O'Connaill creates exquisite chocolates; don't leave Cork without sampling its delicious Chocolatier's Hot Chocolate.
Carries all kinds of music and is the place to keep up with the ever-changing club scene.
Corks' biggest selection of arts and crafts materials, for everything from knitting and crochet to sculpture and calligraphy.
Has the best travel-guide section in the southwest.
Lots of magazines, a decent selection of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) hiking maps, and good stationery on the 2nd floor.
One of the pioneers of Cork's alternative scene, this is an excellent place to find fresh and interesting picnic fare.
A focal point and meeting place for Cork's musicians, with a full range of instruments from electric guitars to clarinets, recording equipment, sheet music, and a noticeboard.
A fascinating antiquarian bookshop specialising in rare and unusual books, first editions and signed copies.
Commercial fine art gallery selling paintings, ceramics and photographic prints by a broad range of Irish artists.
The oldest and biggest independent bookshop in the city; new and second-hand books, including plenty on Cork.