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# Books

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Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy
The original novels have gone on to sell 17.5 million copies around the world.
Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.
13 mood-boosting books to get you through the dark winter nights
Because our spirits could do with a bit of lifting.
9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events
The world is quiet here.
The 14 truly devastating struggles of being a bookworm
The things we go through for the love of reading. Honestly, we’re saints.
Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017
Get ready for a year of binge-watching and reading.
9 books you should read before they're films in 2017
New year, new reading list.
Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.
'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'
Comedian Colm O’Regan on people’s aversion to spoilers – and whether they’re a symptom of notions.
Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books
Religious publisher Veritas has slipped into the red, and losses continued to mount last year.
Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless
Every one who finds a book is being encouraged to donate to Focus Ireland.
What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas
Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.
Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help
We have recommendations galore.
Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late
The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine.
Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88
The author died at his home in Devon, England.
Seven Irish authors make the longlist for €100,000 Dublin literary prize
Books from John Banville, Edna O’Brien and Anne Enright make the list.
Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced
The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Dublin tonight.
"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves
We speak to two of the country’s publishers about a life in books.
COMPETITION: Win a load of great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards
There are some super titles up for grabs.
Life, death and rock n'roll: 40 years of Ireland captured in photos
Photographer Eric Luke’s book is nominated in the Irish Book Awards.
8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
NOBODY say “chick lit”.
13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember
Happy Roald Dahl day.
20 books every woman should read in her lifetime
Bookmark, read, and recommend to your friends.
'When somebody you love is ill you feel embarrassed for your own luck'
Akhil Sharma’s Family Life has scooped the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award.
9 books you should definitely take on your summer holidays
Heading on a pre-holiday Easons smash and grab? Here’s what to pick up.
These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.
10 feelings every 90s kid has about Jacqueline Wilson books
Jackie knows what’s up.
Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16
We spoke to newly-published author Eilís Barrett, from Galway.
These parents created an amazing Harry Potter themed nursery
This is AMAZING.
A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort
The state.
These sisters went from underground health food gurus to bestselling cookbook authors
Ever heard of courgette spaghetti? It’s because of these young women.
COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day
Plus: Win one of three €100 eVouchers.
Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes
*sobs forever*
18 images that will give every Irish childhood bookworm the feels
Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card.
13 things you'll understand if you were a total bookworm as a kid
School book fairs were no joke.
Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet painting convicted of having rare stolen books
Andrew Shannon told investigators he bought the books at a fair for about £300 and was using them to decorate his house.
14 books that will make you want to travel
Let these books spirit you away for a few hours.
14 books that will make you want to travel
Let these books spirit you away for a few hours.
12 easy ways to be really good to yourself this January
Self-care is important.
10 books you need to read before they're movies in 2016
Top up your reading list with some of these.