Economic tale: The flagship Eason bookshop on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The financial strains suffered by bookshops make for a familiar plotline, but there could yet be a twist in the tale. Irish booksellers are seeing hin(...)

Dún Laoghaire library. Bookselling Ireland and Words Ireland said Irish booksellers and library suppliers had unique knowledge of the Irish publishing industry. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish book industry has expressed dismay about the outcome of a national public tender on the supply of library books, saying it poses “a real th(...)