Top Choice Books in Ennis

Scéal Eile Books

A delight to explore, this emerald-green-painted bookshop overflows with new and secondhand literature including rare titles across all genres from poetry to sci-fi and travel. A stove at the rear, ensconced between…
Top Choice Books in Galway City

Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

A civic treasure, the rambling rooms at Charlie Byrne's are crammed with over 100,000 new, secondhand, third-hand and discounted books and out-of-print titles, including a trove of Irish interest (and Irish language…
Top Choice Books in Temple Bar

Gutter Bookshop

Taking its name from Oscar Wilde's famous line from Lady Windermere's Fan – 'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' – this fabulous place is flying the flag for the downtrodden independen…
Top Choice Books in Grafton Street & Around

Ulysses Rare Books

Our favourite bookshop in the city stocks a rich and remarkable collection of Irish-interest books, with a particular emphasis on 20th-century literature and a large selection of first editions, including rare ones …
Top Choice Books in Sligo Town

Liber Bookshop

There's much more than Yeats at this fabulous bookshop, run by the same family for more than 80 years. It also gives recommendations on the best local authors and the stock in general is terrific.
Books in Sligo Town


This excellent secondhand bookshop is a treasure trove of titles, from duffed up Asimov to Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Primo Levi and a host of other writers, some obscure, others mainstream, all sharing space on st…
Books in North of the Liffey

Winding Stair

This handsome old bookshop is in a ground-floor room when once upon a time it occupied the whole building, which is now given over to an excellent restaurant of the same name. Smaller selection, but still some excel…
Books in Tara

Old Tara Book Shop

At the base of the Hill of Tara, this tiny, jumbled secondhand bookshop is run by Michael Slavin, who has authored an informative little book about the site, The Tara Walk, as well as a weightier tome, The Book of T…
Books in Kenmare

Kenmare Bookshop

Irish interest and literature, best sellers and kids' books are stocked at this independent shop, but it really comes into its own for its marine charts, maps and local walking guides.
Books in Grafton Street & Around

Stokes Books

A small bookshop specialising in Irish history books, both old and new. Other titles, covering a range of subjects, include a number of beautiful, old, leather-bound editions.