Browse Genre

Shop By


Special Offers & Gift Ideas

Kennys Bookshop offer a huge selection of gift ideas for family, friends or to enjoy yourself.

With up to 55% off, and with our usual free delivery worldwide, you need look no further than

Signed Specials

  • <strong>First Edition Paperback. Signed by the Author strictly while stocks last!</strong>

    The follow-up to Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a fascinating portrait of an artist’s breakdown in rural Ireland.

    <em>"The book is a reminder of the beauty that can be found when you allow yourself to look slowly and sadly at the world"</em>  Laura Feigel, The Guardian.

    "The imaginative richness and limberness of Baume’s descriptions, their power to immerse the reader in Frankie’s senses, emotions, and place on earth, is where this novel truly excels..."  Katherine A Powers, The Irish Times.

    <hr />

     Sara Baume reads from her acclaimed first novel, Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither at Kennys Bookshop:

    <iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe>

  • Paperback.

  • <iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe>


    <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>THE LONELY SEA AND SKY - Signed by the Author while stocks last!</strong>

    <p style="text-align: justify;">When Des Kenny read Dermot Bolger's new book <em>The Lonely Sea and Sky</em> he was very excited by the writing.  He called Dermot and invited him to come and do a reading in Kennys for our YouTube channel. Dermot had other commitments and was unable to travel but he invited us to his Dublin home to do a recording there instead.

    <p style="text-align: justify;"> 
    This is Dermot Bolger's first reading from<em> 'The Lonely Sea and Sky'</em>. He is seated in a chair his Dad often sat in as he reads this powerful passage.
    We didn't want him to stop!
    It was a huge privilege to visit Dermot at home and to be part of his first reading of this his new novel, based on a real life rescue in 1943, when the crew of the Wexford ship <em>Kerlogue</em> risked their lives to save 168 German sailors - members of the navy that had killed fourteen-year-old Jack Roche's father.  Forced to choose who to save and who to leave behind, the Kerlogue grows so dangerously overloaded that no one knows if it will survive amid the massive Biscay waves.
    We are delighted to be able to share this reading with you.

  • Paperback. Signed by the Author

  • Hardback. Signed by the author strictly while stocks last!

    <div class="mod about"> <h2>About Carnivalesque</h2>

    <em>It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn't… </em>
    It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands …</em>
    <em>And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping strings of carnival lights leading towards it, and a large sign in mirrored glass reading 'Burleigh's Amazing Hall of Mirrors' and the sign reflected the lights in all sorts of magically distorted ways. </em>

    To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn't.

    Drawn to the hall of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. Sometime later, one of those selves walks out rejoins his parents – leaving Andy trapped inside the glass, snatched from the tensions of his suburban home and transported to a world where the laws of gravity are meaningless and time performs acrobatic tricks.

    And now an identical stranger inhabits Andy's life, unsettling his mother with a curious blankness, as mysterious events start unfolding in their Irish coastal town…

    </div> <div class="mod about"> <h2>Reviews</h2>

    “His cinematic sensibility yields prose of the most bewitching kind” –  <span class="textSourceTitle">Sunday Times

    “One of Ireland's most talented artists” –  <span class="textSourceTitle">John Banville

    “Jordan has a light touch and a clear eye on matters of the heart” –  <span class="textAuthor">Eoin McNamee, <span class="textSourceTitle">Irish Times

    “His dialogue and characterisation shine” –  <span class="textSourceTitle">Independent on Sunday

    “His belief in language is absolute, as is his mastery of it” –  <span class="textSourceTitle">Irish Times

    “You can never know where you are going with Neil Jordan … Extraordinary” –  <span class="textAuthor">John Burnside, <span class="textSourceTitle">Guardian

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


  • Paperback.

  • <strong>Hardcover. Signed by the Author while stocks last! </strong>

    What do you do as an ex Taoiseach? John Bruton got busy. He worked as EU Ambassador to the USA, vice president of the EPP, and is today Chairman of IFSC Ireland. He also made time to reflect on and observe domestic politics, the Irish economy, and the ongoing necessity for reconciliation between not only our two main traditions on this island but also between the constitutional nationalist tradition and the republican tradition. The future of the EU and its place in the world, personal Faith in the public sphere, and the global environment have also been major concerns.

    This book gathers some of the opinions and ideas of John Bruton from 2010 to 2015 first delivered as speeches, articles, and blogs, and presents them as a contribution to our ongoing public debate on Europe, World Affairs, the Centenary of Commemorations, the Economy, Religion, and the Environment. Included are a selection of Book Reviews which give people a further insight into the man who served us as a Minister, leader of Fine Gael, and Taoiseach.

  • Paperback.

  • Paperback. Signed by the Author while stocks last...

    Twenty short stories by award-winning Cork writer William Wall, whose work has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

  • First edition Paperback. Signed by the Editor and multiple contributors.

    Salmon Poetry's celebratory anthology, highlighting its list of Irish, American, British and European poets, all of whom represent the vibrancy of contemporary literature - distinct in style, voice, and geography.

    "Salmon's unique profile grows from the diversity of the work it publishes.. most notably, Salmon is distinguished by the number of women on its list."-Irish Literary Supplement.

  • Paperback. Signed by the Author

  • Signed by the Author while stocks last... Paperback, first edition.

    In 'The Apocalypse Came on a Friday' Little John Nee, one of the treasures of Irish Theatre, reveals himself as a haiku poet of charm, courage and conviction.  Entirely in tune with this venerable tradition of the illuminating moment, he nevertheless remains his own man, his wit and a welcome punky attitude only adding to the sense of a very fine poet coming into his stride - and perhaps at any moment about to break into dance or song.  PAT BORAN, poet editor and broadcaster.

    Little John Nee is a writer, performer and musician based in the west of Ireland.  His theatre and radio shows have received critical acclaim internationally.


Books for Mums

The Man Booker International Prize 2017

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2017 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.

The prize is awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of translators is equally rewarded, with the £50,000 prize divided between the author and the translator of the winning entry. In addition, each shortlisted author and translator will receive £1,000 each. The judges considered 126 books.

Of the 13 books nominated, the following are those titles available now from Kennys:


The Man Booker International Prize 2017 - The Longlist

Previous offers...

International Women’s Day ...some of our favourites

International Women’s Day ...some of our favourites (continued)

Children's Specials - World Book Day 2017

Kennys' Books of the Year 2016

Kennys' Books of the Year 2016 ...continued

As Seen On The Late Late Toy Show!







Fashion & Beauty