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An Siopa Leabhar
6 Harcourt Street
Got a Question?
Whether you're looking for a book, need a recommendation, or want to place a school order, this form is for you.
Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below, as we might have the answer to your question there.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can I buy books in Irish / books as Gaeilge / books in the Irish language?
You are in the right place! Our shop on Harcourt Street is a designated space for Irish language books. We stock as many books as Gaeilge as we can, and if we don't have a particular book then we can see about ordering it for you or let you know if it is available.
The catalogue on siopaleabhar.com shows only a fraction of the stock that we hold; every new product is listed on the website, but older books and materials might not be listed yet.
Do you sell children's books in Irish?
Yes! We have lots of different books Irish language books for children. Click on the categories below, or use the 'Jump to Category' box on the bottom of any page of this website.
Do you take card payments?
We do indeed take card payments, in store and over the phone. You can also email us to ask us to call you to take a card payment/place an order.
Do you accept National Book Tokens?
Yes! We can accept these in the shop, via email and over the phone. We cannot accept these via our website.
Do you accept One4All gift cards?
We do indeed, though this is in-store only and we cannot accept these via the website. Send us an email (using the contact form above) and we can process the card this way.
Please note that you must know the balance on your One4All card.
Do you send orders to schools?
Yes. We can send materials out with an invoice, which can be paid by bank transfer, check or card payment. There are discounts available on orders of over 50 books, so do contact us via the email form above if that sounds like your order. Please include school name and address, what it is you need to order, and include a phone number.
Can I visit the shop if I don’t speak Irish?
Absolutely! We have a zero-judgement policy and you are more than welcome to visit no matter what level you are at. Everyone has to start somewhere!
How do I find out about events in the shop?
We regularly post on social media, as well as hanging posters in advance of events where possible. Event information is posted on the homepage of this website.
Do you offer Irish-language classes?
An Siopa Leabhar doesn’t, but Conradh na Gaeilge does run classes in the same building. See www.cnag.ie/courses for more information.
Will you stock my book?
An Siopa Leabhar has a number of regular distributors and ideally all purchases would be made through these distributors. Decisions to accept self-published works are made on a case by case basis. If you have published a book and wish for us to purchase copies for the shop, please contact us using the contact form on this site.
If you are self-publishing, please note that it is standard practice for bookshops to request from the supplier a discount on the retail price of any item purchased.
Can I launch my book in An Siopa Leabhar?
An Siopa Leabhar regularly has book launches and other literary events in the shop space. If you would like to launch a book in our shop, you are more than welcome to reach out. It is standard practice for An Siopa Leabhar to manage sales of the book at any given launch. By approaching us with a request to host your book launch, you are accepting this.
Events in An Siopa Leabhar will be scheduled on a case by case basis and out-of-hours events are subject to availability of staff.
Can you publish x, y, z?
An Siopa Leabhar is not a publisher, and has no say in what is published in Irish. If you believe there is a gap in the market or a book that should be brought back into print, we suggest you reach out to the publishers.
Does An Siopa Leabhar deal in secondhand books?
As of early 2020 we have started dealing in secondhand books, a selection of which we list online in the secondhand section of the website.
Please contact us using the above email form if you would like to discuss giving books to An Siopa Leabhar. Include a brief description of what you have (e.g. how many books, condition, language). If you have a list or photographs, please also include this once we have responded.
We will only accept items that are in saleable condition. That is, we may not take in books with pages falling out or sections missing, or if mold is present.
We have a particular interest in books in Irish (as Gaeilge) though we will consider books in other languages. Books in English should be about Irish, or with an Ireland-specific interest.