Middle Street Shop

Middle StreetLocated in the heart of Galway city, Charlie Byrne’s flagship shop on Middle Street (beside Milano Restaurant) is just around the corner from Shop Street, the city’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. Middle Street runs parallel to Shop Street, so our location couldn’t be more central: we’re easy to find, and our shop is a stone’s throw away from Galway’s Latin Quarter, as well as lots of the city’s great pubs, hotels, and other attractions.

Charlie Byrne’s Middle Street shop is packed with over 100,000 new, bargain and secondhand books. We’ve got titles on just about any subject you can imagine: from unusual literary fiction to cars and motoring, and from craft, art technique and DIY to history, politics and philosophy. Deliveries of secondhand and remaindered books arrive from our warehouse nearly every day, so there’s always something new to be found on our shelves. Charlie Byrne's Bookshop entrance to the children's section, Cornstore Mall, GalwayAnd our books aren’t just for grownups: our kids’ section is one of the highlights of the shop, featuring picture books, pop-up books, unusual kids’ classics and annuals, and the latest titles for young readers, teenagers and young adults. Plus, our Middle Street shop stocks new books – including new but hard-to-get titles on topics of Irish interest – and we always do our best to have a selection of the latest bestsellers on hand.

Charlie Byrne’s is also one of Galway City’s liveliest cultural centres: we arrange and host lots of literary-themed events, such as book launches, author signings, readings, and a weekly Saturday-morning storytime for kids featuring children’s book expert Olivia.

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Middle Street Opening Hours:

Monday 9 – 6

Tuesday 9 – 6

Wednesday 9 – 6

Thursday 9 – 8

Friday 9 – 8

Saturday 9 – 6

Sunday 12 – 6


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