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The Book Depository

Huge selection of books (the largest range of titles in the world in fact!) at great prices with free delivery to Ireland and the world. Highly recommended.

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Needs no introduction: good discounts on a massive number of books with free delivery to Ireland on orders of approx. £25 and over. Standard delivery is £5 for the first book and £0.99 for each extra book in the same delivery.

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Ireland’s largest book chain. Good selection of titles, especially Irish interest. Free delivery to Ireland and the UK on all orders over €10.

Dubray Books

An independent Irish chain with its flagship store on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Delivery to Ireland is €4 for one book, €6 for two or more. Shipping to the EU/Rest of World is €6/8 respectively, each additional book an extra €2.

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Another small chain based in the southwest, O’Mahony’s has been in business since 1902. Delivery is free to Ireland. logo

Online Irish bookstore specialising in Irish interest and collectible titles. Free delivery worldwide.

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Books Unlimited

Small chain based in the north of Dublin. Good selection of titles with €4.95 delivery on any number of books to Ireland and free delivery on orders over €35. logo

Irish online retailer with a focus on the Irish market. Flat rate delivery charge of €2.80 to Ireland and the UK – €4 to the rest of the world.

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The Book Nest

Bookseller based in Sligo, specialising in kid’s books and academic titles.

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Lonely Planet

The world’s no. 1 travel publisher with over 500 travel titles covering 195 countries. Good discounts on their print and ebook guides, with the option of buying individual guide chapters (e-version only), so you can buy only what you need. Free delivery on orders over €35.

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Massive online book marketplace. Great for all books but especially hard to find titles and cheap textbooks. A lot of second-hand titles available also. Delivery costs vary depending from which seller you purchase books.

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Huge online marketplace for books, as well as movies and music. Similar to AbeBooks in its function, independent booksellers sell their books through the site. Great bargains to be found. Delivery (for books) is £3.99 for the first item, £2.99 for each additional item.

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Thrift Books is the largest online seller of used books in the United States and pride themselves on offering the lowest everyday price on used books on the web. They have over 7 million books in stock, with delivery costs at $4.99 per item.

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Books Please

Online store offering a large range of titles with worldwide delivery. Shipping is based on weight and calculated at checkout.

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Large UK bookseller with a handful of shops around the country. Good selection, including audiobooks and ebooks. Delivery to Ireland is approx. £5 for the first book, then £1 for each additional item.

Better World Books

Worldwide seller of new and used books and textbooks with free delivery. Promotes book drives and donates to literacy programs around the world.

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The Book People

Large discount bookseller from the UK. Good discounts to be had on books, stationery and gifts. Delivery is a flat £4.99 per order to Ireland.

Book Outlet

Canadian book outlet selling a great range of titles at 50-90% off the RRP. Shipping is based on weight and updates automatically at checkout.

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Large internet retailer in the vein of Amazon. Delivery varies by merchant.

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Another internet retailer with a modest range of titles at decent prices. Free delivery worldwide.

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The Book Centre

Small independent chain with stores located in Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny and Naas (Barker & Jones). Delivery is €3.50 on orders up to a value of €60 – free delivery applies to orders over this value.

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Love Kid’s Books

Online seller specialising in children’s books. Free delivery within Ireland on orders over €15.

Online seller of quality used books, based in Thurles, with over 15,000 titles in stock. Extra discounts on large orders and a loyalty points system, coupled with free delivery to Ireland on orders over €20.


Online seller of Irish-language books. Delivery varies depending on order.

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Discount bookseller with stores around the country, specialising in low-price bestsellers as well as general and business stationery. Free delivery on orders over €15, €3.95 for orders below this value.

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Specialises in books relating to the environment: sustainability, renewable energy, self-sufficiency, gardening, environmental education, green building, and more. Also stocks very cool science kits for children which cover similar topics. Shipping starts at €3.50.

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Irish publisher and retailer of religious books and accessories, mostly Christian-focused. Free delivery to Ireland in addition to several physical stores around the country.

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SuccessStore is the ecommerce site for books and ebooks from Oak Tree Press and NuBooks.  Oak Tree Press is an Irish business book publisher, covering business, management, HR, law, marketing and enterprise topics.  NuBooks is its ebook-only imprint for short, focused ebooks for busy entrepreneurs and managers.

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