Northern Ireland Bookshops

Bookshops and dealers of every shape and size where secondhand and antiquarian books can be found. A basic business listing is still FREE but for a very small premium (€10 per annum) a more comprehensive listing is available. The premium listing includes website/Facebook/YouTube links, photograph(s), FREE classified adverts, and a FREE listing in the 2nd edition of the “Collect Ireland” guidebook.

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Page last updated 15/1/2019

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An Ceathrú Póilí,

216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH

Tel: (028) 9032 2811

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm

Saturday: 9.30am-5.00pm

Sunday: 1.00pm-4.00pm

Stock: approx.3000. Irish language, history, poetry, religious, second-hand and collectors, musical instruments, local art, DVDs.


47 University Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT7 1ND

Tel: (028) 9032 8269

The first bookshop and café combination in Ireland, Bookfinders continues to be successful in the independent literary scene; having fed, intrigued and entertained patrons for the past 28 years. Situated a few doors down from Queen’s University and opposite The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Bookfinders has happily continued to provide students, poets, vagabonds, travelers and Dharma Bums to tea, books, coffee, soup and toasties whenever they call upon the University Quarter of Belfast.

Open: Mon/Sat. 11:00am – 5:30pm.

Stock: Antiquarian, rare and second-hand books.

Other services: Book searches.


35 Ann Street, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT1 4EB

Tel: (028) 9032 0527

Open: Mon/Sat. 9.30am – 5.30pm

Stock: Charity shop with good general secondhand stock as well as some collectable titles.


31/33 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT7 1JG

(adjacent to Botanic Railway Station)

Tel: (028) 9033 3040


Mon/Sat. 9.45am – 5.00pm

Sunday 12.45pm – 5.00pm

Stock: Charity shop with good general secondhand books including collectable titles. Also music – CDs/DVDs/LPs.


24 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT7 1JQ

(adjacent to Botanic Railway Station)

Tel: (028) 9024 7773

Open: Monday/Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Stock: Charity shop with Irish and antiquarian books as well as a wide variety of other secondhand titles.


370/374 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT4 3DY

Tel: (028) 9067 3350

Open: Monday/Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm

Stock: Charity shop with Irish and antiquarian books as well as a wide variety of other secondhand titles.

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Railway Terrace, Dufferin Avenue, Bangor, Co.Down, BT20 3BX

Tel: (028) 9122 9783

Open: Mon/Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm

Stock: General secondhand books with some antiquarian and collectable. Specialise in children’s books and local history.

National Trust Second-hand Bookshop

Castle Ward,

Strangford, Downpatrick, Co.Down BT30 7LS


Shop open: Wednesdays to Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm.

To donate books, CDs and/or DVDs please telephone (028) 4488 1204

Further information: Castle Ward


67 Comber Road, Dundonald, Co.Down, BT16 2AE

Tel: (028) 9048 6880

Open: Mon/Sat. from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Stock: Large: Antiquarian, Irish, military, poetry, religious and general second-hand books. Music – Vinyl records, CDs & DVDs.

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21 Society Street, Coleraine, Co.Londonderry, BT52 1LA


Monday/Saturday from 10:30am – 5:00pm

Stock: General secondhand and antiquarian books. Collectable toys. Everything from Shakespeare to Haynes car manuals, Star Wars to Thomas the Tank Engine.

Latest news here: The-Bookshop-Coleraine


12 Magazine Street, Derry, Co.Londonderry, BT48 6HH

Tel: (028) 7137 2530

Foyle Books

Opening hours:

Mon/Fri. 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm

Stock: Antiquarian books, general books, Donegal & Derry a speciality.

Other services: Valuations.


The Yellow Yard, Palace Street, Derry


Tuesday/Saturday from 10.00am – 5.30pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Stock: New and second-hand books, postcards, prints, CDs etc.

Latest news here:  Little Acorns Bookstore


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