Lisa Marie Griffith is a historian and writer who has run an Independent Bookshop Tour in Dublin for the last couple of years. This year she’s broadening her horizons and talking to booksellers from all over Ireland to hear the story behind some of the oldest and quirkiest independent bookshops on the island. Booksellers discuss the history of their shops, the pre and post lockdown challenges to independent bookshops, and what we are reading in 2020.
In Episode 2, Lisa moves beyond the capital to browse the shelves in bookshops all over the island. She talks with booksellers Vibes and Scribes, winner of National Bookshop of the Year 2020, Books@One ‘the bookshop that could change Ireland’, No Alibis, a shop that inspired 4 novels, and Charlie Byrnes, one of the most iconic bookshops in the west of Ireland.