Bargain Books

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Newly available on bargain book is The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: a sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod [...]

By November 19, 2016 Read More →
Bargain Archaeology Books

Bargain Archaeology Books

Archaeology fanatics make sure you check out our fantastic display of bargain Archaeology books selected by Charlie. Covering topics from the neolithic period to examining research and priced from €12-€15, these are perfect for experienced and novice archaeologists alike. For more information, or to reserve a copy, simply contact us. **Please check the date on [...]

By September 28, 2016 Read More →
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

New in on bargain book and highly recommended by John is The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand’s gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret [...]

By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Local Interest Books

Pedal the Planet by Breifne Earley

Pedal the Planet by Breifne Earley

New in store is the inspiring true story of Breifne Earley in  Pedal the Planet. In October 2010, stuck in a negative work environment, severely overweight, single and feeling the world would be better of without him, Breifne Earley made the decision to end his own life. Less than five years later he was first [...]

By September 28, 2016 Read More →
Headcase by John Walsh

Headcase by John Walsh

New in stock this week is Headcase by John Walsh, a true story of life, love, medical miracles and battling against the odds. John Walsh was living his dream life when his world came crashing down around him. Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour at age 23, he has since battled several reoccurances [...]

By September 21, 2016 Read More →
On Raglan Road; Great Irish Love Songs and the Women who Inspired Them by Gerry Hanberry

On Raglan Road; Great Irish Love Songs and the Women who Inspired Them by Gerry Hanberry

New in store this week is On Raglan Road; Great Irish Love Songs and the Women who Inspired Them by local author Gerry Hanberry.  This lively collection uncovers for the first time how the best Irish love songs came to be. This is for anyone who ever wondered who the ‘Galway Girl‘ was, or if [...]

By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Signings

How are things in Connemara? by Bill Heaney

How are things in Connemara? by Bill Heaney

Charlie Byrne’s was delighted to receive signed copies of How are Things in Connemara by Bill Heaney, who kindly called in to sign a few of his fantastic books for us. Coming highly recommended by Philly, this book makes for an extremely interesting read. Poets, film stars, footballers, diplomats, soldiers, sailors, royalty an ordinary folk [...]

By September 28, 2016 Read More →
Eva’s Journey by Bernadette Joyce

Eva’s Journey by Bernadette Joyce

Charlie Byrne’s has just received signed copies of Eva’s Journey by Bernadette Joyce. Eva’s journey begins as an eight-year-old in a dysfunctional childhood in a fear-filled era of Chilean history. Born into poverty, her life is shaped by her grandfather’s disappearance under Pinochet’s dictatorship. She leaves home at a young age and moves from place [...]

By May 19, 2016 Read More →
Launch of Winter Pages by Kevin Barry

Launch of Winter Pages by Kevin Barry

Join us tomorrow Thursday the 10th of December at 6pm for the launch of the first Winter Pages Arts Anthology with Kevin Barry! Winter Pages 1 is the first volume of an annual arts anthology for Ireland and beyond. It offers stories, essays, reportage, photography and visual arts, along with craft interviews on film, theatre, television, music [...]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Secondhand Pulp Fiction

Secondhand Pulp Fiction

We’ve got a variety of secondhand pulp fiction in lots of corners of the shop!  Current titles include  Man in the Dark, The Chinese Room, Secrets of Suez and Place Called Estherville. Make sure you pop in for the chance of grabbing a €3 or €4 bargain! For more information, or to reserve a copy, [...]

By September 8, 2016 Read More →
Secondhand Suitcase of Greek Mythology and Classics

Secondhand Suitcase of Greek Mythology and Classics

Make sure you check out our secondhand suitcases in our non-fiction section for some fantastic Greek mythology and classics paperback! All paperbacks are priced between €3-€4 and would be perfect for students on a budget! For more information, or to reserve a copy, simply contact us. **Please check the date on posts about bargain or [...]

By September 8, 2016 Read More →
Hardback Leatherbound Classics

Hardback Leatherbound Classics

We have some beautiful secondhand leatherbound classics available in stock. Titles include Crime and Punishment, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, The Divine Comedy and much more! With only single copies available these are sure to fly off the shelves! For more information, or to reserve a copy, simply contact us. *Always CHECK THE DATE on [...]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Leabhar na hAthghabhála; Poems of Repossession Edited by Louis De Paor

Leabhar na hAthghabhála; Poems of Repossession Edited by Louis De Paor

Tá cóipeanna de  Leabhar na hAthghabhála; Poems of Repossession le Louis de Paor ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois. Leabhar na hAthghabhála; Poems of Repossession edited by Louis de Paor, is the first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish with English translations. It forms a sequel to Seán Tuama and Thomas Kinsella’s pioneering [...]

By June 10, 2016 Read More →
Labharfad Le Cách; I Will Speak to You All by Peig Sayers

Labharfad Le Cách; I Will Speak to You All by Peig Sayers

Tá cóipeanna de Labharfad Le Cách; I Will Speak to You All  le Peig Sayers ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois. Bhí Peig Sayers ar dhuine de na seanchaithe ba mhó cáil in Éirinn. Rugadh i mBaile an Bhiocáire, Dún Chaoin, Chontae Chiarraí í, i 1873. Phós Peigh isteach san Oileán, An Blascaod, agus anseo [...]

