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20 Bookstores In Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Dublin. The best bookstore is Eason. Here is the list of Dublin bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Eason

"Great old fashioned but modern shop. I've been coming here since the 1950s. Good selection of books and a reasonable restaurant upstairs."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.4 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 5,483 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ 40 O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 PY90, Ireland

2. Hodges Figgis

"Most beautiful book store where I have been. No words. So many business books. Itโ€™s a gold mine. Everybody was so kind and the books have great prices."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.8 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 3,412 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 56-58 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 XE81, Ireland

3. Chapters Bookstore

"One of the best bookstores in Dublin. It has over 20K books with a huge collection of second hand books. It also has a trade-in option where you can return your books. Apart from books it has a home decor section on the first floor. You can buy pots, plants, energy stones, soaps, chocolates, Christmas decorations, and much more. It also has a cafe where you can sit and have a bite, though the prices are high. A beautiful decoration place. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜„"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 2,458 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Ivy Exchange, Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 P8C2, Ireland

4. Dubray Books

"Decent selection of books, interesting staff choice section. Staff friendly and super helpful, happy to give recommendations.Also good range of toys, candles, cards & chocolate - good for presents."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 959 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 36 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 X560, Ireland

5. Books Upstairs

"Cutest bookshop and cafe right in the city center, tons of selection with multiple floors and rooms full of books. They even have a secondhand shop to the side of the store. I got a graphic novel and it was marked down due to it having a bit of damage. They have a ton of vintage classic editions, SO CUTE!!! I love the blind date with a book they have as well! Nice cafe upstairs to read or have a chat with beautiful windows and atmosphere."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.8 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 746 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ 17 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

6. The Secret Book And Record Store

"Hey, if anyone is thinking of purchasing books definitely check out The Secret Bookstore. I bought off them online but they also have a physical shop on Wicklow Street Dublin. It's so important to support great Irish businesses. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 389 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 15A Wicklow St, Dublin 2, D02 Y765, Ireland

7. The Gutter Bookshop

"Mind in The Gutter? Good!Great little bookshop in the heart of old Dublin's Temple Bar street. It's more modern than a lot of the existing book shops boasting newer Irish authors and hot releases. My daughter ooohed and aaaahed over the new releases. There's a gift section and staff picks table. Something for everyone at The Gutter. ๐Ÿ‘"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 364 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ Cow's Ln, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, D08 DK27, Ireland

8. Winding Stair Bookshop

"One of my favourite bookshops in Dublin. It has a unique collection of feminist works and other books. There's a kids section as well at the back of the shop. It's impossible to miss the shop and right in front of Ha'penny Bridge on the Bachelor's Walk side of the river."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.6 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 231 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Ormond Quay Lower Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1, D01 R9Y5, Ireland

9. International Books

"Modern Languages' in a more accessible spot, made me realise what I'm missing..great books in a charming bookshop, heavenly.."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 185 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 18 Frederick St S, Dublin 2, D02 EK75, Ireland

10. The Last Bookshop

"Been here twice while visiting Dublin and it's such a treat to scavenge for books here. Like a kid in a candy store. Their collection of classics can definitely be improved, or maybe that's just my bias against the Wordsworth classic covers talking."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 179 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 61 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 VY17, Ireland

11. Ulysses Rare Books

"Rare books and old maps. Very interesting. Good service"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 117 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 10 Duke St, Dublin 2, D02 AD78, Ireland

12. Alan Hanna's Bookshop

"Been a customer for several years (always great recommendations, especially kids books). This was the first time ordering Secondary School books. The school had given a list of retailers - delighted to be able to support local - with the bonus of 10% off! Glad to have local businesses like this in the neighbourhood."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.4 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 99 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ 270 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 C8Y8, Ireland

13. An Siopa Leabhar

"Excellent click and collect service with very proactive and friendly customer service"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 87 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 6 Harcourt St, Dublin 2, D02 VH98, Ireland

14. The Company Of Books

"Happy Women's Day The Company of Book!I am extremely for being a first time customer of yours!! Your website is very user friendly and your delivery service is so quick that I couldn't believe it. Perfect timing for start reading on the International Day for Gender Equality (Women's Day).Packaging was very nice and environmental friendly.I will definitely keep buying from you."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 86 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ The Company of Books, 96 Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06 A4A9, Ireland

15. Marrowbone Books

"Small bookshop with an excellent curated selection of secondhand books, magazines, zines. If youโ€™re the kind of person who likes to spend time in bookstores and discover gems, this place is a must visit. Itโ€™s the kind of bookshop every neighbourhood should have - the sort of place where you lose track of time and leave with your bag full of exciting reads.The staff is very kind and clearly passionate about reading. The location is a bit out of the way from where tourists usually go, but itโ€™s an interesting part of Dublin and worth the trip."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.6 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 76 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 78 The Coombe, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 RKP4, Ireland

16. Connolly Books

"Great bookshop with political stuff. You can also buy some t-shirts, flags, badges, stickers, etc."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.4 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 74 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 Y306, Ireland

17. The Village Bookshop

"I had such an amazing experience there.Wow. The librarian, her name is Alice, is so kind and welcoming. I find a great book too! I would definitely recommend!"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.6 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 63 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 101 Terenure Rd N, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Co. Dublin, D6W XD54, Ireland

18. Temple Bar Bookshop

"A bookworms dream with a trove of interesting gems to be explored. The outside 3 for โ‚ฌ10 trolley is particularly rewarding if you search through what is put out. The staff make it that extra special place because you know that youโ€™re in a space where they love books as much as you do. If a book isnโ€™t on the shelve theyโ€™ll go and see if they have it somewhere to keep the reading journey going. An infectious atmosphere for undirected learning fills the shop as you browse around in the smell of well read books. Support these shops and keep them alive, please."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.8 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 31 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 2 Cow's Ln, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 WV08, Ireland

19. Stokes Books

"Wonderful interesting bookshop situated in the George's St Arcade. The owner is very welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You will find interesting old books, collections of diverse subject matters, all at bargain prices. Beloved browsing shop of the discerning Dubliner and tourist in search of a good read, it's got a faithful following if satisfied customers."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 25 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 19 Market Arcade, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

20. Hampton Books

"Support small businesses. Extremely nice and cozy bookshop. The owner is very kind and warm. He wrapped the book in a nice paper envelope. The price for the book that i wanted was the same as in bigger bookshops. Thank you."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 15 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 93A Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4, D04 Y1X7, Ireland