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The Book Centre
Waterford (051-873823), Wexford ( 053-9123543),
Kilkenny (056-7762117)
Naas (045-856130), Waterford

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The Book Centre
25 John Roberts Square

tel: 051-873823
e: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 9pm

Saturday 9am - 6pm

Sunday 1pm - 5pm



The Book Centre
5 South Main Street

tel: 053-9123543
e: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm

Sunday 1pm - 5.30pm



The Book Centre
10 High Street

tel: 056-7762117
e: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm 

Sunday 1.00pm - 5.00pm



Barker and Jones
2 Poplar Square
Co. Kildare

tel: 045-856130
e: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Wednesday 8.30am to 6pm

Thurs & Friday 8.30am - 9pm

Saturday 9am - 6pm

Sunday 12pm - 6pm

The Book Centre began in 1971 and has grown to be the dominant book retailers in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Naas (through Barker and Jones Ltd.)

As a company we are totally customer focused, we are very much aware that our past success and our future prospects depend entirely on the continued loyalty of our customers.

A great deal of time and energy goes into providing our customers with reliable recommendations in their choice of reading.

We source books regularly throughout the English speaking world- Ireland, Britain, United States and Australia, whether these are for stock or special orders.

We realise that children are an important ingredient in our present and future business and we are particularly proud of our very child friendly children’s department. We also have regular children’s events such as storytelling and face painting.

The most outstanding characteristic of our shops is their atmosphere of comfort and friendliness towards our customers. We encourage customers to browse, sit on the many chairs and armchairs throughout the store and read our stock books, while they have a coffee or tea and maybe a scone or biscuit.

Our ambition is that people feel at home in one of our shops and can relax in comfort. We also have extensive magazine sections in all our shops; almost every magazine published is stocked by us.

Our greeting card department is always the largest available. We go to great lengths to find unusual and exciting cards for our customers.

All our stores have large Gift departments. Our buyers source gifts from all parts of the world, ensuring a unique and ever changing selection. A very wide range of stationery is available in our stores, ranging from day to day requirements to artists’ supplies. There are literally thousands of products in stock.

All in all a Book Centre Store is much more than a bookshop. It’s an experience to be enjoyed at leisure.