Bargain Books

Silence; A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Silence; A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch

How should one speak to God? Are our prayers more likely to be heard if we offer them quietly at home or loudly in church? And how can we really know if God is listening? From the earliest days, Christians have struggled with these questions. Their varied answers have defined the boundaries of the faith [...]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →
Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction, Neil MacGregor brings us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s world. Together they transport us to that pivotal  moment when politics, science, religion, even the basic facts of geography, all had to be rethought. This was when modern man and woman – questioning, self-conscious, committed to [...]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →
Limited copies of New Bargain Books!

Limited copies of New Bargain Books!

Charlie Byrne’s has just got some amazing new bargain books in store with assorted titles and quantities there’s sure to be something to appeal to everyone! Some highlights include;   The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free Cook Book, ideal for any coeliacs looking for meal-time inspiration, available for only €12           Grace [...]

By May 16, 2015 Read More →

Local Interest Books

The Claddagh; Stories from the Water’s Edge

The Claddagh; Stories from the Water’s Edge

Charlie Byrne’s has just received copies of The Claddagh; Stories from the Water’s Edge a beautiful collection of stories and images inspired by the Claddagh area of Galway compiled by Sandra Bunting, Evelyne Diskin, Paul Malone and Edith Pieperhoff. The Claddagh is one of Ireland’s most historic areas, originally nestled on the Western edge of Galway city, [...]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →
This is Connemara by Michael Delahunty

This is Connemara by Michael Delahunty

From the author of This is Wicklow comes a publication that perfectly captures and celebrates the beauty of Connemara. Packed full of breathtaking pictures, this is a stunning publication not to be missed. Connemara on the west coast of Ireland, the very western tip of Europe is a unique place with a diverse landscape of lakes, mountains, [...]

By July 2, 2015 Read More →
Irish Language Literary Event

Irish Language Literary Event

Charlie Byrne’s are delighted to announce a special literary event which will showcase three new titles from Dalkey Archive Press and launch a long-awaited new collection of short stories by the award-winning writer Micheál Ó Conghaile.  Tá áthas ar Charlie Byrne’s a fhógairt go seolfaidh an Dr Louis de Paor an cnuasach nua gearrscéalta Diabhlaíocht Dé le [...]

By June 25, 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

Children’s Classics with Vintage Covers!

Children’s Classics with Vintage Covers!

We’ve just shelved a beautiful collection of children’s classics with vintage covers, perfect for anyone wanting a trip down memory lane! This collection of titles ranges from Enid Blyton series books including, The Secret Seven, The Famous Five, The Twins at St. Clares and The Mystery series, Richmal Crompton’s Just William series, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Three [...]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →
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 →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Irish Language Literary Event

Irish Language Literary Event

Charlie Byrne’s are delighted to announce a special literary event which will showcase three new titles from Dalkey Archive Press and launch a long-awaited new collection of short stories by the award-winning writer Micheál Ó Conghaile.  Tá áthas ar Charlie Byrne’s a fhógairt go seolfaidh an Dr Louis de Paor an cnuasach nua gearrscéalta Diabhlaíocht Dé le [...]

By June 25, 2015 Read More →
An Eochair – The Key by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

An Eochair – The Key by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Charlie Byrne’s has just received new dual language copies of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s unique work, The Key/ An Eochair. In The Key/ An Eochair, one of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s most kafkaesque novellas, J., a “paper Keeper,” accidentally traps himself in his office when his key breaks in the lock. The Key a mixture of satire, farce, [...]

By June 18, 2015 Read More →
Rambling Jack – Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny by Micheál Ó Conghaile

Rambling Jack – Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny by Micheál Ó Conghaile

Charlie Byrne’s have just received new dual language copies of Micheál Ó Conghaile’s Rambling Jack/ Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny. Rambling Jack/ Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny portrays the imagination of a lonely old man who becomes obsessed with a beautiful young girl in his village. Every moment is filled with thoughts and fantasies about her. Eventually lines [...]

By June 18, 2015 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Change in Closing Time Thursday June 11th

Change in Closing Time Thursday June 11th

Due to essential shop maintenance Charlie Byrne’s will be closing at the earlier time of 6pm tomorrow Thursday the 11th of June, instead of our usual 8pm. All hours after that will return to normal so make sure you pop in a bit earlier for your visit to avoid being disappointed!

