Town of Books 2023

Over 25 independent booksellers already confirmed for Graiguenamanagh Town of Books Festival – August 18  to 20, 2023

Over 25 independent booksellers and the very best food and craft makers from three unmissable days of literature, storytelling, workshops and so much more for this year’s Graiguenamanagh Town of Books Festival in the medieval, riverside town in Kilkenny.

The internationally-renowned Festival is now in its 20th year and is a must for anyone who wants to pick up a bargain in new, second-hand, antiquarian, children’s and specialist books, the organiser say. This year’s programme has been extended to include an artisan food and craft element at the Abbey Hall and much more.

Every available space in the picture postcard town is turned into a bookshop for the event which has drawn big names and renowned collectors to the Kilkenny town down through the years, Graiguenamanagh Town of Books

“This has become a national festival and a fantastic opportunity for independent booksellers to showcase their stock to a captive audience. The physical size of Graiguenamanagh really lends itself to hosting a festival like this. Entire families can walk from one end of the town to the other in comfort and in safety and peruse the books on offer at the various hubs at their leisure.

# Premises
1 Citizens Bureau/Fogarty’s
2 Mick Doyles
3 Premises Across the  from The Haven
4 Donal Parsons
5 Duiske Vetinary Clinic
6 Love Graig Office (opposite Barron’s Main St)
7 The Hub
8 The Waterside
9 The Regatta/Rowing Club
10 Scouts Den (Beside the Regatta Club)
11 O’Driscolls Bar & Beer Garden (Across the Bridge)