World Book Day 2017

World Book Day: Thursday 2nd March

February 28th, 2017

Don’t forget it’s World Book Day this, Thursday, 2nd of March. If you have received a Book Token from your school call into the shop to swap it for a FREE World Book Day book or get 1.50 off any children’s book. Valid 27 February – 26 March.

cookbook as farce by mark boyden cover

‘Cookbook as Farce’ by Mark Boyden Available Now

February 3rd, 2017

Reviewed in today’s (3rd Feb) Irish Times by Aoife McElwain we will have a new cookbook full of recipes and anecdotes from a west Cork family kitchen available soon in Bantry Bookshop.

This wonderful, local book is in store now!

10% Off on 8th of December

December 6th, 2016

Come in to the shop on the 8th of December to get take advantage of our Christmas sale!

the battle autobiography by paul o'connell

New Autobiography by Paul O’Connell in Store Now

October 7th, 2016

The revelatory autobiography of a rugby colossus: Paul O’Connell There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O’Connell. He is synonymous with passion, heart and determination; but he is also the thinking man’s rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O’Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby players. In an autobiography as intense as its author, he tells the story of his remarkable career. ‘This is one of the great players of history …a sportsman for all ages’ Stephen Jones, Sunday Times ‘He’s probably the best player I’ve played against in my career’ Victor Matfield.

Holding by Graham Norton. Now in Stock!

October 4th, 2016

Graham Norton’s masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss. The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of- two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke – a former- love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret. Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad.

Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore – with searing honesty – the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Loyalty Card

September 2nd, 2016

Call in and pick up your Loyalty Card today.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child out Now!

August 2nd, 2016

The new story in the Harry Potter series is released today. Come by the shop to get your copy!

West Cork Literary Festival Reading Schedule

July 10th, 2016

Here are the times for the author readings. Seating is limited at these readings.

18 July 2016 11:15
David Murphy: Walking on Ripples: The Angling Life

19 July 2016 11:15
Aiden O’Reilly: Greetings, Hero

20 July 201611:15
Simon Lewis: Jewtown

21 July 2016 11:15
Catherine Ryan Howard: Distress Signals

22 July 2016 11:15
Shirley McClure: Stone Dress

23 July 2016 11:00
Tina Pisco: Sunrise Sunset

West Cork Literary Festival: July 17th – 23rd

July 10th, 2016

Bantry Bookshop is proud to be supporting the West Cork Literary Festival. Copies of participating authors books will be available in the bookshop throughout the festival and at the events.

We will have readings each morning at 11:15am for the duration of the festival from a range of authors and poets.