Books & Bookshops

Last updated 5/6/2023


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Banner Books

3 The Square, Ennistymon, Co Clare

Tel: (065) 707 1372


New and second-hand books

Monday/Saturday from 9.30am – 6pm

Sundays from 10am – 5pm

The Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre,

9 Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co.Clare

Tel: +353 (0)65 708 1941

The Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre is devoted to promoting quality books, not only selling but presenting regular literary events, from creative writing workshops to readings and seminars. We feature secondhand, rare, and new books; including hundreds of poetry titles and literary journals.

Doolin Dinghy Books,

Fisher Street, Doolin, Co.Clare

Tel: (065) 707 4449

A good stock of out of print and unusual books, specialising in Irish interest, English and American literature, travel, children’s, biographies etc. Also a stall of classic and modern paperbacks for the backpacker, paper memorabilia and postcards for ephemera collectors.

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Karen Millward,

Coorycommane, Coomhola, Bantry, Co.Cork

Tel: (027) 53 898

Specialises in books relating to Ireland, History, Literature, Poetry. Also carries a large general stock.

Postal and internet sales.

Key Books,

24 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

Tel: (021) 431 7026

Opening Hours

Tues/Sat. 12 Noon – 5.00pm

Closed Sundays & Mondays

A community bookshop based in The Quay Co-Op.

Drop in for a browse of new and second-hand books, DVDs, t-shirts.

All the latest news here: Key Books Cork

Vibes & Scribes,

21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork

Tel: (021) 427 9535

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 10:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday 12 Noon – 6.00pm

Stock: New, Used and Bargain books.

Also purchases good quality second-hand books.

Inanna Rare Books, 

Woodley House,

Castletownshend Road, Skibbereen,  Co.Cork P81 D262

Tel:  +353 (0) 87 102 5412

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm


Inanna Rare Books is dedicated to source important publications, works of art, manuscripts & maps and bring them to a wider audience of collectors, readers and simply everyone who appreciates the meaningfulness of cultural heritage.

Inanna Rare Books not only buys and sells rare books, pamphlets, maps & manuscript material but also builds bespoke libraries & special collections for every budget.

Charles Vivian Art & Antiques at the Book Shed Gallery

Kilbrittain, Co.Cork

Tel: (086) 376 8279 or (086) 212 4527

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1 Newman’s Mall, Kinsale, Co.Cork

Tel: (021) 477 4966


Mon/Sat. from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Sundays from 11.00am – 6.00pm

An independent general bookshop selling new & vintage books.

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Prim’s Bookshop: Bibliotherapy

43 Main St., Kinsale, Cork

Tel: (086) 194 9842

Opening Hours

Tues/Sunday from 11.00am – 5.00pm

Closed Monday

Wide range of interesting books including rare and first editions, modern first editions, classic literature, poetry, Irish interest and general stock.

Cooney’s Bookshop, 

Unit 3, The Mall, South Square, Macroom, Co.Cork

Tel: (087) 962 1342 or (026) 41338

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Opening hours

Tuesdays and Saturdays

From 10.30am/1.00pm and 2.00pm/6.00pm

or by appointment


25,000 books in stock. Irish interest, history, health, cookery, gardening, sport, religion, fiction, drama, poetry, general reference, art, photography, entertainment, travel and more. Also films, and music on CD and vinyl.

I attend book fairs and issue catalogues occasionally.

Gadaí Dubh Books,

Ballymakeera Village,

Macroom, Co.Cork P12 NY32

Tel: (087) 298 0297

Gadaí Dubh Books is located in the centre of Ballymakeera village on the N22 Cork/Killarney road, just over 8 miles west of Macroom town in County Cork.


Weds/Sat. from 11am-6pm


Used and antiquarian books, specialising in Natural History and Irish History.

Schull Books,

Ballydehob, Co.Cork 

Tel: (028) 37317

Online business, attend fairs and issues catalogues

Out of print, secondhand and antiquarian books on all subjects, and specialise in books of Irish interest and in Military History.

Antiquity & The Timetravellers Bookshop

44 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co.Cork P81 YO67

Tel: (085) 756 9746


Opening hours

Wednesday/Saturday from 10.00am – 4.00pm


Rare Books – Secondhand Books – Irish Literature & Local History

Latest news here:  Antiquity-Cafe

Alan Prim Bookshop,

6 South Main Street, Youghal, Co.Cork 

Tel: (087) 926 6619

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday from 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.30pm


Irish interest, literature and general stock.

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Universal Books,

Church Lane, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal

Tel: (074) 916 1869

We sell NEW and gently USED books. We also BUY books – from you! Let us have a peek at any collections you might want to get rid of.

We hold a fantastic selection of rare Donegal and Irish books plus sections including Cooking, Crime, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s books and much more!

