Travel

Bill Bryson The Road to Little Dribbling
By November 6, 2015 Read More →

Bill Bryson The Road to Little Dribbling

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a [...]

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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.

Begin Where You Are by June Favre
By May 8, 2015 Read More →

Begin Where You Are by June Favre

Here at Charlie Byrne’s we are proud to announce we will be launching June Favre’s intriguing life memoirs Begin Where You Are Friday the 8th of May at 6:30pm

Wordsworth books just in
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Wordsworth books just in

Check out our display of Wordsworth books just in! We’ve just had a large consignment of classic literature, poetry, reference and non-fiction.  This delivery features many titles from the NUI Galway reading lists, including Jane Eyre, Dracula, Silas Mariner, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, The Odyssey, [...]

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 [...]

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn
By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

Thanks to the small but committed group who came along to this month’s Travel Writing Book Club to talk about Homage to Barcelona! For next month’s meeting on Thursday, August 21, 6:30-7:30pm, we’ll be reading Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia Blackburn. Copies are available at a special discounted price [...]

New Travel Writing Book Club
By January 25, 2014 Read More →

New Travel Writing Book Club

We’ve got exciting news — because two book clubs just aren’t enough, we’re very pleased to announce the first meeting of our brand-new Travel Writing Book Club! It’ll take place on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in our Irish Room, and the first meeting will be on Thursday, February 20th. We’ll be talking [...]

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 [...]

Vintage Penguin books
By January 15, 2014 Read More →

Vintage Penguin books

John has just put the finishing touches on a display of vintage Penguin classics, including penguin literature, crime, travel and non-fiction. We love penguin classics in Charlie Byrne’s, and love to spend time perusing them for beautiful secondhand copies of well known titles, delving into an unknown author, or simply admiring their iconic covers. This [...]

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, [...]