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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 766
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Not to be missed...like stepping into Harry Potter

Ask the locals where to find this bookshop. Well worth the effort. Books everywhere, on just... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
bobjanh
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Brisbane, Australia
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Average used bookstore

There were some unique Irish authors featured, but mostly it was just a lot of old (really old... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
subterranean_jack
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The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Ask the locals where to find this bookshop. Well worth the effort. Books everywhere, on just about any subject. Plenty of obscure Irish works and hard to find items. Just a wonderful, wonderful place for anyone remotely interested in books of any description. Staff are...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

There were some unique Irish authors featured, but mostly it was just a lot of old (really old) used books.

Thank subterranean_jack
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I'm a bibliophile and often take along an extra suitcase just for the books I find on my travels. This trip was no exception thanks to the wonderful place. It's a mishmash of new and used with rows and rows of books spilling out into...More

Thank Kirsty S
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

If you love books, of any genre, then this is thee place to visit while in Galway! With its unique displays & variety of rooms you will feel like you have entered another world. The atmosphere alone is worth the visit. I wish I had...More

Thank Mkdory
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

i found this bookshop 2 years ago when i was 12 > its amazing it has such a lovely vibe > they have the best value books > and they even have english books translated into irish "harry potter". its galways hidden treasure ♥

Thank Roisin M
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Charlie Byrnes is 'My go to place in Galway'...I will take the bus from County Mayo or Clifden, as it is the place I know can count on to find that something special for others. A few years ago I was able to get a...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

What you want in a bookshop- a wide range of books at reasonable prices and with very knowledgeable staff. It is one of the best second hand bookshops in the English and Irish language I have seen.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A little corner of heaven for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a book. There are books on different topics and eras to keep you browsing for hours. The only conundrum being which one to choose.

Thank Karin K
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

When we travel I always research independent books in the cities we visit. I have heard about Charlie Byrnes's from friends and was so excited to visit - and it did not disappoint! Multiple rooms of bookshelves stacked high with a wonderful selection of Irish...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wheather you're a book lover or not Charlie Byrne's famous bookshop is really something to see if you're passing through Galway. Books from all genres and eras and something for all ages it feels as though you're stepping into a place where time stands still...More

Thank ciara817
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