78 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Immediately identifiable by its cheery yellow exterior, this independent bookshop is buried in the heart of The Liberties, one of Dublin’s most historic neighborhoods. The interior is particularly living-room-like, with Turkish rugs; old bookshelves stacked high with dog-eared, preloved tomes; and plants tucked into every corner. Settle into one of the worn-in seats and spend an afternoon thumbing through a stack of titles, discovering the joy of finding notes the previous owner scrawled into the margins. Marrowbone is firmly entrenched in the community, regularly hosting readings with writers and the occasional live music night. For literary hounds who can’t make the pilgrimage to the Liberties, Marrowbone's adorably witty instagram account is the next best thing.