It’s almost peak curl-up-with-a-book season.
With that comes a lovely excuse to stock up on all those hefty tomes you’ve been eyeing all year, as well as a few intriguing new finds to see you through the dark evenings of winter.
With that in mind, there could barely be a better time for a new bookshop to open… and in one of the most atmospheric parts of Cork too.
The little city oasis that is Nano Nagle Place opens a combined bookshop, print gallery and map room this Saturday, November 23rd and it’s probably the most ‘Cork’ place you could do a little shopping, whether you’re buying for yourself or hunting for Christmas gifts.
The bookshop, located at the entrance to the museum and Goldie Chapel, will have a strong focus on Cork’s storied history, famous women, sustainability, geography, architecture, and social life.
Just next door, Cork Printmakers have created a gallery to showcase the diverse talent of Cork’s talented printmaking community.
Coffee in hand (Good Day Deli is to be found in the garden), check out the display of maps dating from the John Rocque’s 1759 map of the merchant city through to early 20th century plans for the city in the Map Room.
Suitably inspired, you can then shop a series of antiquarian maps and prints, all with a Cork focus, in the shop, where they will be for sale as part of a partnership with Inanna Rare Books.
Better plan on making a day of it.