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

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.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, it looks unlikely we’ll be able to ship book selections in April. We'll get shipments out as soon as we can safely do so.

Some very fine print

You’ll receive a quick questionnaire after purchasing to provide more information about the gift recipient and to clarify shipping arrangements.

If you're giving the subscription as a gift, you'll be able to clarify that after you go through the purchase process. Enter your own email address when you make the purchase, and we'll follow up with you.

Shipping within Ireland is included. We ship subscription selections on the 20th of each month (orders placed before the 15th will ship that month except in December when we'll accept orders until the 17th and guarantee delivery within Ireland by the 25th).