The Bookshop Band In-Store Concert & Album Launch

ChWxflEWUAAEBDTWe’re delighted to be welcoming The Bookshop Band to our shop on Friday, the 27th of May. The Bookshop Band are an amazing duo who write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops. They’ll be visiting Vibes & Scribes as part of their ‘10’ Tour and will be playing songs from their newest albums. The band have over 100 book-inspired songs, which they are releasing over ten months as ten albums.

The first of these albums, Curious and Curiouser, will also be launched on the night. Curious and Curiouser is inspired by books with a sense of the fantastical, including Alice in Wonderland, David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream and features readings by actress Fiona O’Shaughnessy and author Stanley Donwood.

This is a free gig (at 6pm, so adults only), and we would love to see you there.

6pm in Vibes & Scribes, 21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork.

(You can check out some videos of the band performing at this link >>


“De Valera: A Will to Power” Book Launch

We would like to thank everyone who came to the shop on the evening of Friday the 27th of November for the launch of Eamon de Valera: A Will to Power by Professor Ronan Fanning, MRIA. The night was a huge success thanks to Mr. Justice John MacMenamin, judge of the Supreme Court (and former pupil of Professor Fanning who introduced the book and the author to the packed audience), Professor Fanning, Cork Lord Mayor Cllr. Chris O’Leary, and Rising Sons Brewery who provided refreshments.


Check out some pictures from the event below!
De Valera: A Will to Power book launch
Mr. Justice John MacMenamin introducing Professor Ronan Fanning.
De Valera: A Will to Power book launch
Some of the crowd in Vibes & Scribes for the De Valera: A Will to Power book launch.
De Valera: A Will to Power book launch
Joan Lucey (Vibes & Scribes), Mr. Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court, Cllr. Chris O’Leary (Cork Lord Mayor ), and Professor Ronan Fanning MRIA
De Valera A Will to Power book launch
More of the crowd at the Eamon De Valera A Will to Power book launch

3 for €12 Second-Hand Fiction

3 for €12 on selected second-hand fiction! Grab yourself some great reads to get you through the winter! While stocks last. Vibes and Scribes, 21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork.



November Book Group

This month’s book is “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and will take place on Tuesday, 10th of November at 7pm in Vibes & Scribes at 21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork.



October Bank Holiday

We’re open bank holiday Monday!

Our fabric, wool and craft store on Bridge Street is open from 12.00pm to 6pm!

Our bookshops on Lavitt’s Quay are open from 12.30pm to 6pm!