Charlie Byrnes Bookstore

Ireland is a country known for its writers and poets, and second-hand bookshops are a matter of course here. Certain bookstores achieve an almost iconic status, and Charlie Byrnes is certainly one of them. It turned 25 years old in 2014.

Charlie Byrne’s Bookstore stocks more than 100,000 books, the majority of which are inherently Irish in one way or another. These include literary works, anthologies, local history books, works by Galway authors and staff picks. If you’re after an obscure Irish title, you’ll almost certainly find it here—and if they don’t have it in stock, the staff will know how to acquire it.

This bookstore plays an integral role in the local arts and culture scene. Readings, book launches and other cultural events are hosted here throughout the year. But even on an off day, the chance to stroll through this rambling bookstore is not to be missed.

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