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The Secret Bookshelf

Set in The Courtyard, Carrickfergus, The Secret Bookshelf is a hidden gem of a shop. Up a set of iron stairs, the shop is divided into a series of book rooms.

The show room displays gift and collectible books, with a range of Irish-signed work, as well as artwork, cards, gifts and magical wands (we take no responsibility for any magical effects.) A bargain book room stocks a range of high-quality bargain books including some from the Folio Society and a nice range of vintage books.

Our bespoke children’s bookstore carries a range of board books, children’s gift books, young adult books with space to curl up on a cushion and read.

Coming in May 2020, the ‘geek-den’ will stock a range of science fiction and fantasy books.

The shop can also accept customer orders and is happy to source out of print books where possible. We do love a challenge, so please ask!


Unit 8a The Courtyard
38 Scotch Quarter
BT38 7DP


07810 647 084


07810 647 084

54.718013, -5.799615

Opening Times

Winter: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Summer: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00