Author Archive: Alix Da Costa

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The Life Well Lived by Jim Lucey
By May 29, 2017 Read More →

The Life Well Lived by Jim Lucey

New in stock is The Life Well Lived, the therapeutic journey to recovery and wellbeing by Jim Lucey. We all long to live a fulfilled and happy life – a life that offers us love and opportunity, independence and hope. Sadly, for many people struggling with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders [...]

James Joyce Unplugged by Anthony J. Jordan
By May 29, 2017 Read More →

James Joyce Unplugged by Anthony J. Jordan

New in stock is Anthony J. Jordan’s James Joyce Unplugged.  After James Joyce went into voluntary exile he maintained contact with Ireland through the newspapers of Arthur Griffith, becoming a nationalist and internationalist. He acknowledged that while Griffith was trying to free Ireland politically and economically, he, Joyce, was trying to free it spiritually. This book [...]

Ennistymon Book Town Festival 2017
By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Ennistymon Book Town Festival 2017

Come join Vinny in beautiful Ennistymon for this year’s Ennistymon Book Town Festival and stop by our pop-up bookshop ! The festival takes place in the West Clare town on the 27th and 28th of May, when once again we will see Ennistymon transformed into a bok-lovers paradise with booksellers from the length and breadth [...]

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

  Available in the shop is the wonderful Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favelli and Francesca Cavallo, which comes highly recommended by our staff ! What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what [...]

Posted in: Children's Books
6.4² by John Walsh
By May 15, 2017 Read More →

6.4² by John Walsh

We are very honoured to be the first bookshop to host John Walsh’s beautiful new book. 6.4² captures John Walsh’s reflections on real life issues and experiences, both past and present, filled with humour, sensitivity, respect and positivity in rhyming language and tones. The book costs €10 and some signed copies are available in the [...]

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The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo
By May 10, 2017 Read More →

The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo

New in the shop is Arja Kajermo’s critically acclaimed debut novel The Iron Age, illustrated by Susanna Kajermo Törner. The Iron Age is part-coming-of-age novel, and part-fairy-tale told from the perspective of a young girl growing up in the poverty of post-war Finland. On her family’s austere farm, the Girl learns stories and fables of [...]

Posted in: Books, New Books
On Your Doorstep, Moths and Butterflies of Connemara
By May 10, 2017 Read More →

On Your Doorstep, Moths and Butterflies of Connemara

New in the shop is On your doorstep, Moths and Butterflies of Connemara by Heather Greer, with a foreword by Michael Viney.  Nature brings itself right to your doorstep, in the form of the moths and butterflies which visit our houses and gardens, and accompany us on our rambles. Often overlooked or misunderstood, their beauty [...]

Launch of Swiss Going on Irish
By May 2, 2017 Read More →

Launch of Swiss Going on Irish

Join us this Thursday the 4th of May for the launch of Swiss Going on Irish; Living and Writing in Two Worlds and Two Languages by Esther Murbach.  This book is a testimony of the author’s transition. Ever since her first encounter with Ireland, Esther Murbach has been on a big split bridging the gap [...]

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Cúirt 2017
By April 24, 2017 Read More →

Cúirt 2017

Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2017 is on from the 23rd to the 30th of April. You can find the books of all the authors featured this year here in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop. Like every year, we also have a pop up shop in the Town Hall Theater for the duration of the festival. Information [...]

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Launch of Trusting Distance
By April 24, 2017 Read More →

Launch of Trusting Distance

Thursday the 27th of April is Poetry Day Ireland ! On this occasion, join us at 5pm for the launch of Trusting Distance, a new poetry collection by Noël Hanlon, published by Salmon Poetry.  Noël Hanlon’s first collection Blue Abundance was published in 2010 and was critically acclaimed. Her poems have been published in the US [...]

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