Textbooks & School Books

As a rule I had a distaste for any reading beyond my school books.


Find a book:
Third Level

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.

Amazon Marketplace

Considerable savings can be had buying through third-party sellers on Amazon. Just look for the ‘More Buying Options’ button on the right-hand side of the product page. Delivery is usually around £4 per item to Ireland for Marketplace purchases.

Irish Bookseller
Unibooks is Irelands first and only dedicated academic book trading site.
Vital Source

VitalSource is the world’s largest provider of digital course materials, including over 90% of the core textbooks in use today as eTextbooks. Savings of up to 80% to be had compared to print textbooks.


A subscription service that provides access to over 650,000 textbooks and non-fiction titles. Access via your web browser or the app for iOs and Android. Of note is the one-click referencing feature, which should simplify getting your project bibliography in order.

There’s a free 2-week trial to see if it’s for you, then it’s €12 per month (or €8 p/m if you pay for a full year upfront).

The Book Nest
Irish Bookseller
Based in Sligo. Large range of third-level and academic titles.
Irish Bookseller
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.

The largest independent book marketplace in the world. Plenty of used textbooks to be found. Shipping varies by seller.

Lawbooks Ireland
Irish Bookseller
One-stop shop for Irish legal textbooks. Also buys and sells used textbooks. Free delivery to Ireland.

Routledge is the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology & Medical resources, publishing thousands of books each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Free shipping.

Palgrave Macmillan

Publishers of award-winning research across the humanities, social sciences and business, offering the very best in academic content. Free shipping worldwide.

Irish Bookseller
Primary & Secondary Level
Eason School Shop
Irish Bookseller
Good selection of titles, including exam papers and a book covering service (June through August only). Stationery also available. Delivery is free on orders over €10.
Irish Bookseller
Good selection with a book covering service. Free delivery to Ireland.
Irish Bookseller
Specialist online seller of schoolbooks for Ireland. They also supply stationery, school bags and provide a book covering service, so a nice one-stop solution. Delivery starts at €3 for one item up to €6.50 for three items or more.
The Book Haven
Irish Bookseller
Wide range of textbooks and school supplies. Delivery is €2.95 for one book, add €1 per additional book up to a maximum charge of €6.50 or opt to ollect from one of their branches in and around Dublin.
High Street Books
Irish Bookseller
School book retailer with three branches in Cork. Delivery is a flat €5 to Ireland.
Tony Clarke School Books
Irish Bookseller
Online store of Limerick-based schoolbook supplier. Delivery is €5.99 per order.
School Books Online
Irish Bookseller
Tiered delivery rates – €6.50 per order, free on orders over €250.
ABC Bookshop
Irish Bookseller
Galway-based bookseller.
School Books Ireland
Irish Bookseller
Wide range of titles and accessories on offer. Maximum P&P charge of €6.50 on orders to Ireland.
Low Cost School Books
Irish Bookseller
Sells a full range of primary and secondary school textbooks, along with stationery and other supplies. Delivery is a maximum of €6.90 per order.
Irish Bookseller
Online store of Joyce Booksellers, based in Galway. Delivery is €3.99.
Opening Minds
Irish Bookseller
Large range of school books and supplies available to order, also specialising in educational toys.
Irish Bookseller
Marketplace for selling secondhand school books. Delivery is €2.70 for single books under 500g with charges increasing from there.
Educational Company of Ireland
Irish Bookseller
Ireland’s leading publisher of primary and post-primary school textbooks, including exam papers and the Revise Wise series. Their publications are available to buy online from their site.
Schoolbooks Direct
Irish Bookseller
Good selection of books and supplies for primary and secondary school. Delivery is a flat rate of €4.99. Also has a high street presence in Tullamore and Mullingar
Irish Bookseller
Large range of primary and secondary school books on offer, with a flat delivery charge of €6.50.
Irish Bookseller
Full range of schoolbooks and supplies available. Delivery is a maximum of €6.50 per order.
The Shelf
Irish Bookseller
Online store of The Shelf bookshop in Midleton, Cork, selling primary and secondary school books and stationery. Also offers a book covering service per item. Delivery is by courier and is a flat €6.50 on all orders.
Irish School Books
Irish Bookseller
Online presence of Eason Cavan, concentrating on school books and supplies.
School & Office World
Irish Bookseller
New and secondhand school books available from this website, along with a huge range of stationery, arts and crafts supplies. Physical stores in Dundrum and Newlands Cross. Free delivery on orders over €75.
Irish Bookseller
Full selection of primary and post-primary school books available as well as school stationery and supplies. Delivery is a maximum of €6.90 per order. Physical stores in Roscommon and Athlone.
Tara Book Company
Irish Bookseller
One stop shop for anything involving children’s books and has been servicing the needs of teachers, parents and students for over 10 years. Large range of school books, supplies and educational material available. Delivery costs vary depending on order.