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Charity Book Swap – April 22nd

This Sunday, April 22nd, we are holding a book swap in aid of Special Olympics Ireland as part of their National Collection Day, from 11am-4pm.

For a small donation of €5.00, you can refresh your library with as many books as you’d like, and help a wonderful cause.

All books welcome – we will provide a selection of great books on the day to get things started.

You can make a donation to Special Olympics Ireland any day up until Sunday and be in with a chance to win a special event t-shirt!

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Books have less sugar than chocolate…

We are open all day Good Friday and Easter Saturday, closed Easter Sunday and Monday

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Vote for us

We take pride in sourcing unusual, interesting and entertaining books that you will love; connecting people in a warm, secure and comforting place.

We are passionate about giving an efficient and cheerful service, spreading the love of reading and conversation over good books, great coffee and gorgeous food.

Please vote your local bookshop  ‘Best Bookshop in Ireland 2018’

Click Here  Choose region Ireland, then The Blessington Bookstore

And tell the judges what we mean to you – it’s what you say, not the vote that will count!

 

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We’ve been shortlisted for Best Independent Bookshop in Ireland 2018

We are truly delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the award of Best Independent Bookshop in Ireland 2018!  Over the coming weeks we will be asking you, our customers, to tell the judges what your bookshop means to you. Watch this space…

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Recommended Reads – our favourite books of the year

For those who only get to read at Christmas – welcome home!  Here is a selection of books that will draw you in from the beginning, and make you feel like you have never been away… Thrillers Perfect Remains  Helen … Continue reading

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School Book orders finish midnight August 15th …..

Keep Calm – and order your school books before midnight August 15th ! Free covers when you order online on www.blessingtonbookstore.ie(participating schools only)Calm school books

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Harry Potter Trivia Tournament – the results are

For anyone interested in knowing what their final score was, here are the results:

Team No. Team Name Marks
29 Snapes on a Plane 64
34 The Dark Marks 64
33 The Horntails 63
11 The Gryffindors 62
24 A Hoot 61
31 Ravenpuff 61
32 The Faculty Loungers 61
46 Ginny’s Group 59
13 The Slytherin Slayers 58
18 The Dark Artists 58
25 Hairy Porter 58
28 Voldemort 58
38 Aiden Maedhbh 58
40 The Quizzy Quibblers 58
26 The Mandrakes 57
47 Hogwarts Hereos 57
3 Gobstones 56
5 The Fizzing Wizzpeas 56
14 Dobby’s Dazzlers 56
15 The Three Messers 56
16 The Dementors 56
42 Dumbledore’s Army 56
45 The Happy Hippogriffs 56
2 Quiz Eaters 55
23 Marauders 55
27 Gringotts Vault No.17 55
36 TheGolden Trio 55
9 Team Eagle 54
10 Trio 54
7 Hufflepuff 53
12 Snape’s Descendants 53
17 Conor 53
37 Chudley Cannons 53
44 Wonder Witches 52
20 Horcrux 51
35 The Cursed Children 51
30 The Witches Coven 50
49 Dumbldore’s Beard 50
8 The Wicked Wizards 48
50 HP 47
1 The Gryffindor Girls 46
41 Small Magic 46
19 Buckbeak 44
21 Order of the Phoenix 44
22 The Hedwigs 43
6 Muggles R Us 41
48 Wand 35
4 Lisheen 34
43 Wonder Wizards 31
39 Hogwarts 25
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Readers Panel Recommend (Childrens) Jake Atlas and the tomb of the Emerald Snake by Rob Llyod Jones

JAindexI really liked this book because it’s got a great story and great characters to match. It’s like Indiana Jones but with crazy technology. I liked it because there’s a girl included in the adventure as well. I think this book is great for boys and girls. I would definitely read a book by this author again.

Saoirse (10)

 

This book surprised me! It’s exciting, fun and gripping. Definitely for action-lovers!

Mia (11)

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Toe By Toe Literacy Workshop

toe by toeFor everybody interested in learning more about the Toe By Toe solution to reading difficulties, Frank Cowling will give a Literacy Workshop in the Blessington Bookstore on Tuesday April 4th from 6.00pm. The workshop is aimed at staff and parents involved with the teaching of struggling readers. The intention is to demonstrate best practice in the use of Keda Cowling’s Toe by Toe reading scheme.
The workshop will demonstrate the best way to use this powerful resource for maximum effectiveness and will be as ‘hands on’ and jargon-free as possible. It also aims to provide a fuller understanding of the difficulties facing struggling readers when they come up against the idiosyncrasies of written English. 

Tickets €10 (including Tea & Sandwich) Buy Ticket

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