Welcome to The Gutter Bookshop, an independent bookshop situated in the Old City part of Dublin's popular Temple Bar area. We sell all kinds of books, including some great children's books, as well as gifts and stationery. We aim to provide you with something a little bit different than you'll find in the big chain bookshops so do please pop in to us and say hello!
We don't sell online but if you would like us to get something for you please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (+353) 1 6799206. We can get most popular titles within 24 hours and there's no postage costs if you choose to pick them up from the shop! We will also do our best to track down new or good secondhand copies of books that are out-of-print or hard to find, and we are happy to post books worldwide if you prefer.
We are delighted to be offical booksellers for the Dublin Writers Festival 2013. The full programme will be announced on 10th April but please sign up for their newsletter to be notified as soon as details are released. We will also be holding special 'Festival Bookclub' sessions in the Gutter Bookshop in the week preceeding the Festival along with special events during Festival week. We do hope to see you at some DWF2013 events!
The Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland 2012
We are delighted to have been named as one of Ireland's Best Shops in the Irish Times Magazine. This special feature celebrated independent retailers across Ireland and the 12 best shops were chosen based on customer recommendations and personal visits.
WINNER Independent Bookseller of the Year 2012 - Ireland
WINNER Independent Bookseller of the Year 2011 - Ireland
(The Bookseller Industry Awards)
SHORTLISTED Irish Bookshop of the Year 2012
We were delighted to be shortlisted for Bookshop of the Year at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2012.
We are thrilled to be official Festival Booksellers at the Children's Books Ireland Conference, Dublin Writers Festival, Dalkey Book Festival, Mountains to Sea Literary Festival, Dublin Book Festival and the Bram Stoker Festival.
Our Pick of the Best Books
We love recommending great books at The Gutter Bookshop and selecting the most interesting and enjoyable reads is a big part of what we do. Do pop in if you'd like a personal recommendation or just browse our popular 'Must Reads' and 'Staff Picks' as well as our other hand-picked suggestions!
We hold a wide range of gift stationery including Moleskine Notebooks and Paperblanks but we're particularly fond of our quirky ranges from Chronicle (pictured here) and Peter Pauper Press which include journals and notecards. We also carry greetings cards from Woodmansterne, Nouvelles Images and ArtPress, and beautiful giftwrap from Penny Kennedy.
Our popular range of children's puppets from The Puppet Company always go down well. From cuddly animals to squawking birds, purple monsters to the fabulous Sockettes (pictured here). We carry a wide range in store but if there's something particular that you'd like then do let us know and we'll order it in for you!
We're delighted to be a stockist of the imaginative storytelling game Rory's Storycubes. Featured on the Late, Late Toy Show they're popular with adults and kids alike. For more info on Rory's Storycubes please see their website or call us on +353 (0) 1 6799206.
Out-Of-Print T-Shirts and Tote Bags
We are delighted to introduce our new range of vintage book jacket t-shirts and tote bags from the lovely and funky Out-Of-Print Clothing company. With t-shirts for men, women and kids all featuring wonderful book jacket designs from some of our favourite books, and some great tote bags too, these make a great gift for the booklover in your life! (On sale in-store from Sept 2012)
Personalised Signed Books by John Connolly
Bestselling Irish author John Connolly has allowed us to offer you exclusive personalised signed copies of his books. Simply contact us with details of what you would like and we will arrange it for you. See the John Connolly Website for more info.
We'll also be passing personal judgment in the book reviews section. Some books we like, some books we don't. And as an independent, we're quite happy to tell you which are really good books, and which aren't... (we'll keep the good ones in stock!)
Please let me know what you're thinking and what you'd like to see in your ideal, small but perfectly formed, bookshop in contacts. Or keep in contact with us via social media with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
As for selling books online... we're not there yet! It'll come as soon as possible. In the meantime, if there's something you'd like us to get for you, just drop us a line and we'll do our best.
The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6799206
Public and Bank Holidays 11.00am-6.00pm
'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.' Oscar Wilde
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