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Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year
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Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year

Jul 19th 2017, 10:03 PM 22,413 Views 24 Comments

The books expand on the universe of the Harry Potter series.

Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
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Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections

Jul 12th 2017, 6:30 PM 6,212 Views 6 Comments

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?
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# Brightest Witch Of Her Year

What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 PM 15,949 Views 0 Comments

You’ve got dirt on your nose by the way. Did you know? Just there.

12 lovely memories you will have if you grew up with Harry Potter
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# Mischief Managed

12 lovely memories you will have if you grew up with Harry Potter

Jun 26th 2017, 6:56 PM 6,120 Views 5 Comments

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 20 years old today. Can you believe it?

'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age
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'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age

Jun 24th 2017, 6:00 PM 118,806 Views 12 Comments

Independent Book Shop week starts today, celebrating the great and the good of the indie bookseller.

Tell us a book you like, and we'll recommend you one to read next
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# Read You Wrote You

Tell us a book you like, and we'll recommend you one to read next

Jun 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,513 Views 1 Comment

Re-stock that Kindle/teetering book pile.

A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)
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A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)

Jun 1st 2017, 2:20 PM 18,006 Views 28 Comments

*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.

11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays
# Beach Reads
# Beach Reads

11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays

May 20th 2017, 6:00 PM 7,222 Views 1 Comment

A few page-turners to eat up on your sun lounger.

Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books
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Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books

Mar 26th 2017, 9:30 PM 16,385 Views 81 Comments

We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book
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A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:01 AM 10,400 Views 7 Comments

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

11 juicy celebrity memoirs that are actually worth a read
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# Books Of Revelations

11 juicy celebrity memoirs that are actually worth a read

Mar 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,789 Views 0 Comments

Gossip hounds, get in here.

How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?
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# Lashings Of Boiled Eggs

How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?

Mar 4th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,469 Views 1 Comment

Jolly hockey sticks!

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?
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Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:20 AM 14,778 Views 135 Comments

We’ll tell you ours…

Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy
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Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy

Feb 15th 2017, 2:45 PM 9,251 Views 14 Comments

The original novels have gone on to sell 17.5 million copies around the world.

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
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Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

Jan 31st 2017, 10:32 PM 16,302 Views 10 Comments

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

13 mood-boosting books to get you through the dark winter nights
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# Feel Good Read

13 mood-boosting books to get you through the dark winter nights

Jan 15th 2017, 9:30 AM 6,535 Views 0 Comments

Because our spirits could do with a bit of lifting.

9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events
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# V.f.d.

9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events

Jan 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 4,411 Views 0 Comments

The world is quiet here.

The 14 truly devastating struggles of being a bookworm
# Reading Is Fundamental
# Reading Is Fundamental

The 14 truly devastating struggles of being a bookworm

Jan 11th 2017, 9:30 PM 7,878 Views 5 Comments

The things we go through for the love of reading. Honestly, we’re saints.

Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017
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Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017

Jan 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 34,549 Views 18 Comments

Get ready for a year of binge-watching and reading.

9 books you should read before they're films in 2017
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# Give A Hoot Read A Book

9 books you should read before they're films in 2017

Jan 1st 2017, 6:00 PM 13,141 Views 3 Comments

New year, new reading list.

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
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Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

Dec 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 492 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'
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'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'

Dec 29th 2016, 6:30 PM 14,731 Views 4 Comments

Comedian Colm O’Regan on people’s aversion to spoilers – and whether they’re a symptom of notions.

Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books
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Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books

Dec 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 18,315 Views 101 Comments

Religious publisher Veritas has slipped into the red, and losses continued to mount last year.

Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless
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# Festive Fiction Finding

Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless

Dec 21st 2016, 11:33 AM 4,303 Views 2 Comments

Every one who finds a book is being encouraged to donate to Focus Ireland.

What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas
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What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas

Dec 10th 2016, 5:00 PM 12,187 Views 99 Comments

Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.

Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help
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Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help

Dec 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,883 Views 13 Comments

We have recommendations galore.

Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late
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Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late

Dec 2nd 2016, 10:43 PM 17,396 Views 14 Comments

The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine.

Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88
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Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88

Nov 21st 2016, 4:27 PM 9,739 Views 5 Comments

The author died at his home in Devon, England.

Seven Irish authors make the longlist for €100,000 Dublin literary prize
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Seven Irish authors make the longlist for €100,000 Dublin literary prize

Nov 21st 2016, 12:13 PM 8,915 Views 7 Comments

Books from John Banville, Edna O’Brien and Anne Enright make the list.

Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced
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Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced

Nov 17th 2016, 12:05 AM 25,833 Views 6 Comments

The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Dublin tonight.

"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves
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# Irish Book Awards

"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves

Nov 14th 2016, 8:00 PM 12,648 Views 1 Comment

We speak to two of the country’s publishers about a life in books.

COMPETITION: Win a load of great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards
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COMPETITION: Win a load of great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards

Nov 9th 2016, 9:05 AM 11,425 Views 4 Comments

There are some super titles up for grabs.

Life, death and rock n'roll: 40 years of Ireland captured in photos
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# Eye On Dublin

Life, death and rock n'roll: 40 years of Ireland captured in photos

Oct 29th 2016, 7:00 PM 35,508 Views 28 Comments

Photographer Eric Luke’s book is nominated in the Irish Book Awards.

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
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# Lady Marian

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

Sep 27th 2016, 1:28 PM 7,186 Views 3 Comments

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember
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# Roalddahlday

13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember

Sep 13th 2016, 1:02 PM 6,750 Views 1 Comment

Happy Roald Dahl day.

20 books every woman should read in her lifetime
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# Reading Is Fundamental

20 books every woman should read in her lifetime

Sep 3rd 2016, 9:30 AM 9,001 Views 7 Comments

Bookmark, read, and recommend to your friends.

'When somebody you love is ill you feel embarrassed for your own luck'
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'When somebody you love is ill you feel embarrassed for your own luck'

Jun 9th 2016, 12:00 PM 10,225 Views 5 Comments

Akhil Sharma’s Family Life has scooped the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award.

9 books you should definitely take on your summer holidays
# Summer Reading List
# Summer Reading List

9 books you should definitely take on your summer holidays

Jun 1st 2016, 11:33 AM 6,738 Views 3 Comments

Heading on a pre-holiday Easons smash and grab? Here’s what to pick up.

These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
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# Page Turners

These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

Apr 12th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,899 Views 11 Comments

Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

10 feelings every 90s kid has about Jacqueline Wilson books
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# Girls In Love

10 feelings every 90s kid has about Jacqueline Wilson books

Mar 30th 2016, 6:16 PM 6,801 Views 1 Comment

Jackie knows what’s up.