Bargain Books

Classic Novels At Bargain Prices!

Classic Novels At Bargain Prices!

Haven’t read any Jane Austen?? Unfamiliar with the works of Charles Dickens?? Ashamed to say you’ve never read Huckleberry Finn?? Fear not Charlie Byrne’s has the solution! We have all of the classics (that’s right, all of them) available from the bargain prices of €3-€6! This includes titles from Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Bronte, Kafka and many [...]

By July 30, 2015 Read More →
Silence; A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Silence; A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch

How should one speak to God? Are our prayers more likely to be heard if we offer them quietly at home or loudly in church? And how can we really know if God is listening? From the earliest days, Christians have struggled with these questions. Their varied answers have defined the boundaries of the faith [...]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →
Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction, Neil MacGregor brings us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s world. Together they transport us to that pivotal  moment when politics, science, religion, even the basic facts of geography, all had to be rethought. This was when modern man and woman – questioning, self-conscious, committed to [...]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →

Local Interest Books

Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan

Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan

Mayo author Maura Mulligan popped into Charlie Byrne’s the other day and kindly signed copies of her memoir Call of the Lark. This is the story of a woman who found the courage to change her life several times. As a young girl in Ireland, Maura Mulligan worked as a servant in “a grand house”. At [...]

By August 13, 2015 Read More →
The Ideal Guard by Cyril Meehan

The Ideal Guard by Cyril Meehan

Charlie Byrne’s has several copies of Cyril Meehan’s The Ideal Guard signed by the author in stock. Policing is a serious business. It demands serious commitment and responsibility. Yet, amidst the trials and tribulations of police work, humour often blossoms. This book contains stories of events that happened on the beat, in the Garda Sation [...]

By August 12, 2015 Read More →
Green Hell by Ken Bruen

Green Hell by Ken Bruen

Galway’s renowned crime fiction writer Ken Bruen is back with a new Jack Taylor crime novel Green Hell. In the new Jack Taylor novel, Green Hell, Bruen’s dark angel of a protagonist has hit rock bottom: one ofhis best friends is dead and the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling [...]

By July 30, 2015 Read More →

Signings

Launch of Margaret Hannigan-Popp’s “Hope and Other Animals”

Launch of Margaret Hannigan-Popp’s “Hope and Other Animals”

Charlie Byrne’s will be hosting the launch of Margaret Hannigan-Popp’s first collection of poetry Hope and Other Animals at 6pm tomorrow Friday the 28th of August Born in Ireland in 1959, Margaret now divides her time between homes in Ballygar and Llantrisant in Wales. A life long love of literature, of the voice of the less often heard [...]

By August 27, 2015 Read More →
The Third Daughter; A Retrospective by Eileen O’Mara Walsh

The Third Daughter; A Retrospective by Eileen O’Mara Walsh

Charlie Byrne’s are fortunate enough to have limited signed copies of Eileen O’Mara Walsh’s fantastic memoir The Third Daughter; A Retrospective in stock.In this moving and elegant self-portrait Eileen O’Mara Walsh takes us from an unconventional Limerick childhood to years spent in Dublin, London and Paris, returning to Ireland in the 1970s to pioneer a [...]

By August 19, 2015 Read More →
Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan

Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan

Mayo author Maura Mulligan popped into Charlie Byrne’s the other day and kindly signed copies of her memoir Call of the Lark. This is the story of a woman who found the courage to change her life several times. As a young girl in Ireland, Maura Mulligan worked as a servant in “a grand house”. At [...]

By August 13, 2015 Read More →

Secondhand Books

New Collection of Secondhand Classic Crime Titles!

New Collection of Secondhand Classic Crime Titles!

Charlie Byrne’s has built up an impressive collection of classic crime of late, perfect browsing for any fans of vintage sleuths!   This collection includes titles by Elizabeth Ferrars, Douglas Rutherford, Ngaio Marsh and Julian Symons making excellent additions to our already packed classic crime section. As books are secondhand and one off books, they [...]

By August 5, 2015 Read More →
New Collection of Vintage Covered Books!

New Collection of Vintage Covered Books!

Charlie Byrne’s has just acquired an assortment of vintage covered secondhand books!  With an assortment of titles available at very reasonable prices, these books are sure to spice up any book collection or make your bookshelves look even more interesting! These interesting reads are already flying off the shelves so make sure you come and [...]

By August 5, 2015 Read More →
Vintage Copies of The Beano and The Dandy!

Vintage Copies of The Beano and The Dandy!

Charlie Byrne’s has just acquired some vintage copies of The Beano and The Dandy! Dating from the early 1990s, these comics are available in store for only €2 each! Don’t miss this chance to re-visit the amusing adventures of Dennis and Desperate Dan! These are sure to sell fast so make sure you grab them [...]

By July 30, 2015 Read More →

Leabhair Ghaeilge

Irish Language Literary Event

Irish Language Literary Event

Charlie Byrne’s are delighted to announce a special literary event which will showcase three new titles from Dalkey Archive Press and launch a long-awaited new collection of short stories by the award-winning writer Micheál Ó Conghaile.  Tá áthas ar Charlie Byrne’s a fhógairt go seolfaidh an Dr Louis de Paor an cnuasach nua gearrscéalta Diabhlaíocht Dé le [...]

By June 25, 2015 Read More →
An Eochair – The Key by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

An Eochair – The Key by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Charlie Byrne’s has just received new dual language copies of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s unique work, The Key/ An Eochair. In The Key/ An Eochair, one of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s most kafkaesque novellas, J., a “paper Keeper,” accidentally traps himself in his office when his key breaks in the lock. The Key a mixture of satire, farce, [...]

