The shop briefly housed a coffee shop on the first floor, but this was removed in 2002 during renovations to expand the space used for the shelving of stock. Hodges Figgis also operate the student bookshop in Dublin City University.
For some time in the late 19th and in the 20th century, the company also published a number of books, often on Irish topics.
Waterstones do operate a limited number of other stores in Ireland; but closed their other Dublin stores - which included one directly opposite Hodges Figgis - in 2011. 
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- "Information - Bookshop". Dublin City University. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
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