Blessington Bookstore

"Finding & Discovering Books For You"

Getting in touch with your inner sloth….

The time to relax is when you don’t have the time to relax!!!

Reading a good book is the best way of living in the NOW – body, mind and soul in perfect harmony. Don’t waste reading time – get a book personally chosen for you in your nearest indie bookstore


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School book orders are now closed

We do still have a good selection of school books and stationery for all the local schools – we just will not be able to reorder any books that are out of stock.

Open Mon to Sat 9.00 to 5.30 and Sunday 11-4

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Book of the Month

Read our Recommendations for the month of May on our ‘Reader’s Review‘ page

Fault in our Stars


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Pyjama Party Success!

THANK YOU to everyone who made last night’s Pyjama Party and author reading with Benji Bennett such a great success, especially the local businesses who donated prizes for our Barretstown Raffle.

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Pyjama party on World Book Night – Wednesday April 23

To celebrate winning ‘Independent Bookshop of the Year 2014′, we are holding a pyjama party on Wednesday 23rd April, 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Come and meet our Children’s author and bring your second hand books to swap. There will be a raffle in aid of Barretstown and lots of special offers. FREE hot chocolate for those who come in their pyjamas!  See you there.

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Some days are just Golden

I was in Amsterdam to visit my sons when the news came through that we had won the regional final of the Booksellers Independent Bookshop of the Year award. Suddenly the sun was warmer on my back, the cherry trees were full of blossom and anything was possible!

There will always be trials and tribulations in business, but for a wonderful, golden day, the hope, the passion and the joy were all that mattered.

Thank you to Booksellers, and to our staff and loyal, enthusiastic customers who make us what we are.

PS  Found my all time favourite chocolate on special offer today – when you’re winning….

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Imagination Wins on World Book Day

Theblessingtonstore101 2Our Bookstore and Coffee shop was Highly Commended in the AIB sponsored  ‘Outstanding Small Business of the year 2014’ category at the SFA awards in Trinity College last Thursday night (World Book Day).

We are delighted to be recognised.  Please visit our interactive page on the Irish Independent website  The page is part of our participation in the Small Business Awards. Its a snapshot of who we are and why we love books.  Thank you to everyone for supporting us and helping put Blessington on the map.

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The day finally arrived. I had been conscious that the moment of truth was approaching – it lurked beneath the surface and I found myself imagining what would be said, what the reaction would be. I dressed well to give me courage and hide my nerves and …walked into the classroom of 22 young booklovers to hold the first Lunchtime Book Club in Scoil Conglais , Baltinglass….

The evening before at the SFA National awards I had been nervous and excited – and of course really delighted to be highly commended. But here in the classroom I wanted these young readers to develop their love of books. Unfortunately my choice of the first book got a rather indifferent reaction, but the conversation was really interesting. We moved on then to talk about books is general and had fun deciding how we would have finished the Harry Potter series given the chance – a lovely, interesting group of bright students. Their own choice of the next book ‘The Fault in our Stars’ is a captivating, thought provoking book – can’t wait to hear what they think.

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Let us pack your E-books for you..

So many books – so little time. Forget algorithms – let a real live book lover choose eBooks for you.

When you buy a Ebook package, one of our booksellers will contact you and get some idea of the type of books you enjoy. We will then send you two ebooks in whatever format suits your ereader or tablet.

Our goal is to spread the joy of reading, so if you don’t like our choices we will send you a third ebook for free!

Try it today


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We are a Finalist in the 2014 SFA Business Awards!

As a Finalist in the 2014 SFA Business Awards ‘Outstanding Small Business’ category, we have been invited to showcase The Blessington Bookstore in Dublin Castle on the 4th February. We will have authors, coffee and cake on offer.sfa-awards2014-finalist Any supporters are welcome to join us from 2:30pm-7:30pm.  More details are available on

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