History

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

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 [...]

A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton
By June 4, 2015 Read More →

A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton

In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton argues that far from being purely objective, document maps are inevitably subjective expressions of the people who created them, intimately tied to the views and agendas of particular times and places.

All Dressed Up: Modern Irish Historical Pageants by Joan Fitzpatrick Dean Book Launch
By May 15, 2015 Read More →

All Dressed Up: Modern Irish Historical Pageants by Joan Fitzpatrick Dean Book Launch

Charlie Byrne’s is pleased to announce we will be hosting the launch of Joan Fitzpatrick Dean’s new publication, All Dressed Up: Modern Irish Historical Pageants. Tracing the Irish historical pageant phenomenon through the twentieth century, Dean presents a nation contending with the violence and political upheaval of the present by reimagining the past.

Frances Yates and the HermeticTradition
By May 5, 2015 Read More →

Frances Yates and the HermeticTradition

Charlie Byrne’s has just received limited copies of Marjorie G. Jones’ autobiographical look at Frances Yates one of the few female Renaissance scholars of the mid-twentieth century. 

The Temporary Gentleman Sebastian Barry
By May 1, 2015 Read More →

The Temporary Gentleman Sebastian Barry

Charlie Byrne’s has just got Sebastian Barry’s latest novel, The Temporary Gentleman, in stock for the bargain price of €5!!

Library of King Penguins just in
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Library of King Penguins just in

Check out this fantastic collection of King Penguins just in, in mint condition! These beautiful hardcover Penguin books were published between 1939 and 1959, and are commonly collected. King Penguins were Penguin’s first foray into hardcover books and colour printing, and the  books originally combined a classic series of colour plates with an authoritative text. The first [...]

A Very Private Diary: An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day by Mary Morris
By October 1, 2014 Read More →

A Very Private Diary: An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day by Mary Morris

We’ve had lots of interest in A Very Private Diary: An Irish Nurse in Wartime from Galway to D-Day and have already sold out three times. This newly discovered diary tells the fascinating story of Mary Morris’ (nee Mulry) journey from Caltra, Co. Galway to the the second World War. The large format paperback costs [...]

Just in: High quality bargain books
By August 20, 2014 Read More →

Just in: High quality bargain books

We’ve had a busy week packing the shelves and tables with great new books at bargain prices! We’re currently shelving a huge delivery of high quality non-fiction and literary fiction from the US. This consignment is brimming with hardback history, current affairs, literary criticism, classic and modern literary fiction, high quality anthologies and other curiosities [...]

Large library of World War II books just in!
By March 12, 2014 Read More →

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 [...]

Large collection of Folio Books
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Large collection of Folio Books

We’re always delighted to display a library of Folio Books, but this library is a special treat – we’ve got two whole bays brimming with mint condition classic titles from the Folio Society! The Folio Society produce beautifully illustrated limited editions that are a wonder to own. This library features many well known classic non-fiction titles, [...]