- 19 Oct 20
This year's edition of Irish Book Week kicked off on Saturday.
Celebrating the phenomenal contribution that bookshops make to Irish culture and the economy, Irish Book Week is back!
The annual week-long celebration, which launched in 2018, is an innovative partnership between Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland.
On Twitter, Irish authors and book lovers are marking the occasion with the hashtag #IrishBookWeek.
Liz Nugent has urgent people to "Quick, buy a load of books for the love of God, in case they close the bookshops for #levelnineandthreequarters".
It’s Irish Book Week. Quick, buy a load of books for the love of God, in case they close the bookshops for #levelnineandthreequarters #IrishBookWeek #fiction #history #diy #selfimprovement #biograohy #childrensbooks #photography #poetry #essays #whateveryourehavingyourself #read pic.twitter.com/UZc8yyi51U
— Liz Nugent (@lizzienugent) October 19, 2020
Cian from The Maynooth Bookshop, "a second-generation independent bookseller", has taken over the popular @ireland Twitter account – and "will be talking about bookselling, bookshops, and all things books."
Hi, I’m Cian @MaynoothBooks. I’m a second-generation independent bookseller. My family have 3 shops @MaynoothBooks, @MUBookshop and @CampusBooks. I will be talking about bookselling, bookshops, and all things books. Happy #IrishBookWeek! pic.twitter.com/SEUGQLT1oh
— Ireland / Ruth-Anne (@ireland) October 19, 2020
Irish-Bangladeshi Writer Adiba Jaigirdar has shared "a thread of books by Irish POC you should pick up".
Since it's #IrishBookWeek, here's a thread of books by Irish POC you should pick up!
— Adiba Jaigirdar (@adiba_j) October 18, 2020
To mark the occasion, we'll also be revisiting some classic Hot Press interviews with Irish authors across the week!