Bargain Books

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 →
Wordsworth books just in

Wordsworth books just in

Check out our display of Wordsworth books just in! We’ve just had a large consignment of classic literature, poetry, reference and non-fiction.  This delivery features many titles from the NUI Galway reading lists, including Jane Eyre, Dracula, Silas Mariner, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, The Odyssey, [...]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Beautiful cookery and baking books just in!

Beautiful cookery and baking books just in!

We’re always on the hunt for beautiful high-quality cookery books in Charlie Byrne’s and we’ve just had a delivery of brilliant cookery and baking titles at bargain prices! Check out a small selection below, and head on over to our Facebook page to see more pictures! Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys Our [...]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Local Interest Books

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

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

We’re very pleased to stock Croí an Clagáig, 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 →

Signings

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 →
Seamus Scanlon signing

Seamus Scanlon signing

Seamus Scanlon dropped into Charlie Byrne’s to sign copies of The McGowan Trilogy and As Close As You’ll  Ever Be on a recent trip back to Ireland. Seamus is a Galway born writer who admires the stylish noir masters like Chandler, Hammett and Cain. His first crime fiction collection As Close As You’ll Ever Be [...]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →

Secondhand Books

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 →
Vintage Disney comics

Vintage Disney comics

Can you feel the Nostalgia? Check out these vintage Disney comics just in. They’re in mint condition and only €2.50 each. Drop in soon – they’re sure to sell out quickly!

By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

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 →
Rogha Scéalta le Pádraic Ó Conaire

Rogha Scéalta le Pádraic Ó Conaire

Seo cnuasach nua gearrscéalta ó pheann Phádraic Uí Chonaire, ceannródaí na gearrscéaltaíochta sa Nua-Ghaeilge. Gheofar anseo meascán éagsúil scéalta ó thaobh téamaí, stile agus ábhair de: greann agus gruaim; grá agus grain; gol agus gáire. Cuid de na scéalta sa leabhar seo tásiad as cló le blianta fada, cuid eile acu a mbeidh seaneolas ag léitheoirí orthu. [...]

By November 22, 2014 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening hours: Wednesday 1st of April 9 – 6 Thursday 2nd of April 9-8 Friday 3rd of April 9 – 5 Saturday 4th of April 9 – 6 Easter Sunday – CLOSED Monday 6th of April 12 – 6 Tuesday 7th of April 9 – 6 Wednesday 8th of April 9 – 6

By February 17, 2015 Read More →
Claddagh Boatmen DVD: Croí an Clagáig ‘from the woods to the water’

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

We’re very pleased to stock Croí an Clagáig, 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 →

New Books

Academy Street by Mary Costello

Academy Street by Mary Costello

We’re big fans of Mary Costello’s short story collection The China Factory in Charlie Byrne’s and are delighted to see the immediate success of her debut novel Academy Street. Academy Street is published by Canongate, and has just been shortlisted for the Eason Novel of the Year award, the pre-eminent category in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish [...]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Connemara by Dorothy Cross

Connemara by Dorothy Cross

Connemara by Dorothy Cross is a beautiful full colour art catalogue, published by Artisan House, Letterfrack, in association with the RHA, Dublin. Dorothy Cross is an artist of international repute. She works with diverse media which includes video, photography and sculpture. Connemara is now home to Cork-born Dorothy Cross and is the source of material and [...]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →
A Very Private Diary: An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day by Mary Morris

A Very Private Diary: An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day by Mary Morris

We’ve had lots of interest in A Very Private Diary: An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day and have already sold out three times. This newly discovered diary tells the fascinating story of Mary Morris’ (nee Mulry) journey from Caltra, Co. Galway to the the second World War. The large format paperback costs [...]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →

Children's Books

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 →
Minecraft Handbooks

Minecraft Handbooks

Minecraft has been a popular topic in our children’s section for some time, but the recent publication of two new Minecraft Handbooks has really sparked excitement among our younger customers, and confusion among our parents! Each hardback full colour handbook guides the reader through a difference element of the Minecraft world. This month Mojang (the [...]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →

Events

World Book Week Workshop “Tips and strategies for parents to encourage and empower your child’s reading at home”

World Book Week Workshop “Tips and strategies for parents to encourage and empower your child’s reading at home”

World Book Week is almost here and we’re delighted to offer a free lunchtime workshop for parents on Tuesday the 3rd of March from 1.10 to 1.55! Phillida will be sharing lots of valuable tips and strategies to encourage and empower you childs reading at home, and is happy to answer questions and develop an [...]

By March 2, 2015 Read More →
World Book Week Storytime

World Book Week Storytime

We love World Book Book Day so much here in Charlie Byrne’s we’ve turned it into World Book Week! We’ve got exciting book events every day, and a special world book week themed storytime on Saturday! Each year we invite local schools into our children’s section for fun free storytelling – and this year we’re [...]

By March 2, 2015 Read More →
Launch: A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus

Launch: A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus

We’re very pleased to invite you to the launch of A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus, on Friday the 27th of February at 6pm. When a swan lands in the yard of Rosaleen McAvady’s home on Lough Swilly, it is trapped by its narrow confines and cannot escape. She asks her elderly neighbour, [...]

By February 17, 2015 Read More →