The Lilliput Press is one of Ireland's smallest and most prestigious publishing houses. We publish a wide variety of Irish interest books and are proud to represent authors such as James Joyce, John Moriarty, J.P. Donleavy and many others. We specialize in biography, historical non-fiction and memoir, but are also one of the leading fiction publishers in Ireland and are known for discovering exciting new talents such as Donal Ryan, Rob Doyle and Elske Rahill. We have recovered several titles which were groundbreaking at the time of their first publication, most recently the powerful Fathers Come First by Rosita Sweetman.
The Lilliput Press was founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell in County Westmeath. Jonathan Swift spent his summers in a house nearby, and derived the name Lilliput from a local townland. The office was moved to its present locale in Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, in 1989. More than 500 titles have appeared under its imprint; these encompass art, music (both traditional and popular Irish music) and architecture, autobiography and memoir, biography and history, ecology and environmentalism, essays and literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs and popular culture, fiction, drama and poetry, all broadly focused on Irish themes. We are particularly focused on publishing high quality books about Irish history, and have covered a wide range of topics in this area alone.
Postage and Packaging: Our P&P rates are the standard An Post rates plus the cost of packaging. All P&P costs are clearly shown at the checkout, and delivery time is the standard for An Post. If you require a different method of delivery (e.g. courier, next day) please do get in touch and we'll try our best to accommodate your needs.
Phone orders: You can also place orders by phone, where other payment methods (cheques, postal orders etc) can be arranged. Our number is: +353 (01) 671 16 47, and our office hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org.
How the website works: In order to make your book-browsing easier, we have divided our books into categories (based on topic) and sections (based on availability, edition type). Here's a quick explanation of our sections and categories:
We have a fine selection of limited and special editions - all of which have a limited print-run, and many of which are signed and numbered. From the first Dublin-published edition of Ulysses to a slipcased, leather-bound graphic novelization of Tristram Shandy, we have a spectacular array of limited and special edition books. Full details of what makes each edition special and unique can be found on each relevant book page, but should you need to know any more, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
These are books of which we have fewer than twenty copies remaining. In many cases, these books are out of print and no longer available in bookshops.
Signed copies can be found in the categories section on the left-hand side of the website.
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Customers are also welcome to visit our premises where they can experience the charming ambience of an original independent publishing house, peruse our large collection of books, and enjoy the 10% discount given on most sales (excluding limited editions, although if you're charming enough there may be room for a little negotiation).
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If you have any questions or queries regarding our books or our website, please don't hesitate to get in touch - by e-mail or any of the other methods detailed in our Contact Us section.
Although we do not give out contact information for our authors, we can direct any communication to them, so please forward any queries to us.