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Second hand bookshops - Cork City

  • 10-07-2007 5:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 44 bobjim


    I'm looking to load up with a load of books for holidays in Portugal - I don't want to spend a lot as I'll dump them when I'm finished and I'm basically looking for thriller/crime stories, nothing too taxing for lying on the beach. I know a few of the second hand bookshops (or places that sell cheap books) in the city but am wondering if I'm missing any??

    The ones I'm aware of are:
    Connollys in Paul st
    Uneeda in Oliver Plunket St
    Shelf on George's Quay
    plus a couple of charity shops near the Coal Quay

    I think there's a place on Bridge St as well? And I know Porter's always seem to have a table of bargains.....

    Any other tips appreciated..............


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,807 ✭✭✭ JohnK


    Is Uneeda on the top of Oliver Plunket St by the Grand Parade? If not, there's one around there.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 327 ✭✭ StevieG


    JohnK wrote:
    Is Uneeda on the top of Oliver Plunket St by the Grand Parade?


    Yup that's still going strong think there's some books in there some great vinyl there too


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 10,498 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Fysh


    Vibes & Scribes on Bridge St have a decent second hand section in the basement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭ Judes


    Don't forget the "Charity" Shops - they always have loads of books, one of my mates used to drop bags of books there when she was finished. There are 2 on Cook Street - can't remember what they are but Charity Shops all over town, so you'll pick up books really cheap from there! (Happy Holidays)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ madser77


    bobjim wrote:
    I'm looking to load up with a load of books for holidays in Portugal - I don't want to spend a lot as I'll dump them when I'm finished and I'm basically looking for thriller/crime stories, nothing too taxing for lying on the beach. I know a few of the second hand bookshops (or places that sell cheap books) in the city but am wondering if I'm missing any??

    The ones I'm aware of are:
    Connollys in Paul st
    Uneeda in Oliver Plunket St
    Shelf on George's Quay
    plus a couple of charity shops near the Coal Quay

    I think there's a place on Bridge St as well? And I know Porter's always seem to have a table of bargains.....

    Any other tips appreciated..............

    Vibes and Scribes on the Quays around the corner from the Opera house do a pretty eclectic selection of reasonbly priced books ... lots of biographies and Crime books as far as I can remember. If you're into history of art or architecture you'll wet your pants in the place....


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