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Podcast, Burning Books Ireland with Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan tells Ruth McKee which books he’d save if his house was on fire in the latest episode of Burning Books. Listen to Burning Books, with Donal Ryan  Author Donal Ryan talks to Books Ireland editor Ruth McKee about empathy, the mystery at the heart of writing, Doris Lessing—and having a crush on Sylvia Plath—as he reveals which books he […]

The Presidents’ Letters: An Unexpected History of Ireland

A gorgeously produced homage to the art of the letter, comprising letters to and from the Presidents of Ireland. By Flor MacCarthy | 9781848407695 | Large format illustrated hardback | 304pp | €24.95 Shortlisted for Best Irish-Published Book of the Year. With over 400 letters, memos, cards, telegrams, drawings, notes and photographs, The Presidents’ Letters reveals a personal and unexpected story […]

New Netflix series is based on “Sharing the Wisdom of Time”

A book that looks to our elders for wisdom and inspiration Pope Francis set the bar high when he conceived the idea of pooling the wisdom of elders with the passion and energy of youth. The result is a book, Sharing the Wisdom of Time, in which the lessons learned by older generations become a […]

Little Island Books Present Book Selection Boxes for Christmas

Little Island Books Present Book Selection Boxes for Christmas To help with the festive panic, Little Island Books have created book selection boxes, chock full of great reads for every age group from babies to young adults. And to make your life even easier, they’ll even wrap the books for you! Each order comes with […]

Setting the Stage: Transitional playwrights in Irish 1910-1950

by Philip O’Leary, Cork University Press There was no native tradition of theatre in Irish. Thus, language revivalists were forced to develop the genre ex nihilo if there was to be a Gaelic drama that was not entirely made up of translations. The earliest efforts to do so at the beginning of the 20th century […]


A Story of Analog Devices’ Start-up in Limerick Oak Tree Press In 1976, despite the reservations of some corporate board members, Analog Devices began operations in a small SFADCO advance factory unit in Limerick with a start-up team of 13 people – among them the author of The Future Years, Pat Cunneen. Today, Analog’s Limerick […]

Royal Irish Academy, Irish Lives in America

Irish Lives in America Edited by Liz Evers and Niav Gallagher Royal Irish Academy November 2021 / 9781911479802 / PB / 344pp / €19.95 This collection documents fifty Irish people featured in our Dictionary of Irish Biography who made an indelible mark on American society, politics and culture. Buy the book and watch the launch […]

Temple Dark Books

ARE YOU READY FOR WAR? The closing title of our exciting 2021 catalogue is an absolute belter. The Military Sci-Fi Adventure, Redshift by American author Tyler E. C. Burnworth is a coming-of-age tale of loss, revenge, and manipulation, and is the opening salvo in the trilogy By Blood Or By Star. Redshift is on general release from December 3rd but will […]

Last Chance Book Trade Day Tickets Now

9th Annual Trade Day Date: Friday 12th November Time: 9am – 3.30pm Tickets: €45 – €50  SYP & Student Tickets – €20.00 ——————————————- The topic for this year’s Trade Day will be ‘Reconnecting’, as we all look forward to seeing and working with each other again in the not-too-distant future. The day will be an informative […]