Where? Dublin, Ireland
Recommended by Claudio Sansone
Books and music is a combination we appreciate in any setting. Since you're reading about this store here on Bookstore Guide, it's obvious that it's not the best kept secret in Dublin, but read on and you'll probably agree with us, that it's for the better. So what about the secretive aspect of this bookstore? The store is not easy to find as it's hidden in Wicklow street where it shares an entrance with a yoga center. According to our research, it's very easy to miss it even when you walk right by it. Another interesting piece of information mentions that they used to (perhaps they still do) pay a man to sit in front of the store with a sign in his hand. Surely an interesting marketing strategy. Another thing that adds to the secrecy is the fact that The Secret Book & Record Store has no website, although they do have a Facebook page (see link below).
Those who do find their way in are rewarded by discovering a great secondhand bookstore which shares the premises with a used record store. A combination which is described as the best browse in Dublin. A great offer, friendly prices and the welcoming atmosphere have all attracted a faithful clientele which is not put off by the store's motto: "Abandon hope all ye who enter". We ourselves would be more than willing to accept this condition as The Secret Book & Record Store is the kind of place where we'd surely spend several hours...
The Secret Book & Record Store
15a Wicklow Street
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