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Zozimus Bookshop

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Charlie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions7 helpful votes
I spent a couple of hours in this bookshop between the books and the coffee shop. Love the quirky nature of the bookshop - which houses a HUGE selection of books. I spoke at length with the owner who was very friendly and informative.. will definitely be back
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Date of experience: November 2019
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James B wrote a review Dec 2019
High Wycombe, United Kingdom218 contributions20 helpful votes
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Zozimus is a beautiful and brimful secondhand bookshop at the back of a vibrant and tasty cafe. The bookshop is larger than one may think and contains a considerably large amount of good stock. Of note are the various specialised Irish sections, which both contain the unusual and unexpected while managing to feel curated and not filled mercilessly with pitiful titles. Irish Crime Novels - now that’s a book section! John, the owner is exceptionally well versed in literature and a very personable and friendly owner, generous with his time and himself a man of letters with expertise and a publishing history in matters such as Flann O’Brien and localised poetry with great customer service and charming approach. Every time I visit - I find more gems. High Shelves and every nook has stock to consider. The rare and unusual sections deserve the title, while younger readers passing through seemed delighted that Harry Potter is stocked! For book lovers - this is a stop you need to make.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Barry H wrote a review Nov 2019
Swords, Ireland52 contributions31 helpful votes
I've been to this book shop many times and I always buy books when I visit. It has an amazing collection of second hand books at reasonable prices. The lovely Althea is the lady that works there and she is very kind and helpful. A must visit if you're in Gorey.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Don E wrote a review Mar 2019
County Wexford, Ireland13 contributions3 helpful votes
I reviewed this bookshop in 2016 and have bought all sorts of stuff from John in the intervening years and it is still the mark of excellence. Recently I wanted to collect some first edition childrens books for my grandchildren and he got me (close to) first editions of 1950 Enid Blytons. I was delighted. Thank you John - long may it last.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Ireland_member wrote a review Sep 2017
Dublin, Ireland89 contributions126 helpful votes
The Zozimus bookshop, tucked in behind the Book Shop Cafe on Gorey's Main Sreet, is a real find. A small maze of floor to ceiling bookshelves constitutes an Aladdin's Cave for bilbiophiles. Nearly all second-hand, the books range from rare first editions and other collectibles to paperback faction selling for a few euros. The proprietor knows his stock inside out and was able to meet this couple's very different requirements - Irish social history in the 60's on one hand, and Elinor M Brent-Dyer's school fiction on the other!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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