Bookshops Are Back! A List of Independent Irish Bookshops To Visit - The Gloss Magazine

Bookshops Are Back! A List of Independent Irish Bookshops To Visit

Bookshops are back! Non-essential retail re-opens from today, Monday May 17, which means it’s time to celebrate our favourite Irish authors and local bookshops and show them support after a long four months. Now is the time to support your favourite independent bookshops – our cities and towns would be much less colourful without them. A good book is the perfect antidote to feelings of worry, anxiety and loneliness that many of us may faced over the past year, so take some time out, curl up with a new read (plus tea, chocolate and a cosy blanket) and get lost in a brilliant novel …

Main featured image: Books Upstairs

Some independent bookshops to visit are:

Raven Books, Blackrock
Dubray Books (multiple locations)
The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 2 and Dalkey
Books Upstairs, Dublin 2
Books On The Green, Sandymount
The Company of Books, Ranelagh
Hampton Books, Donnybrook
Chapters Bookstore, Dublin 1
MoLi shop, Museum of Literature Ireland, Dublin 2
Manor Books, Malahide
The Skerries Bookshop, Skerries, Co Dublin
Village Bookshop, Greystones
Halfway Up The Stairs, Greystones (specialising in children’s books)
Bridge Street Books, Wicklow
Woodbine Books, Kilcullen, Co Kildare
The Maynooth Bookshop, Co Kildare
Just Books, Mullingar
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Galway
Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway
Kinsale Bookshop, Co Cork
Bantry Bookshop, Co Cork
O’Mahony’s Booksellers, Limerick
The Book Centre, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny
Tertulia Books, Westport
Antonia’s Bookstore, Trim, Co Meath
Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary
Books at One, Louisburgh, Co Mayo
Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel, Co Kerry
The Nenagh Bookshop, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
Scéal Eile Books, Ennis, Co Clare

If your favourite independent bookshop isn’t included in this list please email us on [email protected], we’d be happy to update it.

And if you’re wondering what to read, browse Books Editor Orna Mulcahy’s list of this year’s new releases.

Books Upstairs, Dublin’s oldest independent bookshop, have announced that from today their doors are now open from 10am until 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

The Winding Stair are open from today Monday May 17. They will also continue to sell online, posting books out to customers, and click and collect option for shop pick-up will also be available (always a good option if you want to make sure the title you see online isn’t going to be sold out in store.)

Gutter Bookshop have announced their new opening hours, Cow’s Lane will be open from Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm and Dalkey will be open Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm.


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