Bargain Books

The Temporary Gentleman Sebastian Barry

The Temporary Gentleman Sebastian Barry

Charlie Byrne’s has just got Sebastian Barry’s latest novel, The Temporary Gentleman, in stock for the bargain price of €5!! Jack McNulty is a ‘temporary gentleman’, an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to [...]

By May 1, 2015 Read More →
Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson’s timeless cycle of short stories lays bare the life of the small fictional town of Winesburg Ohio in the American Midwest. The central character is George Willard, a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the town’s inhabitants confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. The town of [...]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

Originally published in 1953, The Man Who Planted Trees is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono. Set in the Foothills of the French Alps during both World Wars, the story follows a Shepherd’s personal task of reforesting his desolate region through the planting of over one hundred acorns a day. Written in the [...]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →

Local Interest Books

The Church of Ireland Unions of Killinane and Kilconickny Loughrea, County Galway – A History

The Church of Ireland Unions of Killinane and Kilconickny Loughrea, County Galway – A History

Gerry Kearney’s new local history book focuses on The Church of Ireland Unions of Killinane and Kilconickny in County Galway spanning from 1400 to 1945. In 2012, Gerry Kearney penned a family history; The Taylor Family of Ardrahan Post Office, A History 1837-1912. In 23013 he began researching the Taylor families of Kilchreest, which led [...]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Our Golden Footprints – New Book About Glenard in Salthill

Our Golden Footprints – New Book About Glenard in Salthill

We’re delighted to have copies of Our Golden Footprints in store! It is a beautiful high quality production with over 270 photographs which form a wonderful and intrinsic record of life and changes in Glenard, Salthill over the years. It also has over 130 articles or poems written by past or present residents. Our Golden Footprints [...]

By February 13, 2015 Read More →
Traditional Boats of Ireland

Traditional Boats of Ireland

We’re delighted to have half price copies of Traditional Boats of Ireland at half the original price at the moment (original price €60, our price €30)!   Gloriously illustrated with evocative photographs, exquisite boat plans and maps, this wonderful work is the finest and most complete description of Ireland’s traditional boats. Two centuries ago sail [...]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Signings

Cúirt Signings: Sara Baume and Catherine Lacey

Cúirt Signings: Sara Baume and Catherine Lacey

We were delighted to host the signings of both Sara Baume and Catherine Lacey here at Charlie Byrne’s during this year’s Cúirt festival. Both Baume and Lacey received a massive turn out and a positive response to their respective novels. Sara Baume’s novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither, which is currently being read by our Book [...]

By April 30, 2015 Read More →
John Carlos signing copies of Ireland’s Western Islands

John Carlos signing copies of Ireland’s Western Islands

We were very pleased to launch Ireland’s Western Islands earlier this year, and delighted with the success of the book, which sold out on the day!   John Carlos dropped in for a signing earlier this week, and we’re thrilled to have signed copies available in advance of Christmas. About Ireland’s Western Islands, Inishbofin, The Aran Islands, [...]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →
Mary Costello Signing

Mary Costello Signing

We were delighted to have Mary Costello in the shop last week for a quiet browse and impromptu signing of Academy Street! We’re currently reading Academy Street for our Tuesday Evening Book Club, and have been raving about Mary Costello for some time! Read our recent article about Academy Street, The China Factory and Mary [...]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →

Secondhand Books

New Second Hand Library of Esoteric Books

New Second Hand Library of Esoteric Books

We’ve just shelved a fabulous second-hand collection of 700 esoteric books covering world mythology, folklore, psychology and history. This carefully selected personal collection has been curated over a number of years and includes titles on topics such as world mythology, ancient religions, shamanistic mysticism and ancient civilisations with a variety of reasonable price points. This [...]

By April 22, 2015 Read More →
Library of King Penguins just in

Library of King Penguins just in

Check out this fantastic collection of King Penguins just in, in mint condition! These beautiful hardcover Penguin books were published between 1939 and 1959, and are commonly collected. King Penguins were Penguin’s first foray into hardcover books and colour printing, and the  books originally combined a classic series of colour plates with an authoritative text. The first [...]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Comic and Graphic Novel Window

Comic and Graphic Novel Window

Have you visited our comic window yet? Our front window is currently brimming with fantastic graphic novels and comics just in! This comprehensive library features vintage and classic comics, as well as many recently published popular series in pristine condition! They’re already attracting lots of attention, so head on over to our Facebook page for [...]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Sáirséal agus Dill 1947-1981 Scéal Foilsitheora

Sáirséal agus Dill 1947-1981 Scéal Foilsitheora

Céard a tharla nuair a tugadh leabhar le hEarnán de Blaghd mar bhronntanas do Mháirtín Ó Cadhain? Nuair a chuaigh Breandán Ó Beacháin go hÁrainn chun a chuid Gaeilge a fheabhsú? Nuair a tairgeadh beathaisnéis Sheáin Sabhat do roghnóirí an Chlub Leabhar? Nuair a bhunaigh Seán agus Bríghid Ó hÉigeartaigh a gcomhlacht foilsithe, Sáirséal agus [...]

By April 22, 2015 Read More →
Seoladh Leabhair: An Bogha Báistí le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard

Seoladh Leabhair: An Bogha Báistí le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard

Join us for the launch of An Bogha Báistí, dánta nua do pháistí óga, le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard on Thursday the 11th of December at 4pm. Everyone welcome!

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
Oileán an Órchiste le Robert Louis Stevenson

Oileán an Órchiste le Robert Louis Stevenson

Tá an t-úrscéal Treasure Island le Robert Louis Stevenson ar cheann de na húrscéalta eachtraíochta is mó cáil riamh. Scéal scleondrach atmaisféarach é seo faoi fhoghlaithe mara ar an bhfarraige mhór, faoi mhapa órchiste, agus faoi Jim Hawkins, buachaill sna déaga a chuireann chun farraige agus é meallta ag draíocht an bhithiúnaigh Long John Silver. [...]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Claddagh Boatmen DVD: Croí an Cladáig ‘from the woods to the water’

Claddagh Boatmen DVD: Croí an Cladáig ‘from the woods to the water’

We’re very pleased to stock Croí an Cladáig, a new DVD about the first full size Galway Hooker to be built in the Claddagh since the 1920s, and Bádóiri an Cladáig (Claddagh Boatmen) who built it. This DVD was produced in Galway and features picturesque views of the boat at sea, as well as footage of [...]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Wednesday morning January book club choice: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Wednesday morning January book club choice: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Thanks so much to the Wednesday Morning gang (including four-year-old superhero Oliver) for a great chat about the bleak and problematic-yet-compelling Julius Winsome! For next month’s meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 10-11am, we’ll be reading Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis. See you all then!

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Tuesday evening book club choice: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Tuesday evening book club choice: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Us Tuesday Nighters had a great chat about Willy Vlautin’s Northline — and for next month, we’re reading Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. (On the condition that Jo recites that line about the woodshed at the next meeting!) Speaking of which, next month’s meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-7pm: followed by our book club [...]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →

New Books

Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Claire-Louise Bennett’s first collection of stories Pond comes in the wake of her 2013 win of the White Review Short Story Prize and is highly recommended by the staff of Charlie Byrne’s. How much should you let in, and how much should you give away? feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls [...]

By May 1, 2015 Read More →
New Spirituality Books

New Spirituality Books

We have just finished shelving some new additions to our spirituality section! A growing special interest section at Charlie Byrne’s, we have added several new books including books on topics such as spiritual development, spiritual biography and Irish spirituality. With titles including The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, Gardening the Soul; A Spiritual Daybook [...]

By May 1, 2015 Read More →
Cré na Cille, The Dirty Dust

Cré na Cille, The Dirty Dust

 The Long-awaited English language translation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s raucous masterpiece is now available at Charlie Byrne’s! Consistently ranked as the most important prose work in modern Irish, Alan Titley’s new translation brings the pleasures of this great satiric novel to a far wider audience. In the Dirty Dust all characters lie dead in their [...]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →

Children's Books

Beautiful New Children’s Story Books at Bargain Prices!

Beautiful New Children’s Story Books at Bargain Prices!

We’ve just got some amazing new storybooks in our kid’s section! These books would make lovely alternative gift ideas for communions or birthdays, not to mention being absolutely perfect for bedtime! Stories to Share is a great collection of original stories from The Little Tiger Press with charming illustrations and madcap tales and is available [...]

By April 22, 2015 Read More →
Jigsaws!

Jigsaws!

Check out our jigsaw display in our children’s section! We’ve got a great selection of discounted jigsaws in stock for younger kids in stock at the moment. Our display features several educational jigsaws, as well as lots themed jigsaws for fun! Jigsaws are great for developing motor skills, and a fun way to spend time [...]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Beautiful edition of Alice in Wonderland

Beautiful edition of Alice in Wonderland

Check out this beautiful hardcover edition of Alice’s Adventures Wonderland with iillustrationsby Harry Rountree. This lavish special edition reprint of the 1908 classic features 92 charming watercolours and would make a memorable gift. Best of all – it’s less than half price at €15 (original price €40)! They’re selling quickly so drop us a line [...]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Events

Launch of ROPES 2015

Launch of ROPES 2015

Last Thursday saw the very successful launch of ROPES 2015 here at Charlie Byrne’s. The dedicated team of students from the NUIG MA in Literature and Publishing, put a substantial amount of time and effort into making this one of the best editions of ROPES yet and saw a suitable turnout in response to their [...]

By April 30, 2015 Read More →
Cúirt 2015

Cúirt 2015

Cúirt 2015 has arrived again!  This year the Cúirt programme explores the subjects that have occupied writers for many years: love, loss, loneliness, intention and curiosity. With a varied program ranging from workshops, labs, and literary suppers, to new writers showcases and children’s Book Clinics, there’s sure to be something for everyone! As with every [...]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Teddy Bear’s Picnic at storytime!

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at storytime!

If you come into the Charlie Byrne’s on Saturday the 28th of March, you’re sure of a big surprise…We’re having a teddy bear’s picnic at storytime! Teddys, kids, and grown-ups are welcome for teddy and picnic themed stories, with every bear’s favourite picnic snacks. Don’t forget to bring along your favourite teddy bear! Our free [...]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →