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Looking to read a good festive feel-good romance in time for Christmas? Then we think you'll love Baby It's Cold Outside by Emily Bell. Here at easons.com, we are thrilled to share an exclusive piece from Emily in which she shares with us her inspiration for the story and why she chose Dublin as the setting for this heart-warming tale.
Easons are honoured to share an exclusive extract from RTÉ Washington Correspondent and author, Brian O'Donovan's eye-opening new book Four Years in the Cauldron. In this piece, Brian shares his experience of being on the ground at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement and Donald Trump's controversial string of tweets and statements on the movement.
Easons are honoured to share an exclusive extract from Irish journalist, broadcaster and author, Ann Marie Hourihane’s brand new book Sorry for Your Trouble. Sorry for Your Trouble sheds fresh, wise and witty light on the Irish way of death: the funny bits, the sad bits, and the hard-to-explain bits that tell us so much about who we are.
We are excited to share this exclusive piece from author Ann Ingle introducing readers to her honest and moving new book, Openhearted.
We are thrilled to share this short extract from author Nicola Pierce’s new book, a fascinating history of O’Connell Street in which Easons gets a special mention.
We are delighted to welcome acclaimed psychologist, writer, and broadcaster Maureen Gaffney to share her insight on the three fundamental psychological drives and the roles in which they play to help us navigate our changing life course.
A missing father. A troubled teen. A dangerous enemy. These are just some of the ingredients in Sophie McKenzie's new novel, Hide and Secrets. Here, in an exclusive piece for easons.com, we are thrilled to have Sophie share a personal introduction to the book and her inspiration writing it.
We’re delighted to welcome bestselling author Emily Henry to share a short introduction to her latest romantic novel, You and Me on Vacation, a feel-good summer love story.
Steve Cavanagh returns with another compelling case for Eddie Flynn, as an innocent man stands accused of a vicious murder and a whole town is convinced of his guilt. We’re delighted to share a sneak preview of the opening chapter of one of summer’s most eagerly awaited thrillers ahead of it’s publication on 5 August.
‘The Murder Box’ is the latest page-turner in Olivia Kiernan’s acclaimed Frankie Sheehan detective series. We’re delighted to share a sneak preview of the opening chapter of one of summer’s most eagerly awaited thrillers ahead of it’s publication on 8 July.
To celebrate the launch of the new ‘Butterfly’ range from Tipperary Crystal we are giving you the chance to WIN the Butterfly set of 6 placemats and the Butterfly Egg cup and spoon set of 4.
We're delighted to welcome Eimear Ryan to the Eason Blog to share an introduction to 'Holding Her Breath', her acclaimed debut novel about complicated love stories, ambition and grief - and a young woman coming fully into her powers.
We’re delighted to welcome author Karen Perry to share a piece on the inspiration for her latest novel, the riveting new psychological thriller ‘Stranger’.
Already hailed as a classic of nature writing, ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’ explores the natural world through seventeen year old Dara McAnulty’s eyes. Here, in an exclusive piece for easons.com, Dara writes about his wish to open eyes and hearts to the wonder and beauty of the natural world.
To celebrate the publication of ‘Peppa Goes to Ireland’ and it being an Eason Book of the Month we are giving you the chance to WIN a Family Pass to Dublin Zoo/Fota Wildlife Park. The competition will be open until June 2nd.
Here, in an exclusive piece for the Eason blog, author Gwen Strauss shares a short piece about one of ‘The Nine’s least knownwomen, Josephine Bordonava.
To celebrate the publication of The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent we are giving you the chance to WIN ‘The Wine Quartet Wicker from Fortnum & Mason’.
We’re delighted to welcome its author Lizzie Dent to the Eason blog to share her inspiration behind the writing of one of this summer’s most hotly tipped debuts.
For those who are wondering how they can properly spend this day, there’s nothing to worry about! Lots of options are available for taking a little bit of extra time to appreciate all of the beautiful things about writing on stationery.
Join Dermot Whelan and Niall Breslin for an evening of conversation to mark the launch of Dermot’s new book, Mind Full: Unwreck Your Head, De-Stress Your Life, on Thursday, 22 April 2021.
Scream meets Gossip Girl with a dash of One of Us is Lying. Read the sampler now.
A compelling, heartbreaking and hopeful book for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Jennifer Niven and Holly Jackson. Read the sampler now.
We're delighted to feature Derek Scally on the Eason Blog sharing an introduction to his new book, 'The Best Catholics in the World', a wonderful blend of personal story, journalism and history.
A Good Father is a chilling psychological thriller delving into the mind of a man driven by jealousy to do the unthinkable. Here, in an exclusive piece for easons.com, Catherine Talbot shares an introduction to her new novel.
In his eagerly awaited new book about mental wellbeing, Jim Lucy shows us how to be prepared for the ups and downs of life. Here, he shares an introduction to ‘A Whole New Plan For Living’.
To celebrate Christmas we are giving you the chance to WIN 1 of 4 hampers this December. The hampers include this year’s bestselling books, official merchandise, games and more.
What’s your favourite POP! FUNKO? Get your favourite characters in POP! form, from big artists to cartoon characters at Eason. We have 3 different bundles to giveaway!
In his eagerly awaited new book, Michael Harding looks back at a life lived within, and as part of, the Irish landscape. Here, he shares an introduction to ‘What Is Beautiful in the Sky’.
Today marks the publication date of the eagerly awaited new collection of essays from the Irish Times columnist Patrick Freyne. Here, in an exclusive piece for easons.com, Patrick shares an introduction to his acclaimed debut, ‘OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea’.
We are delighted to welcome leading clinical psychologist and bestselling author Malie Coyne to the Eason blog to share her advice for parents of anxious children who may be nervous about the return to school in September.
We want to make Back to School a little easier for you with a chance to WIN a schoolbag filled with Back to School stationery essentials worth over €100.
We're delighted to welcome bestselling author Paul Howard A.K.A Ross O'Carrol Kelly to tell us more about his upcoming book.
We are delighted to be running a competition for 3 lucky winners to win a Back to Hogwarts stationery bundle.
Nothing But Blue Sky is a precise and tender story of love in marriage - a gripping examination of what binds couples together and of what keeps them apart.
We're delighted to welcome bestselling author Kathleen MacMahon to tell us more about her new bestseller and upcoming book recommendations.
Winners will join a select group of superfans from around the world to take part in an international video conference call with Stephenie Meyer on 18th August 2020, where Stephenie will read from Midnight Sun and answer fan questions.
Top Trumps is the card game that brings your favourite things to life and we are giving you the chance to win a bundle for you or to gift to someone else. We have 4 different bundles to giveaway (prizes will be allocated randomly to each winner).
We’re delighted to welcome bestselling author and skincare expert Caroline Hirons to the Eason blog to share some of her top tips for glowing skin.
We are giving you the chance to WIN 1 of 3 17-Month Busy Life Planner 2020/21 from the Busy B range.
We are giving two lucky people the chance to WIN a set of Sequin Art designs to help keep busy at home.
To celebrate the launch of the ‘Sara Miller Chelsea’ stationery line on easons.com. we are giving you the chance to WIN 1 of 2 bundles of Sara Miller stationery worth over €55
Download our Springfest poster here and enjoy colouring the poster in with your kids or download it just for you, to take your mind off things, it’s a great way to practice mindfulness!
Keep up with all the buzz from the Eason Spelling Bee competition 2020!
Our Little Cruelties is the story of three brothers, Will, Brian and Luke. We know from the start of the book that one of them is dead - but which one, and who killed him?
We're delighted to welcome bestselling author Liz Nugent to tell us more about her eagerly awaited gripping new bestseller, which is published on 26 March.
THE CALL OF THE WILD is in Irish cinemas next Wednesday February 19 and to celebrate the release of the movie, we’re giving you a chance to win one of x5 family passes (four tickets each) to a Special Preview Screening of the film at Odeon Point Square next Sunday February 16.
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. To celebrate the release of the movie, we have teamed up with Universal Pictures to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to an exclusive preview screening.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. To celebrate the release of #SonicMovie in Irish cinemas, we are giving family passes away to a special preview screening on the 9th of February at 10am at ODEON Cinema Point Square.
JUST MERCY is a powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. Starring Oscar winners Jamie Fox, Brie Larson and an incredible performance by Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson. To celebrate we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you a chance to see the film at a Special Preview Screening on the 16th of January in The Light House Cinema, ahead of it’s release in Irish cinemas on January 17th.
Our Eason Book Club panel in association with the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk have chosen and reviewed some of their favourite books throughout the year and now we want you to vote for your top 2019 Book Club pick! Vote now to be in with a chance to win a €50 Eason Voucher!
Landmark Productions and The Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre present ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill, a stage adaption by Meadhb McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn. To celebrate we have teamed up with The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin to give you the chance to win two tickets to the opening night of the production on October 9th.
Winner of the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival, JOKER is Todd Phillips's original vision of the infamous DC villain played incredibly by Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix. To celebrate the release of JOKER in Irish cinemas on October 4th we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you the chance to win tickets to one of the most anticipated films of 2019 at Irish Premiere Screening on the 1st of October at 6.30pm at IMAX Cineworld.
In Disney’s “MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. To celebrate the release of the movie, Disney and Eason are giving you the chance to win a family pass to the Special Preview Screening on 13th of October at the ODEON Point Square.
FROM ACCLAIMED IRISH DIRECTOR OF BROOKLYN, JOHN CROWLEY brings his beautifully adaptation of Donna Tarte’s globally acclaimed and beloved bestseller novel THE GOLDFINCH to cinemas on September 27th. Starring Ansel Elgot, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard and Sarah Paulson. To celebrate the release we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you and a guest to a special preview screening on the 25th of September in Light House Cinema at 6.30pm, followed by a reception.
Evil resurfaces in Derry as the Losers Club return to where it all began with IT CHAPTER TWO, the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. To celebrate the release of IT CHAPTER TWO, in Irish cinemas on September 6th, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you an a guest to a special preview screening at the ODEON Point Square on the 3rd of September.
If you think you know Dora… think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. To celebrate the release of the movie, we have teamed up with Paramount Pictures to send you to an exclusive preview screening at Odeon Point Square on 11th August.
Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). To celebrate the release of the movie in Irish cinemas on August 9th, 20th Century Fox and Eason are giving you the chance to win a family pass to a Dog Friendly Family Screening on August 3rd at Odeon Point Square.
Set in Dublin, ANIMALS is a celebration of female friendship and the choices we make. It is an honest, unconventional and very funny snapshot of two very modern women. To celebrate the release of the movie, we have teamed up with Break Out Pictures to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to the exclusive preview screening, followed by Q&A with author Emma Jane Unsworth + a copy of the book.
Chandler Baker’s The Whisper Network has stormed its way to the top of the New York Times bestseller list when it was published in the States last week. We’re delighted to welcome author Chandler Baker to the Eason blog to explain why she was inspired to write it.
Disney’s 'THE LION KING', directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock. To celebrate the release of the movie in Irish cinemas on the 19th July 2019, Disney and Eason are giving you the chance to win a family pass to the Special Preview Screening on July 14th at the ODEON Point Square.
From the producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of Tom Gates live on stage in an exciting and hilarious adventure that sends Tom’s world spinning. Enter our competition now and be in with a chance to win a family ticket for 4 to see Tom Gates Live On Stage at the Olympia on Wed 3rd July and dinner for your family beforehand!
