Literary Sunday

Literary Sunday, Dublin, Ireland (B)

I have a confession to make: I am a book nerd. I volunteered at my local library from the time I was 12 until I was 16: around 250 hours total. When I was seven, I read the encyclopedia for fun. Most of my favorite childhood memories involve books. I’m especially fond of children’s and young adult literature; I pre-ordered the last three Harry Potter books and waited in lineto pick them up.

So, when I saw the handwritten sign on the front door of the Winding Stair Bookshop that said “looking for someone to manage the store for six months during maternity leave,” I was tempted for a moment. Then I remembered, I’m in Dublin, Ireland. I already have a job in Copenhagen, I’ve never managed a bookstore, and the weather in Dublin rivals Copenhagen for dampness and cloudy days. I didn’t apply.

We were lucky our during our first two days in Dublin. My colleagues and I flew in on a Wednesday afternoon in August. We were blinded by the sunshine, which lit up the River Liffey and the lovely white ironwork of the Ha’penny bridge. It was definitely a bummer that we had to spend the next two equally gorgeous days in a conference room (though to be fair it was an amazing and inspiring conference with some awesome people and speakers). After the conference was over, I stayed on for a couple days to explore the city with a colleague and a couple friends I made at the conference, Rachel and Casey from Austin. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Literary Sunday
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jennifer Shirey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ha’penny bridge
  • Trinity College
  • Brother Hubbard
  • The Book of Kells
  • Winding Stair Bookshop
  • restaurant
  • Ulysses Rare Books
  • Hodges Figges

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