Westwood & Simpson The Lore of The Land; A Guide to England's Legends

20150505_141909Charlie Byrne's has just got in bargain priced copies of Jennifer Westwood & Jacqueline Simpson The Lore of The Land; A Guide to England's Legends  from Spring-Heeled Jack to the Witches of Warboys.Where can you find the 'Devil's footprints'? What happened at the 'hangman's stone'? Did Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, really exist? Where was King Arthur laid to rest? Bringing together tales of hauntings, highwaymen, family curses and lovers' leaps, this magnificent guide will take you on a magical journey through England's legendary past.This very readable resource book is full of funny and anecdotal blurbs in relation to some of the most popular myths and legends of England. Both enthusiastic and scholarly, this work provides an insight into the historical basis for mythological figures and places.Charlie Byrne's have several copies of The Lore of The Land available for the bargain price of only €12 reduced from €28! Make sure you take the opportunity to pop in and grab a copy of this unusual read or simply contact us to reserve a copy.

New Second Hand Library of Esoteric Books

20150421_175418We've just shelved a fabulous second-hand collection of 700 esoteric books covering world mythology, folklore, psychology and history.This carefully selected personal collection has been curated over a number of years and includes titles on topics such as world mythology, ancient religions, shamanistic mysticism and ancient civilisations with a variety of reasonable price points.This is a special interest collection not to be missed and the more unusual titles are sure to fly of the shelves! Make sure to come in and have a browse or contact us if you require any further information!

Wordsworth books just in

Wordsworth 1Check out our display of Wordsworth books just in!We’ve just had a large consignment of classic literature, poetry, reference and non-fiction. This delivery features many titles from the NUI Galway reading lists, including Jane Eyre, Dracula, Silas Mariner, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, The Odyssey, Frankenstein, Don Quixote, Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses— and best of all they’re only €3 each!

Library of King Penguins just in

King penguinsCheck out this fantastic collection of King Penguins just in, in mint condition! These beautiful hardcover Penguin books were published between 1939 and 1959, and are commonly collected. King Penguins were Penguin's first foray into hardcover books and colour printing, and the  books originally combined a classic series of colour plates with an authoritative text.The first two volumes featured sixteen plates from John Gould's The Birds of Great Britain (1873) with historical introduction and commentary on each plate by Phyllis Barclay-Smith, and sixteen plates from Redouté's Roses (1817–24) with historical introduction and commentary by John Ramsbottom. The third volume began the alternative practice of colour plates from a variety of sources.Some of the volumes, such as Nikolaus Pevsner's Leaves of Southwell (1945) or Wilfrid Blunt's Tulipomania (1950) were pioneering works of scholarship. Others such as The Bayeux Tapestry by Eric Maclagan (1943), Ur : The First Phases by Leonard Woolley(1946) or Russian Icons (1947) by David Talbot Rice were distillations by experts of their own pioneering works. Some volumes by experts went into revised editions, such as A Book of English Clocks (1947 and 1950) by R. W. Symonds.The series ran to 76 volumes, and this library features 36 unique titles!

Just in: High quality bargain books

Powell's 2We've had a busy week packing the shelves and tables with great new books at bargain prices!We're currently shelving a huge delivery of high quality non-fiction and literary fiction from the US.This consignment is brimming with hardback history, current affairs, literary criticism, classic and modern literary fiction, high quality anthologies and other curiosities -- and best of all -- it's all half price or less!Powell's 4 It's well worth popping in for a leisurely browse - the shop is brimming with excellent books at bargain prices, and they're sure to go quickly!Head on over to our Facebook page for more pictures.