Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway

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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".
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  • Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is a work of art of itself and great to look at – we try to purchase books here rather than by Amazon. There is a one-way traffic system since the pandemic, with entrance at.....  more »
  • We ended up in the outside of this bookstore by chance. Looking around the outside exposition we went inside to look for a great Irish history book. They have all types of books, first and second...  more »
  • My family have loved this bookshop for a couple of decades. You have the opportunity to browse like a traditional bookshop and find some treasures to take home. The staff were really helpful and...  more »
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  • such an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, wonderful selection and well organised, easy for the customer to find. also found to be excellent value. v friendly and helpful staff.
  • A gorgeous place with so much choice of titles. The window display is stunning and the shelves inside the mall are so well organised. A book cover stopped me in my tracks and I bought the book there and then.
  • A book-lover's paradise. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and a wonderful array of books in a beautifully arranged shop. A great place to get lost.
  • Great staff. Great books. Great Great shop. An institution. ALWAYS our first port of call when we visit Galway
  • If you can't find a good book here to suit you (at a very good price) you won't find one anywhere!

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