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The shop is located on the ground floor of the Library. A wide selection of books and gifts is available for purchase during your visit, or via telephone (+353 (0)1 4070753), fax (+353 (0)1 4070760) regular post (Chester Beatty Library Giftshop, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland) or by filling in the Contact Enquiry Form. We accept all major credit cards, and we sell and redeem Euro book-tokens.

Members of the CBL are entitled to a 10% discount. To become a Member, please click here.

The shop is full of gift ideas to suit all tastes and pockets and items are sourced from all over the world to reflect Chester Beatty's magnificent collection.

Listed below are some of the items for sale in the shop:

-General guidebook to the Chester Beatty Library and its collections

-Catalogues from current and previous exhibitions; and a number of books written by the Library’s curators, drawing upon the different collections. Topics range from Biblical manuscripts, Mughal albums, Japanese printing to Albrecht Dürer.

-A variety of customised items from the Library’s rich collection:

  • Postcards, posters, bookmarks, note-cards and Christmas cards
  • Journals, address books and notepads
  • Coasters, playing cards, jigsaws, magnets and memory games
  • Accessories – pocket mirrors, purses, scarves and ties
  • A range of stationery - colouring pencils, stick-it notes and recycled pencils

-Books on art, world religions, bookmaking and calligraphy, history and culture of Islam, India, China and Japan

-A range of books and gifts for children

-Seasonal goods – Christmas decorations, calendars and diaries, Chinese New Year 

-A host of other gift ideas: ritual objects from Tibet, hanging decorations from India, origami papers and art prints from Japan, CDs featuring music from around the globe and a range of jewellery.