Vendor of Beautiful Books and Prints

A small family run business based in Ballyhay just outside Donaghadee, at Laurel Cottage we aim to bring you the best of Northern Ireland Publishing with both the acclaimed range of titles we've published ourselves and a host of books we distribute for other well known Northern Ireland Publishers including well known names such as the Ulster Historical Foundation, Ulster Architectural Historical Society, TSO NI etc.

Many of our own books feature the work of artists from all over Ireland who we asked to capture scenes from their home areas and from this body of work we have available, as well as ourbooks, a wide range of prints featuring places from all over Ireland as well as a number from rural England.

To help you find the things you are interested in, we have tried to make our site as simple as possible to search and get around. For example, to find a print of a particular subject you can either click in the 'Prints' box below and, by narrowing your search on the next couple of pages, you'll soon be looking at the relevant images you want.

Alternatively you could do the same thing by clicking on the dropdown menus on the top left of this page or, finally, if you are looking for something specific, you can use the search box at the top of this page.This search box is actually very powerful in that it not only searchs for the words you type in the titles of books and prints, it also looks through the text of many of our own books thus finding references to people and places in books you might not expect!

So please take your time and have a good look round, spend a bit of time browsing beautiful images or reading extracts from fine books and of course if there's anything you need to ask, drop me a line at


Just Published

The Spies at Gilnahirk

The Spies at Gilnahirk
by George Busby

A history of the secret wireless station at Gilnahirk and N. Ireland's network of Voluntary Interceptors

£12.99 Click here to see more

More Yarns from the Ards

More Yarns from the Ards
by Hugh Robinson

Rural yarns and reminisces
from Donaghadee
and around the Ards

£8.99 Click here to see more


Most of our books have free delivery to UK and Ireland and we'll aim to dispatch your parcel next working day at the latest.


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