Fred Hanna

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The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

The UCD Campus Bookshop. Photograph: UCD Library

The connection between the Campus Bookshop at UCD and the Fred Hanna bookshop family is to end, after 41 years as academic bookseller at the universit(...)

Patrick Kavanagh went into Hodges Figgis and started to throw books around the shop in a rage that  The Green Fool  was not in the window. Photograph: The Wiltshire Collection, National Library of Ireland

Patrick Kavanagh went on the rampage in 1938 when his childhood memoir The Green Fool was not stocked in the window of some of Dublin’s best known boo(...)

Fonsie Mealy (left) and his son, George Fonsie Mealy: “In a small business it’s necessary to be somewhat of a ‘jack of all trades’,” says George Fonsie Mealy

George Fonsie Mealy is the third generation to run his family’s Kilkenny-based fine art and rare books auctioneering business. (...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)