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Bookshop of the Year Longlist

The ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ category was introduced last year to acknowledge the significant role played by independent bookshops and local branches of bookshop chains in helping their local communities to find and savour the titles of their choice. Kennys Bookshop in Galway was crowned the overall winner in 2021.

The longlist of twelve bookshops around Ireland for 2022 are:
  • Books at One LetterFrack, Connemara, Co. Galway
  • Books on the Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4
  • Bridge Books, Dromore, Co. Down
  • Bridge Street Books, Wicklow
  • Chapters Bookstore, Parnell Street, Dublin 1
  • Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, Galway
  • Genius Juniors Books, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • Kerr’s Bookshop, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
  • Liber Bookshop, Sligo
  • Philip’s Bookshop, Mallow, Co. Cork
  • Tertulia Bookshop, Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Waterstones, Drogheda, Co. Louth
The shortlist will be officially announced on 20 October 2022. The overall winner of the ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ category will then be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards event in Dublin on 23 November 2022. The winner will receive a trophy along with a prize worth €5,000 from An Post Commerce.
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