Bargain Books

Cooker, craft and travel books just in

Cooker, craft and travel books just in

Check out these fantastic new titles at less than half price! We’ve got a whole bay brimming with recently published cookery, craft, travel and non-fiction books at bargain prices from fantastic publishers like Dorling Kindersley, Penguin, Lets Go, Allen Lane, and Insight Guides. They’re always popular so pop in for a browse before they go! [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Literary and popular fiction

Just in: Literary and popular fiction

We’ve just displayed hundreds of new bargain literary and popular fiction titles and they’re all half price or less! Our literary room brimming with brand new fiction at discount prices including many of our favourite literary, classic, crime, romantic, historical and science fiction titles! Irish highlights include Town and Country – the new short story [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Patrick Holford Books

Just in: Patrick Holford Books

We’ve just displayed a large selection of new Patrick Holford titles — and best of all — they’re half price or less! Our large selection features Holford classics Optimum Nutrition, Optimum Nutrition Made Easy, Optimum Nutrition for Your Child, and the Perfect Pregnancy Cookbook, as well of many of his newer subject specific books on arthritis, [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Local Interest Books

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan — one of Galway’s best-loved loved writers–  dropped in to the shop this week to sign copies of her new biography Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs. Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs was launched by Sabina Higgins and has been greatly anticipated by Irish artists and activists alike. Patricia is the author of the acclaimed play [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Literary and popular fiction

Just in: Literary and popular fiction

We’ve just displayed hundreds of new bargain literary and popular fiction titles and they’re all half price or less! Our literary room brimming with brand new fiction at discount prices including many of our favourite literary, classic, crime, romantic, historical and science fiction titles! Irish highlights include Town and Country – the new short story [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →
Abuse of Power: Because Councils Can by Julie Grace

Abuse of Power: Because Councils Can by Julie Grace

We had a great turnout for the launch of Abuse of Power: Because Councils Can by Julie Grace, and it’s our bestseller of the month by far. Copies are flying off the shelves, and we’ve had many asking for the Galway City Council book each day. Abuse of Power chronicles Julie Grace’s time in the [...]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán will be celebrated at Cúirt with an evening of songs with MC, the award-winning author Micheál Ó Conghaile, an introduction by academic and singer Lillis Ó Laoire and songs sung in the Connacht, Ulster and Munster dialects with the award-winning traditional singers Lillis Ó Laoire, Peadar Ó Ceannabháin, and Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin. The event takes [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Cúirt Window

Cúirt Window

Cúirt has finally arrived, and we’re pleased to share pictures of our annual Cúirt window display, featuring a vintage type writer, and brimming with books by this years visiting writers. Zulaikha and Aisling from the Galway Arts Centre created the display, and we love the addition of daffodils! We’re also installing our annual Cúirt Bookshop [...]

By April 8, 2014 Read More →
Anakana Schofield and Donal Ryan reading

Anakana Schofield and Donal Ryan reading

Spend an evening with two of Ireland’s top young fiction writers and Charlie Byrne’s Book Club favourite’s. Anakana Schofield’s debut novel, Malarky, was published to much acclaim in 2013, and it’s one heck of a ride. The protagonist — named only “Our Woman” — sets out to reclaim her life after a number of traumas have invaded it, [...]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Just in: Esoteric and New-Age collection

Just in: Esoteric and New-Age collection

Our books just in section is absolutely brimming with interesting and unusual esoteric and new-age books! We’ve just shelved a very large collection of secondhand esoteric books on a diverse range of subjects. This library features many well known new-age and spirituality authors, as well as some unusual and hard-t-find gems. Head on over to [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Library of mythology and folklore

Library of mythology and folklore

We’ve just shelved a fantastic library of secondhand folklore and mythology books in excellent condition. This large collection features many out-of-print and unusual titles, as well as many mint condition hardcovers and special editions. John has lovingly covered many of these in our high quality book covering making them extra special.   This large library [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Collection of drama

Just in: Collection of drama

We’ve just displayed a great collection of classic and modern drama in excellent condition. This eclectic library features many drama anthologies, several collections of monologues, and well known playwrights such as Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Alan Bennett, Lucy Caldwell,  and John Arden — and they’re all in mint condition! These are sure to sell out [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Leabhair do Pháistí: Irish language children’s books window

Leabhair do Pháistí: Irish language children’s books window

Have you visited our new window display of vintage Irish language children’s books? Our window is brimming with classic Irish picture books that are sure to inspire a little nostalgia in us all! They’re going quickly so drop by for a browse or get in touch to reserve a childhood favourite!    

