Bargain Books

Horslips: Tall Tales – The Official Biography by Mark Cunningham

Horslips: Tall Tales – The Official Biography by Mark Cunningham

New in on bargain books is “Horslips: Tall Tales – The Official Biography” by Mark Cunningham The Book Featuring a detailed timeline of events, exclusive interviews, previously unpublished photography and a wealth of memorabilia including original handwritten lyrics and session notes, this is the long-awaited, first-ever book dedicated to the history of HORSLIPS, the legendary [...]

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Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations – Susanna Hislop

Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations – Susanna Hislop

Just in on bargain books is “Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations” by Susanna Hislop. The Book Look up: above us is a jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, and a carnival of animals, mythical creatures, gods and goddesses in its shining constellations. Here, Susanna Hislop – writer and stargazer – and Hannah [...]

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If This Is a Woman – Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women – Sarah Helm

If This Is a Woman – Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women – Sarah Helm

We have copies of “If This Is a Woman: Inside Ravensbruck – Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women” by Sarah Helm The Book A groundbreaking, masterful, and absorbing account of the last hidden atrocity of World War II—Ravensbrück—the largest female-only concentration camp, where more than 100,000 women consisting of more than twenty nationalities were imprisoned. Using [...]

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Local Interest Books

Irish Working Lives – Marie Louise O’Donnell

Irish Working Lives – Marie Louise O’Donnell

Just in is “Irish Working Lives” by Marie Louise O’Donnell  The Book As a broadcaster, Marie O’Donnel has had the privilege of spending ‘work time’ with a broad array of individuals across Ireland, gaining a unique insight into the practicalities of their particular occupation and learning about what inspires or motivates them in their chosen [...]

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Arise And Go: W.B. Yeats and the people and places that inspired him – Kevin Connolly

Arise And Go: W.B. Yeats and the people and places that inspired him – Kevin Connolly

New in stock is “Arise And Go: W.B. Yeats and the people and places that inspired him” by Kevin Connolly The Book The idea of place runs like a river through the life and works of the poet and playwright W.B. Yeats. This book focuses on his time in Dublin, London, Sligo and elsewhere in [...]

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Constellations: Reflections From Life – Sinéad Gleeson

Constellations: Reflections From Life – Sinéad Gleeson

We have signed copies of “Constellations: Reflections From Life” by Sinéad Gleeson The Book How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In the powerful and [...]

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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

Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography – Antoinette Quinn

Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography – Antoinette Quinn

New in on secondhand books is “Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography”  by Antoinette Quinn. The Book Antoinette Quinn’s acclaimed biography of Patrick Kavanagh, the most important Irish poet between the death of W.B. Yeats and the rise of Seamus Heaney, tells the triumphant story of his journey from homespun balladry through early journal and poetry publications to [...]

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Great Endeavour: Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers – Michael Smith

Great Endeavour: Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers – Michael Smith

We have a secondhand copy of  “Great Endeavour: Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers” by Michael Smith. The Book The Irish have left an indelible mark in the most hostile territory on earth, Antarctica. It was the Irish who pioneered a route to the Antarctic and whose adventures 100 years ago gripped the attention of the world. Their [...]

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In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht – Liam Swords

In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht – Liam Swords

Just in on secondhand books is “In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht” by Liam Swords   The Book Told in diary form, this chronicles the unfolding calamity as seen through the eyes of those who experienced the Famine, either as victims, or as priests and ministers who strove to alleviate the plight of the [...]

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Leabhair Ghaeilge

500 Seanfhocal – Donla Uí Bhraonáin

500 Seanfhocal – Donla Uí Bhraonáin

Back in stock is Donla Uí Bhraonáin’s collection of 500 well know Seanfhocal. With translations into English, Spanish and Polish, the book also has plenty of fun illustrations from Fintan Taite.

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Cluiche na Corónach – George R.R Martin

Cluiche na Corónach – George R.R Martin

Cóipeanna de “Cluiche na Corónach” le fáil san siopa!   An leabhar Úrscéal fantaisíochta móréilimh, agus an chéad imleabhar sa tsraith eipiceach ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ leis an úrscéalaí iomráiteach Meiriceánach George R. R. Martin — agus é aistrithe ag Oisín Ó Muirthile. Tá an tsraith aistrithe go hiliomad teangacha agus tá leagan [...]

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Tairngreacht – Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird

Tairngreacht – Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird

Tá cóipeanna de “Tairngreacht” le Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird ar fáil againn anseo i Charlie Byrne’s anois! An leabhar Cuirtear saol Chonchúir Uí Bhraonáin bun os cionn go hiomlán nuair a thagann sé ar dhúnmharú scáfar ar mhullach uaigheanna Uí Néill agus Uí Dhónaill sa Róimh. Gan mhoill tá a bheatha féin i mbaol. Is léir áfach, nach [...]

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Our Blog and Everything Else

Palas Cinema Book Club: “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides

Palas Cinema Book Club: “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides

This month’s pick for the Palas Cinema Book Club is “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides! Next meeting: Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30pm

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Wednesday Morning Book Club: Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe – Kapka Kassabova

Wednesday Morning Book Club: Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe – Kapka Kassabova

This month’s pick for our Wednesday Morning Book Club is “Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe” by Kapka Kassabova Next meeting: Wednesday, June 12th, 10-11am

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Tuesday Evening Book Club: Wise Children by Angela Carter

Tuesday Evening Book Club: Wise Children by Angela Carter

This month’s pick for our Tuesday Evening Book Club is “Wise Children” by Angela Carter. Next meeting: Tuesday, June 4th, 6-7pm

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New Books

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics!

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics!

We are happy to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Virago Press with this spectacular collection of Virago Modern Classics. The whole selection features artwork by the incredible illustrator Yehrin Tong and we are in love with these covers!

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We have signed copies of Mark Boyle’s “The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology”!

We have signed copies of Mark Boyle’s “The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology”!

Yesterday morning the brilliant Mark Boyle called by the shop to sign some copies of his inspiring book “The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology”.  He will not see this post due to the fact that it is, indeed, technological. But thanks a million for your time and attention! We have beautiful signed copies [...]

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Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers – Kit de Waal

Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers – Kit de Waal

We couldn’t recommend the new ‘Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers’ enough! Edited by Kit de Waal and featuring essays, poems & pieces of personal memoir by well-known writers & new as-yet-unpublished writers from working class backgrounds it’s a must read for 2019!

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Children's Books

Toffee – Sarah Crossan

Toffee – Sarah Crossan

New in our children’s section is “Toffee” by Sarah Crossan. The Book Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn’t empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there – and she [...]

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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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Events

Signed copies of “Yesterday We Were in America” by Brendan Lynch!

Signed copies of “Yesterday We Were in America” by Brendan Lynch!

We are celebrating in our own way the centenary of Alcock and Brown’s fly across the Atlantic straight to the west of Ireland! We’re happy to have these signed copies of their heroic story told by Brendan Lycnh.

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Representing Ireland at the Bookseller Magazine Awards!

Representing Ireland at the Bookseller Magazine Awards!

We had a ball last night at the Nibbies 2019! Well done to Golden Hare Books on being crowned Indie Bookshop of the Year 2019. We are very honored to be the Irish Bookshop of the Year and a part of the shortlist of 2019. Thanks to everyone for all the support during this journey. We wouldn’t be here if [...]

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On our way to London!

On our way to London!

All set to go for the #Nibbies. At Shannon Airport on route to London for The Bookseller Awards. Happily representing the Irish region!

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