Bargain Books

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the weak suffer what they must- Yanis Varoufakis In this startling account of Europe’s economic rise and catastrophic fall, Yanis Varoufakis pinpoints the flaws in the European Union’s design – a design that was thought up after the Second World War, and is responsible for Europe’s fragmentation and the resurgence of racist extremism across [...]

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A Tale of Three Cities Istanbul

A Tale of Three Cities Istanbul

Istanbul Bettany Hughes has crafted a grand work possessing a great literary style. Her enthusiasm and vast knowledge are evident in every page making it assessable to novice and veteran alike. Read a hundred books about this location ( Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul) over the 3,000 year period and they will not match the journey undertaken [...]

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Family Furnishings Alice Munro

Family Furnishings Alice Munro

This collection brings together twenty-four of Alice Munro’s most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, all set in the small towns and flatlands of southwestern Ontario – the area she has brilliantly made her own. Munro’s stories capture the fullness of human experience within the quotidian, yet extraordinary particularity, or rural life. A wonderful read! €10

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Local Interest Books

The Life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010)

The Life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010)

The life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010) John Ffrench was one of the founding fathers of contemporary ceramics in Ireland.  Longtime resident of Galway , and regular customer of  Charlie Byrne’s, John produced a steady stream of highly original work from his studio in Kinvara. His use of experimental forms, [...]

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Galway Folklore

Galway Folklore

City of Streams Galway Folklore and Folklife in the 1930s On the eve of the second World War in Europe, the senior pupils in the national schools of the west of Ireland were engaged in an important, If somewhat unusual, task. With the aid of a questionaire supplied by the Irish Folklore Commission, and under [...]

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Growing up in Galway

Growing up in Galway

Growing up in Galway: Histories and Memories Edited by Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham This volume emerged from a cluster of short talks held in Galway City Museum on Culture Night 2016. It Spans a period from the 1840s to the 1970s, with a mix of urban and rural perspectives. All the material relates to [...]

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Signings

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

New signed copies of Solar Bones are available in the shop after a visit from Mike McCormack. His critically acclaimed novel has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, and we wish him the best of luck ! The book is available in the shop for €15. For more information, or to reserve a copy, [...]

By July 31, 2017 Read More →
‘Cured’ by Lol Tolhurst

‘Cured’ by Lol Tolhurst

New in stock is Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys by Lol Tolhurst, founding member of the famous band The Cure. Following the book’s launch earlier this month in the Roisin Dubh, we have a few signed copies available in the shop. Coming of age in Thatcher’s Britain in the late 70s and early [...]

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Available in the shop are signed copies of John Boyne’s latest success The Heart’s Invisible Furies ! Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a [...]

By May 29, 2017 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Christmas Suitcase

Christmas Suitcase

You never know what you will find in one of the suitcases in the shop. Why not have a look through the selection of Christmas titles.

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Everyman Editions

Everyman Editions

Just some of the selection of Everyman Editions that have arrived into the shop in time for Christmas.

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Secondhand Pulp Fiction

Secondhand Pulp Fiction

We’ve got a variety of secondhand pulp fiction in lots of corners of the shop!  Current titles include  Man in the Dark, The Chinese Room, Secrets of Suez and Place Called Estherville. Make sure you pop in for the chance of grabbing a €3 or €4 bargain! For more information, or to reserve a copy, [...]

By September 8, 2016 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Blian na nAmhrán – Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin

Blian na nAmhrán – Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin

Bliain na nAmhrán – Futa Fata   Cnuasach amhrán eile atá sa leabhar seo ach an ceann seo dírithe ar pháistí. Amhráin iad seo, cumtha ag Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, a phléann le ceithre shéasúir na bliana agus atá taifeadtha aige ar an CD a thagann leis an leabhair. Bhí ceithre ealaíontóir éagsúil bainteach leis an [...]

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Táin Bó Cuailnge – Darach ó Scolaí

Táin Bó Cuailnge – Darach ó Scolaí

    An chéad leagan sa Nua-Ghaeilge de cheann dos na heipicí is clúite atá againn ón luathlitríocht. Is ón 11ú aois a thagann an leagan is sine den Táin. Seo scéal an ionradh a rinne Ailill agus Méabh Chonnacht ar Chúige Uladh agus iad ag iarraidh tarbh Chuailnge a thabhairt leo. Is anseo a [...]

