Materials Library

Irish literature lined up on a shelf.
Materials Library

Over the years, Liverpool Irish Festival has amassed something of an archive of books and papers, journals and materials.

Though we weren’t been able to share it during the Covid years, we’re back to showcasing the archive in the fully accessible and friendly drop-in space at Everyman Street Café. There’ll be colouring sheets for the kids; fiction for light reads and some historic tomes for a deeper interrogation of identity. By no means a full library, this is a resource for anyone to dip in and out of, to while away a half-term afternoon or a bit of time over lunch.

It’s also a great space to pick up a Festival newspaper, a copy of Brave Maeve or The Liver Birds for a loved one and enjoy a brew.

This is a low-carbon and efficient way for people to road test, borrow, learn and share resources. All our paper products are responsibly sourced and even our in-house printing now uses recycled stock, in line with our Shift Liverpool membership and carbon literacy promises.

For those people who are interested in environmentalism and Liverpool’s green energy commitments, you may be interested in Shift Liverpool‘s Arts Green Book Day, also being held at Everyman. To register for that event, click here.

We’d like to acknowledge that Still Out Of Print (282 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 5AJ [map]; next to Purple Carrott) has a display of antiquarian and second-hand Irish books on, for the duration of the Festival. Get over there and have a look if you can.


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8 November 2023-10 November 2023
All Day

Available during Everyman opening hours.


Liverpool Everyman
Hope Street
L1 9BH

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