Blessington Bookstore

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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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Real Books
Real People
Really Good Coffee

Please nominate us at http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and…/best-shops-2015/nominate and help put Blessington on the map

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Marian Finucane Show

These are the books that we recommended to the Marian Finucane Show 30th May 2015…

Best read of the year so far:

I am Pilgrim  by Terry Hayes  (Thriller)

Appletree Yard – Louise Doughty

Daughter by Jane Shemilt

 Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Undemanding reads with a good story (Chic Lit)

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley

Me Before You – Jo Jo Moyes

For something a bit different: Dominion by C.J. Sansom

Non Fiction The Diet Myth – The Real Science about What we Eat by Tim Spector.

Night School by  Psychologist Richard Wiseman

Authors worth a mention

Tana French  In the Woods.

Jean Auel  The Clan of the Cave Bear  

Books to watch out for:

Early One Morning  by Virginia Bailey  out  23  July 2015

Something to Hide ­Deborah Moggach due 2 July 2015 

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

The Other Side of the World  ­ Stephanie Bishop, due mid August

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School Book Lists – Proceed with Caution……

We are gradually getting the school book lists in from participating schools and are in the process of putting them up on the website.

There is a risk that either your particular class / school is currently being worked on so please check your list carefully againset what we have online to be sure you are ordering the correct books.

While we do our best to have the lists up before they go out to parents, there can be a small time lapse.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Visit Blessington

Just watch this great video and see how beautiful it is here.

And when nature has worked it’s magic on you, drop in to us on the Main Street. We are open every day of the year except Bank Holidays – a treasure trove of books, good food and great coffee..

Visit Blessington

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Now don’t go to any bother….

Sure anything will do kids – you know yourselves.  A bit of breakfast in bed wouldn’t go amiss and sure if the car was all nice and clean when I go out, wouldn’t that be grand? Don’t be wasting your money on those auld cards from the petrol station never mind those unfortunate flowers that would be dead before I got them in a vase. The presents that really count are the ones that only cost time……

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A smile for you on a wet day (from someone who is ‘spelling challenged’…

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British and Irish Governments have conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as ‘Euro-English’.

In the first year, ‘s’ will replace the soft ‘c’. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard ‘c’ will be dropped in favour of ‘k’. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome ‘ph’ will be replaced with ‘f’. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where! more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent ‘e’ in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as
replasing ‘th’ with ‘z’ and ‘w’ with ‘v’.

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary ‘o’ kan be dropd from vordskontaining ‘ou’ and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

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The Lakes are 75 years old

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Blessington Lake, we are offering a Free copy of The Four Stone Tree by Vincent Byrne with every copy Beneath the Poulaphuca Reservoir edited by Chris Corlett.

http://www.blessingtonbookstore.ie/buy-books-online/beneath-the-poulaphuca-reservoir

 

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