About us

Halfway up the Stairs opened mid-October, 2019, following nine months of planning and ten years of dreaming. It is one of the only children’s bookshops in Ireland, stocking all kinds of children’s books including young teen and young adult.  We also stock a wide range of toys and gifts. Children are at the core of our business and it is important that they can see themselves reflected in the books they read. We have carefully selected a range of diverse, inclusive and topical books, as well as bestsellers, for children of all ages.

We are a small independent local children’s bookshop. Our team consists of owner, Trish, and our dedicated booksellers Amanda, Meriel, Sarah & Kathleen. As a team we strive to find the right book for all our customers.

We are honoured to have been nominated for Children’s Bookseller of the Year in the Nibbies in 2021 and 2022 and longlisted for the An Post Independent Bookshop of the Year 2021! You will find more information here. In November 2023 we were over the moon to have been named An Post Bookshop of the Year 2023 Winner!

We were been really busy behind closed doors during the three lockdowns and delivered around Greystones and posted to customers all over the country!

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Media Links

We have been very lucky to have been featured in The Irish Examiner and The Irish Times and on the Lunchtime Live radio show on Newstalk and The Morning Show on East Coast FM

Irish Examiner 12th January 2020:

Irish Times 21st May 2020:

Halfway Up the Stairs, Greystones