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Books Upstairs

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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if you love books and enjoy good food and drink, this restaurant is just the ticket. tasty food... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, null, Singapore
Lovely spot & awesome mocha!

I wish I'd had more time to spend here! Lovely book shop and beautiful & calm cafe upstairs. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Clarissa R
Nikiski, Alaska
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“book shop”(6 reviews)
“cafe upstairs”(9 reviews)
A long-standing independent and literary bookshop in Dublin city centre, with a carefully curated stock and a dedicated staff. We specialise in the humanities - especially Irish literature, poetry, culture and history. Our beautifully preserved...more
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Apex House 17 D'Olier Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 8566
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you love books and enjoy good food and drink, this restaurant is just the ticket. tasty food, upstairs of a bookshop, by the river, nice libations. all charming.

Thank mandya162
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A good place for a browse, esp if you are looking for Irish interest. The sale in the cellar is more open - and some good bargains here. The cafe upstairs has comfy sofas and reasonable drinks, including some nice herbal teas.

Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I wish I'd had more time to spend here! Lovely book shop and beautiful & calm cafe upstairs. Good food and great mocha!

Thank Clarissa R
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This bookshop is so cute in Dublin. They have unique books based on Ireland's history. They also have graphic novels for teenagers.

Thank pudds412
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I finally got a chance to visit this place, something I had been meaning to do for a while - on entering the two ladies downstairs were really friendly and helpful - unfortunately this was not my experience upstairs in the cafe. The man was...More

1  Thank KBear1980
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This shop is a bit off the tourist path, but worth the walk and time. It has very good depth and breadth - in all things Irish - from culture, to photo books, to Irish authors, to travel in Ireland, and themes / times like...More

1  Thank momarino143
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If I hadn't had three young children with me, I would gratefully have spent a day nibbling delicious goodies, sipping coffee, ignoring my phone and reading at this wonderful store/cafe.

Thank sscmass
Reviewed 29 June 2017

A bookshop with a wonderful atmosphere - excellent choice of books, a lovely café upstairs, friendly staff. I made holidays in Dublin in October 2016 and June 2017 and visited "Books Upstairs" every day of these holidays.

Thank rgilster
Reviewed 15 May 2017

What a place! This is the perfect bookshop. Immaculately laid out, beautifully curated, and with the added bonus of a lovely cafe on the top floor. I could have stayed here for hours, and will definitely go back, but if you're in Dublin you should...More

2  Thank Russell G
Reviewed 15 May 2017

After visiting Trinity College and full of admiration for the Book of Kells I happened to find "Books Upstairs"...great name, witty, humorous... the narrow traditional (georgian?) building hosts the bookstore on groundfloor. A small room filled (among others of course) with a selection of great...More

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