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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 33,060 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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8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November

Oct 29th 2018, 5:00 PM 4,549 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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People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

Oct 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,213 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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Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards

Oct 25th 2018, 8:03 PM 16,554 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 14,107 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 27,433 Views 60 Comments

The MS Annual Readathon is being launched today.

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

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 8,386 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 21,607 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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Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,357 Views 8 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 41,070 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 6,222 Views 1 Comment

Don’t leave it to the last minute.

Can children's books help kids fight climate change?
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Can children's books help kids fight climate change?

May 12th 2018, 9:00 PM 8,078 Views 9 Comments

We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines
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Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

Apr 11th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,126 Views 42 Comments

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

Two Irish novels shortlisted for literary award worth €100,000
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Two Irish novels shortlisted for literary award worth €100,000

Apr 5th 2018, 8:02 AM 12,086 Views 7 Comments

The award was launched on 7 April 1995 and is now in its 23rd year.

'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves
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'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves

Mar 10th 2018, 6:01 PM 15,572 Views 20 Comments

“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”

7 things you'll recognise if the book pile beside your bed is your personal Everest
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# Bedside Bookpile

7 things you'll recognise if the book pile beside your bed is your personal Everest

Feb 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 5,445 Views 1 Comment

It’s mocking you.

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
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Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Feb 20th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,045 Views 8 Comments

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

17 upcoming books by women to read in 2018
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# Read Women

17 upcoming books by women to read in 2018

Jan 1st 2018, 9:30 PM 5,593 Views 5 Comments

Hup the gals.

9 books to read before they come out as movies in 2018
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# A Wrinkle In Time

9 books to read before they come out as movies in 2018

Dec 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 8,607 Views 2 Comments

BEWKS!

10 books that were essential reading for girls growing up in the 2000s
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10 books that were essential reading for girls growing up in the 2000s

Dec 30th 2017, 11:22 AM 5,684 Views 2 Comments

We learned so much.

Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
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Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?

Dec 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 14,944 Views 20 Comments

We want to know.

These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018
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These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018

Dec 27th 2017, 5:30 PM 27,973 Views 18 Comments

Here’s the definitive list.

Here are the books some of our favourite faces read and loved in 2017
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# Get Booky

Here are the books some of our favourite faces read and loved in 2017

Dec 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 4,985 Views 1 Comment

Plus some picks of our own.

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
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Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:41 AM 11,352 Views 5 Comments

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

9 audiobooks narrated by celebrities to go on a nice long walk with
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# Listen To Me

9 audiobooks narrated by celebrities to go on a nice long walk with

Nov 10th 2017, 9:00 PM 8,070 Views 1 Comment

Bliss!

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
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These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival

Nov 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,992 Views 8 Comments

We talked to them about how they did it.

Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017
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Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017

Nov 2nd 2017, 2:46 PM 14,896 Views 11 Comments

The nominees for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards were announced today.

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'
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Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'

Oct 30th 2017, 7:30 PM 21,519 Views 33 Comments

Clare Daly is about to self-publish her first novel, an Irish Vampire story, Our Destiny is Blood.

8 new books to curl up with now it's turned awful cold
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# Autumnal Reads

8 new books to curl up with now it's turned awful cold

Oct 6th 2017, 7:19 PM 6,956 Views 3 Comments

It has though, hasn’t it?

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
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British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,425 Views 8 Comments

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

18 things that would happen if Pride and Prejudice was set in modern-day Ireland
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# Ooh Mr Darcy

18 things that would happen if Pride and Prejudice was set in modern-day Ireland

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 9,385 Views 1 Comment

Would it still be a classic? Maybe.

11 young adult novels that are well worth reading at any age
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# Reading Is Fundamental

11 young adult novels that are well worth reading at any age

Sep 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,712 Views 2 Comments

If you think YA is just for teens, you’re missing out.

Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
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Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 21st 2017, 3:51 PM 8,115 Views 2 Comments

Judy Murray’s book on life with her son Andy and a biography on the late Muhammad Ali are among the contenders.

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
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'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Sep 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,331 Views 2 Comments

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books
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# Roald Dahl Day

10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books

Sep 13th 2017, 6:08 PM 9,958 Views 2 Comments

It’s Roald Dahl Day!

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls
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'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Sep 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 8,984 Views 72 Comments

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon
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How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon

Sep 9th 2017, 9:45 AM 24,551 Views 24 Comments

We talked to the book’s authors.

25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out
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# Read Women

25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out

Aug 27th 2017, 8:00 PM 8,895 Views 8 Comments

The best books by women authors this year.

From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore'
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From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore'

Aug 27th 2017, 10:00 AM 21,330 Views 6 Comments

The Irish-based Australian bestselling author tells us about how her own experience with emigration informed her new book.

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books
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Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

Aug 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 11,517 Views 63 Comments

“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.