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John Banville's birthday

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1scarper
Dec 8, 2011, 1:59pm

LibraryThing's "On this day" tells me it's John Banville's birthday today. To celebrate, i picked up a first edition of the great man's The Book of Evidence in Cathach Books in Dublin.

2pgmcc
Dec 8, 2011, 4:15pm

Cathach is a lovely browse. I've picked up some George A. Birminghams there. It is quite a while since I've scoured the basement. Must drop in before Christmas.

Have you tried The Loft Bookshop in Abbey Street? It's upstairs in The Twisted Pepper coffee shop, just across the road from the Arnotts coffee shop.

3scarper
Dec 8, 2011, 4:54pm

Yep, the Loft is a great place and just a stroll away from Chapters on Parnell St

4Osbaldistone
Dec 8, 2011, 5:42pm

I know of no place in Texas where one can walk from one used bookstore to another. That is one item on the list of requirements for the ideal place to live.

Os.

5scarper
Dec 9, 2011, 3:57am

Texas > Dublin

6Osbaldistone
Dec 11, 2011, 12:35am

>5 scarper:
Well, that would be a walk, I have to say. I'd hate the return trip, with all those used books in my arms!

Os.

7pgmcc
Dec 11, 2011, 8:59am

Some of the shops offer customers handy carrier bags. That would make the walk slightly easier.