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Charlie Byrne's is a bookshop located in the Cornstore Mall on Middle Street in Galway, close to Shop Street and the Augustinian Church. Considered a "cultural reference point" for Galwegians and visitors alike, it houses more than 100,000 new and used books. Writers often launch their books here. The Irish Times has described it as "the destination bookshop in Galway city".Make your Galway itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop reviews
This book store has wonderful variety. Walking from one room to the next, I realized that it is very large, but it doesn't feel big. It is apparent that a love of books, literature, and learning...
This book store has wonderful variety. Walking from one room to the next, I realized that it is very large, but it doesn't feel big. It is apparent that a love of books, literature, and learning... more »
I honestly almost cried when I walked in! You could feel the love of books radiating out from every corner and the staff spoke with such passion and care. Every room is clearly labeled with pride...
I honestly almost cried when I walked in! You could feel the love of books radiating out from every corner and the staff spoke with such passion and care. Every room is clearly labeled with pride... more »
As soon as you enter the bookstore, you will be struck by the amazing smell of books and the woods(shelves). The store has a huge collection of books and is in vast categories. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was looking for a book, which went out of stock at the store. The staff was very helpful in double-checking the book for me and placing the order for a new book. They gave me the estimated time for the arrival of the book and made sure to contact me. I am extremely happy with their service and the store, where I can spend hours and hours. Highly recommended!!!!
Can’t praise this little slice of heaven enough. Wonderfully calming atmosphere Lovely staff. A great array of new and second hand books. One could spend all day in here. Visiting from out of town I will say I’ve made a few stops here and will make a few more. Already found a few gems and I’m sure you will too. Always support local!
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