Biography

Just in: Library of history, art, and travel
By January 22, 2014 Read More →

Just in: Library of history, art, and travel

We’ve just displayed a large collection of secondhand history, travel and art books this week! The extensive library features a wide variety of classic and modern art books, beautiful coffee table books on travel and photography, and a huge selection of general and academic European and Asian history books. This high quality library is well [...]

Stet by Diana Athill
By November 20, 2013 Read More →

Stet by Diana Athill

At once acerbic and cautious, Diana Athill’s account of the postwar publishing world reveals timeless literary truths while saving most of the author’s personal life for her other memoirs. Athill uses the proofreading term ‘Stet’ (Latin for ‘let it stand’) to preserve the experiences of an editing career that lasted well into the 1980s. She [...]

Aran to Africa by Padraig O’ Toole
By November 13, 2013 Read More →

Aran to Africa by Padraig O’ Toole

We’re delighted to have copies of Aran to Africa: An Irishman’s Unique Odyssey, Padraig O’Toole’s memoir of his life between Inis Mór and Africa in stock. Starting with an insider’s glimpse of a vanished way of life, Aran to Africa traces the steps of Pádraig O’ Toole from a barefoot Irish-speaking boy who learns English, to rebellious seminarian, [...]

Launch of A Question of Conscience by Tony Flannery
By September 24, 2013 Read More →

Launch of A Question of Conscience by Tony Flannery

Join us on Thursday the 26th of September, for the launch of A Question of Conscience, the controversial and anticipated memoir by Redemptorist priest Fr. Tony Flannery. A Question of Conscience chronicles Fr. Flanery’s journey since being silenced by the Vatican. In February 2012 Tony Flannery, founder membre of the Association of Catholic Priests in [...]

October Book Club: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
By September 4, 2013 Read More →

October Book Club: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Thanks to everyone who came last night to talk about Transatlantic by Colum McCann! Great to see lots of new folks, too. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 1, and we’ve decided to read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Copies should be available in the shop from tomorrow, at a discounted price of €10. [...]

New Irish non-fiction from Lilliput
By September 2, 2013 Read More →

New Irish non-fiction from Lilliput

We’re just putting the finishing touches on a display of new Irish non-fiction from Lilliput, and best of all, it’s less than half price! Lilliput are known for their high quality Irish publishing, and our recently acquired titles range from Irish history and memoir, to Irish art and photography. These titles are sure to go [...]

Review: Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson
By September 2, 2013 Read More →

Review: Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson

A great deal has been written about the American poet Sylvia Plath since her death in 1963, much of which, according to Andrew Wilson, has focused on Plath’s tempestuous relationship with her husband, poet Ted Hughes. Her “Life Before Ted,” as the title reads, has largely been ignored — a wrong Wilson seeks to redress [...]

Review: 84 Charring Cross Road by Helen Hanff
By September 2, 2013 Read More →

Review: 84 Charring Cross Road by Helen Hanff

This is the book I keep right beside my bed to read over and over and over again. It’s the true story of a decades-long correspondence between Manhanttanite Helene Hanff, a struggling copywriter and playwright who’s also a serious Anglophile — she’d rather order books by post from London than walk down to Fourteenth Street [...]

National Geographic Collection
By July 16, 2013 Read More →

National Geographic Collection

We’ve just shelved a complete collection of National Geographic magazines, in mint condition, in our Corn Store Mall – and best of all – they’re only €1 each. We love perusing a National Geographic over coffee, or just browsing their spectacular photography.