Welcome to The Reading Room

Carrick-On-Shannon

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We are looking a tad naked at the moment...Storm Doris decided she liked our sign so she took it with her when she 'stormed' through! New sign coming soon... ...

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The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Derek Walcott
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ABOUT US

Established in 2006, The Reading Room is an independent bookshop, based in the picturesque town of Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.  We offer a wide and eclectic selection of books and host book clubs, book related events and readings.

We are always happy to recommend books based on customer preference and sell book tokens, both national and our own and offer a bespoke subscription service, where a carefully chosen book will be posted once a month for the chosen time period.

We currently do not sell online but if you would like us to get something for you do get in touch at books@thereadingroom.ie