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'Competing' Galway bookshops join forces to encourage shoppers to buy local... 

Are Kennys and Charlie Byrne’s the world’s friendliest competitors?!

Books make truly magical gifts and this year, Charlie Byrne’s and Kennys Bookshops have joined forces to promote Galway’s independent bookshops.


Read more about Charlie Byrne's and Kennys' collaboration >>>

Welcome to, Ireland's largest online bookseller.

What makes Kennys different from other online book sellers is that we are a Bookshop!  One of the great pleasures of working in our Bookshop is meeting with visiting Writers and Friends – we put this selection together to share some of the magic of Kennys. Enjoy!

Visit Booktalk, the section of where we try to re-create online some of the atmosphere of our bookshop - with video reviews, author readings, news on book awards, Old Galway columns, Desi’s Diary ... and lots lots more!

Buy books with confidence on, with free delivery worldwide.  We have over 2,000,000 books available - new books, audiobooks, secondhand books, out of print and rare books. We have bestsellers, new releases, text books, children's books and one of the best selections of Irish books in the world. Shop in Euro, US Dollars, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars or Sterling and pay by debit card, credit card or paypal.

We are very proud of our website, and excited to be able to bring such a huge range of books to our customers, delivered free worldwide. We are working with key international partners to make eco-friendly book buying a reality. Many books ship from warehouses in the UK, the US and other countries directly to the customer. We are "going green", by reducing the amount of distance a book has to travel from the printing press to your bookshelf. Now your book is dispatched directly from where it is produced. This means the books arrive in better condition, and our planet is a little happier.

We are the proud winners of the Irish Marketing Institute's Small Business 2016 All Ireland Marketing has also recently been shortlisted as one of the best shops in Ireland - in the online shop category - in The Irish Times Best Shops competition 2015  and for the best in e-Retail at the 2015 Eir Spider Awards.   Kenny's Bookshop was also a finalist in the 2016 Blacknight SME Awards for the Best Online Retailer in the Irish Market and one of two Irish bookshops shortlisted in the 2015 Bookseller Industry Awards.

We are very grateful for your support, and hope you enjoy

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