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About Blackrock Rare Books

Tim Collie is originally from north of the river, after studying Geography in Scotland and working for a number of years in England in Town Planning, he decided, with the help of his family to return to Ireland and turn his love of books into a full time occupation.

He has collected for many years and is principal interests are in antiquarian books, illustrated books, ephemera and original manuscript material.

Tanya Walsh has stayed put on the south side of the river, after studying English in UCD she undertook post graduate studies in Drama, also in UCD.

She has worked in theatre, teaching and in promotion and event management for the library service in the UK. Her special interests lie in literature, drama and youth fiction.

We travel regularly to the UK both to buy and sell, and purchase the right material anywhere in the world and as a result we carry a broad range of stock in many fields.

Our Bookshop in Blackrock, Co. Dublin Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.

We have a large number of books which are not in the bookshop both catalogued and catalogued. Please let us know your specific needs if you wish to view or buy any of our books listed online they can be inspected in Blackrock, given prior notice.

Appointments are available outside our opening times by prior arrangement. Please call us on 086 395 0987 or contact us here to arrange an appointment.

In addition, we take a selection of stock numerous book fairs and shows both in Ireland and the UK, details of which are listed here. Please contact us with queries or requests you may have.