Sat. 30th July 2022 Club house hotel 11a.m to 5p.m
The Annual Kilkenny Book Fair will be held in the Club House Hotel on Saturday 30/07/2022 starting at 11 A.M and finishing at 5 P.M. There will be in attendance around 10 Book sellers from all over Ireland bringing together an eclectic mix of Books, pamphlets, maps and ephemera etc.
Topics and Titles covering such subjects as History, Military, Topography, Biographies and Politics will be on display. Many of the antiquarian collections are from 200 to 300 years old.
Upwards of 5,000 books will be there for both the avid and average reader to peruse.
Included also are two Coin and medal stands displaying many rare and collectible items from the past and present.
These items are being offered for sale by Seamus O’Connor Dublin and Kieran O’Brien from Wexford. These two coin specialists have attracted great interest in the past couple of years and many new enthusiasts have been impressed by the collections on view.
Local Kilkenny History publications printed over the past century will also be for sale at very reasonable prices. Booksellers from other adjoining counties will also have a similar selection of historical works. Many topographical publications covering most of the 32 counties will also be on offer. Local and National writers of both fiction and non-fiction will also be available such as Donal McCauley, Frances McManus, John B Keane, John Bradley, John Kirwan etc.
Back issues of annual publications, like the Old Kilkenny Review, The Irish Sword, The Steeple and many more will be of interest to many collectors.
Geata Buidhe Books from Thomastown, also provides a wide variety of Local, National and International titles and topics to interest all bibliophiles. Its proprietor Joe Doyle is one of Kilkenny’s local historians and his collection includes many publications of both County and Provincial interest.
Both Joe Doyle and Noel Bourke have published books of Local Interest in the past year. These will be available for sale and signed by the authors.
Other local Booksellers attending are Paulstown Books, Well Read Books, Waterford, O’Neill Books, Thomastown, Bourke Books Kilkenny, Kieran O’Brien Wexford, Pat Dunne Kildare and Joe Collins from Dublin.
Many of the books on offer are from private libraries carefully collected over a lifetime and will be of great interest to the more serious browser who is in search of that elusive gem or rare first edition.
Not all books have a serious relevance as there are books to suit every conceivable taste on offer, including works of Fiction, Romantic novels and that bizarre unusual publication that now and then catches the eye and incites further investigation.
After an absence of over two years due to Covid restrictions we would like to welcome all our regular patrons and new ones back again to our venue at the Club House Hotel. The Arts Week Book Fair has been in existence for almost 40 years and continues to fulfil a local need and interest amongst the many avid readers.
Apart from our usual visitors we would also welcome the general public and tourists to come along and peruse the diverse range of books on offer at very reasonable prices where a bargain or two can be availed of on Saturday next 30/07/2022 commencing at 11.00 A.M.