Bargain Books

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 →
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 →

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

Setting up a book club

Setting up a book club

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is home to three monthly book clubs, which are always open to new members.  You can visit our book club page (here) to find out what we’re reading and when. Our book clubs are always lively and informal, and we are often asked for ideas and tips for new book clubs. We’re [...]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →
Wednesday morning book club choice: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Wednesday morning book club choice: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Thanks to all the Wednesday Morning folks who came along this morning to discuss Sinead Morrissey’s Parallax — and to debate the relative merits (or demerits) of Anthony Hopkins; being honest with one’s parents; and whether living in Egypt means you’ll be dead at 40 (it doesn’t, but thanks, Bernie!). For next month’s meeting on [...]

By September 17, 2014 Read More →
Tuesday evening book club choice: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Tuesday evening book club choice: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Thanks to all the Tuesday Evening heads who came along for a roaring discussion of 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff! That was our biggest-ever meeting, with about 30 people (plus me and Jo). And now I know what the saying “the more the merrier” means — it sure is true! For next month’s [...]

By September 17, 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

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime

If you come into the Charlie Byrne’s on Saturday the 4th of October, you’re sure of a big surprise…We’re having a teddy bear’s picnic at storytime! Teddys, kids, and grown-ups are welcome for teddy and picnic themed stories, with every bear’s favourite picnic snacks. Don’t forget to bring along your favourite teddy bear!  Our free [...]

By October 1, 2014 Read More →
Reading: Suzanne Strempek Shea, Annie Deppe and Ted Deppe

Reading: Suzanne Strempek Shea, Annie Deppe and Ted Deppe

We’re delighted to invite you to an evening of literature, with readings from Suzanne Strempek Shea, Annie Deppe, and Ted Deppe, on Friday the 26th of September at 6pm. Suzanne Strempek Shea will read from her new book This is Paradise, followed by a signing. We will officially launch Ted Deppe’s new collection of poetry Beautiful [...]

By September 24, 2014 Read More →
Signing: Tom Gilmartin by Frank Connolly

Signing: Tom Gilmartin by Frank Connolly

We’re pleased to invite you to a signing with Frank Connolly author of Tom Gilmartin,  the man who brought down the Taoiseach and Exposed the Greed and Corruption at the Heart of Irish Politics, on Saturday the 20th of September at 2.30pm.   About the book: A successful property developer in England, the Sligo-born Tom [...]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →