Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway

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  • Recommended by a guide (paper) and after having troted in rather impersonal bookstores such as the chains EASON and Dubray, this one stands out admirably from everything else and is even just a glance to get lost in the middle of the libraries in this slightly labyrinthine space. The bookstore mixes the sale of new and used, a large well-equipped room presents well novelties, themes and choice of booksellers, everything else consists of thematic spaces with sometimes mixtures between the old and the new. What is pleasing is the side provided and both very disparate kinds of works between large encyclopedias of a certain age collection decorating the heights and small works a little shabby at a very affordable price. There's enough to satisfy everyone. One can also appreciate and especially a place dedicated to books in Irish and/or on Irish culture, history and especially music! The bookstore plays well between the fairly modern side and the somewhat rustic and old wood aspect of the place, let us add that the staff is very friendly and helpful. They also sell socks from the Bookstore:D
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  • This is possibly my favourite bookshop in Ireland. There is a good mix of new and second hand books and a wide range of children's books. There is a great atmosphere and it is always very quiet. It ha...  more »
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  • Best bookshop in town. Very friendly and helpful young staffs. The older staff can be grumpy at times( I usually avoid them). But the boys and Michaela are very helpful and accommodating. Best value books. Big selection for kids.
  • Amazing. One of the best bookshops I have ever seen anywhere in Europe. I spend hours in there. Great selection of old, antique and modern books. Brilliant knowledgeable staff. An absolute gem in Galway.
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