Bargains for book-lovers


Bargain HunterThis Penguin Library wallpaper  by Osborne and Little ( will create a dramatic feature in an alcove. At €83 per roll, stockists include the Interior Library (, 01-2360372) and Brian S Nolan (, 01-2800564).

Lecco is a customisable bookcase starting from €1,360 for a two-unit system (229.5cm tall x 132cm long x 41cm deep) from Bo Concept (, at Beacon South Quarter and at the Bo Concept concession in Arnotts on Henry Street.

Bibliophiles will recoil in horror at the idea that Books By The Foot, a US-based service, will colour co-ordinate your reading material to your interiors. Those who want style as well as substance should check out Lot 600 of the interiors auction at Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green (01-6760261, on March 3rd. This set of 20 burgundy leather-bound Shakespeare titles, published in 1898, is guiding at €100 to €200. Viewing is from 10am-5pm on February 28th and 29th and from 11am-5pm on February 30th.

Foleys Antiques in Naas, Co Kildare, (045-438488 and Mealy’s (056-4400942, in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, are other good sources for books.