Literature

Wordsworth classics just in
By October 22, 2014 Read More →

Wordsworth classics just in

  Check out our new Wordsworth classics display! We’ve just had a large consignment of classic literature, poetry, reference and non-fiction — and best of all they’re only €3 each! Wordsworth print over 400 classics titles in their iconic €3 edition, including best-sellers like Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, Great Expectations, [...]

Acclaimed Belfast poets to launch their latest books at Charlie Byrne’s
By October 16, 2014 Read More →

Acclaimed Belfast poets to launch their latest books at Charlie Byrne’s

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is delighted to host the launch of two new books by acclaimed Belfast poets Deirdre Cartmill and Maria McManus on Friday, October 24 at 6:30pm.   Deirdre Cartmill’s collection The Return of the Buffalo deals with grief and loss, and attempts to make sense of the seemingly meaningless – balanced with an awareness [...]

Extensive collection of Dalkey Archive books just in!
By September 20, 2014 Read More →

Extensive collection of Dalkey Archive books just in!

We’re thrilled to have a fantastic selection of Dalkey Archive Press titles at less than half the original retail price at the moment! This extensive collection features over 1500 books, including Dalkey Archive classics and recent titles. Dalkey Archive Press is a publisher of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, specializing in the publication or republication [...]

Deirdre Cartmill signing
By September 17, 2014 Read More →

Deirdre Cartmill signing

  Deirdre Cartmill popped into Charlie Byrne’s this week to sign copies of her new poetry collection The Return of the Buffalo. Having read as part of the Over the Edge Writer’s Gathering, Deirdre popped into Charlie Byrne’s for a browse, a chat and an impromptu signing! Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop will be hosting the Galway [...]

Launch: Noir by Noir West edited by James Martyn Joyce
By August 28, 2014 Read More →

Launch: Noir by Noir West edited by James Martyn Joyce

We’re pleased to invite you to an evening of dark fiction from the West of Ireland as we launch Noir by Noir West edited by James Martyn Joyce on Friday the 29th of August at 6pm. Charlie Byrne’s Manager Vinny Browne will introduce the book and several contributors including Elizabeth Power, Conor Montague, Hedy Hibbons-Lynott, [...]

Just in: Collection of drama
By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Just in: Collection of drama

We’ve just displayed a great collection of classic and modern drama in excellent condition. This eclectic library features many drama anthologies, several collections of monologues, and well known playwrights such as Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Alan Bennett, Lucy Caldwell,  and John Arden — and they’re all in mint condition! These are sure to sell out [...]

The Hundred Years’ War: modern war poems
By July 9, 2014 Read More →

The Hundred Years’ War: modern war poems

We’re big fans of Bloodaxe anthologies here in Charlie Byrne’s (we’ve all bought copies –yes multiple– of Being Alive, Staying Alive and Being Human) so we were very excited to see a new anthology of war poems, The Hundred Years’ War, edited by Neil Astley, and it hasn’t let us down. This anthology presents poems from a [...]

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Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
By July 2, 2014 Read More →

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Just back from a fabulous Tuesday Evening Book Club meeting! Subject: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Discussion: crackin’. Verdict: fun. Homemade sangria by Denise: plentiful. And strong. For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 6-7pm, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Copies will be available in the shop as [...]

Featured author: George Eliot
By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Featured author: George Eliot

We’re all reading George Eliot this month and Emily has just put the finishing touches on a fantastic display of her works and biographies — complete with pictures and quotations! We recently read Middlemarch for our Book Club (which we loved) , and The Road to Middlemarch – My Life with George Elliot by Rebecca Mead has [...]

Wednesday Morning Bookclub: Middlemarch by George Elliot
By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Wednesday Morning Bookclub: Middlemarch by George Elliot

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Wednesday morning book club – we shared an interesting, fun, lively, wide-ranging, divided discussion of Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner (says the woman who only ready sixty pages of the book!). Rachel Kushner will be reading alongside Eleanor Catton, at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, this Saturday [...]