Stunning bookstore in Dublin!

Ulysses First English Edition 1922 Limited Edition of 2000 Numbered Copies

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, the 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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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)
Dublin 2,

Tel: +353 (0)1 671 8676
Fax: +353 (0)1 671 5120


Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 -5:45


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19 thoughts on “Stunning bookstore in Dublin!

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  3. What a coincident, I am just runnig a series of articles about Dublin`s Libraries and bookshops on my blog as well. Si I am sitting and writing about the RIA Library and the Cathach Antiquarian Bookshop as well that will be published by the end of next week – hopefully. I already did pubish about Chester Beatty and Marsh`s Library.
    Thanks for your article!
    Enjoy the weekend

    1. That is great Klausberndt, I’m looking forward to reading it! That’s the beauty of Dublin and Ireland, they love their books, literature, bookshops and libraries!

      And thanks for signing up to receive new posts by email!

      Have a nice weekend!

  4. I used to call that area book lovers heaven… Besides lovely Hodges Figgis and the store you now promote, there was also Waterstones, that crime book store (Myster Ink or something) and I think there was also Eason at the corner, but it was closed down several years ago.

    1. Yes, that Easons made way for Costa Coffee now, it’s a brilliant building and sad that it went, because I also loved going in there. I remember buying one of the just-out Harry Potter books there one day :)

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