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Kennys Bookshop

Liosban Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland


ad - Over 5 million books online, with free shipping worldwide! Kennys Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Galway, Ireland and online at The website stocks over 5 million books and offers free delivery worldwide!

We stock pre-release, new, secondhand, out of print and rare books and with a renowned stock of books on Irish history, culture, literature and language, as well as a comprehensive selection of non-Irish material that covers all aspects of the human experience, there is a book for everyone at Kennys.

Kennys Bookshop was established in High St, Galway in 1940 by Des & Maureen Kenny. Five of their six children and three of their grandchildren now work in the family business.

Web folklore has it that Kennys Bookshop was the second bookshop in the world to have its own website. Only a sci-fi shop in San Francisco beat us to it and they closed many years ago. As pioneers of bookselling online, we have continually redeveloped the site over the years to keep up-to-date on the changing trends and needs of our customers.


Looking for your next read? We have just packed our online Bargain Books section with some really great titles! All recommended reads, you'll find John Grisham, Colum McCann, Harper Lee and plenty more here..

If #MikeMcCormack keeps winning prizes & stuff we'll soon run out of space for the price sticker! #kudos #SolarBones #NewYorkTimes #TrampPress Buy a signed copy:

That pile of books... on your locker or shelf... that you keep meaning to read... There's a word for that.

It's here! To order a copy of 'Fire and Fury' for delivery, call us during office hours (on 091-709350) or it will be on for ordering tomorrow evening. €14.99 with free postage and a free bookmark :) #FireandFury

Interesting the things you find while dismantling a Christmas book tree of 3,116 books.

Today, on the second anniversary of his death, we are looking back over David Bowie's Top 100 Books. Bowie was described as a 'beast of a reader' and had an extraordinary collection and great love of books all his life. His list spans decades and is very diverse, featuring classics, fiction, and genres from political history to humour.

This competition is now closed. Book Giveaway! This year's Awards Season kicked off last night with the Golden Globes and to celebrate, we have 2 copies of the bestselling 'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty to give away! Many of the nominated TV series and films are adapted from books (and we always think the book is better 😊), including 'Big Little Lies' which was one of the big winners of the night. To enter to win a copy, share this post and don't forget to like our page by 9pm tomorrow! Good luck! :)


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