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Welcome to Tertulia

Tertulia, a bookshop like no other! is a magical place located in Westport, County Mayo. For book lovers, film lovers, Harry Potter fans, Tertulia is a place to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, meet old friends and new, chat about books and so much more.

The mission of Tertulia is to contribute to a positive change in the way the world thinks. The vision of Tertulia is to live in a world where every story matters, to live in a world that understands that (our) stories are interconnected. It is this understanding that can help make our world a more equal society.

We are DELIGHTED to be open once again

Daily from 11am to 5pm 

We are offering local delivery and postage of course.  

Stay in touch and become a member for Members Events & discussion forum, and special discounts

– watch out for the the next meeting of the “Philosopher’s Hat Club” –  coming up soon.

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The Faces

Behind Tertulia


Co-owner Neil Paul, born in London, of Irish parents, brought up in Pimlico, around the corner from the Houses of Parliament. As a child Neil played in (the grounds of) Buckingham Palace with the servants’ children who went to the same school. 


Co-owner Brid Conroy, born in Dublin city centre, also of Irish parents, developed a love of books from early on. Brid’s grandmother sent her on twice weekly visits to Capel St Library to seek out any Mills and Boons books her Nanna hadn’t yet read.

Our Bookstore

We are passionate about engaging with people – feeling part of something.

We all want to feel part of something and our bookshop is a way of reaching out to people, providing a forum for stretching our assumptions about the world. It might be something as simple as a book club, a place to enjoy a coffee, a glass of wine, a conversation, or losing yourself in a great book. Whatever it is, you will find it here at Tertulia.

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