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The premier resource for Irish book news and events.

Established in 1976, Books Ireland magazine has a long-standing reputation as the key source of Irish book news through its features, authoritative reviews and coverage of new Irish titles and writing.

In late 2019 Books Ireland transitioned from a print and digital subscription model to a free-to-view online format. The new digital platform for Books Ireland enables mobile, tablet and desktop engagement to keep pace with the fast-moving Irish book world, helping publishers and writers reach Irish book-lovers at home and abroad.

Our online coverage will continue the tradition of listing all new Irish-published titles, news of events, conferences, signings, rights, prizes, awards and regular reviews with new features such as the author interview series, top 10 bestseller charts and monthly First Flush listing via Nielsen Book Data Online.

We provide a hub for people to talk about books, facilitate conversations, share information and to act as a conduit for our content partners–the key literary organisations and agencies in the arts, literary and publishing sectors.

Get in touch:

As proud members of Publishing Ireland we are committed to supporting and growing the Irish book industry. We collaborate with, and support, all manner of individuals and groups from the Irish literary scene.

  • Readers—As we continue to review and assess the new website we would welcome your feedback. If there is something you would love to see more (or less!) of please let us know.
  • Writers—Have you recently written, or contributed to, a book of Irish interest? If you have a feature or article that you think would be of interest to our readers, please send details to Ruth McKee.
  • Publishers/industry professionals—If you have any news items or trade-related announcements such a job listings, training, rights news, author signings etc please do get in touch. 

Digital Advertising:

We are pleased to offer a range of digital advertising options at affordable rates. Please contact us for more information.

*Please note, Books Ireland expressly reserves the right to accept or decline any advertisement at its discretion. Acceptance of an advertisement does not imply endorsement.


Ruth McKee
+353 (0) 1 2933 568
9/78 Furze Rd, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Books Ireland gratefully receives funding from the Arts Council.