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'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller
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'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

Oct 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,488 Views 7 Comments

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'
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Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Oct 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 26,570 Views 24 Comments

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,152 Views 11 Comments

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'
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# The Second Sleep

Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'

Sep 21st 2019, 10:00 PM 14,918 Views 6 Comments

The historical novelist spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new novel, The Second Sleep.

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
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Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:52 PM 23,526 Views 2 Comments

Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Aug 27th 2019, 8:45 AM 23,900 Views 108 Comments

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling
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The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling

Aug 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 27,145 Views 14 Comments

Story-time is a great way to teach preschoolers píosa Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000
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# Literary Award

American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000

Jun 12th 2019, 9:05 PM 13,113 Views 17 Comments

The International Dublin Literary Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council.

Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
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# Dublin Literary Award

Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

Apr 4th 2019, 8:44 AM 13,705 Views 6 Comments

Sally Rooney and Bernard MacLaverty are among the 10 shortlisted nominees.

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books
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# Sacrilege

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

Apr 1st 2019, 12:46 PM 83,724 Views 63 Comments

Photos show priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask.

11 books to stick on your reading list for April
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# Books

11 books to stick on your reading list for April

Mar 27th 2019, 6:00 PM 33,362 Views 0 Comments

It’s not too early to start building that pile of books beside your bed for summer.

Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use
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# Ah Here

Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use

Mar 21st 2019, 3:44 PM 7,597 Views 1 Comment

This was actually a headline that ran.

We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy
# Tear Jerkers
# Tear Jerkers

We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy

Mar 12th 2019, 3:22 PM 3,818 Views 3 Comments

Grab a tissue.

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'
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# Book Club

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'

Feb 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,491 Views 1 Comment

Book clubs are my lifeline. When we first floated the idea of a festival of books, I thought it was idle dreaming but it was a total success, writes Bridgit McGinnity.

'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'
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# Irish Crime Fiction

'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'

Feb 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,743 Views 6 Comments

Tana French’s latest novel marks a departure from the successful author’s usual crime fiction- turning from the detective to the potential suspect.

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'
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# Music Love Drugs War

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:30 PM 27,135 Views 0 Comments

Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.

Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019
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# Library

Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019

Jan 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 3,433 Views 0 Comments

Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?
# The Magic Of Tidying Up
# The Magic Of Tidying Up

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?

Jan 16th 2019, 3:07 PM 4,261 Views 2 Comments

Just how many is too many?

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January
# Books Not Boredom
# Books Not Boredom

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January

Jan 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 5,288 Views 0 Comments

Entertain your mind for a sec.

Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay
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# A Fine Thing

Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay

Jan 2nd 2019, 2:21 PM 18,186 Views 20 Comments

The new measure kicked in yesterday.

Here are the books, movies, music, and television that DailyEdge.ie writers loved this year
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

Here are the books, movies, music, and television that DailyEdge.ie writers loved this year

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 AM 4,345 Views 0 Comments

It was a big year in entertainment.

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'
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# In Focus

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'

Dec 16th 2018, 8:15 PM 25,044 Views 3 Comments

US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.

Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air
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# Dublin From The Air

Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air

Dec 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,727 Views 72 Comments

The book combines landmarks and landscapes from both city and county.

Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards
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Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards

Nov 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 23,397 Views 15 Comments

Here are this year’s winners.

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
# Memory Man
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# Memory Man

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity

Nov 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 11,461 Views 4 Comments

The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death
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# An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Nov 23rd 2018, 7:30 PM 26,465 Views 31 Comments

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
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# Dublin Literary Award

Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

Nov 19th 2018, 11:55 AM 11,623 Views 3 Comments

141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.

'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather
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# Met Éireann

'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather

Nov 10th 2018, 10:00 PM 49,259 Views 26 Comments

The Met Éireann forecaster’s new book, The Great Irish Weather Book, explains what weather is and how it happens.

Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year
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# Read The Game

Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year

Nov 8th 2018, 4:47 PM 7,912 Views 5 Comments

The42 is represented twice on the longlist.

How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop
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How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop

Oct 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 33,024 Views 34 Comments

A cup of coffee changed my path, writes Cian Byrne during Irish Book Week.

8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November
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# Book Club

8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November

Oct 29th 2018, 5:00 PM 4,535 Views 0 Comments

November kicks off with the first ever Irish Book Week.

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book
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# Meet Me At The Pier

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

Oct 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,159 Views 0 Comments

New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards
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# Read All About It

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards

Oct 25th 2018, 8:03 PM 16,518 Views 6 Comments

You can vote for your favourites across the categories.

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
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Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 PM 14,093 Views 28 Comments

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

Poll: How often do you read a book?
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Poll: How often do you read a book?

Sep 5th 2018, 8:54 AM 27,371 Views 60 Comments

The MS Annual Readathon is being launched today.

Pick a breakfast cereal and we'll give you a book to read
# What To Read
# What To Read

Pick a breakfast cereal and we'll give you a book to read

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 8,368 Views 0 Comments

Looking for something new to read?

Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize
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Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Jul 24th 2018, 7:36 AM 21,602 Views 17 Comments

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
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# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,350 Views 7 Comments

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content
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Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content

Jun 25th 2018, 10:45 PM 41,056 Views 115 Comments

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays
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# Summer Reads

11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays

May 27th 2018, 3:30 PM 6,213 Views 1 Comment

Don’t leave it to the last minute.