Also stock an eclectic range of collectables, toys, vinyl and much more…

Opening hours

Monday/Saturday from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Latest news and arrivals here:  Universal-Books-Letterkenny

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Chapters Bookstore

Ivy Exchange,

Parnell Street, Dublin.1.

Tel: (01) 879 2700

Opening Hours

Mon/Sat. from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday from 12 Noon – 6.00pm

The Winding Stair Bookshop,

40 Ormond Quay, Dublin.1.

Tel: (01) 872 6576

New and Second-Hand books.

Opening Hours

Mon/Sat. from 10.30am – 6.00pm

Sun. from 12 Noon – 6.00pm

Latest news: Winding-Stair-Bookshop

Books Upstairs,

17 D’Olier Street,Dublin.2.

Tel: (01) 677 8566

Two floors of new, bargain and second-hand books – plus a cafe.


Monday/Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Marrowbone Books,

78 The Coombe, Dublin.8.

Tel: (01) 551 0495

Sell good second-hand fiction and non-fiction books.


Thursday/Saturday from 12noon – 7:00pm

Mojos Books

(above Mojos Records)

4 Merchant’s Arch, Dublin.2.

Tel: (01) 672 7905

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 11.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday from 2.00pm – 5.00pm


23 Parliament Street, Dublin.2.

Tel: (01) 670 7022

Stock: Irish and general secondhand and antiquarian books.


Mon/Fri. 10.00am-6.00pm.

Sat. 10.30am-6.00pm.

Sun. 1.30-5.00pm.

Directions: Oxfam Shop

Temple Bar Book Market

Temple Bar Square, Dublin.2.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am – 6:00pm

A small but perfect haven for book-worms and music fans alike.

Ulysses Rare Books,

10 Duke Street, (off Grafton Street), Dublin.2.

Tel: (01) 671 8676

A wealth of Rare Editions of Irish literature and history including works by Wilde, Joyce, Yeats etc. Rare maps and illustrated books.

Other services: Catalogues issued. Free book search. Single volumes to entire libraries purchased.


Monday/Saturday 9.30am-5.45pm

Closed Sunday

The Secret Book & Record Store,

15a Wicklow Street, Dublin.2.

Tel: (087) 955 5497

We buy, sell and exchange books. Philosophy, Poetry, History, Music, Film, Irish interest, Literature, Psychology, Art, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Science ….also home to Freebird Records.


Monday – Sunday from 11.00am – 6.30pm

Late opening Thursday from 11.00am – 7.30pm

Stokes Books,

Market Arcade, South Great Georges Street, Dublin.2.

Tel: (01) 671 3584

Stokes Books and its proprietor, Stephen Stokes, are a Dublin institution and if it’s quality Irish books you’re after look no further. Rare editions on Irish history, transport, literature etc. line the shelves while outside shelves groan under the weight of vast numbers of bargain books all at rock bottom prices. Stephen is an avid book collector himself and if he doesn’t know the book you’re looking for – well it probably never existed!

Open: Monday/Saturday – 10.30am to 6.00pm

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The Last Bookshop

61 Lower Camden Street,


Tel: (086) 851 7419


Stock: Large selection of second-hand books.

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sundays from 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Joe Collins Rare Books,

Rathmines, Dublin.6.

Online seller of out of print, collectable, antiquarian Irish and general books.


232 Lower Rathmines Road,

Rathmines, Dublin.6.

D06 K2E9

Tel: (01) 496 6717

Stock: Irish and general secondhand books, DVDs and music on vinyl + CD.

Open: Mon/Saturday from 9.30am – 6.00pm

Sundays from 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Directions: Oxfam Shop

First Editions,

7 Pembroke Lane, Dublin.4.

(off Waterloo Road)

Tel: (01) 667 5973 or (086) 602 7447

Opening hours

Wednesday – Saturday from 12 Noon to 6.00pm

Stock: Specialises in modern signed first editions plus Anglo-Irish literature, poetry and drama, together with an eclectic mix of international literature, poetry and history.

De Búrca Rare Books,

‘Cloonagashel’, 27 Priory Drive, Blackrock, Co.Dublin

Tel: (01) 288 2159 or Mobile (087) 259 5918

Office Hours
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Over 20,000 fine and rare books, maps, manuscripts and prints relating to Ireland – fine Irish bindings are our speciality. Our subject range is as diverse to include areas such as Irish History, Topography, Genealogy, Biography, Literature, Sport, Religion and much more. Regular catalogues issued.

Raven Books,

34 Main Street, Blackrock, Co.Dublin

Tel: (01) 278 9509

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Raven Books is a small independent bookshop, offering a general mix of new and second-hand books.  We will happily special order new titles; email us the book details, your name and a contact phone number, or call us to check availability. If there are any rare or out-of-print books that you would like us to look out for, email us your Wish List to

Opening hours

Mon/Sat. from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday 12 Noon – 5.00pm

Eamonn’s Bookshop,

50 Sandycove Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin

Tel: (01) 284 2144

Eamonn’s Bookshop, serving the people of Sandycove since 1973. We buy and sell all kinds of books plus records, dvds and cds. Large range of greeting cards and stationery. Photocopying and fax service also available.

