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Address: 16 Lower Market Street, Ennis V95 H227, Ireland
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+353 65 684 8648
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Eclectic Books for Eclectic Minds. We stock a huge variety of interesting...

Eclectic Books for Eclectic Minds. We stock a huge variety of interesting new, rare and used books. Expand your mind! "A delight" - Lonely Planet.

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Little Treasure!

I love browsing here, especially for books of Irish and historical interest. Very quaint and quirky, you'll love coming here!

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love browsing here, especially for books of Irish and historical interest. Very quaint and quirky, you'll love coming here!

Thank dtlibra
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I loved wandering in and out of several book and paper stores. This one was a highlight for me as they had lovely Irish coffee table books.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Paid a quick visit in July with the kids in tow. Would be better alone with an hour or two to spare. There is a big selection of books and some searching would be required to pick out the undoubted gems hidden on the big shelves.

Thank Reamonnt
Ennis, Ireland
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271 reviews
118 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I love this small quirky shop! Converted from a small terraced cottage in the central market area of Ennis town the shop is a haven of pre loved books of all descriptions. Wander upstairs to the tiny packed rooms to explore further. I bought some new Irish comics produced locally as Gaeilge. Wonderful!

Thank MarOReilly
Ennis, Ireland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Ennis is a little gen of a town for strollers with it's ambience and narrow laneways and streets. Right in the market square is this little gem of a bookstore which is imbued with old world atmosphere. Lovely feeling of warmth and charm and a feeling of times past when bookstores were places refuge and peace Be sure to drop... More 

Thank bernard d
Ennis, Ireland
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Scéal Eile is a bookshop located in the Market area of Ennis. While some new books can be purchased there, many by local authors, the shop specialises in secondhand books. If you enjoy browsing through book shelves in the hope of finding something to interest you then this is the place for you. The staff are helpful and friendly. The... More 

Thank Thomas L
Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

The most cutest book shop ever. It's really big and has a few rooms filled with books, books and more books! It's a second hand shop so plenty of bargains. If your a book lover like me definitely give it a visit

Thank ciarammcn
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

We visited Scéal Eile 2nd hand bookshop during a weekend break in February. It was such a treat. After about 30 mins browsing and finding a few gems, we had a long chat with the owner's father who was looking after the shop. There was a fire burning in the stove and he offered us tea or coffee. Very warm,... More 

Thank Niamh036
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Nice selection of local history books as well as a wide range of second-hand books

1 Thank NewparkEnnis
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

If you love books, you'll love this place! It is what a second-hand bookshop should be. Packed to the rafters, it offers everything, there are first editions, a mix of modern and very old books and lots of lovely children's books. The staff are very friendly and I could have spent the day there.

3 Thank librarygirleen

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