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We’re Moving…. May 21, 2018

After almost 10 years at No. 77 Park Street, Roe River Books is moving to a bright shiny new premises at No. 66/67 Park Street (next door to Mackin’s Leathergoods). It would be emotional if it weren’t so hectic. We will unfortunately have to close for a week or so, to facilitate the move. We will be closed for business from from Tuesday 15th May until we re-open on Wednesday 23rd May.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and if anyone is in urgent need of our service you can contact us by e-mail ([email protected]) or Facebook, and we’ll do our best to facilitate you. Thanks to everyone for the terrific support and loyalty over the last 10 years it was greatly appreciated. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates on our new venture and here’s hoping we’ll see you all in the new premises!

Michael Harding February 3, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with those lovely people at An Tain for the upcoming evening in the company of Michael Harding on Friday the 17th February. Michael is an actor, playwright and novelist who will be showcasing his latest (non fiction) book with his one man show “Talking with Strangers”. Michael’s previous work includes Hanging With the Elephant and the bestselling Staring at Lakes. We will be selling copies of his books and the man himself will be signing copies after the show. Its sure to be a really entertaining evening and tickets are selling fast. Make sure not to miss this event if you are a fan or new to his work. Tickets on sale now. 

Talking to Strangers – One Man Show with Michael Harding at An Tain Arts Center, Friday 17th February 2017 at 8.00 pm Tickets €18/€16

Book Launch – Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill January 11, 2017

Anyone intrigued by our recent review for the excellent new horror novel by Adam Nevill might be interested in tuning in to the Facebook Launch this coming Thursday What is a Facebook Launch? I hear you ask. Well… I have no idea really. I’ve never “attended” one before. I will however be logging on to see what its all about and if you like book launches, horror novels, Adam Nevill or all three, so should you. It sound like great fun


Girl in the Spider’s Web August 27, 2015

Out today Girl in the Spider’s Web part four of the Millennium Series featuring Lisbeth Salander. Stieg Larsson died  2004 before his books became a global phenomenon. After his death it was discovered that Larsson had left about three quarters of a fourth novel on a notebook computer. After years of legal wrangling the fourth novel has now been completed by David Lagercrantz and is released today.  We’re not usually a fan of this sort of thing at Roe River Books, but this should be different. Lagercrantz did a fine job on his biography of Zlatan Ibrahivomic and his own novel Fall of Man in Wilmslow was a terrific crime novel based on the events surrounding the death of Alan Turing.

Definitely one on our list of must read books of the year.

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt August 20, 2015

They say you should never judge a book by it’s cover and that’s probably good advice but every now and then a cover just demands your attention. Undermajordomo Minor the forthcoming title by Patrick deWitt has really got us excited here at Roe River Books. His last novel The Sisters Brothers (possessor of a fine cover itself) was a splendid quirky alternative take on the western novel. Anyone who has read his previous work will know that there is every chance his new book will more than do justice to this fine cover. It also come with this very entertaining trailer with music by Patrick’s brother Nick DeWitt

Undermajordomo Minor is out in paperback on September 3

Maus Banned In Russia For Its Cover April 29, 2015

Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, Maus, has some very memorable cover art. It pictures a pair of mice — representing Jews — huddling beneath a cat-like caricature of Adolf Hitler. Behind the feline Hitler is a large swastika!

That last element has become a problem for Maus this spring. For Russian observances of Victory Day, the holiday commemorating the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany, Moscow has purged itself of swastikas. In an effort to comply, Russian bookstores cleared copies of Maus from its shelves.


The 1980 novel is the very antithesis of Nazi propaganda — it tells the story of Spiegelman’s father, a Holocaust survivor, by depicting Nazis as cats and Jews as mice — but Spiegelman tells NPR’s Robert Siegel that criticism of the book’s cover is not new. He says the purge of the book from Russian bookstores is “rather well-intentioned stupidity on many levels.”

Read more on the New York Times website.

Ant-Man is coming! February 24, 2015

We have a wide range of Ant-Man graphic novels in stock, in preparation for this summer’s blockbuster movie!