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No Alibis Bookstore

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Great, friendly independent bookstore

I love shopping in British bookstores when in the UK. Since my friends and I are staying around the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Another great bookshop - not part of a chain.

No Alibis was made famous for me in "the mystery man" and it was great to call in and see the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Alloa, United Kingdom
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18 Aug 2018
“Great, friendly independent bookstore”
8 Jul 2018
“Another great bookshop - not part of a chain.”
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I love shopping in British bookstores when in the UK. Since my friends and I are staying around the corner, we made a particular effort to visit No Alibis. This small, independent bookstore is on a shopping street full of nice charity shops (including two...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

No Alibis was made famous for me in "the mystery man" and it was great to call in and see the place. It is a bookshop that is trying to do more than just sell books - so look out for other things going on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This shop is cosy and the staff were absolutely terrific. I ended up chatting about poetry and picked up some recommendations that will be a wonderful reminder of my trip to Belfast. This is what bookshops should be like. They also have live jazz on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I go here regularly with both my children aged 8 and 10. They love it and I love it! A great children's section with a well chosen selection of authors that appeal to them both. David the owner is always offering cups of tea or...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank D M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Book lovers will adore this small, well stocked shop. Although it specialises in crime/mystery, it has a good section on Irish history. It also stocks a selection of children's books. Staff are well versed on their stock and are eager to make recommendations if you...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Foodfeet
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I came for one book and left with another. I have yet to start it but its so nice to be in a bookstore where the staff know there subject and can make recommendations.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank MartynM813
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

This well stocked and well run bookstore is a "must see" for any book lover who visits the vibrant, friendly and resurgent city of Belfast. We have been to Belfast previously, but not since the late 1990s. Our son ,who made this trip with us,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank jimmarg37
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Full of amazing reads,you're sure to find something of interest.great for lovers of history and noir fiction,staff are very knowledgeable and great for advice if you're stuck or can't decide. Also some great gigs in the evening!

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank PeanutButterOven
Reviewed 4 August 2015

If there is a better bookshop in Belfast, indeed Ireland, I do not know where it is. This bookshop is independ owned and specialises in Crime/Mystery. However David, the owner, will happily get you any book you want. Also does a large business with the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank paddyb
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Great selection of local & international books. Really friendly & informative lady even though I was in there first thing in the morning & bought a copy of Belfast Noir. Brought my fiancé in later & she picked up a signed copy of Stranger on...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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