Lord Mayor of Dublin councillor Alison Gilliland launched the new book market at St Patrick’s Park in Dublin yesterday morning.
Known as Books and Browsables, the market commenced on Sunday, September 12 and will operate in the park every Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Speaking at the launch of the market, councillor Gilliland said: “I am delighted to launch the Books and Browsables Market.
“Storytelling is one of our richest traditions and this market will be a celebration of all things literary.
“Between the wide selection of books and the array of curiosities on offer, I have no doubt this market will be drawing people in from near and far.
“As one of our city’s most captivating green spaces, I can think of no better home for this market than St. Patrick’s Park, so make sure to come along and explore the park and its brand new market from this Sunday onwards.”
Leslie Moore, City Parks Superintendent said: “The Books and Browsables Sunday market, in the beautiful surroundings of St. Patrick’s Park in Dublin 8, will provide another interesting attraction for people to visit in this part of the city centre.
“It will complement the literary walk in the park and the park tearooms, toilets and playground will enable families to enjoy a day out.
“I encourage people to come along on Sundays to experience the unique Books and Browsables Market first hand.”
This initiative is part of a wider programme led by the Office of City Recovery.
The new market will give the public an opportunity to explore a large selection of both new and second-hand books.
The books on offer will include self-published titles, as well as those from small, independent publishers.
In addition to books, there will be lots of curiosities available to peruse.
From vintage maps and vinyl records to amazing antiques and retro toys, there will be a variety of goods on offer.
A particularly environmentally-conscious element of the market will come in the form of upcycled and vintage clothing, which will be of interest to Dublin’s increasing number of sustainable fashion fans.