Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about our online shop and how to process your order.

There is a facility for schools to Buy Now Pay Later where they can be invoiced directly. Schools register with their Roll number. The invoice can be paid by credit/debit card, Paypal, cheque, bank transfer or postal order, after school receives their book order.

With so many new books being published each year, choosing the right books for your library, class or your own children can be a daunting task. The books we have selected for our website have been carefully chosen to assist teachers and parents to nurture a love of reading in children.

For your convenience we have graded their suitability by age and class, balancing what appeals to children with a high standard of literature. This makes it easy for you to choose picture books, early readers, class novels and library books.

You can choose books in a variety of ways – by age (which includes the Irish school class system), category, author, publisher, keyword or Isbn.

By internet: You can order online at

Select title, key in the number of copies you wish to order, click on ‘Add to Cart’. Continue shopping, or go to checkout. You can pay by credit/debit card, Paypal, cheque or postal order. Schools can choose School Invoice Buy Now Pay Later option. An invoice will be sent with your books.

By phone: We would be delighted to take your order by phone +353 (0)91 777005.

By post: Print your order and post to Tara Book Co., Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, Ireland

By email: Email your order to

You can pay by credit/debit card or Paypal when ordering online. When you click on the checkout button you will be taken to a secure server facilitated by Royal Bank of Scotland WorldPay. After payment you will get a confirmation email from us and also from RBS WorldPay.

Schools can be invoiced directly. The invoice can be paid by credit/debit card, Paypal, cheque, postal order or bank transfer.

Your books should be with you within a few days. We will advise you immediately in the event of a longer delay.

Airmail deliveries outside Ireland and the UK will be subject to the usual delivery times to your destination, usually one to two weeks to Europe, and two to three weeks outside of Europe.

Tax: The price quoted is inclusive of tax (there is no tax on the sale of books in the Eire and UK).

Privacy: We do not share any information you submit with any third parties. We do not store credit card details. Card transactions are securely processed by Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary WorldPay. See our Privacy Policy page.

We would like to introduce you to our Book Fairs.
Try our new easy to run Online Book Fair or have a Tara Book Fair at your school.

Tara Book Fairs
provide quality children’s literature, with a strong emphasis on Irish-published books, award winners, Irish language, non-fiction and lots more. We carry a small range of reasonably priced sticker books. We have an excellent selection of bargain books from .50c, so every child can afford a book, all of a good literary standard.  As a rule we do not supply novelty items such as bookmarks, posters, hair-braiding, bracelet making or filo faxes. We find this puts parents and children under undue pressure.

The school receives a generous commission on sales:

Commission is 50% in free books,
Or                     20% in cash.


Tara Online Book Fair

Our new Tara Online Book Fair carries the same great books and commissions.

How it works.

We will provide a book fair catalogue in advance, one per pupil, posters and other promotional material that the school can display.

Your school will email you a link, username and password to access the online book fair.

The book fair will run online for one week or longer, dates will be advised by email.

Our website is age graded with the relevant class to make it easy to choose, we also have categories that further assist, you can search by book title, author or isbn.

To order click on the basket of your chosen book, continue shopping or proceed to checkout.

At checkout you have the option of paying by credit card, debit card or Paypal

There is no need to register an account, simply fill in your name, your child’s name and class, teacher or room number.

There is no charge for delivery.

Books are delivered to the school the following week.

And the great news, for every 2 books you buy your school gets 1 free book!!


Have a Book Fair at your school

Prior to the Book Fair we will send a catalogue for each child and posters advertising the fair.

Signage is in dual language, Irish and English.

Cases of books are delivered on Monday of Book Fair, with collection on Friday.

Children and parents can attend the fair each day.

We restock during the week if necessary,

Children receive their books by Friday of Book Fair week.

Author visits

We promote and assist schools in arranging an author visit during Book Fair week. Part funding is available through Poetry Ireland, the cost to the school for a visit is €100, we can assist you with your application Poetry Ireland can be contacted at 01 478 9974 or

Poetry Ireland are now assisting authors and schools to have a visit via Zoom.

If you have a visiting author we also provide 2 copies of the author’s books free of charge for teachers to review in advance of author visit and any posters or profiles we have. The author’s books will be available for sale at the book fair and authors are usually happy to do a signing as part of their visit.

Call us on (091) 777005 for further information.

Contact: In case of problems contact our head office:

Tara Book Company
Kilcolgan, County Galway.

Phone: +353 (0)91 777005