Rare and Out of Print Books

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Massive online book marketplace. Great for all books but especially hard to find titles and cheap textbooks. Alot of second-hand titles available also. Delivery is £3 for the first book. Additional delivery costs vary depending from which seller you purchase books.

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Amazon Marketplace

The name given to third parties selling through Amazon. You can find them by clicking on the ‘More Buying Choices’, usually on the right hand side of the product page. These can be new or used editions of the book you are looking for. The transaction is the same as if buying from Amazon themselves and some good bargains can be found here, especially with some books being sold for 1p. Delivery is usually around £4 for a single book.

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Large Irish online bookstore, specialising in Irish interest. Also specialises in rare and antiquarian books. Free delivery worldwide.

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Thrift Books

Thriftbooks.com 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, including many rare and out of print titles. Delivery is approx. $4.99 per item.

Biblio.com logo

The largest independent book marketplace in the world, with over 65 million books listed. Shipping varies per order/merchant – it can be viewed on the book detail page below the price.

Ulysses Rare Books

Rare and antique books available from this Irish bookseller. Located on Duke Street in Dublin city centre.

De Burca Rare Books

The largest stockist of quality Irish antiquarian books in the world, offering over 20,000 fine and rare books, maps, manuscripts and prints relating to Ireland.

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Waterstones Marketplace

Used book marketplace similar to Amazon. Books sold through the Waterstones website.

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World of Rare Books

Specialise in rare, antiquarian and vintage books, including first editions, with over 120,000 titles in stock. Delivery to Ireland is £2 per book.

The Time Traveller’s Bookshop

Specialists in antiquarian books, dealing with rare books from the 16th – 21st century. Physical stores in Cork city, Skibbereen and Kinsale.


Online-based Irish seller of secondhand books, with a dedicated rare and collectible section. Extra discounts available on large orders (over €100) and delivery is free to Ireland on orders over €20.

Vanessa Parker Rare Books
Rare and Recent Books

A family run business based in County Mayo in the West of Ireland, selling a large selection of new, used, out of print and antiquarian books.

Naughton Booksellers

Seller of used, secondhand, antiquarian and rare books, with over 20,000 items in stock.

Healy Rare Books

Specialists in scarce books of Irish interest.

Owl Books

Sellers of antiquarian and out-of-print books, based in Co. Leitrim. Stock a wide range of books including natural history, travel and topography, military, Irish interest, religious, biography and children’s books.

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