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While I was traveling in Ireland last week, I came across The Time Traveller’s Bookshop during a ramble through Westport. Perfect name, attractive displays, pretty books, and vinyl. There were also a few turnstiles filled with “regular” used books (as in not rare or collectible or expensive). Thinking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t buy a bag of them while I was there. There was very little in the way of science fiction or fantasy, but there was a copy of Tristan Shandy, one of the first experimental novels (at least that’s what the English Prof who taught it to me told us), as well as an Irish epic fantasy series and a collection of Irish fairy tales. Apparently all the sunshine and Guinness had gone to my head because I left them all there for someone else to find. But I did remember to get a few pictures to feature here. Take a look: