• Customer Feedback

    Thank you very much for such a great service on the school books and for making me feel so organised at the beginning of the Summer holidays!
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    I love the Bookstore because (a) It has really nice food, (b) I can browse and read the books while sitting down and eating, (c) They order books they don’t have in and (d) All round amazing. – Orlaith
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    Great bookshop. Excellent service with books and café.
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    What the bookshop means to me… I love getting new books and getting something nice to eat.
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    Blessington Book Store. Where do I begin! It’s wonderful… Great atmosphere. Great staff. Great books. Great food. Great banter. Great coffee and more.
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    This bookshop is amazing! Staff wonderful and helpful, they will always look and order whatever I need, even if it is strange. –i.e. Blacks Medical Dictionary.
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    THE BOOKSTORE IS PROOF THAT ON A BAD DAY ALL YOU NEED IS COFFEE. (FROM THE ITALIAN GIRL IN IRELAND)
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    VERY WELCOMING, NICE COFFEE AND WARM ATMOSPHERE.
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    The Bookshop is the sweetest place to relax with a good chai. Friendly staff, great treats and drinks.
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    Always a big smiling welcome from ANY member of the helpful, efficient, friendly and may I say soulful staff.
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE this Bookshop! Great books and service, intelligent reviews and well stocked! Also warm welcome and delicious cake!
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    The best bookshop ever and the books are amazing and love the food.
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    The bookshop is a place where you can come on your own and enjoy a coffee and a treat without feeling self-conscious. You can just chill out for half an hour or so and enjoy time to yourself. You can browse the books without any obligation to buy.
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    YOU WILL WIN. YOU HAVE THE WOOL TO DO IT. –Eric
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    I love books!! So… my book shop means the opportunity to stop, have a rest and look around at all the great books. And to have a hot chocolate too… bonus!
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    Lovely food and lovely people.
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    Nothing compares? Probably the best little Bookshop in the whole world.
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    Friendly, great gluten-free and vegetarian food, wifi so I can download “in our time” podcasts before going back to the holiday cottage. Not least, I enjoy a surprisingly wide selection of books. Love coming here.
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    Blessington Bookshop provides books and food in partnership- my 2 favourite things! Always a great range of books and gifts and friendly staff to accommodate every need/detail!
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    Beautiful, Optimistic, Open, Kind, Smily, Tidy,O,R,E
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    Blessington Bookstore a place to relax with the best hot chocolate and greta books. I love coming with my mum. – Emma, Aged 8
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    I really enjoy your books because of the pictures.
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    I’m not local but when I have time I always come here for coffee and scone Really class Book and coffee shop. – Dennis
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    Very nice shop, nice staff, we need shops like this in Dublin.
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    The food books and service is amazing. I live in Sallins so whenever we come to Blessington we come here!
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    Yes, I agree with all! It means everything to me… my favourite place in Blessington and the World!!
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    Thank you for the excellent service. It’s my first time here and I will definitely return thanks again. – Jimmy
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    I really like this bookshop, as it is a very peaceful little shop to relax and read while enjoying the super tasty foods and drinks! There is a wide selection of books for all ages and lots of lovely food. The staff are very kind, welcoming and attentive. – Katie Fitzpatrick
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    Great Bookshop. Great Hot chocolate. Great cookies. Great books. I love this shop.
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    I love the book shop because the coffee and food are delish and my daughter has been coming here for 5 years after school with her Grandad or me her mother! It’s never boring!
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    I love this bookstore it was my birthday last week and I got lots of vouchers for the bookstore and I was very happy.
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    The staff are lovely. It makes my Mum happy because she loves coffee. Lots of interesting books. They have a great variety of books. Lovely place to meet up with your friends & family. They have lots of different stationery.
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    I am 83. I am a bookworm and the Blessington Bookstore is a bookworm’s paradise. The staff are so kind. Any book I want they get for me. OF course the tea and scones are yummy.
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    A fabulous friendly store. The nicest staff anywhere. Amazing coffee and cakes. Everything can be ordered with no problem – books etc. 10 out of 10.
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    What my bookshop means to me … Peaceful place to browse and buy books and journals…Lovely atmosphere of books, comfort home cooking and interesting bits and bobs, not only books… Friendly, helpful staff… Looking forward to new book club… Mary Mac Rory 14/3/16
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    Love the Bookstore, the hospitality is second to none. The food and coffee are delish, with the best relish I’ve had yet. Thank you for another lovely visit xx
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    We love the service and the wide range of stock available in store …”They are not good… for nothing”
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    My bookshop means a lovely place to go with my kids… as a little treat in daily life. Surrounded by really nice books. Sometimes we just look and dream about the books and other times we pick a book after looking at so many inspiring books – to continue the treat at home. I simply love my bookshop, also to catch up with a friend. Mascha 16/3/2016
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    The Bookstore Blessington flows from Top-Down – Always sure of a true welcome. Friendly staff helpful. Grateful for your business. Damien 12/3/2016
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    I am a regular customer her at the bookstore and I am always a satisfied one. The staff are wonderful, so helpful and welcoming. They are the main reason I return. Signed – Happy Customer
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    Wonderful bookshop. The staff are kind and friendly and the bookshop is very supportive of local publications. C.G. Daly
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    This is one of my favourite book shops! The staff are so friendly and helpful. I love the fact that you can sit and relax and have a coffee and something to eat. Also the staff have been very helpful when I have been ordering books. You can also get great wool here – what more could you ask for!!!
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    Excellent Service and lovely staff. Great selection of Irish Books.
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    What a very homely warm friendly place to shop for a book and have a coffee. First time here and will come back!
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    A wonderful book and coffee shop. Really enjoyed our time here. Frank & Bernadette Maguire.
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    I love the bookstore because of the food, books and wool and the people.
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    Lots of lovely books and healthy tasty foods.
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    I’m 10 years old and I love the delicious mouth – watering hot chocolate and the addictive carrot cake. N.M
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    I love the bookstore so so so so so much
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    Very welcoming atmosphere
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    A gorgeous lunch and an interesting browse amongst the bookshelves while enjoying a working daytrip out from Dublin
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    What a bookshop – lovely
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    One of these places you always want to come back to.
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    I love the melted cookies
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    It means a lot that I can introduce books to my baby in a friendly, fun atmosphere.
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    This bookshop means that I can get very interesting books so I read them and I give them to my friends and they love them
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    Love this place, it’s great.
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    Most friendly & helpful staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Beautiful atmosphere. Very relaxing. Can’t say enough about our local Bookstore!
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    Very nice food and very good service. Nice cakes and drinks and good books.
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    We love it. Ava 6 & Adam 4 Happy days! Supercalafragalipstikexpialydocious
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    What my bookshop means to me… The lemon drizzle is the best. Has loads of blogger books. Staff are very nice especially Orlagh. Dara Gilmore 12 years old
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    It’s fab.
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    I love this bookstore it was my birthday last week and I got lots of vouchers for the bookstore and I was very happy. It is great. Orla Church age 9
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    I love the colours for the knitting. I love the book shop.
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    It’s our place to go for a few minutes together and a babyccino!! Don’t know what we would do without it!! Best of luck!!
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    You always get the best welcome in town every time! Damien Reynolds
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    I’m in love with the cocoa.
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    From Conan: It’s a nice café, the lemon drizzle here is nice and you can get books too.
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    Always friendly. Best tea in Blessington. Fabulous cakes and gluten free products.
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    I love books.
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    Loyalty stamps received when you buy a book or a coffee…I love free stuff!
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    Thank you for my warm milk. From Emma, age 2
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    I like it because it’s so local. Conan
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    A great place to be!
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    Without the bookshop my kids wouldn’t have their favourite treat-hot chocolate with marshmallows on the side, followed by a browse through the books & fancy pens! It’s sometimes impossible to get them out of the place!
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    I like this shop so much. Lindsey, age 5
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    I love it because me and my mam got food and it was lovely.
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    A hidden gem, with staff that treat the customer as real people, and no problem is unsolvable. Stocks excellent books, and also the staff know their books, staff are a treasure just ask them a question!
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    After a long morning walk, we look forward to our coffee and a read of the paper every day, and to meet some very friendly people. The staff are so helpful and the food is very good. MJ
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    What my bookshop means to me. It’s a great place to relax and read a book. The staff are really helpful and friendly and they give the store great atmosphere.
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    Absolutely Fabulous service! Coffee was exquisite, friendly & polite staff. X will be back
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    The chocolate chip cookies are very yummy. I love it. Sophie 5
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    I love the book store becasuse it is a total treat. Isabelle 5
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    Our local Mr Magorium’s wonder emporium!! Love this place.
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    Nice coffee, good food, super treats, happy people. A nice place to go. Thanks
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    We do not live locally but we travel to enjoy the atmosphere, selection of books, coffee and relaxed atmosphere. We enjoy the Blessington Bookshop. Tony and Mary Naas
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    What my bookshop means to me…. More than a bookshop. The Blessington Book store is a place for the local community to gather for a cup of tea, a homemade cake and a friendly chat. The staff know most customers by name (even in my case, a difficult Dutch one!).
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    It’s great because it makes great chocolate. The marshmallows are so good and the books are fab. Mia 7
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    An obliging nook in which to “hide” for an hour reading a good book over a rich coffee!!
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    What Blessington Bookstore means to me… warm, welcoming and comfortable place to have a coffe and read/choose a book. A place to meet friends and make new ones. Children are welcome and catered for!
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    Excellent place to unwind with a fabulous cappuccino. Relax, do the crossword and read the paper. Free wifi if you need it. Love coming here. Staff are great too, always friendly and great service! Derek What my bookstore means to me… a haven of tranquillity, a world of possibilities on every shelf, a place of inspiration, chat, friends meeting, new beginnings as new authors are discovered- friendly and well informed staff. Thanks!
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    Furniture arrangement is excellent… nooks and crannies for privacy or just escaping on your own, little chairs for children and low tables… seating by the window “to sit and watch the world go by!” Tables of varying sizes - for a variety of group sizes 2-3-4… always/often changing displays. Not just displays of books. Could be wool or any surprise – appealing to children and adults… always stock books published by local authors
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    The Blessington Bookshop is my kind of shop. Books, and greaqt food. Staff are always helpful and knowledgeable on all their stock of books. It feels like home to home for me. Geraldine
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    Why we love Blessington Bookshop. Has a fabulous selection of books and services… if it’s not on the shelf… it’s ordered in straightaway… lovely staff and great vibe. My daughter only likes the bookshop for after school break and treat.
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    Cosy hideout to have an excellent coffee locally. Lovely food and great spot for the kids. Hazel
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    One of my favourite places to be! I like books, cookies, calming atmosphere, great staff, I would like to work in a place like this when I’m older.
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    Makes me want to open up a café like this.
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    When we were considering our move from Dublin to Blessington – we started to do a list of advantages/attractions – the bookshop, along with the Grange con and ‘family’ – were the top three reasons – but we won’t say in what order. “Everyone whispers in the shop!”
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    My Grandad love the bookstore because he likes getting a cup of tea and a piece of cake and loves spending time with me in the bookshop.
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    It’s a home from home! But allows you the freedom of relaxing with a good book. Somewhere to look forward to visiting.
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    My children’s schoolbooks available to order and collect at my leisure – making it a painless task! And savings stamps available throughout the year to ease the pain of the final cost!!
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    I love the Blessington Bookstore as there is always a nice atmosphere here, great coffee and great selection of books. You get the feeling that you are cocooned in a labyrinth and not some commercially drive store… Best of luck, Gary O’Connor
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    Calming atmosphere, friendly staff.
