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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and his wife Helen visit Kennys Bookshop
This week saw the visit to Kenny's of Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, a Sinn Féin politician, author, publisher and businessman, who served as the 58th Lord Mayor of Belfast. An avid blogger Máirtín went away and very kindly waxed lyrical about his experience here in a piece he entitled "Kenny’s Bookstore in Galway go toe to toe with Amazon". #GRMA a Mháirtín - thank you for the kind words, it was lovely to see yourself and Helen in Galway.

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Are Kennys and Charlie Byrne’s the world’s friendliest competitors?!
Books make truly magical gifts and this year, Charlie Byrne’s and Kennys Bookshops have joined forces to promote Galway’s independent bookshops.

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Conor Pope of The Irish Times looked at the phenomenon of Cyber Monday on the 28th of November - and we were very happy to see Kennys.ie put in a very  favourable light:

kennys.ie: Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway was one of the first retailers in Ireland to embrace the online marketplace and it has a digital footprint that goes all the way back to the mid-1990s. It is still a wonderful website and pleasingly far from all the maddening, garishly designed tech- obsessed websites in the world. The collection is immense and they deliver for free.

Thanks Conor!  Read the full article @ The Irish Times on-line >>>


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We had the great pleasure of welcoming back Pierre Josse of the Guide du Routard to Kennys Bookshop today.

A great world traveller, Josse has visited and documented more than 90 countries ...and counting.

He has worked for 37 years with the Guide du Routard.


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Official opening of an exhibition of 75 objects.

Storm Desmond - an apt name if ever there was one - did little to dampen the spirits as Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery celebrated 75 years in business this week.

In spite of the weather, a crowd of family, staff, friends and clients toasted the next 75 years at the official opening of our 75|75 exhibition - this engaging and diverse exhibition, curated by Dean Kelly, celebrates the fascinating history of this family-owned Galway business over the last 75 years.

The exhibition continues through the New Year 2016.


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Kennys 1940-2015 ...celebrating the First 75 Years | The story of an Irish Bookshop & Art Gallery in 75 objects.

Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery celebrates 75 years in business this week. To mark the occasion Kennys will host an engaging and diverse exhibition, curated by Dean Kelly, which will celebrate the fascinating history of this family-owned Galway business over the last 75 years.


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This year Kennys celebrates 75 years of bookselling and 21 years of selling online as kennys.ie. Our staff of 18 includes eight Kennys. We stock about 650,000 volumes, new, second-hand and antiquarian books. In addition to selling on kennys.ie, we work with Amazon, ABE, Alibris and other portals to sell into countries all over the world. We also offer free shipping worldwide.

We recently featured in the Irish Times in a detailed and personal piece penned by Tom Kenny.  Read the article on the Irish Times now >>>


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This year Kennys celebrates 75 years of bookselling and 21 years of selling online as kennys.ie. Their staff of 18 includes eight Kennys. They stock about 650,000 volumes, new, second-hand and antiquarian books. In addition to selling on kennys.ie, they work with Amazon, ABE, Alibris and other portals to sell into countries all over the world. They also offer free shipping worldwide.


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