The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

Eason’s bookshop on Dublin’s O’Connell Street had sold out of all works by Seamus Heaney  by last  Tuesday morning. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Poetry collections by the late Seamus Heaney have been selling out in Dublin bookshops since the poet’s death last Friday.Eason’s bookshop on Dublin’s(...)