Welcome to Halfway up the Stairs

Welcome to Halfway up the Stairs! We are an award-winning children’s bookshop based in Greystones, Co Wicklow. In November 2023, we were named the An Post Bookshop of the Year Winner! We stock books for all children – from babies right up to young adults – and we also stock a selection of high quality toys and gifts. We have a very popular subscriptions and gift box service – see THE GIFT OF BOOKS here.

Photo by Ger Holland

We feel it is important to have a wide range of books, stocking not only bestsellers but also new, diverse and imaginative books. We have a strong representation of Irish authors and a comprehensive Irish language section.

We have a selection of our most popular and highly recommended books available to buy here on our website. Please search through the categories or use the tags for our most loved books. If you would like to order anything you do not see in our online shop, please fill in the form here, or visit us in the shop. We have also included some bestselling children’s books in our Bestsellers category.

November 2023: We are over the moon to have been named An Post Bookshop of the Year!

March 2023: We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been named Best Independent Bookshop in Ireland (2022) as well as being shortlisted for Children’s Bookseller of the Year (2022)!

We were nominated for Children’s Bookseller of the Year for the third time. We were also longlisted for the An Post Book Awards Bookshop of the Year 2021. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.


10:00am to 5:30pm

ORDER ONLINE here for Click & Collect and Posting


PLEASE EMAIL info@halfwayupthestairs.ie OR PHONE 01 2873002


For orders over €70, we offer FREE nationwide posting.

Thank you for supporting a local, independent business!

Operating Hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 5:30

Please support our campaign to help people Discover Irish Children’s books – find out more here


Halfway up the Stairs,
Unit 1 Malvern,
La Touche Place,
Co Wicklow,
A63 V624