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Little Treasure!

I love browsing here, especially for books of Irish and historical interest. Very quaint and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
dtlibra
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Ennis, Ireland
Olde world bookshop.

Ennis is a little gen of a town for strollers with it's ambience and narrow laneways and streets... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
bernard d
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love browsing here, especially for books of Irish and historical interest. Very quaint and quirky, you'll love coming here!

Thank dtlibra
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I loved wandering in and out of several book and paper stores. This one was a highlight for me as they had lovely Irish coffee table books.

Thank DoloresJacoby
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Paid a quick visit in July with the kids in tow. Would be better alone with an hour or two to spare. There is a big selection of books and some searching would be required to pick out the undoubted gems hidden on the big shelves.

Thank Reamonnt
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I love this small quirky shop! Converted from a small terraced cottage in the central market area of Ennis town the shop is a haven of pre loved books of all descriptions. Wander upstairs to the tiny packed rooms to explore further. I bought some new Irish comics produced locally as Gaeilge. Wonderful!

Thank MarOReilly
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Ennis is a little gen of a town for strollers with it's ambience and narrow laneways and streets. Right in the market square is this little gem of a bookstore which is imbued with old world atmosphere. Lovely feeling of warmth and charm and a feeling of times past when bookstores were places refuge and peace Be sure to drop in and experience a lovely feeling!

Thank bernard d
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Scéal Eile is a bookshop located in the Market area of Ennis. While some new books can be purchased there, many by local authors, the shop specialises in secondhand books. If you enjoy browsing through book shelves in the hope of finding something to interest you then this is the place for you. The staff are helpful and friendly. The classical music provides a relaxing atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. Collector items naturally cost a little more. Drop in and you may leave very satisfied with a unique purchase. Don't forget to pop upstairs.

Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

We visited Scéal Eile 2nd hand bookshop during a weekend break in February. It was such a treat. After about 30 mins browsing and finding a few gems, we had a long chat with the owner's father who was looking after the shop. There was a fire burning in the stove and he offered us tea or coffee. Very warm, very welcoming and very good value. Perfect for a rainy afternoon.

Thank Niamh036
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Nice selection of local history books as well as a wide range of second-hand books

1  Thank NewparkEnnis
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

If you love books, you'll love this place! It is what a second-hand bookshop should be. Packed to the rafters, it offers everything, there are first editions, a mix of modern and very old books and lots of lovely children's books. The staff are very friendly and I could have spent the day there.

3  Thank librarygirleen
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

Charming might be the first word in a readers mind, entering. "Dickensian" you read in another review and you will accede.

This is not your average book-supermarket, where small cubois of printed paper are packed closely, to be sold to the hasty buying public.

Here, you can sattle down and browse the shelves. You will find some new and a vast range of second-hand & antiquarian books. Be aware of the variety of Irish & local history and their Irish-language stock.

Even batches of foreign language curios wait for the interested enthusiast.

Familial athmosphere and perhaps the best reason to visit Ennis, it was a pleasure.

1  Thank burke_bb
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