Irish Book Retailers Selling Online

In these days of ‘lockdown’, many of us are looking for ways to fill our time. Reading is one of the great pleasures for many of us but the question is how to get access to books as bookshops are currently closed.  I had planned to do a blog on the best bookshops in Ireland for overseas visitors but I’ve decided to focus on mainly smaller Irish bookshops who offer a mail order service within Ireland. Some bookshops list are offering a delivery service during Covid-19. Due to the high volume of orders, some new books may not be in stock at present.

It is best to email the shop with requests and they can phone you when knowing if they have books in stock.

In the email give the following details to  the bookshop

  • The book title(s) you are looking for
  • Name, email, postal address with postcode.
  • Phone number – so can contact for card payment.
  • If looking for new  or secondhand books
  • If want book now or willing to wait until books back in stock or Covid-19 restrictions lifted.

An added bonus is that An Post now charges as little as €3 for up to 10kg of books. That’s a bargain for any bookworm. The following booksellers all sell online but your local shop may also be able to ship books if you give them a call.

Kennys Bookshop Galway








Bookshops Selling Online in Ireland


Shop Link Deliver

Kenny’s Bookshop,


091 709350

Kenny’s Bookshop Galway has the biggest selection of Irish interest new and second-hand books. Selling online since 1999, Ireland’s own Amazon!

Charlie Byrne

Middle St, Galway

087 6074008

Selling new, secondhand and bargain books, online

Gutter Bookshop,

Temple Bar and, Dalkey,

Co Dublin

Independent bookshop in Cows Lane Dublin and Dalkey and winner of the bookshop of the year Ireland & UK 2017. Great range of books

Books Upstairs,

Dublin.     or https://mailchi,mp/booksupstairs/bookbundles

Dublin’s oldest independent bookshop selling books bundles online during Covid closedown. Look at Facebook page offering as well.

Eason’s Bookshop, Dublin and Nationwide

A selected range of new books can be ordered from the website, with gifts, games and stationery. For further questions contact

Bridge Street Bookshop,

Wicklow Town

00404 62240

This independent bookshop won Irish Times bookshop of the year 2014. Deliver locally and nationwide


Bookshops in Ireland selling online

Books on Ireland









Bookshops Munster


Contact Details

Information and Specialism

Vibes and Scribes,


Some new books and a lot of second-hand books. Have a separate craft shop

Pro Musica,



Music books, sheet music ordered by phone and posted nationwide. New website and  we received books promptly in the past week

Anna B’s Bookshop,

Schull, West Cork.

087 2494722

Phone in order and collect from Grove House if living in the area.

O’Mahony’s Books, O’Connell St, Limerick

O’Mahony’s Books was founded in 1902 in Limerick by J P  O’Mahony. His grandson Frank and family will post books to you. There are branches in Tralee, Ennis and at the University of Limerick for academic books

The Book Centre,

25 John Robert Sq, Waterford.

The Book Centre has an order & pay system on website for books with home delivery. Just opened an online shop.

Kerrs Bookshop, Clonakilty, Cork.

(023) 883 4342.

Will post if  WhatsApp request or Message on Facebook for books. Look at Facebook for selection of books for different age groups and interests.

Ulysses Rare Bookshop Dublin

Online catalogue from Ulysses Rare Bookshop









Second Hand & SpecialistBookshops


Contact Details

Information and Specialism

The Time Traveller’s Bookshop,

Skibbereen, Co Cork

087 2903613

The Time Traveller’s Bookshop is an online bookshop selling a rare, out-of-print book or ancient map you’re after. Send out 4 catalogues a year or email with details of books needed. Search a rare book or take part in one of its academy courses

Ulysses Rare Books,


01 6718676

Online Shop selling second-hand books, maps and gifts. Winner best bookshop 2016. Not open at present but can take orders to process after Covid-19 restrictions ease.


Inannarare Books,

Drimoleague, West Cork

087   102 5412.

An internationally operating online bookshop has opened in an Old Creamery in West Cork. Specialising in Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Art.


Book  Shops in Ireland  offering  delivery or online ordering

This list was compiled by ActivityDays and reflects our interest in new and secondhand books. Contact us for details of tours and activities which can be booked after the Covid-19 emergency is over.  To suggestions for bookshops delivering during Covid-19 to add to this list email 

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Second-hand books from Kennys Bookshop








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