Re-launch of Darkwood Books at Bantry Book Fair


After a break from doing book fairs Darkwood Books will be at the Book Fair at Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork on 8th July as part of the West Cork Literary Festival week events.

This may seem like an ordinary piece of news but to us its a bit like getting ready for our debutante dance.  Like all debutantes preparing for their night ranging from dress to fake tan to jewellery we are just the same.  We are busy choosing what books to take and display. We haven’t done a book fair in 7 years due to personal circumstances but are now ready to re-launch ourselves back on to the book-selling scene.

It is with a degree of uncertainty that books are being chosen.  Book selling has changed so much in the last few years. A lot of bookshops closed when internet selling became an easier way of life and in due course internet sellers are getting pushed out by the rise of the e-reader so it’s hard to pick what books potential customers might want to buy.

We have two tables which can take four bookcases so we can display a broad range of our books.  We always like to have one bookcase of books of Irish Interest as there are some collectors who like Irish history, literature, art, poetry and anything to do with Ireland.  We also like to cater to all people so take books priced from 5 euro to 500 euro.  We like to see regular book buyers there as well as serious collectors.  It’s always nice to see a book going off to a new home with a new owner and a bit like a pet we hope the book gets a good home.


So, a few hours of sorting books and choosing which ones get a day out and more annoying wondering which ones will have to be packed up and brought home again.

If any of you are in the Bantry area on 8th July, please call and see us.  Admission is free and with a lot of book-sellers there, there is sure to be something for everyone.

A PDF catalogue is available also with some books that will be on offer there. If you’d like one please email me and I’ll forward it to you.

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