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Address: Church Lane, Ireland
Phone Number: 0749161869
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This fantastic bookshop has been going strong for 6 years. We stock a...
This fantastic bookshop has been going strong for 6 years. We stock a glorious section of rare Donegal Books and Irish Books but of course stock other sections such as Cooking, Crime, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's books and much more!Sell new and gently used books. We also BUY books... from you! We are interested in any sort of book collections that you may be wanting to get rid of.
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Fantastic book store and friendly staff

Beautiful shop in the middle of the town full of unique books and collectable items. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Letterkenny
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Letterkenny
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful shop in the middle of the town full of unique books and collectable items. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this shop.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Interesting little shop, full of unique books and also a selection of collectable items. Staff are wonderfully quirky and very helpful, offering a cuppa on arrival! Nice experience, will go back!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is an interesting shop to check out and worth the look inside. It's packed with all kinds of books and other odds and ends that will keep your eyes busy for a while! The best part about the shop is that you are offered a free cup of tea while you look around. Neat shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Exceptional value, warm friendly atmosphere. Sourced various titles and supplied within the promised delivery time

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Browse through the great selection of literature, music and movies while you're being offered great advice on the selection and a cup of tea. This store is one of these treasure chests where you want to keep coming back again and again for more great stuff.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This is my favourite bookshop. The service is always friendly and as warm as the tea that is offered. This gem is hidden a little way up Church Lane from Main Street. This is the place you can find anything, from Dan Brown to manga to Nintendo DS to DVDs. Every customer, new or regular is treated like a long-lost... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This shop is one of the warmest, friendliest estalishments you are likely to venture into. I have visited this shop on numerous occasions for a variety of different books. From art literature to modern day classics, 'The Artistic Works of Jasper Johns' to 'The Lonesome Traveller' by Jack Kerouac. Amongst such reknowned works over a wide range of subjects and... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Firstly as i came in the door the owner offered me a coffee which i thought was a great touch. They let me browse and offered assistance when it was needed and we enjoyed the friendly banter between the assistant and us. The books he suggested were excellent, affordable and i will be making my book shopping there in future..... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Universal Books is tucked away from the noise of the Main Street and is filled with a wide variety for you to choose from. New and Used books are available ranging from children to adult, comedy to horror and a section for Donegal and Ireland. Used books are in excellent condition and many old, out of print booklets and some... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Universal Books is a unique shop which offers fabulous bargains and lots of rare little treats that would be difficult to find elsewhere. They offer wonderful deals and are very helpful...if they don't have what you're looking for, David is more than helpful at trying to locate the item for you. I would highly recommend this wonderful shop :)

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Additional Information about Universal Books

Address: Church Lane, Ireland
Phone Number: 0749161869
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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