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    One cold winter’s afternoon we spied the Blessington book shop. On entering a delicious coffee aroma greet us following by an even more delicious scent of baking and our eyes fastened on the scrumptious cakes. Gluten free! Heaven! Having feasted we turned our attention to the books. These are my down fall but because Blessington Book store has a loyalty card system you can save as you purchase and it does help the guilt. The selection is comprehensive. The staff are more than helpful and will order anything you need. The children’s book department is one of the best in the country. The Blessington Bookstore is more than a book shop. It is a community hub. Welcoming all who call and return.
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    Wonderful to have such an excellent shop in Blessington. Great for local history books. Lively staff and such a friendly atmosphere. D. Armstrong
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    The food is very nice. Staff are lovely and very helpful.
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    I love bookstore! I love the cookies. It’s a very nice place. Very good food. I like books.
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    My bookshop means I have a comfortable cosy environment to relax, meet, chat and most importantly eat and have coffee.
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    I love this shop. Love Lucy, age 3 ¾ from Sutton, Dublin
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    I love books and food I like this shop.
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    We come for the holidays near Blessington as often as we can. We always schedule in at least one visit to the bookshop. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The service is friendly and helpful. They always have interesting books, often on local topics, on display. The food is gluten free and very good! A great place to sit and read and eat and drink tea! Clodagh.
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    I love this book shop.
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    Innovative, constantly adding to stocks available. Bestsellers to unique books available or will be ordered for you… beyond the call of duty – service, coffee, friendliness
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    Had a great time in the Blessington Bookstore. Very polite and helpful staff. Especially form the young blonde lady. Thank you.
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    The staff are always very friendly. The food is lovely and the service is very quick! Lovely atmosphere also.
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    I don’ thave to drive very far to get to it… The bookstore has a great variety of books and food to choose from.
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    Wonderfully homely shop, not too much trouble to order anything. Beautiful food and coffee, great staff who make you feel part of The Blessington Book Store family.
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    I love the books. I nearly read them all.
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    Blessington bookshop welcomes young and old. The childrens ‘reading box’ means that I can enjoy a coffee and a book whilst my 2 year old is entertained.
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    A fantastic bookshop!!! Great staff, books and bobs, cakes, coffee and lots more!! A great place for the community and visitors. We love to come her after a long walk just to relax and enjoy a treat or two!! Thanks guys!! M&Z Proctor
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    Thank you for our lovely mother and daughter treat. Coffee, scone, hot choc and cookie. Yummy.
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    Always love browsing books while having a cuppa on Wednesdays after a busy day in Russborough. Elsie
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    I think the staff in the bookstore are so sweet and kind. From A.W
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    A book, a coffee and dear friends. A little bit of heaven in Blessington Bookstore. Dan
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    Love coming in to Bookshop. Always very relaxing. I like to escape to chill here. Love the choice of books. Great for picking up gifts. Good coffee.
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    Rest, relaxation. Great food. “Locally” A great asset to our village. Deirdre
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    Scrumdidlyumcious food. Fantastically polit people and cool tree on the wall. I want to climb it.
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    I like the book shop because they have very nice food and great books. The children can look at the books and the parents can have a cup of tea and read the news paper.
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    A haven of peace where I can come and read, enjoy a lovely cup of tea and delicious scone after a long week. I love it. Bernadette.
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    I bring my kids here on a Saturday, we have a hot choc and browse through the books or crafts. We pick one thing each then go home and read or make what we’ve bought. A lovely morning spent in a great shop.
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    Lovely stop off the bike for coffee. Real friendly. Thank you!
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    Excellent service with a smile. Great coffee and food. Thank you.
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    I like you can read a book while you eat cake.
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    A lovely find in the heart of Blessington. An eclectic mixture of books, cafe and knitting stuff. 14/03/16
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    What a bookshop. There should be more like this. You could spend all day here. Lovely friendly staff. Great food and caters for gluten free too. Boo selection is amazing too. It’s our first visit. We’ll be back. Maura & Imelda Byrne. P.S. How lovely to get served in real china cups.


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