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.

Trish Hennessy, owner

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

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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