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Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán

Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán

Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán – Micheál Ó Conghaile Cnuasach é Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán a bhailíonn le chéile amhráin i nGaeilge a cumadh le fiche blain anuas agus a bhí mar chuid de Chomórtas Cuimhneachán Sheáin Eoin Uí Shúilleabháin, a bhíonn ar siúl ag an Oireachtas gach bliain. Níor foilsíodh formhór na namhrán in aon [...]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

Christmas Hours December 2017 Mon 18th to Fri 22nd December 9am – 8pm Saturday 23rd December 9am – 6pm Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve 9 am – 4pm Monday 25th December Christmas Day CLOSED Tuesday 26th St. Stephen’s Day CLOSED Wednesday 27th December 12 noon – 6pm Thursday 28th December 9am – 6pm Friday 29th [...]

By December 11, 2017 Read More →
Books Ireland Magazine

Books Ireland Magazine

The July/August issue of Books Ireland Magazine is available in store for €5.95. Get a free copy when you spend €30 or more!

By August 8, 2017 Read More →
New Charlie Byrne’s Poster

New Charlie Byrne’s Poster

Our new Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop poster was unveiled as we celebrated the launch of Independent Bookshop Week 2017 last Friday.  Specially commissioned from illustrator Shona Shirley Macdonald, the poster captures the magic that is Charlie Byrne’s and is sure to prove a classic. If you want a print of this beautiful artwork it’s possible ! [...]

By June 26, 2017 Read More →

New Books

Blowfish’s Oceanopedia

Blowfish’s Oceanopedia

Blowfish’s Oceanopedia 291 Extraordinary Things You Know About the Sea Join marine biologist and fish fanatic Tom ‘the Blowfish’ Hird as he lifts the lid on a treasure chest of fascinating facts, to reveal just what we do know about what lurks beneath the waves. Featuring a full-colour plate section and vintage line drawings throughout, [...]

By December 13, 2017 Read More →
Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Why we sleep – Matthew Walker In this book, the first of it’s kind written by a scientific expert, Profesor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves in [...]

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Silence in the Age of Noise

Silence in the Age of Noise

  Silence in the age of Noise – Erling Kagge A peaceful antidote to the noise and bustle of the current season. Erling Kagge shows us how to find perfect silence in our daily lives however busy we are.  

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Children's Books

One Christmas Wish – Katherine Rundell

One Christmas Wish – Katherine Rundell

It’s Christmas Eve and Theo, left at home with a babysitter, sees an odd-looking star out of his window. He decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little [...]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
The Ways of the Wolf

The Ways of the Wolf

The Ways of the Wolf – Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Jonathan Woodward A hardback non-fiction book about wolves exploring  the family life of these mysterious creatures. Beautifully illustrated with breathtaking papercut collage artwork by wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward. This pack will prowl the wilderness and our imagination. €15.60    

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Tangleweed and Brine- Deirdre Sullivan

Tangleweed and Brine- Deirdre Sullivan

Galway Native Deirdre Sullivan is winning awards everywhere for her latest book ‘Tangleweed and Brine’. A rethinking of the destinies of women in classic fairy tales with distinctive illustrations by Karen Vaughan this book is an enchanting and thought provoking read. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumplestiltskin are given [...]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →

Events

Launch of ‘Bohermore’

Launch of ‘Bohermore’

Join us this Friday the 30th of June at 6.30 pm for the launch of Bohermore by Jennifer Rose McMahon, a Time Travel Romance published by City Owl Press. ‘Like a punch in the face, eighteen-year-old Maeve O’Malley’s visions knock her off her path. The Pirate Queen stalking Maeve in her dreams killed her mother [...]

By June 26, 2017 Read More →
Independant Bookshop Week

Independant Bookshop Week

This Friday the 23rd of June, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is having a little celebration to kick off Independent Bookshop Week ! Call in for the first glimpse of the new Charlie Byrne’s Poster which will be unveiled after 6 pm. Specially commissioned from illustrator Shona Shirley Macdonald, the poster captures the magic that is Charlie Byrne’s [...]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →
20 Years of Harry Potter

20 Years of Harry Potter

This Saturday the 24th of June, celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop ! At 11 am, join us for a special Witches & Wizards Story Time. Then at 2 pm, get ready for an afternoon of Wizarding Fun including: – Readings from ‘Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone’ – Sorting Hat Ceremony [...]

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