Yesterday, after walking past Cathach Books (now Ulysses Rare Books) in Duke Street to go to my favourite bookstore in Dublin (Hodges Figgis) in Duke Street, my eyes caught a gem of another bookstore. Cathach Books sells first editions of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and so many more fantastic Irish authors.
In the window display, a first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce sells at €45000 (approximately $57323,47 or £36099) and if I would ever win the lottery, I would definitely go to the store to buy some of its gems! Now Cathach Books is my favourite bookstore, followed closely of course by Hodges Figgis!
As a bibliophile, I physically need books around me and on days like today when life with a neurodegenerative chronic illness takes over and rules the day, I thoroughly miss working in a library. For that reason, I am working hard on being well again and on hopefully getting better medication to tackle my multiple sclerosis!
Never forget though… Life is good when you have books to hug you, comfort you and nourish you!
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- So many books, so little time!
- Rare signed edition of ‘Ulysses’ sold in US (independent.ie)
- Essay: Reasons to Re-Joyce (nytimes.com)
- James Joyce’s Ulysses to be finally staged in Dublin (telegraph.co.uk)
If you are in Dublin and you want to visit Ulysses Rare Books (used to be Cathach Books), this is where you can find them.
Ulysses Rare Books,
10 Duke St., (off Grafton Street)
Tel: +353 (0)1 671 8676
Fax: +353 (0)1 671 5120
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 -5:45
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