By June 10, 2015 Read More →
New Issues of The Moth and The Caterpillar

New Issues of The Moth and The Caterpillar

Charlie Byrne’s has just received the June issues of the beautiful arts and literary magazines The Moth and The Caterpillar. Filled with original artwork, fiction, poetry and interviews with some of Ireland’s most prominent writers, these are publications which are not to be missed! Founded in 2010, The Moth is a quarterly arts and literary publication featuring poetry, [...]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
It’s Always There by Lou Lou Rose

It’s Always There by Lou Lou Rose

With anxiety and stress on the rise in young children, It’s Always There by Lou Lou Rose is a beautiful and practical children’s meditation book for peace, calm and happiness. Come on a journey through cloudy days when you don’t feel so good and learn a secret trick to help you find your sunshine again.  Lou Lou [...]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →

New Books

The Claddagh; Stories from the Water’s Edge

The Claddagh; Stories from the Water’s Edge

Charlie Byrne’s has just received copies of The Claddagh; Stories from the Water’s Edge a beautiful collection of stories and images inspired by the Claddagh area of Galway compiled by Sandra Bunting, Evelyne Diskin, Paul Malone and Edith Pieperhoff. The Claddagh is one of Ireland’s most historic areas, originally nestled on the Western edge of Galway city, [...]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →
An Irish-Speaking Island by Nicholas M. Wolf

An Irish-Speaking Island by Nicholas M. Wolf

Investigating the dominant historical narratives, An Irish-Speaking Island investigates state, religion, community and the linguistic landscape in Ireland from 1770-1870. After  1770, Ireland experienced the establishment of modern forms of Irish Catholicism, new engagement by the public with the political process, and the growth of the modern state, represented by new legal and educational systems. An Irish-Speaking [...]

By July 2, 2015 Read More →
The Origins of the Irish by J.P. Mallory

The Origins of the Irish by J.P. Mallory

From the author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans and The Tarim Mummies comes an interesting look at the many factors which formulate and influence Irish identity. Written as an engrossing detective story by the leading authority on the subject, this is the first major account in nearly a century of the core issues and multiple influences in the [...]

By July 2, 2015 Read More →

Children's Books

A Trip to the Hospital by Caoimhe May O’Rourke

A Trip to the Hospital by Caoimhe May O’Rourke

It was supposed to be the perfect day…  Celebrating her best friend’s birthday in the park, Molly is having the time of her life – but then disaster strikes. Poor Molly is rushed to hospital in an ambulance. She knows it’s the best thing for her but she’s never been before and she’s scared. Molly soon [...]

By July 23, 2015 Read More →
It’s Always There Special Story Time Event!

It’s Always There Special Story Time Event!

Charlie Byrne’s kid’s section is having another very special Saturday Story Time! We are lucky enough to have Louise Shanagher author of It’s Always There popping in to do a reading of her book as well as a lovely meditation and mindfullness workshop perfect for young children at 11am this Saturday the 18th of July! With anxiety and [...]

By July 15, 2015 Read More →
Story Time Fun with Up Up & A Play!

Story Time Fun with Up Up & A Play!

Last Saturday’s story time saw some delightful vintage inspired fun courtesy of Mary Rose Keane and her book Up Up & A Play. Mary Rose and our kid’s manager Ruth, led this special story time which saw our regular story time gang and some new friends sample some games, crafts and snacks from Mary Rose’s [...]

By July 2, 2015 Read More →

Events

A Trip to the Hospital by Caoimhe May O’Rourke

A Trip to the Hospital by Caoimhe May O’Rourke

It was supposed to be the perfect day…  Celebrating her best friend’s birthday in the park, Molly is having the time of her life – but then disaster strikes. Poor Molly is rushed to hospital in an ambulance. She knows it’s the best thing for her but she’s never been before and she’s scared. Molly soon [...]

By July 23, 2015 Read More →
It’s Always There Special Story Time Event!

It’s Always There Special Story Time Event!

Charlie Byrne’s kid’s section is having another very special Saturday Story Time! We are lucky enough to have Louise Shanagher author of It’s Always There popping in to do a reading of her book as well as a lovely meditation and mindfullness workshop perfect for young children at 11am this Saturday the 18th of July! With anxiety and [...]

By July 15, 2015 Read More →
Charlie Byrne’s Pop Up Shop at Garden Festival at Claregalway

Charlie Byrne’s Pop Up Shop at Garden Festival at Claregalway

Charlie Byrne’s will be having a pop up shop at this year’s Garden Festival at Claregalway Castle! Make sure you pop in for your chance to grab a bargain in the beautiful surroundings of Claregalway this Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of July! For more information on the Claregalway Garden Festival see the [...]

By July 3, 2015 Read More →