Opening hours

Tuesday/Saturday from 10.00am – 5.30pm

(closed for lunch 1.00pm/2.30pm)

Closed Sunday/Monday

Harbour Books,

54 George’s Street Lower,

Dun Laoghaire,


Dublin Bookbrowsers,

12 Weirview Drive, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin

Tel: (087) 263 6347

Catalogues issued. Irish interest, sport, ephemera, general. Libraries and collections bought.

Naughton Booksellers,

8 Marine Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin

Tel: (01) 280 4392

Naughton Booksellers have offered quality books and friendly service since 1978. The stock of 15,000 items is about 40% Irish interest, 60% general, and prices range from inexpensive paperbacks to antiquarian/limited/signed editions.


The Village Bookshop,

101 Terenure Road North, Dublin.6W.

Tel: (01) 551 2291

New, Used, Rare and Out-of-Print Books.

Opening hours

Monday/Saturday from 9.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am – 5.00pm

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MW Books Ltd.,

N18 Lydican,

Claregalway, Co.Galway H91 X7E2

Tel:  +353 87 692 7443

Established in 2005, MW Books is an independent out-of-print and antiquarian book company. We have a stock of circa 250,000 volumes with publication dates ranging from the late 1500s to the present day.

Every book is hand picked and orders are packed with extreme care.

Custom book catalogues are available upon request.

Bell, Book and Candle,

Small Crane, Sea Road, Galway City

Tel:  (091) 589 060

Owned by Paul Deacy and in business since 1993.

For anyone with a taste for a good read, a good listen or a good film, the Bell Book and Candle store is well worth a visit. We buy and sell new and secondhand books, music and film, with stock changing daily.

We hold some stock similar to the high street stores, but the most exciting aspect of the shop is its large stock of secondhand records, CDs, books and DVDs, many of which have never been reprinted or reissued. The shop doesn’t sell online, so the best is on the shelves for you to enjoy!

Opening hours

Monday/Saturday from 9.30am – 6.00pm

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop,

The Cornstore, Middle Street, Galway City

Tel: (091) 561 766

Located in the heart of Galway City, with a stock of over 100,000 new, bargain and secondhand books on subjects ranging from literary fiction to Irish interest to art and archaeology.

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 9.00am – 6.00pm

With late opening on Thursday & Friday until 8.00pm

Sunday from 12 Noon – 6.00pm

Healy Rare Books,

Lioscarraig, Threadneedle Road, Galway City

Tel: (091) 529 980

We issue comprehensive annual catalogues, beautifully illustrated in colour in early Autumn and each issue contains between 1,200 and 1,500 items containing numerous scarce and sought after rarities.

We deal extensively in the works of Yeats, Heaney, Joyce, Wilde, Beckett, Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien and the 1916 heroes, Pearse, McDonagh, Plunkett and Casement. We are also major specialists in Irish Art catalogues, art reference books, including Pilkington, Strickland, Crookshank, Snoddy, Pyle etc and books illustrated by Jack B. Yeats, William Orpen, Harry Clarke, John Doyle and Richard Doyle.

While our business is mainly mail order, existing customers are always welcome to our hospitable home, by appointment!

Kennys Bookshop & Art Galleries,

Liosbaun Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway, Co.Galway

Tel: (091) 709 350

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 9.00am – 5.00pm

Closed Sunday

Stock: More than 50,000 titles spread over 7,500 square feet of retail space.

The Dungeon Bookshop,

99 College Street, Killarney, Co.Kerry

Tel: (064) 663 6536

Opening Hours

Seven days 9.00am – 6.00pm

Stock: New & Secondhand books.

Latest news here: The Dungeon Bookshop

P Commane Book Shop,

83 Rock Street, Tralee, Co.Kerry 

Tel: (086) 829 6583

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 10.30am – 5.30pm

Closed Sundays

A local bookshop specialising in chat, rare, unique and oddball secondhand books, comics and the finest literature. Books of local Kerry interest are our speciality. We also provide a book finding/ordering service to our customers. A family run hardware store turned secondhand bookshop that has been in family hands for over 60 years!

Latest news here: P Commane Books

The Book & Coffee Shop,

William Street, Kilkenny City, Co.Kilkenny

Tel: (087) 410 5278


Specialising in quality second hand books, literary gifts, homemade cakes and coffee.


