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Comic book fans tend to be a reticent bunch, but there is no need to be shy in Dublin. Indulge your passions here at the wonderful Subcity. The staff are laid-back and willing to answer any questions and no one will look at you strangely no matter how obscure your request - comics are their thing too. From the mainstream to the obscure, the chances are the title you want is here or can be found for you. If you are a comic enthusiast in Dublin, make sure you give them a try.
Almost a heritage site now, The Winding Stair has not succumbed to the huge changes Dublin has witnessed over the last ten years. It's really a huge bookshop on three floors that also provides the setting for a cafe/restaurant serving wholesome and hearty vegetarian food. Try to get a window seat for the wonderful views over the river Liffey. Literary bargains are to be found everywhere, with cheap paperbacks and discounted prices on many of the books.
Centrally located on O'Connell Street, Eason's premier outlet is a bit of a Dublin institution, although there are several other branches throughout the city. Eason's is the place to buy all your back-to-school necessities and cards. The selection of books is broad with particular emphasis on bestsellers and travel guides, but the sheer size of this newly renovated shop guarantees that it has a little of everything. The shop also stocks a great selection of newspapers and magazines from around the world and there's a cafe upstairs if you feel like relaxing a while.
Veritas is the largest and most comprehensive religious bookshop in Dublin. It specializes in matters usually of a Catholic nature, but also carries books and resources relating to religion in general and the broader realms of spirituality. They also have a good selection of books related to counseling and parenting.