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20 Bookstores In Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Ireland. The best bookstore is Hodges Figgis. Here is the list of Ireland bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. 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

2. 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

3. Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

"Favourite place in Galway, it's always a pleasure. Great to find hidden gems, you might not always find a specific book you're searching for but the staff will helpfully order them if needed. Or you'll get tempted by something else that will catch your eyes. More often than not both things will happen."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 1,070 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ The Cornstore, Middle St, Galway, 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. Vibes & Scribes Bookshop

"One of the best independent bookshops in the country. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and a great selection in both new and secondhand shops (which are beside each other)"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 879 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ 21 Lavitt's Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 HYT9, Ireland

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Kennys Bookshop & Art Galleries

"Where to start? The books offer something for everyone (someused and therefore cheaper as well). The first editions and historical works are a dream for any book-lover with a passion for a certain subject, the team as friendly, helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. Parking is available, and the shipping to Germany is an amazing bonus.Love it. Best bookshop ever. Thank you so much"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.6 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 289 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Liosban Business Park, Tuam Rd, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. Dingle Bookshop

"Had the Blasket Island Authorsโ€ฆjust what we were looking for! Could have stayed all day"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 60 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 2 Green St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, V92 YC64, Ireland

16. Raven Books

"Lovely store and staff. They also have a nice selection of children's books in Irish ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 58 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 34 Main St, Blackrock, Dublin, A94 T6H3, Ireland

17. The Reading Room

"My favourite book shop! Don't let the size of this little shop deceive you - I've never walked out with less than 6 books. On my last visit a few weeks ago, they had a copy of Fourth Wing in paperback - you won't even find a copy of Fourth Wing in the biggest bookshops it's sold out everywhere. I danced out the door with it under my arm!A fantastic selection and the staff are absolutely lovely - they always remember you when you go in. My favourite part is the recommendations shelf, where the staff put books they'd recommend for you to browse. An absolute gem in Carrick on Shannon."

  • โญ๏ธ 5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 41 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ Bridge House, Bridge St, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland

18. 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

19. Scรฉal Eile Books

"Fell in love with the girl who sold me my book. She was bright, intelligent, knowledgeable and also very beautiful! A Bourke too apparently. Got Vonnegutโ€™s โ€˜A Man Without A Countryโ€™. My dad got a book on Burke & Hare. Regretted not mustering the courage to leave my number ๐Ÿ˜ƒ"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 23 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 16 Upper Market St, Clonroad Beg, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 H227, Ireland

20. John's Bookshop

"I had such a lovely time exploring this bookshop - John offered some fantastic recommendations, and was a treasure trove of local knowledge. Whether you're interested in the best place to buy a hand-made jumper, how to spot badgers, or getting a suggestion on what to read next, this is the spot."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 23 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ 9 Main St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 N129, Ireland