The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

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Bookselling Ireland represents booksellers in Ireland as in run by a committee of booksellers, chaired by Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books, and backed by the BA. The Bookselling Ireland Committee, which meets six times a year, is the force behind Irish Book Week, which launched in 2018, the Irish Book Trade Conference and Independent Bookshop Week in Ireland.

Bookselling Ireland has a strong political and economic lobbying function, representing the interests of Irish booksellers to TDs and to the Dáil

Bookselling Ireland Committee
Dawn Behan, Woodbine Books Chair
Aoife Roantree, The Book Centre Officer
Tomás Kenny, Kennys Officer
Cian Byrne, Maynooth University Bookshop Officer
Caitríona Bennett, Argosy Officer
John Breen, Waterstones, Cork
Tim Clarke, Waterstones, Cork
Jenni Doherty, Little Acorns Bookstore
Dervilla Evans, Ennis Bookshop
Mick Finucane, Chapters Bookstore, Dublin
Trish Hennessy, Halfway up the Stairs
Lynda Laffan, Eason
Gráinne Ní Mhuilneoir, An Siopa Leabhar
Stephen O’Mahony, O’Mahony’s
Aoife Ridgway, Dubray

To view the Irish Benefits Booklet, please click below: If you would like to get involved with the BA Bookselling Ireland committee please contact the Chair, Dawn Behan or Alan Staton


Bookselling Ireland: Manifesto from the Booksellers Association
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Jim Power Report on the Economic Impact of Bookselling in Ireland

For further details for Bookselling Ireland, contact 

For information about Bookselling Ireland events, visit our Events website.