By June 4, 2014 Read More →
Cré na Cille le Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Cré na Cille le Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Is é Cré na Cille an saothar is mó cáil, seans, sa Nua-Ghaeilge. Cé gur bhuaigh sé duais Oireachtais sa bhliain 1947, dhiúltaigh An Gúm glacadh leis mura mbainfí míreanna áirithe as. D’fhoilsigh Sáirséal agus Dill é ar an 10 Márta 1950. In Traidisiún Liteartha na nGael (1979) deir J. E. Caerwyn Williams agus Máirín [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán will be celebrated at Cúirt with an evening of songs with MC, the award-winning author Micheál Ó Conghaile, an introduction by academic and singer Lillis Ó Laoire and songs sung in the Connacht, Ulster and Munster dialects with the award-winning traditional singers Lillis Ó Laoire, Peadar Ó Ceannabháin, and Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin. The event takes [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

Thanks to the small but committed group who came along to this month’s Travel Writing Book Club to talk about Homage to Barcelona! For next month’s meeting on Thursday, August 21, 6:30-7:30pm, we’ll be reading Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia Blackburn. Copies are available at a special discounted price [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
World Cup Window

World Cup Window

John and Odhran have been busy putting together our World Cup window brimming with all things soccer and Brazil related, including soccer history, sports biography, and football photgraphy. Our quirky window also features a miniature football pitch (with our favourite players), classic football magazines, and vintage soccer posters! Drop by for a browse  - or [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →
Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Just back from a fabulous Tuesday Evening Book Club meeting! Subject: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Discussion: crackin’. Verdict: fun. Homemade sangria by Denise: plentiful. And strong. For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 6-7pm, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Copies will be available in the shop as [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →

New Books

Taschen Books

Taschen Books

Taschen books are one of our favourite art, architecture and photography publishers, so we’ve just put the finishing touches on a fantastic display of brand new titles! Taschen are well known for their high quality printing and affordable price, and we’ve stocked up on many of their recently published books including the breathe-taking Genesis and [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

We’ve fallen in love with Aibítir, a recently published and beautifully produced catalogue of Irish Botanical Art. This special book really reflects the beauty of Irish plant life, and is a work of art in itself. About Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art, has blossomed from conversations [...]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →
The Hundred Years’ War: modern war poems

The Hundred Years’ War: modern war poems

We’re big fans of Bloodaxe anthologies here in Charlie Byrne’s (we’ve all bought copies –yes multiple– of Being Alive, Staying Alive and Being Human) so we were very excited to see a new anthology of war poems, The Hundred Years’ War, edited by Neil Astley, and it hasn’t let us down. This anthology presents poems from a [...]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →

Children's Books

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Just back from a fabulous Tuesday Evening Book Club meeting! Subject: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Discussion: crackin’. Verdict: fun. Homemade sangria by Denise: plentiful. And strong. For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 6-7pm, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Copies will be available in the shop as [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →
Oisin the Brave Storytime with Derek Mulveen

Oisin the Brave Storytime with Derek Mulveen

We’re delighted to invite you to a special storytime reading of Oisín the Brave – Moon Adventure with author Derek Mulveen, on Saturday the 21st of June at 11am. Oisín the Brave was launched in Charlie Byrne’s last November and was a real hit with the kids. Oisín the Brave is always popular at storytime [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →
Inkheart trilogy box set

Inkheart trilogy box set

We’re delighted to have Corenlia Funke’s Inkheart trilogy box set at a special price of €15. Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath are really special books, perfect for keen readers from age 10 and early teenagers. They follow Meggie and her father Mo, who has a magical power to bring books to life, through a dark and [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Events

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan — one of Galway’s best-loved loved writers–  dropped in to the shop this week to sign copies of her new biography Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs. Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs was launched by Sabina Higgins and has been greatly anticipated by Irish artists and activists alike. Patricia is the author of the acclaimed play [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Launch: Credo by John Quinn

Launch: Credo by John Quinn

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Credo: Personal Testimonies of Faith by John Quinn on Thursday the 10th of July at 6.30pm, with a special introduction by Mary O’Hara. In 2013, former RTÉ broadcaster John Quinn travelled around Ireland to meet a range of well-known personalities. He asked them questions about the God they [...]

By July 4, 2014 Read More →
Pop-up Bookshop at the Claregalway Garden Festival

Pop-up Bookshop at the Claregalway Garden Festival

Come visit our pop-up bookshop at the Galway Garden Festival, in Claregalway Castle this weekend! The Galway Garden Festival is a brilliant weekend for gardeners and families alike, with speakers and visitors from France, Scotland, England & Ireland, artisan food, music, designers, historians, writers, battle reconstructions, and of course our garden bookshop! Charlie Byrne’s pop-up bookshop will be [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →