Bargain Books

Wordsworth classics just in

Wordsworth classics just in

  Check out our new Wordsworth classics display! We’ve just had a large consignment of classic literature, poetry, reference and non-fiction — and best of all they’re only €3 each! Wordsworth print over 400 classics titles in their iconic €3 edition, including best-sellers like Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, Great Expectations, [...]

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Extensive collection of Dalkey Archive books just in!

Extensive collection of Dalkey Archive books just in!

We’re thrilled to have a fantastic selection of Dalkey Archive Press titles at less than half the original retail price at the moment! This extensive collection features over 1500 books, including Dalkey Archive classics and recent titles. Dalkey Archive Press is a publisher of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, specializing in the publication or republication [...]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Local Interest Books

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 →
Joe Boske The Works

Joe Boske The Works

Joe Boske, one of Ireland’s most iconic artist’s and Galway’s best-loved charachters, called into Charlie Byrne’s to sign copies of his new book Joe Boske The Works.   The beautiful full colour book, published by Letterfrack’s Artisan House, celebrates Joe Boske’s incredible body of work and features many of Joe’s Art’s Festival posters, classics surreal [...]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →

Signings

Deirdre Cartmill signing

Deirdre Cartmill signing

  Deirdre Cartmill popped into Charlie Byrne’s this week to sign copies of her new poetry collection The Return of the Buffalo. Having read as part of the Over the Edge Writer’s Gathering, Deirdre popped into Charlie Byrne’s for a browse, a chat and an impromptu signing! Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop will be hosting the Galway [...]

By September 17, 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 →
Natasha Rocca Devine Signing

Natasha Rocca Devine Signing

  The charming Natasha Rocca Devine recently dropped in to sign copies of her new novel The Industry. We’ve got a limited number of signed copies in stock so drop us a line to reserve a copy, or have one shipped directly to you!  About The Industry: In an attempt to become ‘A Star’, Kerry-born singer, [...]

By April 2, 2014 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 Prionsa Beag

An Prionsa Beag

An Prionsa Beag is the Antoine de Saint-Exupery classic The Little Prince translated into Irish by Breandan O Duibhlin. It features the original black and white illsutrations throughout, and costs €8.99. This book has been translated to over 250 languages since it was first published in French in 1943. It’s one of the bestselling books [...]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →
Pop le Andrew Whitson agus Caitríona Nic Sheáin

Pop le Andrew Whitson agus Caitríona Nic Sheáin

Is cailín lán brionglóidí gan eagla í Rua, atá fiosrach faoi gach uile rud. Is breá léi triail a bhaint as rudaí neamhghnácha. Lá gan dearmad é an lá sin a dhéanann Rua an Blastaghuma a chogaint. Cad é a tharla an lá sin? Lean eachtra mháine mhire Rua agus a cairde, Armó agus Bící, [...]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Halloween Opening Hours

Halloween Opening Hours

Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Hours: Saturday 25th of October 9 – 9 Sunday 26th of October 12 – 6 Monday 27th of October 12 – 6 Tuesday 28th of October 9 – 6 Wednesday 29th of October 9 – 6 Thursday 30th of October 9 – 8 Friday 31st of October 9 – 8 Saturday [...]

By October 25, 2014 Read More →
Tuesday evening book club choice: Northline by Willy Vlautin

Tuesday evening book club choice: Northline by Willy Vlautin

Thanks to everyone who came along last night to talk about the (very demanding!) Riddle of the Sands! For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 6-7pm, we’ll be reading Willy Vlautin’s Northline. Copies available in-store now (and it even comes with a CD!) Bookclubber Pat tells us that Willy’s band might be playing in [...]

By October 8, 2014 Read More →
Mary Costello on Charlie Byrne’s

Mary Costello on Charlie Byrne’s

Bloom asked five authors to share their favourite independent bookstores across the world — we’re thrilled (and honoured) that Mary Costello chose us! Mary Costello is the author of staff favourite The China Factory, which has a permanent place in our recommended reads. Check out the article and explore some special bookshops!     Mary [...]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →

New Books

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 →
Pop le Andrew Whitson agus Caitríona Nic Sheáin

Pop le Andrew Whitson agus Caitríona Nic Sheáin

Is cailín lán brionglóidí gan eagla í Rua, atá fiosrach faoi gach uile rud. Is breá léi triail a bhaint as rudaí neamhghnácha. Lá gan dearmad é an lá sin a dhéanann Rua an Blastaghuma a chogaint. Cad é a tharla an lá sin? Lean eachtra mháine mhire Rua agus a cairde, Armó agus Bící, [...]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →

Children's Books

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 →
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 →

Events

Children’s book launch: Oisín the Brave – Robot Island

Children’s book launch: Oisín the Brave – Robot Island

Join us  for the launch of Oisín the Brave – Robot Island, by Derek Mulveen and Michelle Melville, on Saturday the 1st of November at 11am! Oisín the Brave – Robot Island is the second Oisín the Brave story by Galwegians Derek and Michelle. We’re big fans of Oisín the Brave – Moon Landing which has been a [...]

By October 29, 2014 Read More →
Halloween costume party at storytime

Halloween costume party at storytime

We’re very excited to announce our Halloween Storytime Costume Party! Join us on Saturday the 25th of October at 11am for our fancy dress Halloween Storytime, where we’ll have lots of tricks and treats, (not so) scary stories, costumes and games! We invite everyone to come along in their Halloween costumes, and we’ll have treats [...]

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Acclaimed Belfast poets to launch their latest books at Charlie Byrne’s

Acclaimed Belfast poets to launch their latest books at Charlie Byrne’s

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is delighted to host the launch of two new books by acclaimed Belfast poets Deirdre Cartmill and Maria McManus on Friday, October 24 at 6:30pm.   Deirdre Cartmill’s collection The Return of the Buffalo deals with grief and loss, and attempts to make sense of the seemingly meaningless – balanced with an awareness [...]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →