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

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 →
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 →

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

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 →
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop at the Graiguenamanagh Book Festival

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop at the Graiguenamanagh Book Festival

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is bringing it’s annual pop-up bookshop back to the Graiguenamanagh Town of Books Festival on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, and Sunday the 14th of September. Our pop-up bookshop will be curated by Charlie Byrne’s manager Vinny and feature a large selection of second-hand, bargain and new books. Our shelves will be brimming [...]

By September 12, 2014 Read More →

New Books

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 →
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 →
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 →

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

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 →
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 →
Culture Night 2014: Literature Night at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Culture Night 2014: Literature Night at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Charlie Byrne’s annual Culture Night gathering is back! Every year, Charlie Byrne’s hosts a series of readings from Galway authors who have had a book published in the last twelve months. Kicking off at 6:30 and finishing — well, late, the event will be MCed by Gary McMahon, and each reader will get five minutes in [...]

By September 16, 2014 Read More →