Bargain Books

The Other Paris – Luc Sante

The Other Paris – Luc Sante

We have copies of  Luc Sante’s “The Other Paris ” in the shop at the moment! The Book Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the willfully [...]

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Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words

Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words

New in on bargain books is Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words, edited by Declan Meade. The Book Offering the reader insight into the life or viewpoint of contemporary writers, this celebratory anthology of twenty-five personal essays by Ireland’s most established writers celebrates the anniversary of the Irish Writers Centre. Themes such as [...]

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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity – Carlo Rovelli

Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity – Carlo Rovelli

Newly available on bargain book is  The Journey to Quantum Gravity, by Carlo Rovelli! The Book Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. In this mind-expanding book, he [...]

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Local Interest Books

Bungalow Bliss Bias – Jack Fitzsimons

Bungalow Bliss Bias – Jack Fitzsimons

New in stock is “Bungalow Bliss Bias”, by Jack Fitzsimons. The Book In the latter half of the 20th century, people in Ireland sought, and were encouraged to seek, a better standard of living. This involved, above all, improved housing conditions. But in rural areas there was very limited assistance for the large numbers who [...]

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The Doctor Who Sat for a Year – Brendan Kelly

The Doctor Who Sat for a Year – Brendan Kelly

We have copies of “The Doctor Who Sat for a Year” in the shop!   The Book As a psychiatrist, Brendan Kelly is used to extoling the benefits of a daily meditation practice, but following his own advice is a different story. Finding the time to sit quietly every day isn’t easy when you’re already [...]

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The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology – Mark Boyle

The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology – Mark Boyle

New in stock is “The Way Home – Tales from a life without technology” The Book It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever. No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the [...]

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Signings

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins’ new book, ‘Our Killer City: isms, chisms, chasms and schisms’ (published by Salmon Poetry), will launch here in Charlie Byrne’s on Friday February 15th at 6.30pm. The book gathers together articles from Rita Ann Higgins’ Sunday Independent ‘This Woman’s Life’ column, as well as other select essays and poems, many of which are previously unpublished. [...]

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On Raglan Road – Gerard Hanberry

On Raglan Road – Gerard Hanberry

Gerry Hanberry called in today to sign copies of his book, ‘On Raglan Road’. The book looks at the famous Irish song and the woman who inspired it.

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No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Dom Colbert

No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Dom Colbert

Thanks to Dom Colbert for calling in this week to sign copies of his new book, ‘No Tears Left – Biafra to Bosnia – Further Memories of an Irish Doctor Abroad’, published by Orpen Press.

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Secondhand Books

Ireland’s Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947 – Kevin C. Kearns

Ireland’s Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947 – Kevin C. Kearns

We have copies of “Ireland’s Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947” in the shop at the moment!   The Book On 19 January 1947 Ireland was invaded by a freakish anticyclonic weather phenomenon unleashed from the depths of Siberia. Its prolonged two-month grip entombed the country in snow and ice. This arctic siege brought freezing [...]

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The Story Of The Abbey Theatre – Peter Kavanagh

The Story Of The Abbey Theatre – Peter Kavanagh

We have secondhand copies of Peter Kavanagh’s “The Story Of The Abbey Theatre” in the shop at the moment! The Book Excerpt “The Abbey Theatre’s contribution to dramatic literature during the twentieth century has been so great that the story of its extraordinary achievement is deserving of attention. Many of the small theatres that came [...]

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Men’s Lives – Peter Matthiessen

Men’s Lives – Peter Matthiessen

We have a secondhand copy of “Men’s Lives” in the shop at the moment! The Book An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices–humorous, bitter and bewildered–are as clear as the threatened beauty of their once quiet shore. About the Author Peter Matthiessen is the author of [...]

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Leabhair Ghaeilge

Foreign News – Aifric Mac Aodha

Foreign News – Aifric Mac Aodha

Cóipeanna de “Foreign News” le fáil san siopa! The Book Chuireas mo long trí thine, ar chéadteacht dom i dtír: leor liom an seomra ar cíos; ní hacmhainn dom dul siar The award to Aifric Mac Aodha of the 2017 Oireachtas Prize for Poetry confirmed her position in the vanguard of younger Irish women poets. From [...]

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An Duanaire, 1600-1900: Poems of the Dispossessed  – Sean O Tuama and Thomas Kinsella

An Duanaire, 1600-1900: Poems of the Dispossessed – Sean O Tuama and Thomas Kinsella

Tá cóipeanna de SAn Duanaire, 1600-1900: Poems of the Dispossessed le Sean O Tuama ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois!   The Book This is a reprint, with a new cover design, of the anthology which became an immediate best seller when it was published in 1981 and of which the critics wrote. The primary [...]