By June 10, 2016 Read More →
Úrscealta Grafacha

Úrscealta Grafacha

Tá cóipeanna Úrscealta Grafacha ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois. Mar shampla, Deirdre agus Mic Uisnigh, An Teachtaire agus An Béal Bocht. Deirdre agus Mic Uisnigh le Colmán Ó Raghallaigh, Barry Reynolds agus Audrey O’Brien “Slad agus Sléacht a bbeas in Uladh de bharr an linbh seo… éad gan chuimse de bharr a [...]

By May 10, 2016 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Changes to services on Saturday the 5th of November

Changes to services on Saturday the 5th of November

Two of our very best are getting married this weekend! The staff at Charlie Byrne’s are delighted to congratulate John and Megan on their impending nuptials this Saturday the 5th of November, however, this will mean some small changes to our services on this day. Although basic services will still be available courtesy of our [...]

By November 2, 2016 Read More →
Charlie Byrne’s Staff Picks of the week 24/10/16

Charlie Byrne’s Staff Picks of the week 24/10/16

Charlie Byrne’s Staff Picks for the week of the 24th of October 2016. Winter Pages 2, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams, The Ghosts of Magnificent Children by Caroline Busher, Paris Vagabond by Jean-Paul Clébert, and The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt.

By October 19, 2016 Read More →
Charlie Byrne’s Staff Picks for the week 03/10/16

Charlie Byrne’s Staff Picks for the week 03/10/16

Charlie Byrne’s staff picks for the week of the 3rd of October 2016. The Tolkien Companion by J.E.A. Tyler, A Girl on the Shore Inio Asano, The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen, Danger Really is Everywhere; School of Danger by David O’Doherty and Chris Judge and Hill by Jean Giono.

By September 28, 2016 Read More →

New Books

Dark Mountain Issue 10; Uncivilised Poetics by Paul Kingsnorth

Dark Mountain Issue 10; Uncivilised Poetics by Paul Kingsnorth

New in stock at Charlie Byrne’s is Dark Mountain Issue 10; Uncivilised Poetics edited by Paul Kingsnorth. We are living through an age of turmoil: climate change, extinction, failed economics, stagnant politics. In such testing times, what’s the point of poetry?  Uncivilised Poetics brings together a unique gathering of writers and artists to tackle this [...]

By November 19, 2016 Read More →
The Map and the Clock by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke

The Map and the Clock by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke

New in stock is The Map and the Clock edited by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, which is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands. Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology gathers fourteen centuries of extraordinary verse – beginning with [...]

By November 19, 2016 Read More →
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

Brand new in store is Donal Ryan’s highly anticipated latest novel All We Shall Know. ‘Martin Toppy is the son of a famous Traveller and the father of my unborn child. He’s seventeen, and I’m thirty-three. I was his teacher. I’d have killed myself by now if I was brave enough. I don’t think it [...]

By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Children's Books

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

New in our children’s section just in time for your Christmas wishlist is Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one’s ever looked past her weight to see who she really is. Since her mum’s death, Libby’s been hiding but now she’s ready for high school. She [...]

By November 19, 2016 Read More →
The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

New in our children’s section just in time for Christmas wishlists is The Midnight Gang by David Walliams. Welcome to The Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when most children are fast asleep, except of course for The Midnight Gang! That is when their adventures are just beginning… When the clock strikes midnight most children [...]

By November 19, 2016 Read More →
Charlie Byrne’s Big Book Show!

Charlie Byrne’s Big Book Show!

Are you overwhelmed with the choices of books for children this Christmas? Are you looking for some great gift recommendations? Charlie Byrne’s can help! Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is hosting our first ever Big Book Show! The Big Book Show aims to encourage grown-ups to give the gift of a book this Christmas and to help [...]

By November 17, 2016 Read More →

Events

Galway Hour Book Hub Christmas Party at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Galway Hour Book Hub Christmas Party at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Join us the 6th of December from 8:15pm when we will be hosting Book Hub Publishing’s Christmas Extravaganza. Get Christmas started early with great food, drink and craic in store, there will also be exclusive readings from Book Hub authors and the culmination of the Book Hub Bake Off Challenge. Readings from Book Hub authors [...]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Launch of The Lost Boys by Pearl O’Kennedy

Launch of The Lost Boys by Pearl O’Kennedy

Join us for the launch of The Lost Boys of Galway by Pearl O’Kennedy on Friday December 2nd from  7pm. This book beautifully captures Galway native Pearl O’Kennedy’s 15 years with the Galway Diocesan Youth Services, running and setting up No. 4 and Cyrene House in the 1980s and 90s. It features the stories of [...]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Launch of The Town by James O’Toole

Launch of The Town by James O’Toole

Join us this Thursday the 1st of December from 6pm for the launch of Galway poet James O’Toole’s latest collection of poetry The Town. Between his first, sold-out collection, The Street, and his earlier regular contributions to the Arts Page of the Connacht Tribune, James has published well over 100 poems in particular on the [...]

By November 29, 2016 Read More →