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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 766
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My Go to Place in Galway

Charlie Byrnes is 'My go to place in Galway'...I will take the bus from County Mayo or Clifden, as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Western Ireland, Ireland
One of the best

What you want in a bookshop- a wide range of books at reasonable prices and with very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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The Corn Store | Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 766
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charlie Byrnes is 'My go to place in Galway'...I will take the bus from County Mayo or Clifden, as it is the place I know can count on to find that something special for others. A few years ago I was able to get a...More

Thank Kesh_grammy
Reviewed 18 August 2017

What you want in a bookshop- a wide range of books at reasonable prices and with very knowledgeable staff. It is one of the best second hand bookshops in the English and Irish language I have seen.

Thank TouristVisitor01
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A little corner of heaven for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a book. There are books on different topics and eras to keep you browsing for hours. The only conundrum being which one to choose.

Thank Karin K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

When we travel I always research independent books in the cities we visit. I have heard about Charlie Byrnes's from friends and was so excited to visit - and it did not disappoint! Multiple rooms of bookshelves stacked high with a wonderful selection of Irish...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wheather you're a book lover or not Charlie Byrne's famous bookshop is really something to see if you're passing through Galway. Books from all genres and eras and something for all ages it feels as though you're stepping into a place where time stands still...More

Thank ciara817
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting Galway for 25 years now and somehow never stumbled across this fabulous shop. Was delighted to find it yesterday but unfortunately had little time to browse. Bought 2 books in 10 mins so that may be a good thing or I'd be...More

Thank saurinr
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Every time we are in Ireland on holiday we make it a point to come back with books that we cannot get stateside...books on local Irish subjects and interests. Charlie Byrne's in Galway is a bibliophiles mecca...a destination to acquire the books one needs, loves,...More

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best bookstore I have been to in a very long time. It has so many good reads you want and so many things you didn't know you wanted (but now you do!). The layout is wonderful and it feels like you...More

Thank TraceyLamping
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I found this bookstore by accident on a recent visit to Galway. We were wandering around the city centre before lunch and found it by chance. I spent over an hour browsing inside, I could have spent a lot longer. The range and variety of...More

Thank ddd2016
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited this book shop one weekend in Galway. There is such a massive range of books and the staff are so helpful. The place really encourages you to want to read. Plus if you're having trouble finding something that tickles your fancy they have a...More

Thank clauthy
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