About us

An award winning local independent bookshop in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

The Company of Books opened at 96 Ranelagh Village in November 2009. Long recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Independent Bookshops, we were shortlisted as one of the Top Three Independent Bookshops in Ireland in 2021 and 2022. We were one of Five National Finalists and are the Dublin Regional Winner of the An Post Bookshop of the Year Award 2021. Gwen was honoured to be shortlisted as one of 8 booksellers across the UK and Ireland in the Individual Bookseller category at the Book Awards in London in May 2022.

Our online bookshop has also gained praise from customers and we were listed as one of the Top 100 Irish Online Retailers by The Irish Times.

Our loyal customer base enjoys our eclectic mix of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books offering something for everyone. Spot a review of a book you’d like to read? Contact us and if we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you. We offer in-store, Click and Collect and delivery services for all purchases.

We also sell book vouchers and a range of beautiful cards and stationery.

Gwen Allman, Owner

Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.

~ Plato