About Us



Bookends Bookshop was established in the ancient Irish coastal town of Bangor in 2003 and has become Northern Ireland’s premier secondhand bookshop with a stock of approximately 40,000 books. Customer service is crucial to Bookends’ philosophy; our shop is bright and airy, the stock is clean and well-ordered, and our staff experienced and knowledgeable.

As befits Bangor’s only specialist bookshop, we have books covering all genres: from history to comics, from rare children’s and antiquarian books to the latest bestsellers. We specialise in Irish history, militaria and transport. We’re so well organised that we can generally lay our hand on the very book you want, but if we don’t have the item you desire in stock we’re ready and willing to source it, regardless of whether it’s an esoteric academic title or that story you remember from childhood and have longed to revisit since.