The Mayor of Dublin, Councilor Alison Gilliland, yesterday morning launched the new book market at St Patrick’s Park in Dublin.
Known as Books and Browsables, the market opened on Sunday, September 12 and will operate in the park every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Speaking at the market launch, Advisor Gilliland said: “I am delighted to launch the Books and Navigators market.
“Storytelling is one of our richest traditions and this market will be a celebration of all that is literary.
“Between the wide choice of books and the range of curiosities on offer, I have no doubt that this market will attract people from near and far.
“As one of our city’s most captivating green spaces, I can’t think of a better home for this market than St. Patrick’s Park, so be sure to come and explore the park and its brand new market from of this Sunday. ”
Leslie Moore, City Parks Superintendent, said: “The Sunday Books and Browsables Market, in the beautiful surroundings of St. Patrick’s Park in Dublin 8, will be another great attraction to visit in this part of the city center.
“It will complement the literary walk in the park and the tea rooms, the toilets and the playground in the park will allow families to enjoy a day out.
“I encourage people to come on Sundays to experience the Single Market for Books and Browsers firsthand.”
This initiative is part of a larger program led by the Office of City Recovery.
The new market will give the public the opportunity to explore a wide selection of new and used books.
The books on offer will include self-published titles, as well as those from small independent publishers.
In addition to the books, there will be a lot of curiosities to browse.
From antique maps and vinyl records to amazing antiques and retro toys, there will be a variety of products on offer.
A particularly eco-conscious element of the market will come in the form of upcycled and vintage clothing, which will appeal to the growing number of fans of sustainable fashion in Dublin.