Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Doolin Dinghy//Fisherstreet
Doolin Dinghy  Phone before travelling
Fisherstreet  DOOLIN  Co. Clare     
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Open:  Monday - Saturday (March to November), December - February ring ahead.
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A good stock of out of print and unusual books, specialising in Irish interest, English and American literature, travel, children's, biographies etc. Also a stall of classic and modern paperbacks for the backpacker, paper memorabilia and postcards for ephemera collectors.

An admirable idea. Places like Doolin need shops like this- but please reduce the stock by half so a visitor can actually see what is on offer. I was frustrated because I suspect that I missed books I would have purchased if I could have seen/reached them.  Loyola 13.04.17

Egans Bar _ Books//Main Street
Egans Bar & Books  Phone before travelling
Main Street  LISCANNOR  Co. Clare     
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Small but good stock of collectable Irish books. Strong on art books too. Affordable and well laid out. WWAD. The owner also owns the bar opposite and the wine on offer is excellent. A very civilised spot to spend an afternoon on the road to the Cliffs of Moher.  Sean Sexton 16.02.15
Sadly now closed. Patrick still has the bar and the books are at home. Call in to the bar if you are passing. If Patrick is around and has the time, you may get some great bargains.  Loyola 09.04.15

Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre//Parliament Street
The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre  Open at advertised times
Parliament Street  ENNISTYMON  Co. Clare     
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Open:  Monday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00. Saturday 11.00 - 4.00.
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A lovely, well presented shop in a charming market town . Strong on Irish subject areas, particularly fiction. Very fairly priced save for some of the "collectables" which are a bit Cecil Court . I always find a couple of gems.  Loyola 13.04.17

Sceal Eile Books//16 Lower Market Street
Sceal Eile Books  Phone before travelling
16 Lower Market Street  ENNIS  Co. Clare     
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We have an eclectic stock of second-hand, antiquarian and some new and remaindered books, both English and Irish language.

A pleasant secondhand bookshop but nothing for the collector.  Loyola 14.02.15
New and secondhand books in a small but pleasant shop. Wide selection of Irish titles particularly biographies. Prices on the high side.  Chris Harte 09.11.15