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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Dublin

Interested in finding the best bookstores and libraries in Dublin? Here is a great list to get you started exploring the world of books and more in Dublin.
|-Best Bookstores and Libraries in Dublin

Hodges Figgis

Hodges Figgis is a historic bookshop in Dublin, established in 1768, and is known for its extensive selection of books on a wide range of subjects, including a large section on Irish literature and history.

Website: www.waterstones.com/bookshops/hodges-figgis
Address: 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, D02 XE81

The Gutter Bookshop

The Gutter Bookshop is an independent bookstore named after the famous Oscar Wilde quote. It offers a carefully curated selection of books and hosts regular literary events.

Website: gutterbookshop.com
Address: Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, D08 V4Y7

Books Upstairs

Books Upstairs is Dublin’s oldest independent bookshop, offering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, with a focus on literary and cultural publications.

Website: booksupstairs.ie
Address: 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2, D02 XF59

Chapters Bookstore

Chapters Bookstore is one of the largest independent bookstores in Dublin, featuring both new and second-hand books across two floors.

Website: chapters.ie
Address: Parnell Street, Dublin 1, D01 T2X2

Dubray Books

Dubray Books is a well-established Irish bookstore chain with a wide selection of books and a knowledgeable staff. They often host author signings and book launches.

Website: www.dubraybooks.ie
Address: 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, D02 KF85

The National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Ireland is Ireland’s leading research library and a cultural institution, holding a vast collection of Irish and international materials. It provides access to an extensive range of manuscripts, maps, and rare books.

Website: www.nli.ie
Address: Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 P638

Dublin City Library and Archive

Dublin City Library and Archive provides a wide range of services to the public, including access to books, digital resources, and historical archives related to Dublin’s heritage.

Website: www.dublincity.ie/residential/libraries
Address: 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 HE37

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s largest library and home to the Book of Kells and other important cultural artifacts. It serves as a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Website: www.tcd.ie/library
Address: College Street, Dublin 2, D02 PN40

Rathmines Library

Rathmines Library is a historic Carnegie library that has been serving the public since 1913. It offers a range of services including book lending, study spaces, and community events.

Website: www.dublincity.ie/residential/libraries/find-library/rathmines-library
Address: 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, D06 K2C4

Ballymun Library

Ballymun Library is a modern public library offering a wide selection of books, multimedia, and community services, including reading groups and children’s activities.

Website: www.dublincity.ie/residential/libraries/find-library/ballymun-library
Address: Ballymun Road, Dublin 9, D09 C8P5

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