Gillespie has many books about Ireland and Irish culture, but that is only a glimpse into one section of his store. Unlike most conventional bookstores, Gillespie does not have any rhyme or reason to how his store is set up. There is no card catalog or labels on the aisles. Instead, there are piles upon piles of various genres of books stacked up between aisles and aisles of more books.
“Half the fun of owning a good book is the journey it takes to find it,” Gillespie says as he rummages through one pile of books. “We’re a little unorganized here,” he adds.
The books in the store range from pop-up star wars books and novels from famous Irish writers and other anthologies. The fact that Gillespie has a book for every type of person guarantees and enforces his ability to keep this small Irish bookstore alive for many years to come.
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