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A Grammar of Modern Irish – Pól Ó Murchú

A Grammar of Modern Irish – Pól Ó Murchú

Tá cóipeanna de  A Grammar of Modern Irish le Pól Ó Murchú ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois. The Book An annotated guide to Graiméar Gaeilge na mBráithre Críostaí. Pól Ó Murchú M.A. If you’ve always been interested in the whys and wherefores of Irish but were held back by the dearth of information available, [...]

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Our Blog and Everything Else

Charlie Byrne’s awarded Best Irish Independent Bookshop 2019!

Charlie Byrne’s awarded Best Irish Independent Bookshop 2019!

After a month of waiting and fingers crossed, Charlie Byrne’s has been announced as the Irish Regional Winner for 2019 #Nibbies Independent Bookshop of the Year! Our Bookshop was shortlisted among 48 bookshops from 9 regions across Ireland and the UK and we can’t thank our costumers enough. Now we compete for the overall title with the other Regional [...]

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‘Charlie Byrnes’ Shortlisted 2019 Nibbies Bookshop of the Year

‘Charlie Byrnes’ Shortlisted 2019 Nibbies Bookshop of the Year

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the regionals for the Nibbies 2019 Independent Bookshop of the Year. The award is supported by all major industry associations including The Publishers Association, The Booksellers Association and the Independent Publishers Guild.  The other Irish nominees in our category are: Blessington Books, Woodbine Books and Maynooth Books. 48 [...]

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‘Our Killer City’ Launch Photos

‘Our Killer City’ Launch Photos

Elaine Feeney & Rita Ann Higgins Vinny Browne, Rita Ann Higgins & Charlie Byrne

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New Books

In/Half –  Jasmin B. Frelih

In/Half – Jasmin B. Frelih

We have copies of “In/Half”, by Jasmin Frelih, in the shop at the moment! The Book It is twenty-five years into the future, and a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit – among them childhood friends Evan, an addict [...]

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River – Esther Kinsky

River – Esther Kinsky

We have copies of “River” in the shop at the moment! The Book A woman moves to a London suburb, near the River Lea, without knowing quite why or how long for. She goes on long, solitary, walks during which she observes and describes her surroundings, an ode to nature and abandoned places that is [...]

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Her Kind – Niamh Boyce

Her Kind – Niamh Boyce

We have copies of Niamh Boyce’s new book in the shop at the moment! The Book 1324, Kilkennie A woman seeks refuge for herself and her daughter in the household of a childhood friend. The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide [...]

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Children's Books

Pog – Pádraig Kenny

Pog – Pádraig Kenny

 Copies of this lovely book in the shop! The Book David and Penny’s strange new home is surrounded by forest. It’s the childhood home of their mother, who’s recently died. But other creatures live here … magical creatures, like tiny, hairy Pog. He’s one of the First Folk, protecting the boundary between the worlds. As [...]

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On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

We have copies of this brilliant book in the shop! The Book The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech – and fighting for your dreams. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out [...]

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When Sadness Comes to Call – Eva Eland

When Sadness Comes to Call – Eva Eland

Copies of this lovely illustrated book available in the shop!   The Book Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are–an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation. In When Sadness Is at [...]

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Events

This Thursday on Cúirt!

This Thursday on Cúirt!

At the Town Hall Theatre, 8pm. Cúirt International Festival of Literature and Music for Galway have co-curated this unique event featuring Min Kym, author and violinist in conversation with Toner Quinn. Korean-born, London-raised violinist Min Kym talks about growing up as a child prodigy, shares insights into the world of a budding soloist and the special [...]

By April 11, 2019 Read More →
It’s Cúirt week!

It’s Cúirt week!

Here’s some nice shots of our beautiful display for the festival!

By April 10, 2019 Read More →
Cúirt Festival ‏Day 2 Highlights!

Cúirt Festival ‏Day 2 Highlights!

Day 2 of Cúirt 2019 is here and we are happy to bring you some of the highlights! As part of the “literature of witness” focus this year, Cúirt presents English PEN awards-winner, Luljeta Lleshanaku and Galway-based Albanian poet, Ndrek Gjini. The Calling Cards anthology of younger poets writing in Irish, whit translations into English, introduced [...]

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