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JAMES JOYCE IS COMING TO THE BLESSINGTON BOOKSTORE

 

“From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step” –
JAMES JOYCE Ulysses.

Step into the WORLD of James Joyce Wednesday, February 10th @ 7.30pm @ The Blessington Bookstore. We are delighted to present Robert Gogan in his one man show:
“Strolling through Ulysses”
Tickets are €10 and available at The Blessington Bookstore.
http://www.strollingthroughulysses.com/

 

 

 

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Put Your Walking Shoes On, Release Your Inner Adventurer!

Put your walking shoes on, head out and have fun. There’s no excuse not to as these invaluable books will help you. With walks ranging from 1.5 hours to 7.5 hours, take your pick.

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WINTER SALE NOW ON

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JANUARY SALE NOW ON… 50% off select books, cushion covers, tea towels, cups and Calendars, til January 24th. Come on in for a quick peek.

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Fiction Fiends

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 FICTION FAVOURITES Pierre Lemaitre If you like Scandinavian noir you won’t be disappointed with this french thriller.  Tersely and brilliantly written.  Contrasting psychological and physical settings are reminiscent of the writings of Hilary Mantel.  The characters are pushed to their … Continue reading

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Books to suit everyone…. Happy Christmas!

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Discerning youthful reader wanted for immediate employment

Wanted – discerning opinionated 9 – 12 year old willing to read this book and give an honest opinion as to whether its any good. Salary competitive – at least one hot chocolate (marshmallows negotiable). Previous reading experience an advantage but not essential. Please apply at bookshop counter at your earliest convenience.

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What our young adult readers think of ‘The Rest of us just live here’ by Patrick Ness

‘I was very impressed how he wrote a book with no real outlined story. It was more about the journey the characters made and I really enjoyed it’  9/10

‘I thought the book had a very good descriptive plot and a very interesting and curious subplot. I thought the link between the mortal world and the world of the immortals was portrayed very well using the type of language that was in the book. The relationship between Mikey and Henna was a curious but yet touching one’  9/10

‘I thoughrest of ust this book was incredible. The narrative was very true to life, I felt as if the characters were real people rather than characters in a story. The protagonist  was very honest, something that is rare in books I have read previously. By this I mean that the character told us about all aspects of life, not just the ‘Hollywood’ version. ‘

‘I liked the overall plot of the book, especially loved how it was written through a teenagers perspective. I found the characters very relatable and felt as though you were getting a deep insight into their inner thoughts. This kept me keen to keep reading and made me curious as to what was going to happen next’

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the crazy plot and the manner in which it was revealed to us. The main character was interesting and very human. The layout of the book, the parallel stories, was a new take on a story for me. The language of the story and characters was fluid and easy to follow. That doesn’t mean simple or childish but that it flowed and made the story continuous. I read a description of a different book once described as ‘insomnia inducing’ and that applies to this book as well.’  10/10

Thanks to the senior students in Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass!

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School Book Orders Now Closed

We will still have all the stationery and quite a large number of the required books, but we will not be able to order in any books we may be missing from your lists.

Call us on 045857730 if there are any questions

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Closing date for School Book Orders

Title: Closing date for School Book Orders
Location: Blessington Bookstore
Date: 2015-08-15

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Working night and day……

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Hats off to the bookstore team who are flying through the school book orders!

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