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“The sweetest bookshop”

Blarney Books and Art
Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Port Fairy
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We are a bookshop (both secondhand and new) and an art space. Exhibitions change regularly. We are also the home of the annual book art competition. Recently we have added a stage to our shop, so we are now able to host music, performances and book talks - please email us if you have any ideas! We encourage people to come in and spend time browsing, settle on a couch with a book, play a game of chess, give the piano / pianola a go, and we have a great train track set for the kids! Open daily through January. Thus - Mon 11-4 all other times.
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful and inviting bookshop! I wish it was in my town! So sweet with a cosy and bright atmosphere and a very interesting range of books! I loved the tower of books that greets you at the entrance and bought two lovely selection of poetry!

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Jo C, Owner at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much for this review! Every town should have a delightful and inviting bookshop!

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Pop in to browse through hundreds of second hand and new books and an art exhibitions which are book related or inspired. Owners Jo and Dean also host frequent musical evenings, readings, children's theatre groups and much more. Check out their website.

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Jo C, Owner at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much! So good of you to take the time to write this.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

A great little shop to browse through. The day I visited there was a display by an artist who had drawn sketches into old books.The shop had a very welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

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Jo C, Owner at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much for this review! The exhibition was called 'You Can't Draw in Books!' by the fabulous Alissa Duke. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We had the best time in Blarney books & art looking buying a big stack of lovely books and fantastic art prints. Incredible place to spend the afternoon. Loved chatting to Jo. Thanks for having us , we certainly be back

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Jo C, Book Enthusiast at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Bridgit, thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your time with us - we hope you can send us a photo of how those prints look on your wall when you get home! Looking forward to seeing you again. Kindest wishes, Jo.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We spent some time wandering around Port Fairy today. We had a wonderful time hunting for books at Blarney Books & Art. The service was fantastic and we left with a number of new books to read.

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Jo C, Manager at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for this lovely review, Dianne! Thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Blarney. We hope to see you again when you're next passing through Port Fairy. Cheers, Jo.

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