If you’ve ever wanted a closer look at the artefacts inside Ed and Lorraine Warren’s museum of horrors, you’re about to get your wish with Annabelle Comes Home, in cinemas July 10th. To celebrate her homecoming, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you and a guest the chance to win tickets to a special preview screening in Cineworld on July 3rd, followed by a welcome home party where you can meet the guest of honour, Annabelle.
To celebrate the release of Sheila O’ Flanagan’s new book ‘Her Husband’s Mistake’, we're giving one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a voucher for the Sansana Spa at Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin. Voucher includes: 2* Luxury Combo - Choose any TWO treatments: Back & Shoulder massage, Mini Facial Full Body Scrub, Foot Massage, Head Massage.
They say size isn’t everything but when you combine it with sheer power and atomic breath, it’s the unstoppable force that is Godzilla. We have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you the chance to see the epic action adventure, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS before anyone else.
To celebrate the release of 'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu' in Irish cinemas on May 10th, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you the chance to join the fun at the Irish Family Premiere Screening on May 5th at the ODEON Point Square.
Leading Irish neurologist Niall Tubridy’s inspirational and eye-opening new book in which he talks about dealing with some of medicine’s greatest challenges is published this week. We’re delighted to welcome Niall to the Eason blog to share an excerpt from ‘Just One More Question’, in which he tells us just why the study of Neurology is so exciting.
‘The Women of Primrose Square’ is the eagerly awaited sequel to Claudia Carroll’s bestseller ‘The Secrets of Primrose Square’, and will be published on August 1st. Hot on the heels of her recent cover reveal, we’re delighted to welcome author Claudia Carroll to the Eason blog to tell us more about her much anticipated new novel.
To celebrate the release of SHAZAM!, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you to an exclusive preview screening at Cineworld, Parnell Street on April 3rd.
Already hailed as ‘’The Woman in the Window’’ of this year’ by none other than Ryan Tubridy, ‘The Hunting Party’ is one of the year’s biggest pageturners. We’re delighted to welcome author Lucy Foley to the Eason blog to tell us some more about her gripping new bestseller.
With thanks to Marvel Studios and in celebration of the release in Irish cinemas of Captain Marvel, we have some awesome movie merchandise to be won! Merchandise pack includes: Backpack, Bomber Jacket, USB Stick, Pin Badge, Lunch Box, Woman's T-shirt, Notebook, POP! Captain Marvel w/Chase, POP! Captain Marvel Mar-Vers, POP! Captain Marvel: Nick Fury, POP! Captain Marvel: Star Commander, POP! Captain Marvel: Skrull, POP! Captain Marvel: Goose the Cat.
‘The Accidental Spy’ is the gripping real story of the ordinary American man who found himself at the centre of a deadly terrorist organisation - and working for both MI5 and the FBI. Here, in an exclusive piece for the Eason blog, author Sean O’Driscoll shares how he came to write the book, and how perseverance and determination have a key part to play in the writing process.
To celebrate the release of The Kid Who Would Be King in cinemas on the 15th February 2019, Eason are giving you the chance to win an exclusive movie merchandise pack with thanks to 20th Century Fox.
We’re delighted to welcome The Money Doctor John Lowe to the Eason blog to share some invaluable advice on how to tackle that credit card Christmas aftermath debt.
We’re delighted to welcome Aileen Cox Blundell to the Eason blog to share her tips on dealing with fussy eaters. Aileen’s eagerly anticipated new book ‘The Baby-Friendly Family Cookbook’ is published on 22 February.
To celebrate the release of Tana French’s new novel The Wych Elm, we're giving one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a trip to Dublin to explore the city that inspired the backdrop of this incredible story. The prize includes a two night stay in Cliff Townhouse in Dublin with a three course A La Carte dinner and a bottle of house wine in their fine dining seafood restaurant.
