Welcome to Halfway up the Stairs

Welcome to Halfway up the Stairs! We are a children’s bookshop based in Greystones, Co Wicklow. We stock books for all children – from babies right up to young adult – and we also stock a wide range of high quality toys and gifts.

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. We will be adding more toys and games to the website in the near future.

Current opening hours

Monday to Saturday : 9:30am – 10:30am by appointment. To make an appointment, click here

Monday to Friday: 10:30am – 5:00pm – limited numbers

Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm – limited numbers

Sunday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm – limited numbers


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

Covid-19 Update

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our customers -old & new, local & national -who supported us over the last few months. For anyone who bought vouchers during this time, enjoy redeeming them!

We reopened our doors on June 8th. We are limiting numbers in the shop and implementing social distancing measures. Please see our guidelines below.

Covid -19 Guidelines

  • We are reserving the first hour of the day (9:30am-10:30am) for two 30-minute appointments. Please make an appointment here.
  • From 10:30am-5pm, we will limit the numbers in the shop to one family unit or two individual customers. We will ask people to wait outside on the marked spaces.
  • Please wear a mask. Our staff will wear a mask or face-shield while on the floor and we have a screen in place at the till .
  • On entry to the shop we will ask you to clean your hands thoroughly with hand sanitiser.
  • We are delighted to welcome children into the shop. Please ensure they are well supervised and adhere to the guidelines.
  • Please be mindful of how long you spend browsing, especially if there is a queue outside.
  • Please observe social distancing between you and staff or other customers in the shop.
  • The shop will be cleaned and disinfected regularly, and hand sanitiser will be available at various stations in the shop.
  • Please only handle items you are considering purchasing.
  • Card payments are preferable where possible.
  • Please respect these measures for your and our staff’s safety.
  • We will regularly review our procedures and amend these guidelines as required.
  • We will continue to take orders and give recommendations by email or through this website. Orders can be collected from the shop or posted, or we can deliver to people cocooning within Greystones.