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.
Bantry Bookshop, established in 2003, is an independent book store based in Bantry. Bantry is a vibrant seaside town situated at the head of the 30km long Bantry Bay with the Beara Peninsula to the north and the Sheep's Head Peninsula to the south. The stunning coastline with its dramatic scenery is part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Among Bantry's many attractions, is Bantry House which was built around 1700. Both the house and extensive gardens are open to visitors. Bantry also has a bustling open-air market every Friday, heritage walking trails and the county's first Blueway Trail, a kayaking and tourism initiative. Every summer, Bantry hosts two successful cultural events - the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival.
Bantry Bookshop stocks a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books both for adults and for children. There is also an extensive second hand and bargain book section as well as a large selection of cards, stationery and gifts.
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!
Come in to the shop on the 8th of December to get take advantage of our Christmas sale!
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.
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.
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The new story in the Harry Potter series is released today. Come by the shop to get your copy!
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
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.
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