Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Alan Prim//6 South Main Street
Alan Prim  Open at advertised times
6 South Main Street  YOUGHAL  Co. Cork     
Open:  Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 5.30 (closed January).
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Irish interest, literature and general stock.

This was the surprise bookshop out of all those we visited on our Irish tour. A bit scruffy and needed a clean, but what were occupying the shelves were some very interesting titles indeed. The categories became clearer on the third walk around and once into those of my interests then I starting pulling out ones to purchase. Prices for individual books were a little high but in bulk, with discount, the cost became most acceptable. Take your time when visiting and be patient: there is some very good material along with ordinary stuff. I will certainly revisit.  Chris Harte 19.10.16

Book Shed Gallery//one mile off the R.600
The Book Shed Gallery  Phone before travelling
one mile off the R.600  (Wild Atlantic Way)  KILBTITTAIN  Co. Cork     
tel: 023 884 9961  e-mail  web 
Open:  Usually open Sunday - Thursday but it's a good idea to call before coming.
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We stock second hand and rare books on the arts, history, biography, militaria, travel, sport, gardens and horticulture, poetry, classics, technical and reference as well as some fiction. We also have a selection of maps and admiralty charts from around the world. Located half way between the villages of Ballinspittle and Kilbrittain

Cooney_s Books//13 Glen Park
Cooney's Books  Open at advertised times
13 Glen Park  MACROOM  Co. Cork     
Open:  Tuesday & Saturday 10.30 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 6.00, or by appiontment.
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25,000 books in stock including Irish interest.

Gerry Cooney is a gentleman book dealer. He knows his stuff and he knows it's worth. Unlike some dealers, he always wants to find a price that suits both parties. Highly recommended.  Loyola 13.04.17

Inanna Rare Books/SKIBBEREEN/Woodley House Castletownshend Road
Inanna Rare Books  Phone before travelling
Woodley House Castletownshend Road  SKIBBEREEN 
tel: ++353 - (0) 87 - 102 5412  e-mail   web
Open: April to September only: Monday - Thursday 10.00 - 6.00. Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 4.00
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Rare, Out-of-Print and meaningful Second-Hand Books, Manuscripts, Rare Maps, Original Art & Illustrated Books, Decorative Art, Etchings & Engravings, Lithographs, Botanical Illustration, Ephemera & Rare Vinyl – Records, Early Jazz, Photography, Rare and important Books with an interesting History & Provenance.

Oxfam Books//18A French Church Street
Oxfam Books  Phone before travelling
18A French Church Street  CORK  Co. Cork     
tel: 021 480 65 40  e-mail  web 
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Prim_s Bookshop//43 Main Street
Prim's Bookshop  Open at advertised times
43 Main Street  KINSALE  Co. Cork     
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Open:  Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.00, Sunday 12.30 - 5.00 (January & February - ring first).
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Wide range of interesting books including rare books and first editions, modern first editions, classic literature, poetry, Irish interest and general stock.

Time Traveller_s Bookshop _ Galler//The Glen - at "The Artist_s Courtyard"
The Time Traveller's Bookshop & Galler  Open at advertised times
The Glen - at "The Artist's Courtyard"  KINSALE  Co. Cork     
tel: 087 2903613  e-mail  web 
Open:  7 days 11.00 - 6.00 and by appointment.
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We offer rare, unusual and important books and manuscripts as well as modern first editions, signed books of famous and not so famous writers, as well as Vintage Sea Charts and rare original photographs. We also deal in Rare and vintage Maps of Ireland and the world (16th to 19th century) as well as rare Vinyl Records.

Time Traveller_s Bookshop _ Gallery//44 Bridge Street
The Time Traveller's Bookshop & Gallery  Open at advertised times
44 Bridge Street  SKIBBEREEN  Co. Cork     
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Open:  Winter hours: Monday - Friday 2.00 - 6.00, Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
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We offer modern first editions and signed copies of important books as well as out-of-print books and second hand material in excellent condition.

Time Traveller_s Bookshop _ Gallery//Wandesford Quay (opposite from Cafe Paradiso)
The Time Traveller's Bookshop & Gallery  Open at advertised times
Wandesford Quay (opposite from Cafe Paradiso)  CORK  Co. Cork     
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Open:  Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 6.00, and by appointment.
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We offer modern first editions and signed copies of important books as well as out-of-print books and second hand material in excellent conditions.

Vibes _ Scribes //21 Lavitts Quay  CORK  Co. Cork  
Vibes & Scribes   Open at advertised times
21 Lavitts Quay  CORK  Co. Cork     
Open:  Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 6.30, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.30 - 6.30.
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Cork's largest independent bookshop to buy, sell or exchange books from all genres at great prices.

A real Jekyll & Hyde for secondhand and new books in adjoining shops. On entering the secondhand premises I looked around and thought it was an Oxfam bookshop under a new name. Fairly well categorised stock but of a bog-standard modern genre. One very small upright (locked) bookcase of mid-wars titles classified as "collectables. " Staff surly to the point of rudeness. However, I then moved next door to look at the new books only to find most were heavily discounted quality remainders. Staff here could not have been more helpful or charming.  Chris Harte 09.11.15