Bargain Books

Vanishing Ireland – James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury

Vanishing Ireland – James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury

Just in “Vanishing Ireland” by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury   The Book Short-listed for the Eason’s Irish Published Book of the Year Award 2007, Vanishing Ireland is a unique collection of portrait interviews looking at the dying ways and traditions of Irish life and taking us back to an Ireland virtually unrecognisable today. Illustrated with over a [...]

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari

Just in “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” by Yuval Noah Harari The Book Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has [...]

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The Evenings – Gerard Reve

The Evenings – Gerard Reve

Just in “Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry The Book Twenty-three-year-old Frits – office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes – finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the [...]

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Local Interest Books

Cinderella Soldiers: The Irish in Liverpool in the Great War – Colin Cousins

Cinderella Soldiers: The Irish in Liverpool in the Great War – Colin Cousins

Just In: “Cinderella Soldiers: The Irish in Liverpool in the Great War ” by Colin Cousins The Book Based on extensive research, Cinderella Soldiers uncovers the experiences of the Liverpool Irish Battalion during the Great War. The ethnic core of the battalion represented more than mere shamrock sentimentality: they had been raised within the Catholic Irish enclaves of [...]

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The Burren – David Cabot & Roger Goodwillie

The Burren – David Cabot & Roger Goodwillie

Just In: “The Burren” by David Cabot & Roger Goodwillie The Book The Burren is one of those rare and magical places where geology, glacial history, botany, zoology and millennia of cultural history have converged to create a unique landscape of extraordinary natural history interest. In this timely addition to the New Naturalist Library, the authors examine [...]

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Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-1921 – Lorcan Collins

Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-1921 – Lorcan Collins

Just In: “Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-1921″ by  Lorcan Collins The Book An accessible overview of Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21. From the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg Co Tipperary on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921 the IRA carried out a huge range of attacks on all levels of [...]

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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. [...]

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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.

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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.

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Secondhand Books

Bellamy’s Ireland: The Wild Boglands – David Bellamy

Bellamy’s Ireland: The Wild Boglands – David Bellamy

Secondhand - Just in “Bellamy’s Ireland: The Wild Boglands” by David Bellamy The Book David Bellamy takes the reader on an adventure in exploration of the Irish bogs. He explains the nature of peat and bogs; gives accounts of various boggy habitats; takes a dive under the soggy blanket in search of history and pre-history and the [...]

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Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a writer – Victoria Glendinning

Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a writer – Victoria Glendinning

Secondhand - Just in “Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a writer” by  Victoria Glendinning The Book In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living. Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen’s ancestral home in Ireland, Bowen’s Court, to Oxford where she met Yeats [...]

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The Voyage of the Catalpa – Peter F. Stevens

The Voyage of the Catalpa – Peter F. Stevens

Secondhand - Just in “The Voyage of the Catalpa: A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebels’ Escape to Freedom ” by Peter F. Stevens The Book Fast-paced, compelling, meticulously researched, and dramatically detailed, this saga from the annals of American, Irish, British, and Australian history comprises the first full telling of the secret yearlong journey of the American [...]

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Leabhair Ghaeilge

Crann na Teanga: The Language Tree – Cathal Ó Searcaigh

Crann na Teanga: The Language Tree – Cathal Ó Searcaigh

Just in “Crann na Teanga: The Language Tree” – Cathal Ó Searcaigh The Book Cathal Ó Searcaigh is a leading figure in the remarkable renaissance of Irish-language poetry in our time. Over the past four decades, he has made an enormous contribution to the range and corpus of Gaelic verse. In his wide-ranging work – [...]

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Cú 3: Fuascailteoir – Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin

Cú 3: Fuascailteoir – Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin

Just in “Cú 3: Fuascailteoir” by Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin   The Book The third volume in the great Cú Chulainn epic has arrived — and the whole saga is now available as a graphic novel. In this final book Cú Chulainn’s enemies gather against him — Calaitín. Méabh, and even the Morrigan herself! It is here [...]

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The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien

The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien

Just In: “An Hobad”, by J.R.R Tolkien An leabhar Bhí gnaoi an phobail riamh leis an sárscéal fantasaíochta seo faoi hobad darb ainm Biolbó Baigín agus é á sciobadh chun siúil gan choinne ar eachtra fhada in éineacht le Gandalf Draoi agus le trí abhac déag. Is scéal An Hobad faoi thuras a dhéanann Biolbó i [...]

By June 19, 2019 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Paris Echo – Sebastian Faulks

Paris Echo – Sebastian Faulks

Just in “Paris Echo” by Sebastian Faulks The Book Here is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet [...]

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Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

Just in “Idaho” by Emily Ruskovich The Book One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and [...]

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Independent Bookshop Week Competition!

Independent Bookshop Week Competition!

We have much to celebrate this year at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop with it being our 30th year of bookselling, being named the #Nibbies Irish Independent Bookshop of the Yearand being voted in an Irish Times public vote as Ireland’s Favourite Independent Bookshop. To celebrate this success and Independent Bookshop Week, we at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop are looking to give away a special prize to [...]

By June 14, 2019 Read More →

New Books

Night Boat to Tangier – Kevin Barry

Night Boat to Tangier – Kevin Barry

Just in “Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry The Book In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen — Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs — sit at night, none too patiently. It [...]

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Paris Echo – Sebastian Faulks

Paris Echo – Sebastian Faulks

Just in “Paris Echo” by Sebastian Faulks The Book Here is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet [...]

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Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

Just in “Idaho” by Emily Ruskovich The Book One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and [...]

By June 19, 2019 Read More →

Children's Books

The Adventures of Jack & Adam – Anthony Broderick

The Adventures of Jack & Adam – Anthony Broderick

Anthony Broderick brought to the shop the 5th volume of “The Adventures of Jack & Adam”. We are happy to have in stock the whole collection published so far! Best of luck with your adventures Anthony!

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New titles in stock!

New titles in stock!

We are excited to have in stock copies of “Malamander” by Thomas Taylor and “Perfectly Preventable Deaths” by Deidre Sullivan!

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Toffee – Sarah Crossan

Toffee – Sarah Crossan

New in our children’s section is “Toffee” by Sarah Crossan. The Book Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn’t empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there – and she [...]

By May 15, 2019 Read More →

Events

Author Oisín McGann reads “Race the Atlantic Wind”!

Author Oisín McGann reads “Race the Atlantic Wind”!

This morning we had a lovely time with author Oisín McGann reading some excerpts from his book “Race the Atlantic Wind – The Flight of Alcock and Brown” to the pupils from St. Nicholas’ Primary School!

By June 21, 2019 Read More →
Regional Bookshop Evening at Charlie Byrne’s!

Regional Bookshop Evening at Charlie Byrne’s!

Yesterday we had the pleasure to host the Regional Bookshop Evening. Delighted to have in the shop fellow booksellers, authors and publishers for a fun evening surrounded by books! Here are some nice shots of the event and some of the highlights!  The incredible Patrick McCabe doing an exclusive reading of his new book “The Big [...]

By June 13, 2019 Read More →
Audience with Nora Roberts at Ashford Castle!

Audience with Nora Roberts at Ashford Castle!

We are so happy to be part once again of this incredible event!  We’ll be selling books at Nora’s audience at the Ashford Castle on the 18th August. Tickets are limited and you can get yours at  http://bit.ly/MeetNoraRoberts. More about the event: Nora Roberts is one of the most popular and successful authors in the world. She [...]

By June 12, 2019 Read More →