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Nobel peace prize winners

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia.

They were cited for their fight for freedom of expression.

The winners were announced on Friday by Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Maria Ressa’s newest book “How to Stand up to a dictator” is available for pre-order.

William C. Campbell is Ireland’s only Nobel prize winner for medicine. His book ” Catching the Worm” is available in store or on our website.

A new initiative has been unveiled by An Post Irish Book Awards and offers book lovers across Ireland the chance to vote for their favourite bookshop.

The category has been added to the upcoming An Post Irish Book Awards, the annual literary event that celebrates and promotes Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible.

The new ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ category is designed to acknowledge the significant role played by independent bookshops and local book store chain branches right across the country in helping their local communities to find and savour the titles of their choice. It’s no secret people tend to find comfort in books and reading, the COVID-19 pandemic was a pertinent example of this.

The moment is finally here! 

We are OPEN. 

It has been a long and difficult few months but finally the doors at Tertulia – A Bookshop LIke No Other, are open and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Online book sales and postal orders are still in operation and we continue to reach out across social media and virtual events but if you want to come into our shop, have a coffee, meet real booksellers, smell the scent of printed paper and purchase a physical book, then please come in and see us. 

We can’t wait to welcome you. 

Tertulia, a bookshop Like no other, is collaborating with Paper Lanterns literary journal on a teen writing competition in the summer of 2021.


Tertulia is sponsoring the competition, and offering a cash prize, thanks to funding from Spot-Lit EU (www.spot-lit.eu/ “Putting Literary Tourism on the Map”.)

This will be annual event sponsored by Tertulia – a writing competition for teens, with the goal to promote teen writers living on the island of Ireland.

We have an exciting guest judge lined up.  The two winners (one 13-15 year-old, one 16-18 year-old) will be published in Paper Lanterns Autumn issue each year.

June 1st: Announce competition.
August 1st: Close competition.
August 10th: Present shortlist to guest judge (3 from each age group).
August 25th: Announce winners.
September: Publish in Issue 6.
In Association with Spot Lit EU and The Arts Council.
Please submit entries in to:

Tertulia are delighted to have been awarded Best Independent Bookshop of the Year 2021 Regional winner. The award is an amazing achievement considering the last year with restrictions and Covid. The shop has not been open very long and this award is a testament to the support of our amazing customers and to all the hard work, despite of and because of, the pandemic. 

Thank you to everyone for your support. 

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