Bargain Books

Bargain Flann O’Brien

Bargain Flann O’Brien

Now in store, bargain books by Flann O’Brien, The Best of Myles and The Dalkey Archive. About The Best of Myles ‘Brilliant, morosely inventive comic turns devoted to O’Brien’s favourite topics: the literary life, the Gaelic Revival, civil service bureaucracy, booze and its discontents’ Observer From 1940 until his death in 1966, Flann O’Brien, under [...]

By March 6, 2017 Read More →
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 →

Local Interest Books

Father Browne’s Photography Books

Father Browne’s Photography Books

Newly available on bargain books are Father Browne’s Kerry and Father Browne’s Laois collections of photographs. About Father Browne’s Laois Father Browne, ‘Ireland’s greatest documentary photographer’ according to The Irish Times, lived for in Emo, County Laois, for twenty-eight years, where he had his homemade photo laboratory and where he perfected the art which he [...]

By March 6, 2017 Read More →
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 →

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

Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach; Seven virtues of the Rising by Pádraic Ó Conaire

Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach; Seven virtues of the Rising by Pádraic Ó Conaire

Tá cóipeanna de Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach/Seven virtues of the Rising le Pádraic Ó Conaire ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois. New in the shop is Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach/Seven virtues of the Rising, a bilingual collection of short stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire including seven original short stories in Irish and their corresponding [...]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →
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 →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Easter Opening Hours 2017

Easter Opening Hours 2017

Charlie Byrne’s Easter Opening Hours 2017: Good Friday 14th of April: 9 – 6  Easter Saturday 15th of April: 9 – 6  Easter Sunday 16th of April: CLOSED Easter Monday 17th of April: 12 – 6 For any further inquiries, simply contact us.

By April 10, 2017 Read More →
St Patrick’s Day 2017 Opening times

St Patrick’s Day 2017 Opening times

This year we are open on St Patrick’s Day ! We will welcome you in the shop from 11 am to 5 pm.

By March 13, 2017 Read More →
The month of La Francophonie

The month of La Francophonie

Each year, March is the month of La Francophonie, which celebrates French language and culture ! The perfect occasion to discover or rediscover a French author, rising star, well-established or all time classic. Here is a small selection of what you can currently find in the shop !  

By March 6, 2017 Read More →

New Books

Coming Home, One Man’s return to the Irish Language

Coming Home, One Man’s return to the Irish Language

New out and available in the shop is Coming Home, One Man’s Return to the Irish Language by Michael McCaughan. ‘Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.’  ‘I was one of the 1.8 million people [...]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →
Ithaca by Alan McMonagle

Ithaca by Alan McMonagle

Newly out and available in the shop is Alan McMonagle’s debut novel Ithaca. “This was the summer after all the money disappeared. One minute it was here. The next it had vanished. All of it. Without trace . . . Now that all the money had vanished everyone had their eyes and ears ready for [...]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →
The Essential Wendell Berry

The Essential Wendell Berry

New in store is The World-Ending Fire, The Essential of Wendell Berry, selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth. ‘He is unlike anybody else writing today … After Donald Trump’s election, we urgently need to rediscover the best of radical America. An essential part of that story is Wendell Berry. Few of us can live, or [...]

By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Children's Books

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop

New in our children’s section is The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop, illustrated by Ashley King.  This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a [...]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →
A dangerous crossing by Jane Mitchell

A dangerous crossing by Jane Mitchell

New in our children’s section is A dangerous crossing, One boy’s flight out of Syria by Jane Mitchell. Ghalib doesn’t want to leave his home, but Syria has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous [...]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →
Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

New in our children’s section is Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens. Daisy and Hazel invite you to discover their untold stories . . . Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for the murder cases they have solved – but there are many other mysteries in the pages of Hazel’s casebook, from the [...]

By March 28, 2017 Read More →

Events

Launch of Trusting Distance

Launch of Trusting Distance

Thursday the 27th of April is Poetry Day Ireland ! On this occasion, join us at 5pm for the launch of Trusting Distance, a new poetry collection by Noël Hanlon, published by Salmon Poetry.  Noël Hanlon’s first collection Blue Abundance was published in 2010 and was critically acclaimed. Her poems have been published in the US [...]

By April 24, 2017 Read More →
Launch of Jonas of Bobbio

Launch of Jonas of Bobbio

Join us this Thursday April the 20th at 6.30 pm for the launch of Jonas of Bobbio’s Life of Columbanus, Life of John of Réomé, and Life of Vedast, translated with commentary by Alexander O’Hara and Ian Wood. Jonas of Bobbio was an Italian monk, author, and abbot, active in Lombard Italy and Merovingian Gaul [...]

By April 15, 2017 Read More →
Launch of About Being Normal by Desmond Fennell

Launch of About Being Normal by Desmond Fennell

  Join us this Friday the 24th of March at 6 pm for the launch of About Being Normal: My life in Abnormal Circumstances by Desmond Fennell, published by The Somerville Press. As author of many books on Irish and European matters and as a journalist, Desmond Fennell has been a major force in Irish [...]

By March 21, 2017 Read More →