The Clifden Bookbook was established in 1997 and it is a niche business in the beautiful town of Clifden which is known as the Capital of Connemara.  We realise the importance of providing an eclectic range of books in every genre and we frequently have the lovely experience of satisfied customers departing with treasured purchases.  Along with our book selection, we offer Gift & Book Vouchers, Art Materials, Stationery and very unusual ranges of Greeting Cards and Gifts.

As booksellers at the most westerly point of the West Coast of Ireland, next stop America, we are striving to continue to provide all the services of a bookseller in this rural area. Our bookshop differs in the sense that it is so small and yet manages to have such a wide and diverse range of stock. We pride ourselves in the fact that we order each and every book with such fervour and an ingrained instinct as to what our customer requires. This is crucial in such a tiny shop as we cannot afford to make errors in judgement; each title has to warrant its place on our shelves. most importantly we provide a service for the local community and we are the first place of call for so many visiting authors, poets and artists.

We have a mission in our shop and that is to promote a love of reading and literature in both adults and particularly children. Our mantra is that there is a book out there that is the key to unlocking a lifelong love of reading. We encourage children to call in and spend time with them to help them make a suitable choice thereby ensuring that hopefully they will find the magic in those pages that we know awaits them.

Time and time again we are gratified to hear our customers comment on how wonderful it is to find an independently owned bookstore still on the main street. Part of the charm is finding the owners on hand and having a personalized shopping experience. Most authors and booksellers would agree that it is so wonderful to meet like-minded people and exchange views on recently read books. Our bookshop is the perfect platform and forum for just that.

Lastly, Máire and Nicole look forward to welcoming you into our shop and we will do our best to ensure you have a most enjoyable visit in "Our Room with the Books".

Nicole & Máire at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards where the Clifden Bookshop won Bookshop of the Year in 2013.
Nicole & Máire at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards where the Clifden Bookshop won Bookshop of the Year in 2013.