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The Lilliput Press
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About Lilliput

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, north Dublin, in 1989. Some 500 titles have appeared under its imprint; these encompass art 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.



Buying books

P+P: 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.

Free postage: We are delighted to offer free postage for all orders of 50 euro and over to Ireland and NI.

Phone orders: You can also place orders on the 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, 9:30 - 5:30. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via e-mail: info[at]lilliputpress[dot]ie

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:

Limited editions

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.

Rare books

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

Signed copies can be found in the categories section on the left-hand side of the website.

Bargain books

Well, that one's quite obvious.

Our bookshop

Customers are also welcome to visit our premises where they can peruse our collection, 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).


Above: Hector McDonnell's drawing of our Arbour Hill premises.


How to find us:

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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.

Contacting authors

If you are looking to contact any of our authors, please get in touch.


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