Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9.30pm-6.30pm (8pm on Thursdays); Sunday 12-6.30pm
Dublin proudly boasts of its very strong literary heritage which includes novelists Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Maeve Binchy, satirist Jonathan Swift, playwright George Bernard Shaw, poets Seamus Heaney and W.B. Yeats, and the multi-talented Samuel Beckett, an amazing feat considering Dublin’s small population. True to their history, most Dubliners are avid readers. The Culture Trip explores five of the city’s very best bookshops to help you to find whatever you are looking.
This delightfully cosy independent bookstore, named after a poem by W.B. Yeats, allows visitors to purchase tea, coffee or a glass of wine, sit outside and simply soak in the sights and sounds of the city as they take a break from the hectic hustle and bustle of Dublin. The bookshop area is on the ground floor, but you can travel up the winding staircase to discover the an artisan Irish restaurant. The Winding Stair has an extensive book selection that features an assortment of unique and unconventional titles that you would struggle to find elsewhere, and the staff are always willing to assist you in finding something to your exact liking.
Opening hours: the bookshop is open from 10am-7pm; the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner
The Winding Stair, 40 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1,+353 1 872 7320