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Our aim is to have to the Best Bookshop website in Ireland with the most extensive range of stock offering value for money and great service while being easy to use.

Information on Delivery and Returns are on the bottom of every page on our website along with Contact Details and information about O'Mahony's Booksellers.

Finding what you need

This site is designed to try to help you find what you need as quickly as possible and there are a few ways to do this:

  1. The fastest way to find something on our website is to use the Search box at the top of the page. You can enter any part of a title, author, or ISBN to search our stock or you can search by author and title only by clicking on the arrow next to Keyword. New book stock is added continuously as books are published, not all non-book stock appears on our website, but we have added a selection and items that sell well in our shops are added regularly. If there is something that you’d like to see on our website, please let us know.


  2. Browse the Categories on the left of the page and click on the sub-categories to find the best match. You may then page through all the items in your selected category.


    The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is unique to every book, and to a particular edition of that book. The ISBN had traditionally been made up of 10 numbers (entering this number will return just one result), however a new edition will also have a new ISBN, so checking on the author or title is also often worthwhile. The ISBN has changed to a 13 digit number in order to accommodate the number of titles being published, and usually start with 978… for book titles.

Book Formats

Books come in 3 main formats- Hardback, Trade paperback and Paperback (also known as mass market paperback):

  • Hardback books frequently come with dust jackets and have rigid protective covers made of cardboard and covered with either cloth, heavy paper or even leather.
  • Trade paperbacks are the same size as hardbacks but are significantly cheaper as they have a soft (light cardboard) cover (paper quality may also be less). Often Hardbacks and Trade paperbacks are published at the same time.
  • Paperbacks are published 3-9 months after a book is first published in hardback or trade paperback and they are generally significantly smaller and cheaper.
  • The flipback has a sideways-printed text & opens to read like a traditional paperback, then folds away to half the size - so you get the full length of a novel in little more than the size of an iphone.
  • Mixed Media are usually a combination of CD and Book, or DVD and book.


Professional Book Covering Service

Machine cut covers, no Glue or Adhesive is used on the book and the cover is completely removable and can be re-used. You get a custom-fit transparent cover that protects against dust, grime, UV Rays, wear and tear.
These covers are very strong and durable to protect and extend the life of books. To avail of our Book Covering Option, please place an item in your cart. We currently cover most books within the schoolbooks category, if you'd like a non-school book covered, leave a note in the comment box and we'll cover it for you. Some book format or sizes are not suitable for covering. The option to cover your books is available when you click on VIEW CART before you Check Out.
Please note that if a book belongs to a set, we only cover the book and not the workbook.

Make your own labels

We have introduced our Custom Designed Label service so that you can get creative and save time writing the same details on every label. While most customers use these for their schoolbooks, some customers have used these labels to highlight special dietary requirements or allergies. They can also be affixed to stationery items like copybooks and plastic pencil cases but they are not limited to school use and kids love being able to put them on books or toys at home too! Click on Special Services on the right hand side of any screen.


Gift Wrapping

Why not take full advantage of our gift wrapping service available for every purchase. We would be delighted to wrap your purchases with our Luxury Gift wrap. You can add a personal touch by adding your own message on our complimentary gift card.We will assume unless otherwise specified that gifts are to be wrapped together. However should you have specific requirements, numerous individual gifts or a special message please indicate in the comment box on checkout. Click on Special Services on the right hand side of any screen.



This box appears under your Shopping Cart and can offer helpful tips on how to save money or to find what you need faster. It also indicates what the likely delivery charges within Ireland may be.

Secure and Safe

Our SSL certificate, which provides the encryption routines for the secure transmission of data from your computer to our Web server (and verifies our Website's identity), is a genuine, High Grade AES 256-bit Equifax Secure Global eBusiness certificate. In other words, our site is very safe to use!


We are always striving to improve our service to customers, if there is any information that you think should be included in our Help section, we’d be delighted to hear from you. When you are checking out, please leave us a comment if you couldn’t find something and we’ll get back to you.

We’re here to help

If you are looking for something particular and you can’t find it on our website, it’s possible that we may have it in stock, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email.