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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

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Address: The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 91 561 766

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what a little find

Visited this book shop one weekend in Galway. There is such a massive range of books and the staff are so helpful. The place really encourages you to want to read. Plus if you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this book shop one weekend in Galway. There is such a massive range of books and the staff are so helpful. The place really encourages you to want to read. Plus if you're having trouble finding something that tickles your fancy they have a voted book of the month, a staff favorites section and a range of books that... More 

Thank clauthy
Cudahy, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped here in Galway. We bought a book we couldn't find in Dublin bookshops. As an American, we saw all manner of Irish books one doesn't see in stores on our side of the pond. I give this bookstore a high recommendation.

Thank cashelguy
austin, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My heart skipped a beat when I finally laid eyes on Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. If you are a serious book lover, be prepared to spend some time (and money) here. An amazing selection of new & used books, with, of course, a heavy emphasis on Irish related titles & authors. The staff is friendly and helpful and knows their stuff.... More 

Thank trawicki
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Made the trip across the island to the bookstore. Thousands of titles from all genres and for all ages. If you're a bibliophile then you need to stop in.

Thank Craig W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth hunting this bookshops out, has all sorts and something for everyone, reasonable priced and I loved the chilled out vibe;0)

Thank Lisarti
East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great - they have new books but also used books for adults and kids! It was fun just to look around and have explicit gender-neutral kids book policies!

Thank ecb15
Bolton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The last place I expected to spend time in was a bookstore, and we were probably in there for an hour! It has a wonderful selection of books, new and old. Worth a peek if you are strolling by. Worth a planned visit if you are a book lover.

Thank JeepGirl50
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Near Spanish Arch you’ll spot Charlie Byrne’s Book Shop, a must for any bibliophile (pick up “The Irish Paradox” for a great plane read). We loved browsing the thousands of books in this shop!

Thank Jess and Chad R
Washington Grove, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Large, large selection of new and used across wide range of categories. Best way to beat the overwhelmingly touristy downtown scene in Galway.

Thank nicksuzich
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

An extraordinary find in the heart of Galway. A large sprawling book shop of endless shelves piled high with books, new, second hand and antiquarian and a real browser's home away from home, So many books, alas so little time. Make this a must on your must do list, if you are any way interested in reading.

Thank mikec004

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