Monday and Saturday from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Tues/Fri. from 10.00am – 6.00pm

(Thurs. late opening to 8.00pm)

Sunday from 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Latest news here: The-Book-and-Coffee-Shop

Geata Buidhe Books, 

Smithstown, Thomastown, Co.Kilkenny

Courtwood Books,

Vicarstown, Stradbally, Co.Laois

Tel: (057) 862 6384

We sell antiquarian and second-hand books and publish two or three illustrated catalogues per year containing mostly material of Irish interest, with a lot of emphasis on local history and literature.

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Trinity Rare Books,

Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim 

Tel: (071) 962 2144

Opening hours

Seven days from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Trinity Rare Books is located in the pleasant Shannonside town of Carrick-on-Shannon in the west of Ireland. We specialise in collectable Irish books but have 20,000 vols of general stock.  Now also selling collectable LP records and CDs in the shop and on (shop name: lemandragore). We do booksearch, book binding and repairs. Books and LPs bought and sold, collections large and small valued.

Latest news: Trinity-Rare-Books

The Celtic Bookshop,

2 Rutland Street, Limerick City, Co.Limerick

Tel: (061) 401 155

Opening Hours

Monday/Saturday from 12 Noon – 5.00pm

Closed Sunday


Books, maps and pamphlets of Irish interest – new and out of print.

Quay Books,

Sarsfield Street, Limerick

Tel: (085) 851 1760

Opening Hours

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. from 10.00am – 6.30pm

Weds/Sat. from 10.00am – 6.00pm


New, second-hand and bargain books

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Rare & Recent Books,

Main Street, Cong, Co.Mayo

Tel: (085) 168 0250

We stock a wide selection of antiquarian, new, collectable and used books. We specialise in books related to Ireland, particularly the West of Ireland and also carry a large selection of fishing books from the last two hundred years.

Summer Opening Hours (Easter to the end of October)

Six days a week (closed Tuesdays) 10.30am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.30pm

Winter Opening Hours

Five Days a week (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) 11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Open by arrangement at any time.

West Coast Rare Books

James Street, Westport, Co.Mayo

Tel:  (098) 29465 or Mobile: (086) 220 6668

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm


West Coast Rare Books is a general bookshop dealing in second hand and antiquarian books. We offer a wide variety of books, including Irish and World Literature, Art, Biography, Natural Sciences, History, Philosophy, Medicine, Religion, Poetry, Travel, Photography etc.

We also sell Vinyl.

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The Book Lady,

Shop Street, Carrick Road, Boyle, Co.Roscommon

Tel: (087) 126 5642

“Ireland’s Smallest Second Hand Book Shop”

Opening Hours

Mon/Weds from 12 Noon – 3.00pm

Thurs/Sat 12 Noon – 5.00pm

Closed Sunday

Latest news: Book Lady Boyle

The Book Market,

Market Place Shopping Centre, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary

Tel: (052) 612 9236

New and second-hand books. Free delivery within Ireland.


Monday/Saturday from 10.00am – 6.00pm


2 Mitchell Street, Thurles, Co.Tipperary

Tel: (086) 389 2932

New and second-hand books.


Monday/Friday from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Coolfin Books

Bridge Street, Portlaw, Co.Waterford

Tel: (085) 110 6693

Specialists in second-hand and antiquarian books of Irish interest.

Opening Hours: By appointment.

Wellread Books,

4 Ballinaskill Close, Dunmore Road, Waterford City

Tel: (051) 856 199

Irish interest books, maps, general stock. Attends fairs.

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John’s Bookshop,

9 Main Street, Athlone, Co.Westmeath

Tel: (090) 649 4151

Operating since 1997 and specialising in Antiquarian & Secondhand books with an emphasis towards Irish Writers, Irish History, Local History, and the Irish language. Also stocks original documents, photographs, ephemera and a few select paintings.

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday from 10.30am to 6.00pm

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Kieran O’Brien,

Harpoonstown, Bridgetown, Co.Wexford  Y35 CK6P.

Tel: (053) 913 5395

Irish books, poetry, marine, art.

Red Books (Gorey)

at Hawthorn & Mayblossom,

2 Rafter Street,

Gorey, Co.Wexford Y25 N966

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Opening Hours

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday from 10am – 5pm

Latest news: Red-Books-Gorey

Red Books

St.Peter’s Square,

Wexford Town,

Co.Wexford  Y35 ER2F

Tel: (086) 322 0546

Red Books

Red Books is the home of an eclectic mix of previously loved and new books offered to customers at incredibly low prices.


Weds. from 9.30am – 9.00pm

Thurs. from 9.30am – 9.00pm

Fri. from 9.30am – 6.00pm

Sat. from 9.30am – 6.00pm

Latest news: Red Books

Readers Paradise Bookshop,

19 Selskar Street, Wexford

Tel: (053) 912 4400


Monday to Saturday from 9.30am – 6.00pm


A wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, covering many genres – new and second-hand titles.

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Beat That,

32 Main Street, Arklow, Co.Wicklow


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