to sign copies of his new book, ‘No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Further Memories of an Irish Doctor Abroad’, published by Orpen Press.

By December 20, 2018 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Japanese Fiction just in

Japanese Fiction just in

We have some secondhand Japanese fiction in the shop at the moment including titles from Tanizaki (Naomi, In Praise of Shadows, The Makioka Sisters), Mishima (Acts of Worship, The Temple of the Golden Pavillion, Death in Midsummer and Other Stories, Confessions of a Mask), Endo (Stained Glass Elegies, Samurai, Volcano), Shikibu, Natsume, Basho and many [...]

By January 30, 2019 Read More →
Old skool school books

Old skool school books

We have a lovely selection of old school books in the shop at the moment such as: The History of Ireland -Illustrated Ireland – From AD 800 to AD 1600 An Máthair – Pádraic MacPiarais Come in for a trip down memory lane!    

By January 17, 2019 Read More →
Classic Collectors

Classic Collectors

We’ve a new shelf of classics including The Early Novels of Virginia Woolf.  

By November 29, 2018 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad 2018

Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad 2018

We have copies of this for e10 in the stop.

By February 16, 2019 Read More →
Muireann agus an Fharraige Fhiáin le Malachy Doyle

Muireann agus an Fharraige Fhiáin le Malachy Doyle

Copies of this beautifully illustrated books in the shop.

By February 16, 2019 Read More →
Fiacha Fola le Celia de Fréine

Fiacha Fola le Celia de Fréine

We have copies of this in the shop for just e6.

By February 16, 2019 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

‘Charlie Byrnes’ Shortlisted 2019 Nibbies Bookshop of the Year

‘Charlie Byrnes’ Shortlisted 2019 Nibbies Bookshop of the Year

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the regionals for the Nibbies 2019 Independent Bookshop of the Year. The award is supported by all major industry associations including The Publishers Association, The Booksellers Association and the Independent Publishers Guild.  The other Irish nominees in our category are: Blessington Books, Woodbine Books and Maynooth Books. 48 [...]

By February 24, 2019 Read More →
‘Our Killer City’ Launch Photos

‘Our Killer City’ Launch Photos

Elaine Feeney & Rita Ann Higgins Vinny Browne, Rita Ann Higgins & Charlie Byrne

By February 24, 2019 Read More →
Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event – March 2019

Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event – March 2019

Our Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event, now in its 10th year will take place on Friday, March 1st at 6.30pm here in Charlie Byrne’s, in association with the Japanese Embassy and the Wa Cafe. Renowned Tanka poet, Hisa Kagawa and Irish poet, Mary Ó Máille, will read at the event and it will be [...]

By February 24, 2019 Read More →

New Books

Adele – Lelia Slimani

Adele – Lelia Slimani

WE have copies of Lelia Slimani’s new book Adele in the shop at the moment. From the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny–one of the 10 Best Books of the Year of The New York Times Book Review–her prizewinning novel about a sex-addicted woman in ParisShe wants only one thing: to be wanted.Adèle appears to have the [...]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
On Raglan Road – Gerard Hanberry

On Raglan Road – Gerard Hanberry

Gerry Hanberry called in today to sign copies of his book, ‘On Raglan Road’. The book looks at the famous Irish song and the woman who inspired it.

By December 20, 2018 Read More →
No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Dom Colbert

No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Dom Colbert

Thanks to Dom Colbert for calling in this week to sign copies of his new book, ‘No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Further Memories of an Irish Doctor Abroad’, published by Orpen Press.

By December 20, 2018 Read More →

Children's Books

Muireann agus an Fharraige Fhiáin le Malachy Doyle

Muireann agus an Fharraige Fhiáin le Malachy Doyle

Copies of this beautifully illustrated books in the shop.

By February 16, 2019 Read More →
My Story – Road to War by Valerie Wilding

My Story – Road to War by Valerie Wilding

Copies of this non-fiction book available in the shop.

By February 16, 2019 Read More →
Blazing a Trail by Sarah O’ Neill

Blazing a Trail by Sarah O’ Neill

Copies of this lovely illustrated book available in the shop.

By February 16, 2019 Read More →

Events

Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event – March 2019

Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event – March 2019

Our Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event, now in its 10th year will take place on Friday, March 1st at 6.30pm here in Charlie Byrne’s, in association with the Japanese Embassy and the Wa Cafe. Renowned Tanka poet, Hisa Kagawa and Irish poet, Mary Ó Máille, will read at the event and it will be [...]

By February 24, 2019 Read More →
Photos from Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

Photos from Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

(Photos from L to R: Rachel Conventry, Trevor Conway, Bernie Crawford, Maureen Curran, Susan Lindsay, Terry McDonagh, Lindy Newns, Jessamine O Connor, Ruth Quinlan, Andre Rostant, J W Sexton, Eileen Sheehan, Kevin Higgns, Susan Millar DuMars. Note: some of the poets dashed away before we got to get their photos..Kate Ennals, Denis Mockler, Anne Bevan, [...]

By February 10, 2019 Read More →
Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

The Annual Over the Edge Poetry Showcase takes place this Friday February 8th at 6pm here in Charlie Byrne’s. Poets from the West of Ireland who have published a collection in 2018 will read three of their poems. The readers will be : Trevor Conway, Rachel Conventry, Maureen Curran, Kate Ennals Jessamine O’ Connor, Moya [...]

By February 5, 2019 Read More →