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Independent Book Shop

The Reading Room bookshop is an independently run bookshop based in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Established in 2006, we provide a wide and eclectic selection of books.  We offer expert advice based on customer preferences, we sell book vouchers, national and our own and we offer a bespoke book subscription service.

Opening Hours

Monday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday: Closed


My favourite book shop! Don't let the size of this little shop deceive you - I've never walked out with less than 6 books. On my last visit a few weeks ago, they had a copy of Fourth Wing in paperback - you won't even find a copy of Fourth Wing in the biggest bookshops it's sold out everywhere. I danced out the door with it under my arm!

A fantastic selection and the staff are absolutely lovely - they always remember you when you go in. My favourite part is the recommendations shelf, where the staff put books they'd recommend for you to browse. An absolute gem in Carrick on Shannon

Amanda ToyGoogle Review

I've been here a few times now and it is such a fabulous little book shop! Although, not the biggest shop, it makes up for it by having a large selection of books which make for an excellent collection to peruse. I bought 3 lovely books in here the other day and had one of them giftwrapped by a very friendly staff member 😁 I look forward to returning the next time that I'm in Carrick!

Daniel DuqueGoogle Review

Excellent range for a relatively small independent bookshop. Such a shame that we are only passing through Carrick on holiday - if we lived here, I could definitely see myself popping in once a month. Particularly impressed by the range of children’s books.

Samantha SimiGoogle Review

The Reading Room is a lovely shop. Staff extremely helpful and welcoming. A ray of books on the shelves to choose from. Staff will recommend a good read once they are aware of authors that you like.

Sarah O' DowdGoogle Review

Lovely shop with knowledgeable friendly staff. Got a couple of great stocking filler ideas for Xmas.

Ciaran O'ReillyGoogle Review

Always interesting new books, for example the one I bought about the revival of the Irish language. There were half a dozen others I would have liked if my time and financial budgets permitted.

Sean FeeneyGoogle Review

Even though it's a small shop, it will have what you are looking for. And the staff are friendly which makes a huge difference. Always a lovely experience to drop in here.

Maria MorganGoogle Review