Johnston & Co. was the initial name of the corporation, which was established in 1819. In the years afterwards, it has weathered some of Ireland’s most momentous historical events and expanded to become the country’s preeminent book and newsstand. In 1886, Charles Eason and his son purchased the company from W.H. Smith, during the exciting time of Parnell and the Land League.
The corporation played a significant role in the literary and industrial revolutions of the 19th century. The popularity of their railway bookstalls was contingent on an increase in the rate of literacy. Since more people were literate, the written word took on more significance in society. (For more, see L.M. Cullen’s 1989 book “Eason & Son: A History”).
Since its founding in 1998, Easons.com has become Ireland’s premier online bookstore, offering customers a convenient alternative for buying books and Eason Gift Cards from the comfort of their own homes. Easons.com offers the excellent value and service that are hallmarks of the Eason brand on a global scale, including free delivery to any address in Ireland or the United Kingdom for orders over €10 and a vast selection of titles. People from all around the world can use the Eason website to buy Irish books that might not be readily available in their own areas. The National Website of the Year award from Retail Excellence Ireland went to Easons.com in 2012.
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THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU P/B
Finding love can be a rollercoaster ride. Rosemary Mac Cabe learned this through a series of relationships, heartbreaks, and disappointments. She was a serial monogamist, never content when she was single, always looking for the next great love of her life. However, in This Is Not About You, Rosemary shares her experiences and discoveries about love, realizing that sometimes they might lose their selves in the quest for a happy ending. Her life story is woven together through a series of love stories, including those with Henry, Dan, Luke, and Francis, but ultimately, it’s about her journey towards self-discovery.
IT STARTS WITH US
It all began with Atlas before it was us. In this highly anticipated sequel to the #1 Sunday Times bestseller It Ends with Us, author Colleen Hoover finally gives fans their wish by telling the narrative from fan favourite Atlas’s point of view. Lily and her ex-husband Ryle had finally found a peaceful routine for co-parenting when she unexpectedly reunited with her first love, Atlas. She is so happy that now, after nearly two years apart, time is on their side that she readily accepts Atlas’s date proposal. But her joy is short-lived since she realises that Ryle is still an integral part of her life, even if they are no longer married, and that Atlas Corrigan is the one man Ryle will despise seeing around his ex-wife and kid. It Starts with Us, written from Lily’s and Atlas’s alternating points of view, is the sequel to the international best-seller It Ends with Us. It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover, is a remarkable novel that has sold millions of copies around the world.
THE MARRIAGE PORTRAIT
2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist Reese’s Book Club Select (2022) An instant Sunday Times, New York Times, and Irish Times bestseller (August 2022). December 2022 Guardian and LitHub Book of the Year ‘ Evocative and mesmerising like Hamnet. Thankfully, O’Farrell keeps improving. Her narrative charm will wring suspense and surprise from a death predicted by the Financial Times. Ingenious, original, empathetic, wry, truthful—better than her last novel—Scotsman Beautifully written”—Guardian O’Farrell brings history alive. Spectator Winter 1561. Alfonso, Duke of Ferrara, surprises Lucrezia with a country residence visit. Lucrezia realises Alfonso brought her here for a dark reason during supper. He’ll kill her. Lucrezia, sixteen, lives in Florence’s largest palazzo. In this isolated mansion, her increasingly unstable husband controls her. Lucrezia’s next move What chance does she have against Alfonso, a provincial ruler and trained soldier? How can she survive? The Marriage Portrait is an amazing portrayal of a young woman whose proximity to power puts her in fatal jeopardy.
Gritty, heartbreaking thriller… Donna Tartt and Tana French fans will love this coming-of-age story and harsh Irish noir.’ Kirkus Three longtime pals reunite in Kinlough, Ireland’s west coast coastal resort. Helen, Joe, and Mush were part of a summer 2003 gang of six inseparable teens led by motherless, irresponsible Kala Lanann. Kala vanished after the summer’s peak. Now, fifteen years later, Helen has grudgingly returned to Ireland for her father’s wedding, Joe is a world-famous singer, and Mush has never left the counter of his mother’s cafe. The woods yielded human remains. Two more girls are missing. As past and present clash, the estranged friends must confront their role in Kala’s disappearance and try to stop Kinlough’s destructive behaviours. Kala skillfully examines the sometimes harsh price of belonging and the struggle between revenge and forgiveness, despair and redemption, in a drama that builds to a spectacular climax.
For avid readers, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a bookstore and browsing the shelves. And when it comes to bookstores in Ireland, there’s one that stands out above the rest: Easons. With locations all across the country, Easons has become a beloved destination for book lovers of all ages. But why do so many of them choose to buy their books from Easons? Perhaps it’s the wide selection of titles, from the newest bestsellers to classic works of literature. Or maybe it’s the cozy atmosphere, complete with comfortable reading nooks and friendly staff members who are always eager to offer recommendations. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that Easons has earned its reputation as the go-to spot for bookworms in Ireland.