By June 18, 2015 Read More →
Rambling Jack – Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny by Micheál Ó Conghaile

Rambling Jack – Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny by Micheál Ó Conghaile

Charlie Byrne’s have just received new dual language copies of Micheál Ó Conghaile’s Rambling Jack/ Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny. Rambling Jack/ Seachrán Jeaic Sheáin Johnny portrays the imagination of a lonely old man who becomes obsessed with a beautiful young girl in his village. Every moment is filled with thoughts and fantasies about her. Eventually lines [...]

By June 18, 2015 Read More →

Our Blog and Everything Else

Charlie Byrne’s Book Clubs for Children, Teens and Young Adults!

Charlie Byrne’s Book Clubs for Children, Teens and Young Adults!

What’s that you say? Book clubs for kids?! That’s right! For the first time ever, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop will be holding book clubs for children, teens and young adults! These book clubs will take place on a monthly basis in our kids’ section with kids’ section manager Ruth! Do you love books? Are you constantly [...]

By September 3, 2015 Read More →
Gar Cox Live at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Gar Cox Live at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Join us this Thursday the 20th of August at 5pm for a live performance from musician Gar Cox of his latest EP, the aptly named, Support Your Local Bookshop. Dubbed by Hot Press Magazine as “Beguiling… Top-notch tunes… An acoustic punk ode to the power of reading,” this is sure to be an event not to [...]

By August 19, 2015 Read More →
The Long Night of the Short Story

The Long Night of the Short Story

The Stinging Fly team relaxing in Sheridan’s after the Long Night of the Short Story event in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on the final night of this year’s  Galway Arts Festival. The event was curated by Anne Enright, Laureate for Irish Fiction. Left to right: Kevin Barry, Mary Costello, Colin  Barrett, Declan Meade (editor of the Stinging [...]

By August 6, 2015 Read More →

New Books

Career Coach by Dearbhla Kelly

Career Coach by Dearbhla Kelly

If you have a child beginning the Leaving Cert course, or you’re simply the parent of a child about to attend secondary school, this informative and helpful read by Dearbhla Kenny is the perfect way to help you guide your child towards the right career! In Ireland, one in six students drop out of their [...]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →
The Third Daughter; A Retrospective by Eileen O’Mara Walsh

The Third Daughter; A Retrospective by Eileen O’Mara Walsh

Charlie Byrne’s are fortunate enough to have limited signed copies of Eileen O’Mara Walsh’s fantastic memoir The Third Daughter; A Retrospective in stock.In this moving and elegant self-portrait Eileen O’Mara Walsh takes us from an unconventional Limerick childhood to years spent in Dublin, London and Paris, returning to Ireland in the 1970s to pioneer a [...]

By August 19, 2015 Read More →
Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan

Call of the Lark; A Memoir by Maura Mulligan

Mayo author Maura Mulligan popped into Charlie Byrne’s the other day and kindly signed copies of her memoir Call of the Lark. This is the story of a woman who found the courage to change her life several times. As a young girl in Ireland, Maura Mulligan worked as a servant in “a grand house”. At [...]

By August 13, 2015 Read More →

Children's Books

Ruth’s Top Six New Releases for Kids!

Ruth’s Top Six New Releases for Kids!

As summer comes to an end and we’re forced back to normality, it can all seem a bit gloomy, but never fear! I have some of the best new releases for children that are sure to cheer up anyone who is feeling less than enthusiastic about a return to school! Here are my top picks [...]

By September 3, 2015 Read More →
Summer Time Teddy Bear’s Picnic Story Time!

Summer Time Teddy Bear’s Picnic Story Time!

If you go down to Charlie Byrne’s Kid’s section on Saturday you’re sure of a big surprise… Back by popular demand we will be hosting our Teddy Bear’s Picnic Story Time! Make sure you join Ruth, Michaela and The Librarian in our kid’s section this Saturday the 15th of August at 11am for a very [...]

By August 13, 2015 Read More →
Vintage Copies of The Beano and The Dandy!

Vintage Copies of The Beano and The Dandy!

Charlie Byrne’s has just acquired some vintage copies of The Beano and The Dandy! Dating from the early 1990s, these comics are available in store for only €2 each! Don’t miss this chance to re-visit the amusing adventures of Dennis and Desperate Dan! These are sure to sell fast so make sure you grab them [...]

By July 30, 2015 Read More →

Events

Charlie Byrne’s Book Clubs for Children, Teens and Young Adults!

Charlie Byrne’s Book Clubs for Children, Teens and Young Adults!

What’s that you say? Book clubs for kids?! That’s right! For the first time ever, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop will be holding book clubs for children, teens and young adults! These book clubs will take place on a monthly basis in our kids’ section with kids’ section manager Ruth! Do you love books? Are you constantly [...]

By September 3, 2015 Read More →
Launch of Padraic McCormack’s A Long Way to Cavan

Launch of Padraic McCormack’s A Long Way to Cavan

Charlie Byrne’s will be hosting the launch of local author Padraic McCormack’s A Long Way to Cavan today at 6;30pm. With guest speaker Susan du mars launching this short story collection, all are welcome to what is sure to be a memorable launch. This book of 28 short stories is Padraic McCormack’s second publication. Unlike [...]

By September 3, 2015 Read More →
Launch of Margaret Hannigan-Popp’s “Hope and Other Animals”

Launch of Margaret Hannigan-Popp’s “Hope and Other Animals”

Charlie Byrne’s will be hosting the launch of Margaret Hannigan-Popp’s first collection of poetry Hope and Other Animals at 6pm tomorrow Friday the 28th of August Born in Ireland in 1959, Margaret now divides her time between homes in Ballygar and Llantrisant in Wales. A life long love of literature, of the voice of the less often heard [...]

By August 27, 2015 Read More →