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 [...]

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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Sunday Independent ‘This Woman’s Life’ column, as well as other select essays and poems, many of which are previously unpublished.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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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.

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

Comhar

Comhar

Cóipeanna de Chomhar le fáil san siopa! Copies of Samhain edition of Comhar available in-store.  

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
Tuatha Dé Danann – Diarmuid Johnson

Tuatha Dé Danann – Diarmuid Johnson

Comhghairdeas do Dhairmuid Johnson – bhuaigh a leabhair, Tuatha Dé Danann ag An Post Irish Book Awards 2018! Maith thu.

By November 28, 2018 Read More →
Blian na nAmhrán – Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin

Blian na nAmhrán – Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin

Bliain na nAmhrán – Futa Fata   Cnuasach amhrán eile atá sa leabhar seo ach an ceann seo dírithe ar pháistí. Amhráin iad seo, cumtha ag Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, a phléann le ceithre shéasúir na bliana agus atá taifeadtha aige ar an CD a thagann leis an leabhair. Bhí ceithre ealaíontóir éagsúil bainteach leis an [...]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Love or something like it….hope you enjoy our Valentine’s windows this year!  

By February 12, 2019 Read More →
Míorúilt an Pharóiste by Louis de Paor

Míorúilt an Pharóiste by Louis de Paor

Tá cóipeanna de ‘Míorúilt an Pharóiste: Aistí ar fhilíocht Mháire Mhac an tSaoi’ le Louis de Paor san siopa anois.

By February 7, 2019 Read More →
Ken Bruen & his American Fan

Ken Bruen & his American Fan

Thanks for calling in last week Ken. Ken signed many copies of many of his books which are now being shipped to a big fan of his in the US!

By February 5, 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 [...]

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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.

By December 20, 2018 Read More →

Children's Books

Little Knitten – James I Keogh

Little Knitten – James I Keogh

We currently stock this gorgeous book, Little Knitten by Galway-based  James I Keogh. It’s published by Tribes press. this children’s book is full of charm and beautifully illustrated.

By November 29, 2018 Read More →
The President’s Cat – Peter Donnelly

The President’s Cat – Peter Donnelly

We’ve found it – The President’s Cat! We’d wondered where it had gotten to. Congratulations to Peter Donnelly whose book The President’s Cat won Children’s Book of the Year (Junior) at the An Post Irish Book Awards. 2018. Copies available in-store.

By November 28, 2018 Read More →
Blazing a Trail – Sarah Webb

Blazing a Trail – Sarah Webb

Congratulations to Sarah Webb, author of Blazing a Trail, which won Children’s book of the Year (Senior) at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018. Copies available in-store.

By November 28, 2018 Read More →

Events

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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