The Irish Bookshop is the online home of Red Books, a quirky independent bookstore located in Wexford town's St Peter’s Square. We sell new, previously loved, antiquarian and collectible books. We also publish books on our publishing label, Red Books Press, and run a literary and arts journal called the Wexford Bohemian.

Red Books was formed in 2016 by Wally O' Neill in a perfect storm of recession hangover, anarchism and love of books. The original Red Books was the official smallest bookshop in Ireland, located in a former bulls-shed in the beautiful South Wexford village of Bridgetown. (We moved the bull out before the books went in).

In August 2019 Red Books moved to a larger store in Wexford town. We currently house 50,000 individual titles on site and keep more in storage. We also have a dedicated writer’s centre which is due to open soon.

Bookselling isn’t for everyone. We view it as a vocation, and like most vocations, it won’t make you rich. The love of books drives us and we hope that love can be passed onto you, the reader.

Red Books Press
Red Books Press was formed in 2020 in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic. So far, we have published two books but hope to have many more on the way.


Published by Red Books Press

Every Second Second (Dan Finn)

Follow the Sun: How two rebel neuroscientists solved Covid-19 (Sean O' Nualláin)

Through a Farmer's Eyes (Mattie White)


All of them, Hipsters (Zeff Ryder)


Coming Soon

The Collected Plays (Eamonn Colfer) Pending