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Christmas online present shopping: 10 of the best Irish websites to order books from

Pricewatch: Get ahead with your Christmas shopping with our handy guide

Seeing as how Pricewatch is always banging on about the need to shop early and shop local, we thought we’d better publish our list of excellent Irish-based retailers doing the business online a couple of weeks earlier this year. So you’ve no excuse not to get yourself sorted well in advance of Christmas.

Check out the full list of 101 of the best Irish websites to buy gifts from this Christmas for more.


The Galway-based bookseller scarcely needs any introduction. It has everything you need and, more often than not, will compete with the biggest of players when it comes to price.


More than 100,000 second-hand books, with some so cheap they are practically giving them away.

Family-run bookstore in Wicklow and winner of the An Post Bookshop of the Year 2022, among other garlands.

Another award-winning Wicklow shop, but this time the focus is on children’s books, with reading materials for kids of all ages.

We’ve never been in it, but we have read a lot about this shop. Not only does it sell loads and loads of books, it also has a vision to “live in a world where every story matters, to live in a world that understands that (our) stories are interconnected. It is this understanding that can help make our world a more equal society”. What’s not to love about that?

Another Galway institution, this site is a great place to go for a virtual wander as you seek out new and second-hand books.

“The only thing we love more than books is helping our customers find their next great read,” the site tells us. That’s sometimes an empty promise, but we reckon these guys deliver.

A site which is groaning under the strain of all the wonderful kids’ books on offer.

Just because it’s the biggest of bookshops doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a spot on a list of Irish retailers. Enormous range from a long-standing staple of the Irish book scene.

Dubray is owned by Eason, and it recently bought the Gutter Bookshop, which used to feature on this list. It can get confusing betimes, right?