Bargain Books

Narnia box set

Narnia box set

We’re big fans of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia  in Charlie Byrne’s and children’s section manager Olivia regularly recommends them, so we’re delighted to have a beautiful boxed set of complete Narnia books for only €20 (original price €42). This seven book series is perfect for children aged 8-11, and really engage readers, but also [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Food for Free by Richard Mabey

Food for Free by Richard Mabey

We’re delighted to have half-price copies of our favourite foraging book – Food for Free by Richard Mabey. A complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. First published in 1972, this updated edition of Richard Mabey’s cult bestseller has been [...]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →
Mindful Cookery

Mindful Cookery

Are you a conscientious cook? Check out our new selection of cookery books focusing on mindful, ethical, environmental and healthy eating! We’ve got veggies covered with the delightful dinners from the Accidental Vegetarian and love the beautiful photography and  tasty treats in Sweet Vegan. Mindful Eating and Organic Living bring conscientious cooking from ideology to [...]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →

Local Interest Books

Omey Island “Last Man Standing” by Kevin Griffin

Omey Island “Last Man Standing” by Kevin Griffin

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop are delighted to be the exclusive stockist of Omey Island – Last Man Standing, by Kevin Griffin. This beautifully published hardcover photography book details the life of Omey’s last resident, Paschal Whelan, in spectacular images brimming with warmth and friendship. About Omey Island – Last Man Standing Omey Island is a tidal island [...]

By January 22, 2014 Read More →
The House That Disappeared on Tory Island

The House That Disappeared on Tory Island

The House That Disappeared on Tory Island deals with one of the most dramatic court cases ever in Donegal, when film maker Neville Presho was awarded damages against Tory hotelier Patrick Doohan for the destruction of his house on Tory. Neville had bought his dream house on Ireland’s most remote inhabited island. When he returned [...]

By January 22, 2014 Read More →
Beautiful Irish Cookery Books

Beautiful Irish Cookery Books

Christmas is getting close, and we’re curating our favourite books to share them with you! There’s nothing like unwrapping a cookery book on Christmas morning – they’re beautiful to look at and full of potential delights to create, and they often go hand in hand with new years resolutions! We’ve chosen a few of our [...]

By December 4, 2013 Read More →

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán will be celebrated at Cúirt with an evening of songs with MC, the award-winning author Micheál Ó Conghaile, an introduction by academic and singer Lillis Ó Laoire and songs sung in the Connacht, Ulster and Munster dialects with the award-winning traditional singers Lillis Ó Laoire, Peadar Ó Ceannabháin, and Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin. The event takes [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Cúirt Window

Cúirt Window

Cúirt has finally arrived, and we’re pleased to share pictures of our annual Cúirt window display, featuring a vintage type writer, and brimming with books by this years visiting writers. Zulaikha and Aisling from the Galway Arts Centre created the display, and we love the addition of daffodils! We’re also installing our annual Cúirt Bookshop [...]

By April 8, 2014 Read More →
Anakana Schofield and Donal Ryan reading

Anakana Schofield and Donal Ryan reading

Spend an evening with two of Ireland’s top young fiction writers and Charlie Byrne’s Book Club favourite’s. Anakana Schofield’s debut novel, Malarky, was published to much acclaim in 2013, and it’s one heck of a ride. The protagonist — named only “Our Woman” — sets out to reclaim her life after a number of traumas have invaded it, [...]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →

Secondhand Books

Vintage Pulp fiction just in

Vintage Pulp fiction just in

We’ve just shelved several boxes of older pulp fiction with fantastic vintage covers, including lots of our favourite classic crime writers like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Patricia Wentworth, Arthur Upfield, Denis Wheatley, and Vincent Brome. You can’t go wrong with a Dorothy L. Sayers, and these beautiful vintage paperbacks are always collectible, [...]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →
Large library of World War II books just in!

Large library of World War II books just in!

We’ve just displayed a very large library of books on World War II,  and they’re in mint condition and less than half price! The library features many well known histories of the second world war, as well as photography books and biographies. this is a browser’s paradise, so drop in for a browse, or drop [...]

