The Best Bookshop in Ireland

Charlie Byrne's Bookshop has been shortlisted for Best Bookshop in Ireland by The Irish Times

The staff of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop are delighted to announce that we have been voted Bookshop of the Year! Gloss Magazine conducted a Twitter poll and the results were announced in 2018. Our customers have overwhelmed us with their enthusiasm during the voting process, and we are so appreciative of their continuous support.

They commented that:

It’s no surprise that Galway’s beloved book labyrinth is our clear winner. Brimming with miles of new and pre-loved titles, every inch of the 3000 sq ft space is stuffed with treasure. Charlie Byrne’s truly is book Mecca, so shoppers must allow plenty of time to fill their arms with bargains.

We were equally honoured to be in such good company. Ireland is lucky to have such a rich choice of independent secondhand bookshops to choose from. Included in the Top Ten were:

2nd – Scéal Eile Books, 16 Lower Market St, Clonroad Beg, Ennis, Co Clare.

3rd – No Alibis, 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast.

4th – Vibes and Scribes Book Shop, 21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork City, Co. Cork.

5th – Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier St, Dublin 2.

6th – Quay Books, Arthur’s Quay Centre, Patrick St, Co Limerick.

7th – The Reading Room, Bridge House, Bridge St, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co Leitrim

8th – O’Mahony’s Booksellers, 120 O’Connell St, Limerick.

9th – The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

10th – The Rathfarnham Bookshop, U18 Rathfarnham Shopping Centre, Dublin 14.

Thank you to all our supporters and customers and also to all at Gloss Magazine inclduing @SophieGrenham