Bargain Books

Just in: High quality bargain books

Just in: High quality bargain books

We’ve had a busy week packing the shelves and tables with great new books at bargain prices! We’re currently shelving a huge delivery of high quality non-fiction and literary fiction from the US. This consignment is brimming with hardback history, current affairs, literary criticism, classic and modern literary fiction, high quality anthologies and other curiosities [...]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Cooker, craft and travel books just in

Cooker, craft and travel books just in

Check out these fantastic new titles at less than half price! We’ve got a whole bay brimming with recently published cookery, craft, travel and non-fiction books at bargain prices from fantastic publishers like Dorling Kindersley, Penguin, Lets Go, Allen Lane, and Insight Guides. They’re always popular so pop in for a browse before they go! [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Literary and popular fiction

Just in: Literary and popular fiction

We’ve just displayed hundreds of new bargain literary and popular fiction titles and they’re all half price or less! Our literary room brimming with brand new fiction at discount prices including many of our favourite literary, classic, crime, romantic, historical and science fiction titles! Irish highlights include Town and Country – the new short story [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Local Interest Books

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan — one of Galway’s best-loved loved writers–  dropped in to the shop this week to sign copies of her new biography Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs. Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs was launched by Sabina Higgins and has been greatly anticipated by Irish artists and activists alike. Patricia is the author of the acclaimed play [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Literary and popular fiction

Just in: Literary and popular fiction

We’ve just displayed hundreds of new bargain literary and popular fiction titles and they’re all half price or less! Our literary room brimming with brand new fiction at discount prices including many of our favourite literary, classic, crime, romantic, historical and science fiction titles! Irish highlights include Town and Country – the new short story [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →
Abuse of Power: Because Councils Can by Julie Grace

Abuse of Power: Because Councils Can by Julie Grace

We had a great turnout for the launch of Abuse of Power: Because Councils Can by Julie Grace, and it’s our bestseller of the month by far. Copies are flying off the shelves, and we’ve had many asking for the Galway City Council book each day. Abuse of Power chronicles Julie Grace’s time in the [...]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →

Reviews

Stet by Diana Athill

Stet by Diana Athill

At once acerbic and cautious, Diana Athill’s account of the postwar publishing world reveals timeless literary truths while saving most of the author’s personal life for her other memoirs. Athill uses the proofreading term ‘Stet’ (Latin for ‘let it stand’) to preserve the experiences of an editing career that lasted well into the 1980s. She [...]

By November 20, 2013 Read More →
Leaving Ardglass by William King

Leaving Ardglass by William King

As  a young man, Tom Galvin travels from his home in rural Co. Kerry to London in order to join his successful  older brother, M. J., a prosperous contractor. On the building sites of London, Tom comes of age – slips down dark alleyways with pretty girls, drinks pints in The Highway pub, wrestles with the corrupt [...]

By October 30, 2013 Read More →
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) is best-known for her poetry (and for her conflicted personal life, including her struggles with her mental health, which culminated in her suicide at the age of 31). But as the back cover copy to this volume notes, Plath was a writer of short fiction first – even claiming that the writing [...]

By October 30, 2013 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Library of German language books

Library of German language books

We’ve recently shelved an extensive library of German language books on all subject in excellent condition. This quality library features a broad range of classic fiction and non-fiction, as well as many multiple volume sets. Curated over a number of years, this eclectic secondhand collection features many unusual, rare, and difficult to find German language [...]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Esoteric and New-Age collection

Just in: Esoteric and New-Age collection

Our books just in section is absolutely brimming with interesting and unusual esoteric and new-age books! We’ve just shelved a very large collection of secondhand esoteric books on a diverse range of subjects. This library features many well known new-age and spirituality authors, as well as some unusual and hard-t-find gems. Head on over to [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Library of mythology and folklore

Library of mythology and folklore

We’ve just shelved a fantastic library of secondhand folklore and mythology books in excellent condition. This large collection features many out-of-print and unusual titles, as well as many mint condition hardcovers and special editions. John has lovingly covered many of these in our high quality book covering making them extra special.   This large library [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

An Ghaeilge ar Chomharthaí Stáit le Maura Lynskey

An Ghaeilge ar Chomharthaí Stáit le Maura Lynskey

Is í comharthaíocht na hÉireann an léiriú is feiceálaí dá bhfuil againnn dár dteanga dhúchais ó bhunú Soarstát Éireann sa bhliain 1922. Is iomaí foilseachán atá againn maidir leis an gcomharthaíocht agus is iondúil go mbíonn aird á díriú iontu ar leaganacha éagsúla de logainm na háite nó ar an modh a dánthas ar an [...]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
Leabhair do Pháistí: Irish language children’s books window

Leabhair do Pháistí: Irish language children’s books window

Have you visited our new window display of vintage Irish language children’s books? Our window is brimming with classic Irish picture books that are sure to inspire a little nostalgia in us all! They’re going quickly so drop by for a browse or get in touch to reserve a childhood favourite!    

By June 4, 2014 Read More →
Cré na Cille le Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Cré na Cille le Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Is é Cré na Cille an saothar is mó cáil, seans, sa Nua-Ghaeilge. Cé gur bhuaigh sé duais Oireachtais sa bhliain 1947, dhiúltaigh An Gúm glacadh leis mura mbainfí míreanna áirithe as. D’fhoilsigh Sáirséal agus Dill é ar an 10 Márta 1950. In Traidisiún Liteartha na nGael (1979) deir J. E. Caerwyn Williams agus Máirín [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

Thanks to the small but committed group who came along to this month’s Travel Writing Book Club to talk about Homage to Barcelona! For next month’s meeting on Thursday, August 21, 6:30-7:30pm, we’ll be reading Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia Blackburn. Copies are available at a special discounted price [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
World Cup Window

World Cup Window

John and Odhran have been busy putting together our World Cup window brimming with all things soccer and Brazil related, including soccer history, sports biography, and football photgraphy. Our quirky window also features a miniature football pitch (with our favourite players), classic football magazines, and vintage soccer posters! Drop by for a browse  - or [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →
Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Just back from a fabulous Tuesday Evening Book Club meeting! Subject: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Discussion: crackin’. Verdict: fun. Homemade sangria by Denise: plentiful. And strong. For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 6-7pm, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Copies will be available in the shop as [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →

New Books

Special Offer: Pauline Bewick Seven Ages

Special Offer: Pauline Bewick Seven Ages

We’ve got a very special offer on Pauline Bewick Seven Ages edited by Allen Hayes – brand new copies have been reduced from €25 to €10! Pauline Bewick is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed artists and a staff favourite in Charlie Byrne’s. Bewick has represented Ireland, England and Wales though paint, sketches and print for [...]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Taschen Books

Taschen Books

Taschen books are one of our favourite art, architecture and photography publishers, so we’ve just put the finishing touches on a fantastic display of brand new titles! Taschen are well known for their high quality printing and affordable price, and we’ve stocked up on many of their recently published books including the breathe-taking Genesis and [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

We’ve fallen in love with Aibítir, a recently published and beautifully produced catalogue of Irish Botanical Art. This special book really reflects the beauty of Irish plant life, and is a work of art in itself. About Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art, has blossomed from conversations [...]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →

Children's Books

Launch: prIMPERFECT by Deirdre Sullivan

Launch: prIMPERFECT by Deirdre Sullivan

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of prIMPERFECT by Galway writer Deirdre Sullivan, on Friday the 1st of August at 6pm. Poet and biographer Gerry Hanberry will officiate the launch. We’re massive fans of Deirdre’s previous books Prim Improper and Improper Order, which are aimed at early teens, but funny and touching [...]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Just back from a fabulous Tuesday Evening Book Club meeting! Subject: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Discussion: crackin’. Verdict: fun. Homemade sangria by Denise: plentiful. And strong. For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 6-7pm, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Copies will be available in the shop as [...]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →
Oisin the Brave Storytime with Derek Mulveen

Oisin the Brave Storytime with Derek Mulveen

We’re delighted to invite you to a special storytime reading of Oisín the Brave – Moon Adventure with author Derek Mulveen, on Saturday the 21st of June at 11am. Oisín the Brave was launched in Charlie Byrne’s last November and was a real hit with the kids. Oisín the Brave is always popular at storytime [...]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Events

Launch: A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage

Launch: A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage, the official programme for the fourth annual Galway City International Heritage Conference, this Friday the 22nd of August, at 6.30pm. The programme will be launched by conference chair Dr. Jim Higgins and introduced by Galway Bay [...]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Launch: prIMPERFECT by Deirdre Sullivan

Launch: prIMPERFECT by Deirdre Sullivan

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of prIMPERFECT by Galway writer Deirdre Sullivan, on Friday the 1st of August at 6pm. Poet and biographer Gerry Hanberry will officiate the launch. We’re massive fans of Deirdre’s previous books Prim Improper and Improper Order, which are aimed at early teens, but funny and touching [...]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan signing

Patricia Burke Brogan — one of Galway’s best-loved loved writers–  dropped in to the shop this week to sign copies of her new biography Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs. Memoir with Grykes & Turloughs was launched by Sabina Higgins and has been greatly anticipated by Irish artists and activists alike. Patricia is the author of the acclaimed play [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →