Golden Retriever Image Retrieval Engine (GRire) is an open source light weight Java library developed for Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) tasks, employing the Bag of Visual Words (BOVW) model. It provides a complete framework for creating CBIR system including image analysis tools, classifiers, weighting schemes etc., for efficient indexing and retrieval procedures. Its eminent feature is its extensibility, achieved through the open source nature of the library as well as a user-friendly embedded plug-in system. GRire is available on-line along with install and development documentation on http://www.grire.net and on its Google Code page http://code.google.com/p/grire. It is distributed either as a Java library or as a standalone Java application, both GPL licensed.