St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Though today, it's a holiday that's more about donning something green and heading out to grab a pint or two, St. Patrick--or St. Pátraic, in Old Irish--has a history as complex as Ireland itself.  From Ireland's myths and legends to the literary contributions of great Irish writers, there's so much more to discover than just the bottom of a pint glass, and you won't need to luck to find it!  We've put together a reading list to help you explore the landscape, culture, and history of Ireland, from guidebooks for your next visit to novels that will take you there without having to leave your armchair.

And yes—they're all best when paired with a Guinness.


Irish Language & Culture Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781741048155
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Published: Lonely Planet - March 2013

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385418492
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Published: Anchor Books - February 1996

Booking Passage: We Irish and Americans Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393328578
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 2006

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544272880
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2016

Early Irish Myths and Sagas Cover Image
By Various, Jeffrey Gantz (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140443974
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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 1982

All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451610154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 14th, 2014

The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393349924
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 3rd, 2014

How the Irish Won the American Revolution: A New Look at the Forgotten Heroes of America's War of Independence Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781634503815
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - October 13th, 2015

Ulysses Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679722762
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 16th, 1990

Waiting for Godot Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802144423
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Published: Grove Press - May 17th, 2011

Brooklyn Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781439148952
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 2nd, 2010

Complete Short Fiction Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Ian Small (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780141439693
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2003

The Picture of Dorian Gray Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439570
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Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2003

In the Woods Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

Artemis Fowl Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781423124528
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Published: Hyperion Books - June 2009

A Greyhound of a Girl Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781419707988
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Published: Amulet Books - November 5th, 2013

Fodor's Essential Ireland Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781101880074
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Published: Fodor's Travel Publications - December 13th, 2016

Ireland Cover Image
By DK
$25.00
ISBN: 9781465441195
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Published: DK Eyewitness Travel - October 18th, 2016

History of Britain & Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781465417701
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - December 23rd, 2013

Frommer's Ireland 2017 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781628873160
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Published: Frommermedia - September 20th, 2016

Frommer's Easyguide to Ireland 2017 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781628872682
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Published: Frommermedia - November 2016

Irish Cooking Bible Cover Image
$14.98
ISBN: 9781450868402
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Published: Publications International, Ltd. - July 19th, 2013

Traditional Irish Cooking: The Fare of Old Ireland and Its History Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781859641552
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Published: Garnet Publishing - May 2008