Here at Hodges Figgis we are proud of a tradition for hosting welcoming and lively events with local and international authors alike. Our events programme has introduced some of literature’s leading lights, as well as providing a fun environment for junior readers with regular story time and activity days.

Come along and meet favourite authors, inspire your book group discussions, learn from leading experts in their field in a historic bookshop at the heart of Dublin. We can’t wait to welcome you, our full programme is below and for more information, or to request tickets, simply ask any of our booksellers or contact our Events team on [email protected]

Friday 12th April at 6pm

Friday 12th April at 6pm

TALK Sparks of Bright Matter by Leeanne O’Donnell Join us for the launch of Sparks of Bright Matter by Leeanne O’Donnell in conversation with Lynn Scarff Director of the National Museum of Ireland. All Welcome!!

Thursday 18th April at 6pm

Thursday 18th April at 6pm

Book Launch

From Tip to Top by Peter Murtagh Join us at Hodges Figgis on Thursday 18th April at 6pm for the Book Launch of From Tip to Top: The journey of a lifetime from Chile to Alaska by Peter Murtagh. All Welcome!

Friday 19th April at 6pm

Friday 19th April at 6pm

Book Launch

Old Romantics by Maggie Armstrong Hodges Figgis and Tramp press invite you to the Launch of Old Romantics by Maggie Armstrong.

Saturday 20th April at 3pm

Saturday 20th April at 3pm

Book Launch

The Tower Ghost by Natasha Mac a'Bháird Join us at Hodges Figgis Bookstore on Saturday 20th April from 3pm to celebrate the publication of The Tower Ghost: A Sycamore Hill Mystery by Natasha Mac a'Bháird (author) & Lauren O'Neill (cover design/artwork). All Welcome!

Tuesday 23rd April at 6pm

Tuesday 23rd April at 6pm

An Evening with Paul Muldoon

Join us for a special Event with poet Paul Muldoon reading from his latest book Joy in Service on Rue Tagore, with music from Special Guest- Steve Wickham (The Waterboys, No Crows). This Event can be found on Eventbrite to book a place.

Wednesday 24th April at 6pm

Wednesday 24th April at 6pm

Book Launch

Join us as writer Robert O'Byrne launches his new book The Irish Aesthete: Buildings of Ireland, Lost and Found

Tuesday 30th April at 6pm

Tuesday 30th April at 6pm

Book Launch

Join us as novelist Catherine Prasifka, author of None of This Is Serious, celebrates the launch of her latest novel This Is How You Remember It. All welcome!

Wednesday 1st May at 6pm

Wednesday 1st May at 6pm

Book Launch

Join us for the launch event of Seaborne, the sixth novel by Nuala O’Connor. Her bestselling novel Nora, about Nora Barnacle and James Joyce, was the One Dublin One Book choice for 2022.

Thursday 2nd May at 6pm

Thursday 2nd May at 6pm

Tom Lyons

Join us to hear award-winning journalist Tom Lyons discuss his new book Aer Dogs.

Thursday 2nd May at 6pm

Thursday 2nd May at 6pm

Poetry reading

The writer and playwright Katina Tynan will be reading from her collections TÁIN: The Women’s Stories and SÍDH: Stories from the Women in Irish Mythology.

Terms & Conditions

Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling. If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications. All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.