Welcome to Our City Our Books. Together, we’re growing a virtual bookshelf for Dublin, one that represents the lives, families and culture of the people that call Dublin home.

We’re collecting your reading suggestions to create a treasure trove of recommendations - a booklist that represents our wonderful city and the cherished pages that the people of Dublin turn to, time and time again.

Find out more about this month's theme and what we've been reading here ...

...by the people who call Dublin home

Recommendations...

Treasured tomes and cherished chapters, our aim is to connect and inspire people and places through the love of books.

We’re constantly adding to our ‘booklist’, the catalogue of recommended reads from the heart of Dublin, be it recipe books, graphic novels, children's bedtime stories, fact or fiction, and everything in between, there’s plenty for all to explore...

See our readers recommendations here

Tell Us More...

Tell us about your most beloved books, what you’re reading right now, your favourite book from your childhood, the writing that makes you laugh out loud, gives you that ‘smile in the mind’, the pages that tug on those heartstrings, enlightening the senses, pondering the world’s mysteries and wondering... what will we read next.

Take part

What are you reading right now?

Photgrapher: Fennel Photography
Photgrapher: Fennel Photography

Featured Readers

Each month we sit down for a chat with a ‘Featured Reader’, to find out their favourite books of all time, their literary preferences, recommendations, revered authors, and the likes.

This month, we chatted with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon.

Featured readers
Kevin Street Library. Photographer, Senija Topcic.
Kevin Street Library. Photographer, Senija Topcic.

Your Local Library

In the famous words of J.K. Rowling, ‘when in doubt go to the library’. Find out more about your local library, and all the amazing things our libraries and librarians do in communities across Dublin all year round.

Find your local library

Book of the Month

Each month we select a ‘Book of the Month’ be it new literature, classic chapters, fun, irreverent, thought-provoking or educational, and we invite you to read it with us. This month is Dublin’s One City One Book Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey.

Find out more about our book of the month

Stories & News

Share Your Favourites?

We want to hear about the books that matter to you. Tell us about your most cherished books, what you’re reading right now, your favourite book from your childhood, and the books that make up the story of your life. Share your recommended reads and take part here

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