Red Books will be one of several bookshops taking part in Irelands first live bookfair held in nearly two years. The Ennistymon Town of Books Festival takes place over the weekend of August 28th to 29th.
Local booksellers at Salmon Bookshop and Banner Books will be joined for this, the tenth festival, by a dozen or so other booksellers, including Galway’s Charlie Byrnes, Wexford’s Red Books and Cork's Cooneys Bookshop, who will set up at venues across the town.
Antiquarian and specialist booksellers will set up stall alongside shops that cater for all interests and age groups. Shops open on Saturday from 10am until 6pm and Sunday from 10.30 to 5.30pm.
There is also a programme of events taking place during the weekend as follows;
Saturday the 28th:
2 - 3.30pm: Salmon Poetry celebrates 40 years of publishing poetry and literary nonfiction with poetry and music in the beautiful Salmon Bookshop walled garden, Parliament St. Attendance is free but numbers are limited to 25.
6.30pm: Joe Power will talk on his two recent books Clare and the War of Independence and Clare and the Civil war. The talk will be in the Teach Ceoil numbers are limited due to covid restrictions to 25 please contact Banner Books on (065) 707 1372
Sunday the 29th:
2 - 3.30pm: ‘The Edge of Moher and Beyond’ - A talk by Martina McCarthy with music by Liam O’Brien. This is one of a series of events organized by Idir Dha Thra; exploring the natural harmonics between landscape, language, and psyche. Tickets are available through eventbrite and limited to 20. Venue: The Salmon Bookshop garden, Parliament St.