Set against the backdrop of 1950s Cape Cod, ‘The Narrow Land’ tells the story of ten year old Michael who forges an unlikely friendship with the artists Jo and Edward Hopper. Here, in an exclusive piece for the Eason blog, ‘The Narrow Land’ author Christine Dwyer Hickey shares her inspiration behind her eagerly anticipated novel, which is published on 7 March.
One of the most buzzed about books in years, ‘When All is Said’ is a moving, poignant and masterful piece of storytelling from debut author Anne Griffin. We’re delighted to welcome Anne to the Eason blog to read a short excerpt from her acclaimed new novel.
To celebrate the release of the LEGO Movie 2, Warner Bros. Pictures and Eason want to give you the chance to join the awesome fun at the Irish Premiere Screening on February 3rd at the ODEON Point Square.
Irish writer Sally Rooney has been awarded the Costa Novel of the Year award for her moving coming-of-age tale ‘Normal People’. The awards are divided into several categories - the other winners included ‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ by Stuart Turton which won the First Novel, ‘The Cut Out Girl ’by Bart van Es which won Biography, ‘The Skylarks War’ by Hilary McKay which won Best Children’s Book, and Assurances by JO Morgan which won the Best Poetry Award.
The results are in on the vote to find the Eason Favourite Book of 2018, and we are delighted to announce that ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris has emerged as the overall winner! Our top 10 titles are a testament to the diversity of brilliant books published last year, and there’s definitely something for every taste in the wonderful selection of the Top 10 favourite reads of 2018.
Eason are delighted to give you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a preview screening of Glass in the Cineworld on Monday, 14th of January.
Eason are delighted to give you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a preview screening of Beautiful Boy in the Light House Cinema on Thursday, 10th of January.
Vote for your Favourite Book of 2018 and be in with a chance to win a €150 eVoucher! All participants will also receive a 33% off books discount code for use on our website.
To celebrate the release of Mortal Engines in cinemas on the 8th December 2018, Eason are giving you the chance to win an exclusive movie merchandise pack with thanks to Universal Pictures International Ireland.
Eason are delighted to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a screening of Bumblebee with thanks to Paramount Pictures Ireland.
We are big believers in all things Elf in Eason. Here is our guide to a magical ‘The Elf on the Shelf’ Season.
Eason are delighted to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a screening of ‘Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us’ in the cinema of your choice on Sunday, 24th of November.
To celebrate the release of the hugely anticipated Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in cinemas on November 16, Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with Eason to give you the chance to win tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening at the ODEON Point Square on the 13th of November at 7.00pm.
Roar is the wonderful and empowering new collection of short stories from one of Ireland’s favourite authors, Cecelia Ahern. Already optioned for a TV series directed by none other than Nicole Kidman, we’re delighted to share an exclusive extract from one of the year’s most buzzed about books.
Eason have teamed up with Clontarf Castle to give you the chance to WIN a magical Christmassy weekend at Clontarf Castle to celebrate the #1 bestselling 'One Day in December' by Josie Silver.
Eason O’Connell St. Dublin was founded in 1887, the same year as the first All-Ireland Hurling Championship took place! Author of 'The Hurlers' Paul Rouse has kindly written an exclusive blog post for Eason about that year.
We’re delighted to welcome author Dan Jones to tell us more about 'The Colour of Time', and about one of the famous pictures within it - a photo taken of Michael Collins shortly before his death in 1922.
We’re delighted to welcome Tom Gilmore to the Eason blog to tell us more about his new book Big Tom – The King of Irish Country.
We're thrilled to welcome Paul Rouse to the Eason Blog to tell us more about the magic of All-Ireland hurling final.
We’re delighted to welcome Seamus Heaney’s daughter Catherine to the Eason blog to tell us more about '100 Poems', a new selection of his poetry which includes his most loved and celebrated poems.
We’re delighted to welcome Helen to the Eason blog to tell us about how the years she spent in Dublin inspired a pivotal section of her book 'The Lost Letters of William Woolf'.