Christmas Selection at Kinsale Bookshop

Our Christmas 2020 brochure has just arrived at Kinsale Bookshop. The brochure includes many of the great new books published this season, all of which can now be ordered from Kinsale Bookshop.  We think you will be as excited as we are at the wonderful selection available to cover all interests. Download your copy of the brochure by clicking here or if you would prefer a print copy you can order yours for free by phone at 021 477 4244 (12 noon to 3 pm Monday/Saturday) or by email Brochures can be mailed to customers or customers can pick them up at the door.

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Children’s writing competition

Dublin Zoo Story Competition


The Irish Independent and Dublin Zoo are giving young budding writers the chance to win an amazing prize of family tickets to Wild Lightsannual passes to Dublin Zoo and a goodie bag. Calling all Parents/Guardians - all you have to do is enter on behalf of your child by sending in their story or nursery rhyme, no more than 200 words, to tie in with this year’s Wild Lights theme – Stories, Myths and Legends. Dublin Zoo Story Competition This year there will be magical scenes from well-known stories like 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘The Jungle Book’…to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology – all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns! Nursery rhymes and bedtime stories include 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Frog Price', 'Little Bo Peep', 'Hey Diddle Diddle' and 'The Owl and the Pussycat' – so something for all ages! Entry Details: There are two age categories open for entries: 
  • Age 6-9
  • Age 10-13
All you have to do is send in an original story or nursery rhyme on behalf of your child. The entry should be no more than 200 words in length. To submit your entry complete the entry form below. You can also submit an entry by post, simply complete the entry form printed in the Irish Independent and post it along with your child's story or nursery rhyme to Dublin Zoo Story Competition, PO Box 11, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot St., Dublin 1. Closing date for receipt of entries is November 15, 2019. Each category winner will receive a family pass to Wild Lights, an annual family pass to Dublin Zoo and a goodie bag. There will also be 4 runners up prizes – two per age category who will receive a family pass to Wild Lights and a family day pass to Dublin Zoo. Good luck!

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We are 20 years in business

Great News!! We have reached our 20th anniversary and as a thank you we are offering a 10% discount on all purchases on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February.   Kinsale Bookshop caters for most tastes – great Children’s section, wide choice of fiction from bestsellers to prize-winning authors, Irish literature, History, Nature, Current Affairs, Popular Science and many more. Why not call in and browse. We have recently opened up its window display areas to give a full vista of the shop interior and its wide selection of books.  Kinsale Bookshop is now ready for its next 20 years and hopes to welcome many more new customers.

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Best shops in Ireland 2016 Vote

We would greatly appreciate it if you would nominate Kinsale Bookshop in this years Best Shops in Ireland 2016.  You can nominate on:

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Best shops in Ireland 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Bookshop catagory of the Irish Times Best shops in Ireland 2016.  Thanks to everyone who voted for us, it is greatly appreciated.  Eagerly awaiting the final result.

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