78 the Coombe
Dublin 8, IE

Online shop

We mostly sell good old books in the good old way, but we have a few special items available for purchase online.

The Globe and Scales

A collection of original fiction, essays, and poetry from some familiar names (Dermot Bolger, Emer Martin) and new writers (Louise Nealon, Alicia Byrne Keane). The book is independently published by us, here, and takes its name from an 18th century Quaker bookshop around the corner on Meath Street.

15 stories, essays, and poems in a nice little paperback. Yours for 15 euro plus shipping.

Book subscriptions

Our book subscriptions offer a bit of that second-hand bookshop serendipity conveniently delivered to your door.

Each month, subscribers are treated to a good second-hand paperback, hand-selected from our shelves and informed by recipient's literary tastes. Selections arrive in the post with a pre-addressed postcard so they can let us know what they think of it (and so we can adjust future selections). It’s a little monthly literary surprise.

These make pretty nice gifts, we’re told.

Six months / 60 euro Twelve months / 120 euro

Notes about subscriptions:

  • these are Ireland-only
  • we ship once per month (around the 20th), so there may be a delay before the first selection arrives
  • enter your own email address (even if this is a gift) so we can follow up about shipping and gift arrangements
  • if you're already a subscriber, you can manage your subscription here