Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Bookshop/COLERAINE/21 Society Street
The Bookshop  Open at advertised times
21 Society Street   COLERAINE   BT52 1LA
tel: 028 2073 2596 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
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New and second books at bargain prices.

Concern Books/DERRY/29 Ferryquay Street
Concern Books  Open at advertised times
29 Ferryquay Street   DERRY   BT48 6UB
tel: 0287 136 7619 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30.
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Selling second hand books, CDs and DVDs in the heart of Derry. We're staffed entirely by volunteers, and every pound raised helps tackle hunger and transform lives around the world.

Although nominally a charity shop this is a proper bookshop for all intents and purposes. Some excellent stock; very well categorised and most reasonable prices. Nothing particularly old but well worth a visit.  Chris Harte 14.04.17

Foyle Books/DERRY/12 Magazine Street
Foyle Books  Open at advertised times
12 Magazine Street   DERRY   BT48 6HH
tel: 028 7137 2530  e-mail 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.00.
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Large general stock including Irish & French literature, theology and local history.

Great little bookshop in a lovely location. Wide selection of books available. Specialises in Irish history and books about Derry/Donegal.  Bessie 07.10.14
Without question the best second-hand bookshop in Northern Ireland. There was so much to see and check that the parking meter for the car had to be fed twice. A very knowlegdeable owner who knew his stock and we eventually left with a box full of previously unknown titles. Very well categorised and strong on all aspects of Northern Irish life. I was even allowed to look at unpriced new stock which had some quality books stacked in piles. A return visit is guaranteed. WWAD.  Chris Harte 19.10.16
A proper second hand bookshop. Good stock, well presented and reasonably priced.  Loyola 13.04.17
A large one-room traditional bookshop alongside the city walls, with a wide range of stock and plenty of emphasis on Irish-themed works. We bought one item each, and will aim to call again next time we are in town.  Wessexman 21.06.22

Little Acorns Bookstore/DERRY/11 Foyle St
Little Acorns Bookstore¬†  Open at advertised times
11 Foyle St   DERRY  BT48 6AL
tel:  07776 117054  e-mail   web  
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00
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New & Second-hand books with an overall stock of over 25,000+ books, covering all subjects & genres, but specialising mainly in Irish-related books. Book donations are always welcome, for sale online or at a book stall, with either proceeds given to charity (once sold), or a % of the sales to the original owner.

A broad and varied selection of titles that aren't just the usual tired stock that you often see in secondhand shops.  Tinman 03.07.13
This great little bookshop has been through a few moves since the original entry here but is now in the indoor market at 3-5 Society Street, Derry.  Tinman 04.01.19
This shop seems to have moved, and is now in Foyle Street across the road from the bus station, near the Peace Bridge. It was also open on a Tuesday, so the hours have expanded. The stock is mainly new, but a few secondhand items are interspersed and I found one rather nice old work.  Wessexman 21.06.22

War on Want NI/COLERAINE/32 Railway Road
War on Want NI  Open at advertised times
32 Railway Road   COLERAINE   BT52 1PE
tel: 028 7035 3876  e-mail  web 
Open:  Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00.
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Secondhand charity bookshop with books and bric a brac