About

 

Located in the heart of Galway city, Charlie Byrne’s flagship shop on Middle Street (beside Milano Restaurant) is just around the corner from Shop Street, the city’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. Middle Street runs parallel to Shop Street, so our location couldn’t be more central: we’re easy to find, and our shop is a stone’s throw away from Galway’s Latin Quarter, as well as lots of the city’s great pubs, hotels, and other attractions.

Charlie Byrne’s Middle Street shop is packed with over 100,000 new, bargain and secondhand books. We’ve got titles on just about any subject you can imagine: from unusual literary fiction to cars and motoring, and from craft, art technique and DIY to history, politics and philosophy.
Deliveries of secondhand and remaindered books arrive from our warehouse nearly every day, so there’s always something new to be found on our shelves. Plus, our Middle Street shop stocks new books – including new but hard-to-get titles on topics of Irish interest – and we always do our best to have a selection of the latest bestsellers on hand. We also have our Warehouse in Oranmore Business Park, that contains over 30,000 secondhand and bargain titles, and it’s easy to lose yourself among the shelves and tables for hours: you never know what you might find!

 
 

Accessibility

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop has always been conscious of accessibility. In 2012 Charlie Byrne’s made several changes to the entrances in order to make every level of the labyrinthine shop accessible to buggies, wheelchairs and anyone with mobility difficulties. We have widened several entrances, and added ramps to all entrances to our upper level entrances, as well as opening a new room to allow movement throughout the shop. Our staff are always happy to assist everyone, and especially anyone with disabilities.