Bargain Books

Beautiful cookery and baking books just in!

Beautiful cookery and baking books just in!

We’re always on the hunt for beautiful high-quality cookery books in Charlie Byrne’s and we’ve just had a delivery of brilliant cookery and baking titles at bargain prices! Check out a small selection below, and head on over to our Facebook page to see more pictures! Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys Our [...]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
Beautiful edition of Alice in Wonderland

Beautiful edition of Alice in Wonderland

Check out this beautiful hardcover edition of Alice’s Adventures Wonderland with iillustrationsby Harry Rountree. This lavish special edition reprint of the 1908 classic features 92 charming watercolours and would make a memorable gift. Best of all – it’s less than half price at €15 (original price €40)! They’re selling quickly so drop us a line [...]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Spirituality and holistic books just in!

Spirituality and holistic books just in!

Megan has just put the finishing touches on a display of hundreds of new spirituality, holistic and alternative health, sustainability, and esoteric books – and best of all – they’re all half price or less. We’ve had several new oracle, tarot, and divination box sets with beautiful illustrations, including new meditation and crystal card decks. [...]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →

Local Interest Books

Jes: Eighty Years Rowing

Jes: Eighty Years Rowing

Eight Years Rowing is the new book celebrating 80 years of the Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club in Galway. As part of a series of events celebrating this significant milestone journalist, broadcaster, and former Jes rower Sean O’Rourke recently launched the book. Check out the Galway Advertiser’s article on the celebrations here. Coláiste Iognáid Rowing Club was [...]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Signings

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 →
Seamus Scanlon signing

Seamus Scanlon signing

Seamus Scanlon dropped into Charlie Byrne’s to sign copies of The McGowan Trilogy and As Close As You’ll  Ever Be on a recent trip back to Ireland. Seamus is a Galway born writer who admires the stylish noir masters like Chandler, Hammett and Cain. His first crime fiction collection As Close As You’ll Ever Be [...]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Vintage Disney comics

Vintage Disney comics

Can you feel the Nostalgia? Check out these vintage Disney comics just in. They’re in mint condition and only €2.50 each. Drop in soon – they’re sure to sell out quickly!

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Marvel comics

Marvel comics

Just in! A large collection of a range of Marvel Comics, including The Avengers United, Essential X-Men, Wolverine and Deadpool and many more! You’ll Marvel at our prices!

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Seoladh Leabhair: An Bogha Báistí le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard

Seoladh Leabhair: An Bogha Báistí le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard

Join us for the launch of An Bogha Báistí, dánta nua do pháistí óga, le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard on Thursday the 11th of December at 4pm. Everyone welcome!

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
Oileán an Órchiste le Robert Louis Stevenson

Oileán an Órchiste le Robert Louis Stevenson

Tá an t-úrscéal Treasure Island le Robert Louis Stevenson ar cheann de na húrscéalta eachtraíochta is mó cáil riamh. Scéal scleondrach atmaisféarach é seo faoi fhoghlaithe mara ar an bhfarraige mhór, faoi mhapa órchiste, agus faoi Jim Hawkins, buachaill sna déaga a chuireann chun farraige agus é meallta ag draíocht an bhithiúnaigh Long John Silver. [...]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →
Rogha Scéalta le Pádraic Ó Conaire

Rogha Scéalta le Pádraic Ó Conaire

Seo cnuasach nua gearrscéalta ó pheann Phádraic Uí Chonaire, ceannródaí na gearrscéaltaíochta sa Nua-Ghaeilge. Gheofar anseo meascán éagsúil scéalta ó thaobh téamaí, stile agus ábhair de: greann agus gruaim; grá agus grain; gol agus gáire. Cuid de na scéalta sa leabhar seo tásiad as cló le blianta fada, cuid eile acu a mbeidh seaneolas ag léitheoirí orthu. [...]

By November 22, 2014 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Wednesday morning January book club choice: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Wednesday morning January book club choice: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Thanks so much to the Wednesday Morning gang (including four-year-old superhero Oliver) for a great chat about the bleak and problematic-yet-compelling Julius Winsome! For next month’s meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 10-11am, we’ll be reading Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis. See you all then!

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Tuesday evening book club choice: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Tuesday evening book club choice: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Us Tuesday Nighters had a great chat about Willy Vlautin’s Northline — and for next month, we’re reading Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. (On the condition that Jo recites that line about the woodshed at the next meeting!) Speaking of which, next month’s meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-7pm: followed by our book club [...]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →
Charlie Byrne receives honorary degree from NUI Galway!

Charlie Byrne receives honorary degree from NUI Galway!

We couldn’t be prouder of Charlie Byrne who was recently awarded an honorary M.A. from NUI Galway! Playwright and author Patricia Burke Brogan and composer and musician Carl Hession were also conferred with honorar Masters of Arts.   The history of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop: The story of Charlie Byrne’s began in 1989, when Charlie began [...]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →

New Books

Academy Street by Mary Costello

Academy Street by Mary Costello

We’re big fans of Mary Costello’s short story collection The China Factory in Charlie Byrne’s and are delighted to see the immediate success of her debut novel Academy Street. Academy Street is published by Canongate, and has just been shortlisted for the Eason Novel of the Year award, the pre-eminent category in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish [...]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Children's Books

Beautiful edition of Alice in Wonderland

Beautiful edition of Alice in Wonderland

Check out this beautiful hardcover edition of Alice’s Adventures Wonderland with iillustrationsby Harry Rountree. This lavish special edition reprint of the 1908 classic features 92 charming watercolours and would make a memorable gift. Best of all – it’s less than half price at €15 (original price €40)! They’re selling quickly so drop us a line [...]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Events

Launch: Demeter Does Not Remember by Mary Madec

Launch: Demeter Does Not Remember by Mary Madec

Join us for the launch of Demeter Does Not Remember by Mary Madec, on Friday the 5th of December at 6pm.  Mary Madec’s second collection is held by a narrative, like the one which each of us makes to hold our lives together.  It takes as its inspiration the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and [...]

By December 5, 2014 Read More →
Seoladh Leabhair: An Bogha Báistí le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard

Seoladh Leabhair: An Bogha Báistí le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard

Join us for the launch of An Bogha Báistí, dánta nua do pháistí óga, le Frankie Leonard; maisithe ag Niamh Leonard on Thursday the 11th of December at 4pm. Everyone welcome!

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
Launch: Joe Boske The Works

Launch: Joe Boske The Works

We’re very pleased to invite you to the launch of Joe Boske The Works, on Saturday the 6th of December at 3pm. Cartoonist and author Tom Matthews will introduce the book.  Joe Boske is one of Ireland’s most iconic artist’s and Galway’s best-loved characters. The beautiful full colour book, published by Letterfrack’s Artisan House, celebrates Joe [...]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →