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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 766
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Bookstore Heaven

I've been visiting Galway for 25 years now and somehow never stumbled across this fabulous shop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Limerick, Ireland
via mobile
Our favourite bookstore!

Every time we are in Ireland on holiday we make it a point to come back with books that we cannot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louis G
Worcester, Massachusetts
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The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 766
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been visiting Galway for 25 years now and somehow never stumbled across this fabulous shop. Was delighted to find it yesterday but unfortunately had little time to browse. Bought 2 books in 10 mins so that may be a good thing or I'd be...More

Thank saurinr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are in Ireland on holiday we make it a point to come back with books that we cannot get stateside...books on local Irish subjects and interests. Charlie Byrne's in Galway is a bibliophiles mecca...a destination to acquire the books one needs, loves,...More

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best bookstore I have been to in a very long time. It has so many good reads you want and so many things you didn't know you wanted (but now you do!). The layout is wonderful and it feels like you...More

Thank TraceyLamping
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I found this bookstore by accident on a recent visit to Galway. We were wandering around the city centre before lunch and found it by chance. I spent over an hour browsing inside, I could have spent a lot longer. The range and variety of...More

Thank ddd2016
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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...More

Thank clauthy
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
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...More

1  Thank trawicki
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
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
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
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