By March 12, 2014 Read More →
Just in: Vintage Annuals

Just in: Vintage Annuals

We’ve just displayed a really nice collection of vintage annuals from the 5os, 60s, 70s and 80s, including Victor, Roy of the Rover, Shoot, Hotspur, Diana, Rupert and Spiderman annuals. They’re already getting lots of attention on our Facebook page, so drop in for a browse before they sell out! See something you have to [...]

By March 12, 2014 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

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 →
Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán ag Cúirt

Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán will be celebrated at Cúirt with an evening of songs with MC, the award-winning author Micheál Ó Conghaile, an introduction by academic and singer Lillis Ó Laoire and songs sung in the Connacht, Ulster and Munster dialects with the award-winning traditional singers Lillis Ó Laoire, Peadar Ó Ceannabháin, and Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin. The event takes [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Irish Language cards

Irish Language cards

Here’s a sneak peak at two of our new Irish language cards! We’ll share our whole new collection next week, but *HAD* to show off these fantastic covers straight away! Stay tuned for more pictures!

By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop would like to wish all our customers a very happy Easter. Our Easter opening hours below, and be sure to check out our free family Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime on Saturday the 19th of April at 11am!       Easter Opening Hours: Thursday 17th of April 9 – 8 Good [...]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →
Irish Language cards

Irish Language cards

Here’s a sneak peak at two of our new Irish language cards! We’ll share our whole new collection next week, but *HAD* to show off these fantastic covers straight away! Stay tuned for more pictures!

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Wednesday Morning Bookclub: Middlemarch by George Elliot

Wednesday Morning Bookclub: Middlemarch by George Elliot

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Wednesday morning book club – we shared an interesting, fun, lively, wide-ranging, divided discussion of Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner (says the woman who only ready sixty pages of the book!). Rachel Kushner will be reading alongside Eleanor Catton, at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, this Saturday [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →

New Books

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 →
New Cúirt Authors Shelf

New Cúirt Authors Shelf

Megan has just put the finishing touches on a dedicated display for the Cúirt International Fetsival of Literature, which takes place in Galway from the 8th – 13th of April. It’s already getting lots of attention and features the authors who will read this year. We’re already excited about the fantastic line up, which features [...]

By March 19, 2014 Read More →
New Planet Cabaret: An Anthology of New Writining From Ireland – Edited by Dave Lordan

New Planet Cabaret: An Anthology of New Writining From Ireland – Edited by Dave Lordan

We’ve just got copies of New Planet Caberet in – and we’re dying to read it! In December 2012, New Island and RTÉ Radio One’s ARENA launched the first on-air creative writing course. The course took place on the first week of each month until June 2013. Writer and creative writing teacher Dave Lordan led the [...]

By February 12, 2014 Read More →

Children's Books

Inkheart trilogy box set

Inkheart trilogy box set

We’re delighted to have Corenlia Funke’s Inkheart trilogy box set at a special price of €15. Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath are really special books, perfect for keen readers from age 10 and early teenagers. They follow Meggie and her father Mo, who has a magical power to bring books to life, through a dark and [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Narnia box set

Narnia box set

We’re big fans of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia  in Charlie Byrne’s and children’s section manager Olivia regularly recommends them, so we’re delighted to have a beautiful boxed set of complete Narnia books for only €20 (original price €42). This seven book series is perfect for children aged 8-11, and really engage readers, but also [...]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime

Back by (very) popular request – We’re very excited to announce a Teddy Bear’s Picnic at next week’s storytime! Teddy Bears and their favourite people are invited to join our Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime, this Saturday the 29th of March, at 11am. We’ll be reading all about Teddy Bears and their magical adventures, and we’re sure to [...]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →

Events

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is coming to Charlie Byrne’s this week to help us prepare for our Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime! Join us on Saturday the 19th of April, at 11am, for lots of Egg and Bunny themed stories and our *Easter Egg Hunt*! Each year we hide hundreds of miniature chocolate eggs around the [...]

By April 17, 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 →
Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime

Back by (very) popular request – We’re very excited to announce a Teddy Bear’s Picnic at next week’s storytime! Teddy Bears and their favourite people are invited to join our Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime, this Saturday the 29th of March, at 11am. We’ll be reading all about Teddy Bears and their magical adventures, and we’re sure to [...]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →