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February 2017 Events

DalkeyBookclubThe Gutter Dalkey Bookclub
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Wednesday 1st February – 6pm until 7pm
'Woman on the Stairs' by Bernhard Schlink is the Gutter Dalkey Bookclub book for February.
Sorry, this Reading Group is currently full.

1701CNYFDublin Chinese New Year Spring Festival Fair
Venue: CHQ Building, Custom House Quay
Date: Sunday 5th February Noon until 5pm
We'll have a stall of Chinese themed books at the DCNY Spring Festival Fair again this year! Try your hand at Chinese chess and calligraphy, marvel at martial arts displays and musical performances, or sample some of the delicious Chinese food and drink. Adding to the carnival atmosphere will be colourful dragon and lion dancers. See www.dublinchinesenewyear.com for full details of all the Chinese New Year celebrations and more information.

000ClassicsBookclubThe Classics Reading Group
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 9th February – 6pm until 7pm
'Eminent Victorians' by Lytton Strachey is the Classics Reading Group book for February.
Sorry, this Reading Group is currently full.
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Official Booksellers at GLDA Annual Seminar
Venue: Crown Plaza Conference Centre, Santry
Dates: Sat 11th February - 9am until 5.30pm

We are delighted to be part of the annual Garden and Landscape Designers Association's seminar taking place in the Crown Plaza Conference Centre in Santry. See
www.glda.ie for more information. Our pop-up Gutter Bookshop will be open to all throughout the day with a range of specialist garden and landscape design titles.

1702HillenPrettyUglyBook Launch - 'Pretty Ugly' by Sean Hillen
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Monday 13th February - 6pm until 7.30pm
"Cosmetics create beauty, but when that turns ugly, it’s lethal." A thrilling, intriguing ride through the murky undercurrent of corporate and political machinations bridging the complex worlds of medicine, media and modeling, in both the United States and Ireland.
Join us for the launch of this intriguing new novel by Irish writer, Sean Hillen. Free and Everyone Welcome.

0000ThirdThursdayThe Third Thursday Bookgroup
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 16th February – 6pm until 7.15pm
'Miss Jane' by Brad Watson is the Third Thursday book choice for February.
Sorry, this Reading Group is currently full.

1702BaumeLineBookstall at Launch - 'A Line Made by Walking' by Sara Baume Venue: The Workman's Club, Wellington Quay
Date: Thursday 16th February - 6.30pm
We are delighted to be official booksellers at the launch of Tramp Press's new title 'A Line Made by Walking' by the award-winning author of 'Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither' Sara Baume.
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1702JohnFlynnBook Launch - 'Simple Songs & Nursery Rhymes' by John Flynn
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 22nd February - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of this new book of poetry by Clontarf architect, John Flynn. Free and Everyone Welcome.

0000GetActiveTemple Bar Cultural Trust Get Active Book Club for the Over 55s
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 23rd February – 11am until Noon
'Holding' by Graham Norton is the Get Active choice for February. This bookclub is part of the TBCT Get Active initiative for the active retired over 55s.
Sorry, this Reading Group is currently full.

0000GutterBookclubThe Gutter Bookshop Book Club
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 23rd February – 6pm until 7pm
'This Must Be The Place' by Maggie O'Farrell is the Gutter Bookshop Book Club pick for February.
Sorry, this Reading Group is currently full.

Forthcoming 2017 Events

1703BeaufoyGingerbreadBook Launch - 'The Gingerbread House' by Kate Beaufoy
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 2nd March - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to be launching ‘The Gingerbread House’, the new novel from Irish writer Kate Beaufoy. Free and All Welcome. ‘The Gingerbread House is a deeply moving novel: a compassionate and occasionally wickedly funny tale of a family's agonising struggle with dementia. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1703WBD2017World Book Day 2017
Venue: Bookshops & Libraries across Ireland
Date: Thursday 2nd March – All Day!

It’s the 20th annual World Book Day! We’ll be running around town doing all kinds of promotional events (Bob is head of the World Book Day committee in Ireland) but do pop in and pick up your free €1.50 World Book Day book!

1703BAConfIrish Book Industry Conference 2017
Venue: The Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport
Date: Friday 3rd March - 9am-5pm
The BA Irish Branch, and Publishing Ireland, will be hosting the annual Irish Book Industry Conference in Dublin on the 3rd March 2017. All booksellers, publishers, and those with an interest in the Irish Book Trade are welcome to attend.
See www.booksellerevents.org.uk for more info.

1703KayFreeWorldReading & Signing - 'Rockin' the Free World: How the Rock and Roll Revolution Changed America and the World' by Sean Kay
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 8th March
- 6.30pm until 7.15pm
Join us for this book talk and signing by visiting Prof Sean Kay on his new book which is built around interviews with 60 major rock and roll artists, including many famous Irish musicians. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1703M2CMountains To Sea Festival 2017
Venue: Various in Dun Laoghaire
Date: Wednesday 22nd until Sunday 26th March

We are delighted to once again be Festival Booksellers for the Mountains To Sea dlr Book Festival. Packed with stacks of great authors, events are likely to fill up very quickly so do book now. See www.mountainstosea.ie for full details of all events.

1703ConnollyGhostsBook Launch - 'A Game of Ghosts' by John Connolly
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 29th March
- 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to welcome Irish crime writer John Connolly back to the Gutter Bookshop to celebrate the launch of his new Charlie Parker thriller, 'A Game of Ghosts'. We will have plenty of 1st Edition hardbacks and paperbacks available on the night, but if you are unable to attend and would like to reserve a Signed 1st Edition you can do so
HERE>>> . This event is Free and Everyone is Welcome.

1603GrehanSpaceBook Launch - 'The Space Between' by Meg Grehan
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 30th March
- 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for launch of ‘The Space Between', a verse novel by a young Irish writer about mental illness, and a love of books, and relationships, and many other things besides published by Little Island Books. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1705ILFDInternational Literature Festival Dublin 2017
Venues: Smock Alley Theatre & Others
Dates: Saturday 20th until Sunday 28th May

We are thrilled to be official booksellers for the International Literature Festival Dublin (previously Dublin Writers Festival) again this year. Why not pick-up a pre-festival read from the Cow's Lane bookshop and join us at the venues across Dublin City Centre for an event? Information available at www.ilfdublin.com


The events programme at the Gutter is always busy and full of an interesting mix of literary happenings. We're always interested in bringing new events into our bookshops so if you think you have something that might work, do drop us a line!

Our floor space happily holds between 30 and 150 people. We supply some seating but this is limited this to a maximum of 30 chairs, the remaining audience will be standing.  For events outside of normal shop hours we ask the organiser to confirm a minimum expected attendance of 30 people in order to cover our costs.

We provide the space and staff free of charge in exchange for selling books at the event. For book launches, we usually order stock via our standard wholesaler but we are happy for the organiser/publisher to supply books direct on the condition that all unsold event stock is removed after the event. If supplying direct, we require a discount of 45% on the RRP of the book. Any additional ongoing stock required will be ordered from a wholesaler.


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All events are open to our regular customers and we will advertise the event through our Mailing List, website, Facebook and Twitter.

We are happy to serve wine and refreshments but we do ask either the organiser or book publisher to cover the cost of this. We can source good quality wine at €9 a bottle or we are happy to serve other wine if they wish to source it themselves. We also supply water/sparkling water for non-drinkers. We don't source or serve food/canapes but we’re happy to provide table space if required.

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Most of our events run Mon-Weds (we have our regular bookclub events on a Thursday night and Fridays/Weekends can be difficult to get people to unless you are sure of an audience). Events usually run 6.30pm to 8pm but we are happy to discuss alternative days/times if these don't suit. If a number of guests are ‘out for the night’ it can often be useful to organize a bar or other venue to move onto after the event finishes.

Our Dalkey shop is quite small which makes large events difficult - but we're always willing to try! If you're interested in organising something for our Dalkey shop we're always eager to hear new ideas so do drop us a line!


Previous Events

1403SeeryPartnerBook Launch for ‘A Model Partner’ by Daniel Seery
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 4th March – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to be launching the debut novel by Irish writer and playwright Daniel Seery, published by Liberties Press. A winner in the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition, this is the strange story of Tom Stacey and his quest to meet the love of his life. Colin Barrett will launch the novel. Free and All Welcome.

1403WBDWorld Book Day 2014
Venue: Bookshops & Libraries across Ireland
Date: Thursday 6th March – All Day!

It’s the 17th annual World Book Day! We’ll be running around town doing all kinds of promotional events (Bob is head of the World Book Day committee in Ireland) but do pop in and pick up your free €1.50 World Book Day book!

1403ThomasMonkieBookstall for ‘Monkie Business’ by Debbie Thomas
Venue: National Library of Ireland
Date: Saturday 8th March - 10.30am until Noon

From itchy wigs to crazy plants, launches with Debbie are always fun! We’re selling books at the launch of ‘Monkie Business’ and Debbie has promised us some crafty fun and a treasure hunt so do join us! Free and All Welcome.

1403DevineExtremitiesBook Launch for ‘Extremities’ by C A Devine
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Wednesday 12th March - 6.30pm until 8pm

Disgraced NYPD Lieutenant Mac Ryan escapes the limelight on a Mediterranean yacht. MI5 agent Lizzie ‘Lucky’ McKenzie is on a personal crusade of revenge. As pressure builds, both must face their enemies, and their own pasts. Join us to launch this new crime thriller by C A Devine. Free and All Welcome.

1403ConnollyWolfWriters at Smock Alley: John Connolly with music from Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell
Venue: The Smock Alley Theatre
Date: Thursday 20th March – 6.30pm until 8pm

To celebrate the launch of the new Charlie Parker thriller, John Connolly will be joined by musicians Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell in what promises to be a unique and thrilling evening. This event is free but ticketed. Free tickets are available from the Smock Alley Theatre or The Gutter Bookshop. Online bookings are subject to a €1 admin fee.

1403WhiteRosaryBook Launch for ‘In the Rosary Garden’ by Nicola White
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 25th March - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of the debut thriller by Nicola White, winner of the Dundee international book prize. In the aftermath of the 1983 pro-life referendum, two school leavers discover a baby's body in the garden shed of convent school. Detective Vincent Swan investigates in this impressive and intriguing debut. Free and All Welcome.

1403DonoghueFrogDublin Writers Festival ‘Off The Page’ – Emma Donoghue at The Printworks, Dublin Castle
Venue: The Printworks, Dublin Castle
Date: Saturday 29th March – 2.30pm until 4pm

We are delighted to be supporting Dublin Writers Festival’s ‘Off The Page’ series by welcoming bestselling author of ‘Room’, Emma Donoghue back to Dublin to discuss her new novel ‘Frog Music’ the story of Blanche Beunon, a burlesque dancer living in San Francisco in the stifling summer of 1876. Tickets available from www.dublinwritersfestival.com

1404PriceSparksBook Launch for ‘Sparks’ by Aoife Price
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Monday 31st March – 6.30pm until 8pm

Aoife Price developed 'Sparks' as part of her work with www.headstrong.ie and as a response to the lack of accessible resources available to those experiencing a difficult time in their lives. The aim of the book is to empathise with the reader by assuring them that they are not alone in what they are feeling. Free and All Welcome.

1404DowdsFrustratedBook Launch for ‘Beyond the Frustrated Self' by Barbara Dowds
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 1st April – 6.30pm until 8pm

This book foregrounds the life struggles of an individual, Brenda, in such a way that argument and theoretical exploration arise organically out of experience. The "frustration" of the title is traced to avoidant attachment - pretending not to need others.
Join us for the launch of this new book on psychiatry. Free and All Welcome.

1404ShreveDublin Writers Festival 'Off The Page' presents Anita Shreve
Venue: The Smock Alley Theatre
Date: Wednesday 2nd April
- 7.30pm
We are delighted to be supporting Dublin Writers Festival’s ‘Off The Page’ series by welcoming bestselling author Anita Shreve to the Smock Alley Theatre.
In this special DWF 2014 preview, Shreve makes a rare appearance in Ireland to talk about her life, her work, and her latest novel, ' The Lives of Stella Bain'. Tickets available from www.dublinwritersfestival.com

1404AshfeldtSaltwaterBook Launch for ‘Saltwater' by Lane Ashfeldt
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Thursday 3rd April - 6.30pm until 8pm

Lane Ashfeldt's short fiction has been published in Ireland, England, America and Greece, winning a number of short fiction awards including first place in the Fish Short Histories prize. Join us as Liberties Press launch her debut collection of short stories 'SaltWater'. Free and All Welcome.

1404MinisculeWhaleBook Launch for ‘Mr Miniscule and the Whale' by Julian Tuwim, illustrated by Bohdan Butenko
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Friday 4th April - 6.30pm until 8pm

This rhyming adventure tells the story of a teeny tiny explorer with a big dream who sets off on the vast ocean in search of a big blue whale, only to find a big blue island. Mr Miniscule and the Join us, with publisher Book Island and the Polish Embassy to celebrate the launch of this classic Polish picturebook. Free and All Welcome.

1404OneCityBookstall for One City, One Book
Venue: George's Hall, Dublin Castle
Date: Wednesday 9th April -
7.30pm
Enjoy the poetry and songs of Dublin’s fair city with broadcaster Sean Rocks, DJ Rick O’Shea, actors Phelim Drew & Tom Vaughan Lawlor, musician Lisa Hannigan, poets Pat Boran, Harry Clifton, Melissa Kavanagh, Gabriel Rosenstock & Enda Wyley. Tickets €5 from www.tickets.ie/onecityonebook or 01 8719435

1404NualaClosetBook Launch for ‘The Closet of Savage Mementos' by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 15th April - 6.30pm until 8pm
Lillis leaves behind 1990s Dublin for a summer job working at a lodge in a small lochside village in the Scottish Highlands. The Closet of Savage Mementos is drawn directly from the author's own experiences and explores heartbreak, loss, motherhood and adoption in a gripping narrative and the same expressive, emotive and exciting prose we have come to expect of Nuala Ní Chonchúir.
Free and All Welcome.

1405ReidThicketsBook Launch for ‘Thicket’s Wood’ by Rebecca Reid
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 6th May – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to join with Liberties Press to launch this dark psychological thriller by Northern Irish author Rebecca Reid. When Charlie Whitehall disappears in Thicket’s Wood, stories of the past begin to resurface. Free and All Welcome.
 
1405MurphyRetirementBook Launch for ‘The Challenge of Retirement’ by Trish Murphy
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Wednesday 7th May – 6.30pm until 8pm

Trish Murphy is a fully qualified psychotherapist who regularly contributes to NewstalkFM, RTE Radio 1, the Irish Times and the Irish Independent. We are delighted to be launching her first book, which offers readers an insight into the psychological, emotional and social issues of retirement in contemporary Ireland. Free and All Welcome.

1305CharlesLonesomeBook Launch for ‘The Lonesome Heart is Angry’ by Paul Charles
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Monday 12th May – 6.30pm until 8pm

"A beautifully written novel about smalltown secrets and the mysteries of the human heart. ‘The Lonesome Heart is Angry’ may just be Paul Charles's best book yet." John Connolly. Join us for a special Q&A session with Declan Burke to celebrate the launch of this new thriller by Paul Charles. Free and All Welcome.

1405HughesAllTheThingsBookstall for ‘All The Things You Are’ by Declan Hughes
Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College
Date: Wednesday 14th May – tbc

“Her daughters have vanished. Her husband's wanted for murder. Her past is a fabrication. Is there anything in Claire Taylor's life that isn't a lie?” We are delighted to be attending the launch of Declan Hughes’ new novel. Free and All Welcome.

1405DWFSquareDublin Book Festival 2014
Venues: Smock Alley & Others
Dates: Saturday 17th until Sunday 25th May

We are delighted to once again be Festival Booksellers for the Dublin Writers Festival. Packed with stacks of great authors, events are likely to fill up very quickly so do book now and pop down to the bookshop to pick up and pre-read before your event, or pick up a book to be signed by the author on the night. See
www.dublinwritersfestival.com for full details of all events or grab a printed programme in the bookshop!

1405GruffaloDublin Book Festival 2014 Gruffalo Party
Venues: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Sat 17th May - 11am until Noon

Join us in the Gutter Bookshop for a special celebration to mark the Gruffalo’s 15th Birthday! There will be stories and activities and all kinds of fun in this family event.
Free and suitable for children 1-5yrs who must be accompanied by an adult.

DWFStorytimeDublin Book Festival 2014 - Family Storytimes
Venues: The Gutter Bookshop
Dates: Sun 18th/Sat 24th/Sun 25th May – 11am until Noon

Everyone loves storytime! Join us in the children’s section on the weekend mornings of Dublin Writers Festival for some lovely stories and a fun start to the weekend!
Ideal for children aged 3-6, all welcome and no booking required.

1405CBIConfChildren’s Books Ireland Conference ‘The F Word: Failure’
Venue: Lighthouse Cinema
Dates: Sat 24th May and Sun 25th May

We are thrilled to be part of the Children’s Books Ireland Conference again this year and with a stack of great author events and talks it’s bound to be a fab weekend. See www.childrensbooksireland.ie for booking information. Our pop-up Gutter Bookshop will be open to all throughout the weekend with signed books by attending authors.

1406MillsFallenBook Launch for ‘Fallen’ by Lia Mills
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 10th June – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to be launching ‘Fallen’, the new novel from Irish writer Lia Mills. ‘Fallen’ is a remarkable love story set amidst the ruins of the First World War and the Easter Rising Spring, 1915. Anne Enright will launch the book. Free and All Welcome.

1406FitzgeraldAppleDalkey Event: Book Launch for ‘The Apple Tart of Hope’ by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Saturday 14th June – 6pm until 7.30pm

Join us for our very first Dalkey shop book launch! Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s first novel for young adults, ‘Back to Blackbrick’ was released to much acclaim in 2013. Her new book is a story about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope. Free and All Welcome.

1406DalkeyBookDalkey Book Festival 2014
Venues: Dalkey Village
Dates: Thursday 19th until Sunday 22nd June

We are delighted to once again be Festival Booksellers for the Dalkey Book Festival. Packed with stacks of great authors including Salman Rushdie, Amos Oz, Donal Ryan, Joseph O’Connor, John Banville, Sebastian Barry and stacks more.
See www.dalkeybookfestival.org for full details of all events or grab a printed programme from the Dalkey bookshop!

1406StorytimeDalkey Book Festival 2014 Family Storytimes
Venues: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Dates: Sat 21st June at 11am & Sun 22nd June at Noon

Everyone loves storytime! Join us in the children’s section of our Dalkey shop on the weekend mornings of Dalkey Book Festival for some lovely stories and a fun start to the weekend! Special guest author Sarah Webb will be talking nursery rhymes and games on Saturday – suitable for children 5-10.
Free and All Welcome but children should be accompanied by an adult.

1407LibertySilkBook Launch for ‘Liberty Silk’ by Kate Beaufoy
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Wednesday 9th July - 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to be launching ‘Liberty Silk’, the first novel by Kate Beaufoy, the new nom de plume of bestselling Irish writer Kate Thompson. One beautiful dress is the key to three brave women's destinies... ‘Liberty Silk’ is an evocative story of survival, betrayal and the invincibility of love spanning the 20th Century. Actor Ciarán Hinds will launch the book. Free and All Welcome.

1408 Dubliners100Dubliners 100 with Belinda McKeon, John Boyne & Oona Frawley
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Thursday 31st July 6.30pm

We are delighted to be hosting this special event with the Tramp Press who published 'Dubliners 100', new stories by contemporary Irish writers based on James Joyces's 'The Dubliners' for its 100th Anniversary. Bestselling Irish authors Belinda McKeon, John Boyne and Oona Frawley will read and discuss their Dubliner 100 stories on the night. Free and All Welcome.

1408JudgeBrianBook Launch for ‘Brian and the Vikings' by Chris Judge and Mark Wickham
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 26th August - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of this
new children's book from the O'Brien Press written by bestselling author Chris Judge and illustrated by Mark Wickham. Free and All Welcome

1409LongEverythingBook Launch for ‘A Crack in Everything ' by Ruth Frances Long
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Thursday 4th September 6.30pm

We are delighted to be hosting the launch for the new Young Adult novel from Ruth Long. 'Chasing a thief, Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley and finds the ashes of a fallen angel splashed across the dirty bricks like graffiti...'
Join us to celebrate the launch of this great new book. Free and All Welcome.

1409DevlinHouseBookstall for 'The House Where it Happened' by Martina Devlin
Venue: The Irish Writers' Centre
Date: Thursday 4th September 6.30pm

We will be at the Irish Writers' Centre to celebrate the launch of Martina Devlin's new novel 'The House Where it Happened' - a spine-chilling tale inspired by a true but little-known story about the last conviction for witchcraft in Ireland in 1711. Free and All Welcome.

1409M2S2014Mountains To Sea dlr Book Festival 2014
Venues: Various in Dún Laoghaire
Dates: Tuesday 9th until Sunday 14th September

We are delighted to once again be Festival Booksellers for the Mountains To Sea dlr Book Festival. Packed with stacks of great authors, events are likely to fill up very quickly so do book now. See
www.mountainstosea.ie for full details of all events or grab a printed programme in the bookshop!

1409CultureNightCulture Night 2014
Venues: Across Dublin
Date: Friday 19th September - 5pm until Late
Join us in the Gutter Bookshop for the most exciting evening of the year! We’ll have short pop-up readings between 6–7pm in conjunction with Big Smoke Writing Factory and keep an eye on the Culture Night website and gutterbookshop.com for exciting happenings later in the evening!

1409JudgeTinBook Launch for ‘Tin' by Chris Judge
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 23rd September - 6.30pm
until 8pm
We're thrilled to welcome Chris Judge back to the Gutter for the launch of his new children's picturebook 'Tin'. Tin is looking after his little sister Nickel one afternoon when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away! Tin and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit as she floats towards the big city...Can they rescue Nickel before she goes too far?
Free and All Welcome.

1409HistFest2014Dublin Festival of History 2014
Venue: Printworks at Dublin Castle
Dates: Friday 26th until Sunday 28th September

We are Festival Booksellers for the second Dublin Festival of History which takes place at Dublin Castle on the last weekend of September. With a wide programme to cover all aspects of history the festival was extremely popular last year, so see www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie for full details of all the events and booking, or pick up a printed programme from the Cow's Lane bookshop!

1410BAMBBooks Are My Bag 2014
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 11th October Noon-1pm
Join us in the Gutter Bookshop to celebrate Books Are My Bag with a BAMB cake and a special children's storytime with the Story Queen at Noon! We'll have the Limited Edition Tracey Emin bags as well as the usual Books Are My Bag totes. So do come along and help celebrate bookshops and books by showing that 'Books Are My Bag'! See www.booksaremybag.com for more info.

1410FranciscansBookstall for 'The Simplest Prayer' by The Irish Franciscans
Venue: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Merchant's Quay
Date: Saturday 18th October - 2pm until 3pm
We are delighted to be involved with the launch of 'The Simplest Prayer' by Father Francis Cotter and the Irish Franciscans at our neighbours in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Merchant's Quay. Please see
www.sfoireland.com if you are interested in attending.

1410FlynnGrandBook Launch for 'You're Grand: The Irish Woman's Secret Guide to Life' by Tara Flynn
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 21st October - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of 'You're Grand: The Irish Woman's Secret Guide to Life', a life guide from Irish women to the rest of the world. "Other life guides like 'The Secret' will tell you that you can manifest whatever you want. Well, Irish women know you that you can’t."
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1410BramStokerThe Bram Stoker Festival 2014
Venue: Various around Dublin
Dates: Friday 24th until Sunday 26th October

We are Festival Booksellers for this year's Bram Stoker Festival which takes place over the Hallowe'en Bank Holiday weekend. Details of events can be found at www.bramstokerfestival.com

1410UnravelNew in the Old City : Unravel
Venue: Cow's Lane
Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October
Join us on Cow's lane for a celebration of local creativity! 'Unravel' will uncover and will celebrate the designers and makers in Cow’s Lane
with lots of craft-related activities. From yarn-bombing to weaving and knitting, there will be a host of family-friendly activities to take part in. We'll be hosting a special 'great yarns' storytime on both days so keep an eye out on our website and Facebook/Twitter pages for further updates! Free and Everyone Welcome.

1410ONeillWomanBookstall for 'Woman in the Making' by Rory O'Neill
Venue: Pantibar, Capel St
Date: Thursday 30th October - Time to be confirmed
We are thrilled to be helping to launch
'Woman in the Making' the story of Rory O'Neill's journey from the fields of a once homophobic, homogeneous Ireland, through Tokyo's chaotic underbelly and Dublin's burgeoning drag world, to becoming Panti Bliss, the voice of a brave new post-Catholic nation embracing diversity, all the colours of the rainbow and, most of all, a glamorous attitude. Event details to be confirmed.

1411MurraySugarHallGutter Readings: 'Sugar Hall' by Tiffany Murray
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 4th November - 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to welcome Tiffany Murray back to the Gutter Bookshop to read from, and discuss, her new ghost story 'Sugar Hall'. "Easter 1955: Sugar Hall holds a secret: a history that has been buried but not forgotten. Based on the haunting stories of Littledean Hall in the Forest of Dean, this is a superbly chilling ghost story from Tiffany Murray."
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1411BarrettSongbirdsBook Launch for 'The Songbird's Way' by Jennifer Barrett
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 7th November - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of Jennifer Barrett's second novel, 'The Songbird's Way' - "On the day she turns thirty Chrissie panics and leaves her own party suddenly. What happens next is both astounding and revealing.
.." Free and Everyone Welcome.
 
1411HusseinAlAgailaBook Launch for ‘Al-agaila: A Boy’s Tale' by Ali Hussein
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 12th November - 6.30pm until 8pm
"The Al-agaila concentration camp in Libya is a shameful reminder of Graziani’s service to the Italian people in the Mussolini era. Sixty five thousand people perished in these camps." Join us for the launch of Ali Hussein's novel based on one boy's experience of this camp. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1411DBF2014Dublin Book Festival 2014
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre and others
Date: Thursday 13th until Sunday 16th November

We are delighted to be involved with the Dublin Book Festival again this year. With a wealth of literary events celebrating Ireland's writers and publishers the festival will take over the Smock Alley Theatre for the weekend with talks, launches, children's events, a Winter Garden and literary café. Full details of all events and booking can be found at
www.dublinbookfestival.com.

1411DBFLaffanDBF14: Michael Laffan In Conversation with Tommy Graham
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 14th November – 6.30pm until 7.30pm

Tommy Graham, editor and founder of History Ireland magazine and Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, talks to Michael Laffan, former president of the Irish Historical Society and widely published author on modern Irish history to discuss Michael’s new book, Judging W. T. Cosgrave (RIA). The author will explore Cosgrave’s character, career and his role in consolidating the Irish state. Free and Everyone Welcome.

141DBFStorytimeDBF14: Children's Storytime With Siobhán Parkinson
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 15th November - 11am until 11.45am
Come and hear Ireland’s very first Laureate na nÓg, Siobhán Parkinson, read from 'Alexandra'. Originally broadcast on RTÉ’s The Den, these stories are perfect read-alouds, and even better when they’re read by the author herself!
Ideal for children aged 5-9, all welcome and no booking required.

1411DBFTrampDBF14: Book Launch 'A Struggle for Fame' by Charlotte Riddell
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 15th November – 6.30pm until 8pm

Join us as Tramp Press launches the first title of their Recovered Voices series. A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell, one of the most successful novelists of the Victorian period. Special guest Tara Flynn - actor, comedian and author of 'You’re Grand: The Irishwoman’s Secret Guide to Life' - will launch the book.Free and Everyone Welcome.

141DBFStorytimeDBF14: Crogaillín – Bilingual Storytime With Liam Prút
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Sunday 16th November - 11am until 11.45am
Crogaillín is a hungry little crocodile. But before he eats he must first brush his big white teeth, and his mother will make sure he does it – every last one! Come hear Liam Prút read from his charming book, Crogaillín (An Gúm) in both English and as Gaeilge.
Ideal for children aged 3-7, all welcome and no booking required.

1411LyonsShooter Book Launch for 'The Shooter' by Nuala Lyons
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 25th November - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to welcome Nuala Lyons back to the Gutter Bookshop to celebrate the launch of her new novel 'The Shooter' a story of love, family, and the devastation that drug addiction can cause. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1411IrishBookAwardsThe Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014
Venue: The Double Tree by Hilton
Date: Wednesday 26th November
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are now in their ninth year and you can vote for your pick of the best Irish writing of the past year at www.irishbookawards.ie and there's €400 of National Book Tokens to be won! The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 26th November. The awards will be televised on RTÉ One on Saturday 29th November.


1412IrishFarmingBook Launch for
'Irish Farming Life: History and Heritage' by Jonathan Bell and Mervyn Watson
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 3rd December - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to have been asked by Four Courts Press to launch 'Irish Farming Life: History and Heritage' by Jonathan Bell and Mervyn Watson. An examination of Irish rural life and its central feature, the family farm, this is an important and fascinating look at a key aspect of Irish social history. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412YouMeEveryoneLaunch for 'You, Me & Everyone We Know' by Inspire Ireland
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 4th December - 6.30pm until 8pm
Published in support of
Reachout.com, Ireland's youth mental health charity, 'You, Me & Everyone We Know' is a collection of personal stories from the worlds of professional sport, journalism, broadcasting and everyday life, looking at how people faced and ultimately overcame challenges to their mental well-being. This is a book for all of us, to inform, inspire, and to help us support those we know who are going through difficult times. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412XmasTreeCow's Lane Christmas Lights, Mulled Wine and Music
Venue: Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 5th December - 6pm until 7pm
Join us on Cow's Lane for the official lighting of our Christmas Lights by The Lord Mayor of Dublin on Friday evening accompanied by traditional music and a glass of wine. It's always a lovely festive occasion and a great way to start feeling a little bit Christmas-sy! Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412GiftGift - A 'New in the Old City' Street Festival
Venue: Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 6th December - 10am until 7pm

Taking place on St Nicholas’ Day, 6th December, 'Gift' is a free, family-friendly celebration of the Christmas spirit with a series of events and happenings across Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar. See below for our events but highlights include - Meet Santa at 1pm, Monkeyshine Theatre performing 'Little Light' at 2pm & Christmas Carols with Ossia Youth Choir at 3.30pm! See New in the Old City for full details. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412StoryQueen'Special Storytime' for Gift - A 'New in the Old City' Street Festival
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 6th December - 10.30am until 11.15am
We're kicking off 'Gift' with a special festive storytime in the bookshop with our very own Story Queen! Do join us for a great start to your weekend and there's rumours of a very special Story Queen outfit for the day! (Suitable for 3-7 year-olds and children should be accompanied by an adult)
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1412MerrynCharity Giftwrapping for Gift - A 'New in the Old City' Street Festival
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 6th December - 1pm until 5pm
Let our fingers take the strain as we'll be offering charity giftwrapping in aid of the Merryn Lacy Trust
in the bookshop between 1pm and 5pm as part of 'Gift'.

1412SmallBusinessSaturdaySmall Business Saturday
Venue: Across Ireland
Date: Saturday 6th December

Small Business Saturday started in the US as a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and support the small businesses in their communities. Retail Excellence Ireland have organised this year's Small Business Saturday for Ireland and we hope that you'll visit all the small independent Irish businesses around Cow's Lane and offer them your support. More info at www.retailexcellence.ie

1412FrancisBrennanFrancis Brennan Book Signing - Dalkey shop
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Wednesday 10th December - 2pm

Prize-winning hotelier and star of RTÉ's 'At Your Service' Francis Brennan will visit our Dalkey store at 2pm on Wednesday 10th December to sign copies of his new book 'It's The Little Things' - his own small guide to making life that little bit more enjoyable!
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412MulledWineDalkey Christmas Drinks - Wine and Mince Pies
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Wednesday 10th December - 5pm
until 6.30pm
Join us in our Dalkey shop for a bit of festive cheer with a complimentary glass of wine and a mince pie to get the Christmas season underway and to celebrate our first anniversary as Dalkey's new bookshop!
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412BookclubDrinksBookclub Christmas Drinks
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 11th December - 6pm until 8pm

Calling all bookclub members old and new! Pop down to the Cow's Lane shop to wish your fellow bookclubbers a Merry Christmas and catch-up with a few faces you haven't seen for a while! It's always a fun evening.

1412MulledWineCow's Lane Christmas Drinks - Wine and Mince Pies
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 11th December - 6pm
until 8pm
You don't have to be a bookclubber to join us! We'll have wine and mince pies for all our regular customers too and we'd delighted if you'd join us in the Cow's Lane shop to spread a bit of festive cheer and mark our 5th year in Temple Bar! Free and Everyone Welcome.

XmasBooksChristmas in the Gutter - Late Night Shopping
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursdays in December - 6pm until 8pm
We'll be open later hours during December as we know you're all a bit busy! Check back on the website for updated opening hours for both shops or give us a call! Cow's Lane will be open until 8pm on Thursdays in December but we'll be open a little later throughout the week too!

1501StrollingUlyssesNew in the Old City: Strolling Through Ulysses
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 21st January - 6.30pm until 7.45pm
Hold on to your hats, take a deep breath and let Robert Gogan take you on a whistle-stop tour through the fun and laughter which is the backbone of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'!
From early morning in Sandycove Martello Tower to Molly Bloom drifting off to sleep late that night, Gogan's 75 minute performance (including a little interval) is a great fun crash course to Joyce's seminal work. Tickets €3 include a free glass of wine and available from The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane. Presented as part of the 'New in the Old City' programme of events - see www.templebar.ie for more info on these events.

1501CBIConfChildren’s Books Ireland 'A Day in the Life'
Venue: dlr LexIcon , Dún Laoghaire
Dates: Sat 24th January - 10am until 5.30pm

We are thrilled to be part of this one day Children’s Books Ireland Conference taking place in the new dlr LexIcon Theatre in Dún Laoghaire's new library . With a stack of great author events and talks it’s bound to be a fab day. See www.childrensbooksireland.ie for booking information. Our pop-up Gutter Bookshop will be open to all throughout the day with signed books by attending authors.

1502GLDALogo
Official Booksellers at GLDA Annual Seminar
Venue: Crown Plaza Conference Centre, Santry
Dates: Sat 7th February - 9am until 5.30pm

We are delighted to be part of the annual Garden and Landscape Designers Association's seminar taking place in the Crown Plaza Conference Centre in Santry. See
www.glda.ie for more information. Our pop-up Gutter Bookshop will be open to all throughout the day with a range of specialist garden and landscape design titles.

1502LibyanBook Launch for ‘The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath' byPeter Cole and Brian McQuinn (ed)
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Monday 16th February – 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to be hosting the launch for this important new book on Libya which brings together leading journalists, academics, and specialists to provide a detailed, nuanced account of the Libyan revolution and its aftermath.
Free and All Welcome.

1502ChineseNewYearStorytime – Chinese Folktales at The Gutter Bookshop
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Sunday 22nd February 11am until Noon
Everyone loves a storytime! Join us in the children’s section for some special stories especially for the celebrations of the Chinese New Year - 2015 is the year of the sheep! See www.cny.ie for full details of all the Chinese New Year celebrations and more information. Ideal for children aged 5-10 but all are welcome and no booking is required.

1503BiggestThe Biggest Book Show on Earth on Tour
Venue: Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay
Date: Weds 4th March – 10.30am until Noon
We are delighted to be involved with World Book Day's special Dublin event 'The Biggest Book Show on Earth on Tour'. 5 authors and 300 schoolchildren will attend this special event at Liberty Hall to celebrate World Book Day 2015!

1503WBDWorld Book Day 2015
Venue: Across Ireland
Date: Thursday 5th March - All Day!
A day to celebrate books and reading - what could be better! We'll be busy around town as usual talking about World Book Day to anyone that will listen (Bob is Chair of the Bookseller's Association Irish Branch and World Book Day co-ordinator for Ireland) but we'll also be participating in both Gutter bookshops with all the special €1.50 books so grab your special World Book Day vouchers and pop down to see us!

1503RollUpRollUpNew in the Old City : Roll Up! Roll Up!
Roll Up! Roll Up! Prepare to be charmed, dazzled and amazed by two of Ireland's most daring, delightful, delicious and devilishly handsome street performance companies! They'll be taking to the streets of Temple Bar's Old City on Saturday 14th March. Find out more at www.templebar.ie

1503DangerSt. Patrick's Festival Big Day Out - Danger is Everywhere!
Venue: Merrion Square
Date: Sunday 15th March - 1pm until 5pm

We'll be taking part in this year's St. Patrick's Festival Big Day Out in Merrion Square on Sunday 15th March. Visit us in Dublin UNESCO Literary Zone where comedian David O’ Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge will be bringing their new book 'Danger is Everywhere' to life! See www.stpatricksfestival.ie for full info.

1503ShadowsBook Launch for 'A Song Of Shadows' by John Connolly
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 31st March - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are thrilled to welcome bestselling crime writer John Connolly back to the Gutter Bookshop on Cow's Lane for the launch of his new Charlie Parker thriller 'A Song of Shadows'. Free and Everyone Welcome - no need to book, just come along on the night! If you can't make it to the launch, you can reserve a Signed First Edition of 'A Song of Shadows' *here*.

1504McKerveyBook Launch for 'What Becomes of Us' by Henrietta McKervey
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 2nd April - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to be launching the debut novel by the inaugural winner of the Maeve Binchy Travel Award. "Dublin, 1965. A city on the cusp of change. A country preparing to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Set against the backdrop of stifling social and religious mores, alongside a defiant new wave of women's liberation, 'What Becomes of Us' is a beautifully told story of the struggle to carve out a new identity when the past refuses to let go." Free and Everyone Welcome.

1504EasterTrailNew in the Old City : Easter Trail
Venue: Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 4th April - 11.30am until 3.30pm
An eggs-iting eggs-ilerating Easter escapade is coming to Temple Bar’s Old City, with a family Easter egg trail through the charms of Cow’s Lane,  along with egg decorating workshops, face painting and a balloon modeller. This is another great family event for Cow's lane organised by 'New in the Old City' in conjunction with Dublin City Council. See www.tempebar.ie for more info. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1504HellMontoBook Launch for 'To Hell or Monto' by Maurice Curtis
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 8th April - 6.30pm until 8pm
There was a time when the two most notorious red-light districts in all of Europe could be found on the streets of Dublin. Though the name of Monto has endured, the area known as Hell was equally notorious in its day. In this new book Maurice Curtis explores the histories of these dark remnants of Dublin’s past, complete with their gambling, duelling and vice, their rowdy taverns and houses of ill repute. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1504GarCoxAcoustic Music - EP Launch for 'Support Your Local Bookshop' by Gar Cox
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 10th April - 6.30pm until 8pm
When a talented musician asks you to help launch his new EP called 'Support Your Local Bookshop' it's impossible to refuse! So join us at 6.30pm on Friday 10th April in Cow's Lane for a free acoustic performance for Gar Cox. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1504WeissPragueDalkey Event - 'The Thing About Prague' by Rachael Weiss
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Wednesday 15th April - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us in our Dalkey shop for the Irish launch of 'The Thing About Prague' by Rachael Weiss. In this surprising memoir, Rachael tackles the eccentricities of Prague and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs as she attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment , dodge unscrupulous employers, and perhaps even find love. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1505StevensPuckerLaunch for 'Pucker Power' by Kevin Stevens & Sheena Dempsey
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 7th May - 6pm until 7.30pm
From the team that brought you 'The Powers' comes a sequel about Pucker, the Power family's mutt of a pug-dog who gets dognapped along with a fancy french poodle and has to be tracked down across Dublin, Paris and St Petersburg! Free and Everyone Welcome (even pugs!)

1505AwardsThe Bookseller Industry Awards 2015
Venue: London Hilton, Park Lane
Date: Monday 11th May
We are delighted to have been awarded 'Independent Bookshop of the Year - Ireland' at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2015. On Monday 11th May we go to London for an awards dinner to meet the other 7 finalists from the UK and see who will be named overall 'Independent Bookshop of the Year - UK & Ireland' for 2015! Thank you everyone who has supported us so far and keep your fingers-crossed that we can bring the win home for Ireland! See www.thebookseller.com for more information.

1506HowthLitFestHowth Midsummer Literary Arts Festival
Venue: Howth Castle
Dates: Friday 5th until Sunday 7th June
We are delighted to be official booksellers at the inaugural Howth Midsummer Literary Arts Festival. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Howth Castle, authors appearing include Richard Ford, Michael Cunningham, John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle.There are also several family events at nearby Burrow National School. For more information see www.howthliteraryfestival.com

1506OTooleGirlsNWCI Fundraiser: Emer O’Toole with Sinead Gleeson
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 10th June - 6.30pm until 8pm
NWCI is delighted to announce a special fundraising evening and wine with author and blogger Emer O’Toole, and Sinead Gleeson, presenter of The Book Show on RTE Radio 1. Described by the Guardian as "one of the leading lights of the new feminism”, Emer will read from her new book" Girls Will Be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently." Tickets are €15, available on the door but please register at reception@nwci.ie as spaces are limited.

1506DalkeyBFDalkey Book Festival 2015
Venue: Venues around Dalkey
Dates: Thursday 11th June until Sunday 14th June
We are delighted to once again be official booksellers at this year's Dalkey Book Festival. This year's there's over 50 events including Dan Ariely, Gabriel Byrne, Amanda Palmer, Belinda McKeon, Mary Costello, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, Elif Shafak, Patrick DeWitt, P.J.O'Rourke, Kevin Barry and many many more. For more information and booking see www.dalkeybookfestival.org

1506CosstickBelfastLaunch for 'Belfast: Towards a City without Walls" by Vicky Cosstick
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 16th June - 6.30pm until 8pm
'Belfast: Toward a City Without Walls' tells the story of the walls that divide Belfast and the community groups, officials, architects, businesses and tourists who are concerned with an enduring symbol of the Troubles in Belfast.Free and Everyone Welcome.

1506GriffinFlowerLaunch for 'The Flower Arrangement' by Ella Griffin
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 23rd June - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of this wonderful new novel by Irish novelist Ella Griffin. Drawing together a delightful cast of characters, Griffin brings her warmth, wit and wisdom to a captivating tale woven around a Dublin florist. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1507McGrathLaunch for 'Generation' by Paula McGrath
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 5th August - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are thrilled to be launching the debut novel by Irish writer Paula McGrath, published by John Murray Originals. 'Generation' is a short novel that contains a huge amount, taking place over eighty years, three continents and three generations. Ambitious and gripping, 'Generation' moves from the smallest of details to the largest of canvasses, as the repercussions of the decisions taken by parents play out in the lives of their children for years to come. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1508FanningLotusLaunch for 'The Black Lotus' by Kieran Fanning
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Monday 24th August - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of 'The Black Lotus' the first book in Irish author Kieran Fanning's new 'Samurai Wars' series. "Ghost, Cormac and Kate are not like other kids. They all have abilities which make them perfect recruits for the Black Lotus, a training school for ninjas. But when the Moon Sword is stolen, they must put their new skills to the test. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1509WhiteButterflyShellLaunch for 'The Butterfly Shell' by Maureen White
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 26th August - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to be launching the debut young adult novel by Maureen White who also teaches at our neighbour, the Gaiety School of Acting, as well as being a playwright and dramaturg for Rough Magic Theatre Company. Published by O'Brien Press, this is the story of Marie who loves reading, hates Rachel and her gang, and isn't sure how she feels about Stella, who's more than a little odd. And what is the meaning of the strange butterfly-shaped shell? Free and Everyone Welcome.

1508EmilyOConnorLaunch for 'Miss Emily' by Nuala O'Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir)
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 28th August - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to welcome Nuala Ní Chonchúir back to the Gutter Bookshop for the launch of her new novel 'Miss Emily'. "The Dickinson household is saved from domestic chaos with the arrival of Ada Concannon, fresh off the boat from Ireland. Amherst in the 1800s is a pastoral environment for the homesick young maid who finds in the gifted middle child, Emily, a fellow feeling; they were born on the same day, they share a sense of mischief and a love of baking. But the friendship that forms between the two women is tested when Ada's personal safety and reputation are violated and Emily finds herself tasked with defending her maid against her own family." Free and Everyone Welcome.

1509JudgeBrianGiantLaunch for 'Brian and the Giant' by Chris Judge & Mark Wickham
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 3rd September - 6.30pm until 8pm
We are very happy to welcome Chris Judge and Mark Wickham back to the Gutter Bookshop for their sequel to the bestselling children's book 'Brian and the Vikings'. When Brian and his gang go to discover what's caused the river to run dry they get a very large surprise! Chris Judge's humourous text is accompanied by Mark Wickham's distinctive drawings in this great new picturebook. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1509BrennanSisterGutter Readings - ‘Sister Maple Syrup Eyes’ by Ian Brennan
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Sunday 6th September - 6pm until 7.30pm
Ian Brennan is a Grammy award-winning record producer and trainer in violence prevention, anger-management, and conflict resolution. 'Sister Maple Syrup Eyes' is an intimate and honest novella that deals with the long-term impact of rape on a relationship. "A brave and honest story of loss, and the urge to find redemption.” Afric McGlinchey. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1509PhillipsGameChangerLaunch for 'The Game Changer' Louise Phillips
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 8th September - 6.30pm until 8pm
What if you went missing but couldn't remember anything? Kate Pearson has no memory of her abduction when she was 12. Then, more than two decades later she receives an anonymous note: "I remember you, Kate". We are delighted to be launching 'The Game Changer', Louise Phillips new novel featuring psychologist Dr Kate Pearson. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1509LongHollowHillsLaunch for 'A Hollow in the Hills' by Ruth Long
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 9th September - 6.30pm until 8pm
Something is stirring beneath Dubh Linn...When an ancient and forbidden power is unleashed, Izzy, who is still coming to terms with her newfound powers, must prevent a war from engulfing Dublin and the fae realm of Dubh Linn. Ruth Long returns to the Gutter for the launch of 'A Hollow in the Hills', her sequel to the critically-acclaimed 'A Crack in Everything'. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1509CBIConceal'Conceal and Reveal' - The CBI Conference 2015
Venue: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Date: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September
We are thrilled to be part of the Children’s Books Ireland Conference again this year and, as usual, there's a stack of great authors lined-up! See www.childrensbooksireland.ie for booking information. Our pop-up Gutter Bookshop will be open to all throughout the weekend with signed books by attending authors.

1509MurrayLearningLaunch for 'The Book of Learning' by E.R. Murray
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 15th September - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of the debut children's book by author, and good friend of the Gutter, E.R.Murray. Sometimes, it takes more than one lifetime to put things right. After the death of her beloved grandpa, Ebony Smart’s world is turned upside down. Sent to Dublin to live with an aunt she didn’t know existed, she soon discovers that her new home, 23 Mercury Lane, is full of secrets... Free and Everyone Welcome.

1409CultureNightCulture Night 2015
Venues: Across Dublin
Date: Friday 18th September - 5pm until Late
Join us in the Gutter Bookshop for the most exciting evening of the year! We're delighted to announce that for 2015 we will have pop-up musical performances throughout the evening in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Performances will begin at 6pm and each one will run for 15 minutes approximately.
Full details of all events can be found on www.culturenight.ie

1509HistoryFestDublin Festival of History 2015
Venue: Dublin Castle
Date: Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September
We are Festival Booksellers for the third Dublin Festival of History which takes place at Dublin Castle on the last weekend of September. With a wide programme to cover all aspects of history see www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie for full details of all the events and booking. Printed programmes will be available in late August from the bookshop.

1510JonathanFranzenILFDublin 'Off The Page' - Jonathan Franzen
Venue: RDS, Ballsbridge
Date: Monday 5th October – 8pm
We are delighted to be selling books at award-winning American novelist Jonathan Franzen's official Dublin event to celebrate publication of his new novel 'Purity' as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin's 'Off The Page' series. Tickets for this event are available from www.ilfdublin.com

1510BAMBBooks Are My Bag 2015
Venue: Bookshops across Ireland and the UK
Date: Saturday 10th October
Join us in the Gutter Bookshop to celebrate Books Are My Bag - a campaign to remind people of the pleasures of books and bookshops! We'll have this year's strictly Limited Edition tote bag by artist Grayson Perry as well as some very special Lauren Child totes free to the first 10 customers to spend over €30 on children's books on the day. And of course, we have the ever popular orange Books Are My Bag totes too. So do come and help celebrate bookshops by showing that 'Books Are My Bag'! See www.booksaremybag.com for more info.

1510StoryQueenBooks Are My Bag 2015 - The Story Queen!
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 10th October - 11am until 11.45am
We are delighted to welcome the Story Queen back to the Gutter Bookshop to help us celebrate this year's Books Are My Bag campaign. Join Her Majesty in the children's department for some special Books Are My Bag stories and fun!
Free and suitable for children 3-7 and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

1510TobinIrelandBook Launch - 'Survivng Ireland' by Colm Tobin
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 16th October – 6.30pm until 8pm
We're delighted to be launching the first book by producer and writer Colm Tobin. 'Survivng Ireland'
takes the reader by the hand for a satirical romp through modern Irish life asking some searing questions in the process: how did we get here, where are we going and who in the name of God is going to pay for it all? Free and Everyone Welcome.

1510FitzsimonsWildeBook Launch - 'Wilde's Women' by Eleanor Fitzsimons
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 20th October – 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of this new book by Eleanor Fitzsimons on the women that shaped the life of Oscar Wilde. Full of fascinating detail and anecdotes 'Wilde's Women' relates the untold story of how the writer played a vitally sympathetic role on behalf of many women and how they supported him in the midst of a Victorian society in the process of changing forever.
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1510FlynnYardsBook Launch - 'Giving Out Yards' by Tara Flynn
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 21st October – 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to welcome comedian Tara Flynn back to the Gutter to launch her new book 'Giving Out Yards : The Art of Complaint, Irish Style'. Strictly non-solutions-based (if we found those, what on earth would we give out about?), here you'll find plenty of advice on how best to milk your grievances, with a cast of characters including Tom the Taxi Driver, Mairead Who Loves the Sound of Her Own Voice and Ciaran the Keyboard Warrior. Join us in the Gutter for a good old grumble. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1510TasteCityFusionTaste City Fusion - The Art of Cookbooks
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 23rd October – 6.30pm until 7.30pm
How are cookbooks created and what makes a great cookbook great? From Mrs. Beeton to Jamie Oliver, our love of cookbooks and trying new recipes continues to fuel demand for these indispensable kitchen items. Join us in The Gutter Bookshop as we ask our panel – chef and food-writer Domini Kemp, publishing director at Gill & Macmillan Nicki Howard, and from Taste of Dublin (and cookbook lover) Helen Cooke - to discuss the art of great cookbooks, and the work that goes into creating them. Tickets are FREE but booking is required. See www.tastefestivals.com for a full programme of events and bookings. Tickets are FREE but booking is required. See www.tastefestivals.com for a full programme of events and bookings.

1510JeffersColferBook Signing - Oliver Jeffers and Eoin Colfer 'Imaginary Fred'
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Sunday 25th October – Noon
Join us in the Gutter for a very special book signing by two of Ireland's leading authors - 'Imaginary Fred' is an extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers. "Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other..." This is a wonderful opportunity to get this beautiful book signed by both of its authors. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1510IrelandopediaChildren's Event and Launch - 'Irelandopedia'
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 28th October – 11am until Noon
Join us for this special mid-term event with Fatti and John Burke as they launch 'Irelandopedia - A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge'. This breathtaking book discovers Ireland, county by county, as you've never seen it before! Kids will be totally absorbed by Fatti Burke's detailed illustrations and her father John's fabulous facts - spot the ghosts in Dunluce Castle, taste rashers invented in Waterford, take a boat out on one of Cavan's 360 lakes & discover which county Elvis Presley's ancestors were from! Suitable for children and adults. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1510HemsleyHeavenBook Launch - 'Promised by Heaven' by Mary Helen Hensley
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 29th October – 6.30pm until 8pm
Please join us in celebrating the launch of 'Promised by Heaven'
by Mary Helen Hensley. "In December of 1991, Mary Helen Hensley was involved in a car accident that changed her life forever. Describing her experience in heaven, meeting angels, and returning to earth a changed woman, Mary Helen Hensley offers an unforgettable account of her path to find her true calling." The book will be officially launched by Patricia Scanlan. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1511FlitcroftTastefulBook Launch - 'Oh Come All Ye Tasteful' by Ian Flitcroft
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 4th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of 'Oh Come All Ye Tasteful : The Foodie's Guide to a Millionaire's Christmas Feast' by Ian Flitcroft. A book that will help you create a Christmas dinner that is so wildly impressive that even the most curmudgeonly great aunt or begrudging mother-in-law will swoon. Grab your apron, put on your chef's hat and let the games commence! Free and Everyone Welcome.

1511SchearSherlockBook Launch - 'Sherlock Holmes and the Other Woman' by Gerri Schear
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 11th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
Geri Schear was born in Dublin and currently lives in Kells. Her first novel 
'Shakespeare’s Tree' was a winner at the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair in 2012 and her new Sherlock Holmes novel is the sequel to 2014's highly-praised 'A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897'. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1411DBF2014Dublin Book Festival 2015
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre and others
Date: Thursday 12th until Sunday 15th November

We are delighted to be involved with the Dublin Book Festival again this year. With a wealth of literary events celebrating Ireland's writers and publishers the festival will take over the Smock Alley Theatre for the weekend with talks, launches, children's events, a Winter Garden and literary café. Full details of all events and bookings can be found at www.dublinbookfestival.com.

1511MacardleUninvitedDublin Book Festival Launch - Tramp Press Recovered Voices 'The Uninvited' by Dorothy Macardle
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 13th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us as Tramp Press launch their second title in their Recovered Voices series. 'The Uninvited' is a bone-chilling Gothic ghost story from novelist, playwright and political activist Dorothy Macardle (1889–1958). The Recovered Voices series is committed to rescuing forgotten literature and to re-engaging with writers whose work is still valuable, relevant and brilliant. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1511KennyPressGangDublin Book Festival Launch- 'The Press Gang' ed. Dave Kenny
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Saturday 14th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
The Irish Press, Evening Press and Sunday Press printed their last editions twenty years ago in May 1995. 'The Press Gang' edited by Dave Kenny, is the story of the legendary newspaper group, as told by the writers and editors who worked there during Ireland’s Golden Age of Journalism. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1511TrueDublinBook Launch - 'True Dublin' by C.J.McCanney
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane

Date: Wednesday 18th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
Using photographs, postcards and other rare documents, 'True Dublin' provides a unique glimpse into life in Dublin at a time of great social and political change, during the final decades of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth. Join us for the launch of this great new local history publication. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1511BlackhurstSwimmingBook Launch - 'Swimming on Dry Land' by Helen Blackhurst
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 24th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
Set in a small fictional mining town in south-west Australia, Monica Harvey, a twelve-year-old English girl, is looking for her younger sister, Georgie. As the history of this new land unfolds, new possibilities and answers to mysterious disappearances slowly suggest themselves. Helen Blackhurst works as a drama therapist and is a previous winner of the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1511RooneyChaletBook Launch - 'The Gilded Chalet' by Padraig Rooney
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 27th November – 6.30pm until 8pm

From Byron and Shelley, to Borges, Joyce, Remarque, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Nabokov and Highsmith, award-winning writer Padraig Rooney takes you on a grand tour of two centuries of great writing by both Swiss and foreign authors and shows how Switzerland has always been at the centre of literary Europe. Part detective work, part treasure chest, full of history and scandal, this is a riveting look at one of Europe's least appreciated literary havens. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1503M2SMountains To Sea Festival
Venue: Various in Dun Laoghaire
Date: Wednesday 9th until Sunday 13th March

We are delighted to once again be Festival Booksellers for the Mountains To Sea dlr Book Festival. Packed with stacks of great authors, events are likely to fill up very quickly so do book now. See www.mountainstosea.ie for full details of all events.

1603WalshVertigoBook Stall for ‘Vertigo' by Joanna Walsh
Venue: The Workman's Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Date: Thursday 10th March – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to be selling books at the launch of 'Vertigo' by Joanna Walsh. Admission is free and all are welcome. Join us for wine, some reading and signing by Joanna, and the usual Tramp Press launch party shenanigans. Free and All Welcome.

1603BrennanMusicBook Launch for ‘How Music Dies' by Ian Brennan
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Monday 14th March – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to be launching a new book by musician and writer Ian Brennan.'How Music Dies (or Lives)' is a virtual how-to manual for those on a quest for authenticity in an age of air-brushed and auto-tuned “artists”. The text is culled from a lifetime of “learning through failure” and designed to provoke thought and inspiration for artists in every medium. Free and All Welcome.

1603McKerveyEverythingLaunch for ‘The Heart of Everything' by Henrietta McKervey
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 16th March – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to welcome Henrietta McKervey back to the Gutter Bookshop for the launch of her second novel, 'The Heart of Everything', a taut and compelling account of the nature of family relationships and the uneasy grasp of the past over the present. Free and All Welcome.

1603BarryDolocherLaunch for ‘The Dolocher' by Caroline Barry
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 23rd March – 6.30pm until 8pm

Join us for the launch of 'The Dolocher' by Caroline Barry. "Victorian London had Jack the Ripper. Georgian Dublin had the Dolocher... When murderer Olocher commits suicide in the Black Dog Prison on the eve of his execution, terror is unleashed upon Dublin. A mysterious creature stalks the streets and women report attacks by a half-man, half-pig possessed by Olocher's dark spirit." Free and All Welcome.

1604BuglerAllNiceLaunch for ‘All Things Nice' by Sheila Bugler
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 7th April – 6.30pm until 8pm

We're delighted to be launching the new Ellen Kelly crime thriller from Sheila Bugler. "Charlotte Gleeson is living the life she always dreamed of, but it's nothing like she imagined. Her daughter hates her, her husband is having an affair, her drinking is out of control. And now she's the prime suspect in a murder investigation..." Free and All Welcome.

1604MorganStanLaunch for ‘Hi, l'm Stan and I'm an Orangutan' by S.B.Morgan and Philip Elliott
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 13th April – 6pm until 7.30pm
Join us for the launch of new Irish children's book ‘Hi, l'm Stan and I'm an Orangutan'
by S.B.Morgan and Philip Elliott, a hilarious tale of Stan, the orangutan who escapes from the zoo and goes to live with Aunt Mabel in her B&B by the sea. Free and All Welcome.

1604OwensWorkingIrish Launch for ‘Not Working' by Lisa Owens
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 27th April – 6.30pm until 8pm

We are delighted to be hosting the Irish launch of 'Not Working' - sharp, tender and funny, Lisa Owen's brilliantly observed debut is the story of a life unravelling and a novel that asks the questions we've never dared to say out loud.
Free and All Welcome.

1605IntegraLaunch of 'Integra: Stories of Home and Displacement' by Ciara Ryan-Gerhardt
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 13th May 6.30pm-8pm
Ciara Ryan-Gerhardt is an Irish-born poet and writer with a deep love of the natural world. 'Integra' explores home, place and travel as inner and outer experiences. What kind of home do we want to create and where and how will we create it? Why do we travel, and why do we return home? Free and Everyone Welcome.

1606McKeonMcCormackGutter Readings : Belinda McKeon 'Tender' and Mike McCormack 'Solar Bones'
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Monday 16th May 6.30pm-7.15pm
We are delighted to welcome bestselling Irish authors Belinda McKeon and Mike McCormack to the Gutter for readings from their latest novels 'Tender' and 'Solar Bones' as well as a short discussion on their writing. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1605WordsStreetWords on the Street 2016
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 18th May 6.30pm-9pm

Twelve Countries, Twelve Voices, Twelve Venues – One Great Evening! Sample contemporary European writing as works from 12 countries are read by Irish celebrities in 12 venues around the Temple Bar area. The first reading at each venue will take place at 6:30pm. Each reading will be repeated every 30 minutes. The final reading of each piece will be at 8:30pm. Free and Everyone Welcome - see www.dublincityofliterature.ie for full info and map.

1505ILFDInternational Literature Festival Dublin 2016
Venues: Smock Alley Theatre, The Ark & Others
Dates: Saturday 21st until Sunday 29th May

We are thrilled to be official booksellers for the International Literature Festival Dublin (previously Dublin Writers Festival) again this year. There's a packed programme of events including family, fiction, non-fiction and fringe events that offer something interesting for everyone. Why not pick-up a pre-festival read from the Cow's Lane bookshop and join us at the venues across Dublin City Centre for an event? All bookings available at www.ilfdublin.com


1605CharlesErnansLaunch of 'St Ernan’s Blues' by Paul Charles
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 1st June 6.30pm-8pm

A lone building on a small island off Ireland’s Donegal coast, St Ernan’s is politely known as a “retirement home” for priests. But when Fr Matthew McKaye is found dead in the kitchen, has one of these isolated outcasts committed a murder? Join us for the launch of this new crime thriller by Paul Charles. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1605CarterTreacherousLaunch of 'Treacherous Strand' by Andrea Carter
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 2nd June 6.30pm-8pm

We are delighted to be launching this new crime novel by Andrea Carter. A woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen peninsula, dismissed as suicide by police, solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt as Marguerite was her client. Piecing together the last weeks of Marguerite's life, Ben unearths local secrets long since buried. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1605GlynnParadimeLaunch of 'Paradime' by Alan Glynn
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 8th June 6.30pm-8pm
From the prize winning author of 'Limitless', Alan Glynn's new novel 'Paradime' is a novel for fans of the great '70s conspiracy thrillers, rebooted for today's ever-globalising world. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1606tempestBricksWriters at Smock Alley : Kate Tempest
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange St Lower, Dublin 2
Date: Friday 10th June -
6pm until 7pm
*SOLD OUT* *SOLD OUT* *SOLD OUT* *SOLD OUT* *SOLD OUT* One of the biggest names in spoken word, Kate Tempest’s powerful storytelling and unique delivery has seen her cross over between the worlds of poetry and hip-hop, embraced by both the literary and music camps. In her first novel ‘The Bricks that Built the Houses’ she takes characters from her Mercury-nominated first album Everybody Down and gives us irresistible stories of hidden lives in a multi-generational tale. Presented as part of The Gutter Bookshop’s ‘Writers at Smock Alley’ series, this is sure to be a unique and unmissable evening with a bright new literary talent. Tickets cost €7 and will be available from 3rd May 2016 at www.smockalley.com.

1606IBW2016Independent Bookshops Week
Venue: Independent Bookshops across Ireland
Dates: Saturday 18th June until Saturday 25th June

Independent Bookshop Week is part of the 'Books Are My Bag' campaign, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. IBW2016 is a week of events, activity and PR promoting the message that 'the best place to buy a book is a bookshop'. Keep an eye out here for more information on readings and special offers as part of IBW2016!

1607HoganFallLaunch of 'They All Fall Down' by Cat Hogan
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 6th July 6.30pm-8pm
We are delighted to be launching the debut novel by Wexford author Cat Hogan. 'When Jen Harper meets Andy, she feels the time has come to put her past behind her. Then she is introduced to Scott, Andy s best friend, but why is Scott so protective of Andy and what is the dark secret that threatens all of them?' Free and Everyone Welcome.

1607CurtisTempleLaunch for 'Temple Bar - A History' by Maurice Curtis
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 27th July 6.30pm-8pm
"For as long as we have records, Temple Bar has been at the heart of Dublin’s cultural life. Today, it is one of the central tourist areas of Dublin, and one of the most visited sets of streets on the island of Ireland. This is its history." Join us for the launch of
this new book on the history of Temple Bar published by The History Press Ireland. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1608GreenwellBelongsGutter Readings 'What Belongs to You' by Garth Greenwell
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 30th August - 6.30pm-7.15pm
We are delighted to welcome critically-acclaimed American author Garth Greenwell to the Gutter to read from, and talk about, 'What Belongs to You' - a stunning lyrical and intense debut novel about an American expat struggling with his own complicated inheritance while navigating a foreign culture. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1609CaseyLiddyDalkey Launch - 'The Real Liddy James' by Anne-Marie Casey Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Sunday 4th September - 3pm until 4.30pm
'Everyone who meets her thinks they know Liddy James -a single mother, a high-flying lawyer, she appears to have it all. But she doesn't...' Join us in our Dalkey shop for the launch of this wonderful new novel by Anne-Marie Casey.
Free and Everyone Welcome

 

1409CultureNightCulture Night 2016
Venues: Across Dublin
Date: Friday 16th September - 5pm until Late
Join us in the Gutter Bookshop for the most exciting evening of the year!
We always try to do something a little bit different for Culture Night each year so join us for...

1609DahlStorytimeCulture Night 5pm until 5.45pm - Roald Dahl Storytime! Did you know that 13th September is officially Roald Dahl Day and that 13th September 2016 would have been his 100th birthday? Join us for a special Culture Night storytime in our children's department where we'll be reading some of favourite Roald Dahl stories! Suitable for children aged 5-11 and everyone welcome!

Full details of all Culture Night events can be found at www.culturenight.ie

1609CBIConf'Better Together' - The CBI Conference 2016
Venue: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
We are thrilled to be part of the Children’s Books Ireland Conference again this year and, as usual, there's a stack of great authors lined-up! See www.childrensbooksireland.ie for booking information. Our pop-up Gutter Bookshop will be open to all throughout the weekend with signed books by attending authors.

1609BurkeTroubleLaunch - 'Trouble is Our Business' edited by Declan Burke
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Wednesday 21st September - 6.30pm until 8pm
Selected and edited by award-winning crime writer Declan Burke, 'Trouble Is Our Business' showcases the absolute best in Irish crime writing today. With many contributors there on the night, this launch is going to be a great evening for all Irish crime fiction fans!
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1609ODohertyDangerLaunch - 'Danger Really is Everywhere - School of Danger' by David O'Doherty & Chris Judge
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 29th August - 6pm until 7.30pm
A very dangerous evening awaits you! We are thrilled (but not dangerously thrilled) to be launching the third Docter Noel Zone Danger guide by David O'Doherty and Chris Judge. Do join us for this (extremely safe) book launch!
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1610HWCHHWCH & The City 2016
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 6th October at 3.30pm
- New Pope
Date: Friday 7th October at Noon
- Brian Casey
HWCH & The City is a free all ages music trail across Dublin city over the three days of HWCH 2016. Taking you on a journey through cafes and bookshops, tattoo parlours and charity shops, record stores and old factories, & The City brings live music into urban spaces with a series of fantastic unplugged shows in intimate surroundings. Featuring various artists from this year’s festival lineup, these short pop up shows also serve as a taster of the main event.
Free and Everyone Welcome. See hwch.net for full listings.

1510BAMBBooks Are My Bag 2016
Venue: Bookshops across Ireland and the UK
Date: Saturday 8th October
Join us in the Gutter Bookshop to celebrate #BookshopDay as part of 'Books Are My Bag' 2016 - a campaign to remind people of the pleasures of books and bookshops! We'll have this year's Irish Limited Edition tote bag by 'Irelandopedia' artist Fatti Burke as well as some very special children's totes free to the first 10 customers to spend over €30 on children's books on the day. And of course, we have the ever popular orange Books Are My Bag totes too. So do come and help celebrate bookshops by showing that 'Books Are My Bag'! See www.booksaremybag.com for more info.

1610BusherMagnificentLaunch 'The Ghosts of Magnificent Children' by Caroline Busher
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 11th October - 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us for the launch of this exciting debut children's novel by Caroline Busher. "The year is 1848. It is a time when magic and ghosts exist. Four Magnificent Children are captured by Badblood’s Circus. They become stars of the circus but are unaware that Badblood has a dark and secret plan..."
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1610ODeaNakedLaunch 'The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths' by Clare O'Dea
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Tuesday 18th October - 6.30pm until 8pm

"Did the Swiss really help the Nazis? Are Swiss women stuck in the past? Are the Swiss xenophobic? Is there even such as thing as a real Swiss person? How did these people get so rich? And what’s going on with the banks?" Join us for the launch of this intriguing new book by Clare O'Dea.
Free and Everyone Welcome.

1611DBFDublin Book Festival 2016
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre and others
Date: Thursday 10th until Sunday 13th November

We are delighted to be involved with the Dublin Book Festival again this year. With a wealth of literary events celebrating Ireland's writers and publishers the festival will take over the Smock Alley Theatre for the weekend with talks, launches, children's events, a Winter Garden and literary café. Full details of all events and bookings can be found at www.dublinbookfestival.com.

1611TrampOrangeDublin Book Festival Launch - Tramp Press Recovered Voices 'Orange Horses' by Maeve Kelly
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Friday 11th November – 6.30pm until 8pm
Join us as Tramp Press launch their third title in their Recovered Voices series. 'Orange Horses' by Maeve Kelly is a beautiful, sad and funny collection of stories of the undervalued, the oppressed and the quietly heroic. The Recovered Voices series is committed to rescuing forgotten literature and to re-engaging with writers whose work is still valuable, relevant and brilliant. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1411IrishBookAwardsThe Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016
Venue: The Double Tree by Hilton
Date: Wednesday 16th November
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are now in their 11th year and you can vote for your pick of the best Irish writing of the past year at www.irishbookawards.ie and there's €100 of National Book Tokens to be won! The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 16th November and the awards will be televised on RTÉ One the following week.

1612EastWestEast West Street: A Personal Take on the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity with Professor Phillippe Sands of University College London
Venue: Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College
Date: Wednesday 30th November
We are delighted to be booksellers at this free
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland lecture. When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg trial. Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412SmallBusinessSaturdaySmall Business Saturday
Venue: Across Ireland
Date: Saturday 3rd December

Small Business Saturday started in the US as a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and support the small businesses in their communities. Retail Excellence Ireland have organised this year's Small Business Saturday for Ireland and we hope that you'll visit all the small independent Irish businesses around Cow's Lane and Dalkey and offer them your support! More info at www.retailexcellence.ie


1412BookclubDrinksBookclub Christmas Drinks
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 8th December - 6pm until 8pm

Calling all bookclub members old and new! Pop down to the Cow's Lane shop to wish your fellow bookclubbers a Merry Christmas and catch-up with a few faces you haven't seen for a while! It's always a fun evening.

1412MulledWineCow's Lane Christmas Drinks - Wine and Mince Pies
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thursday 8th December - 6pm
until 8pm
You don't have to be a bookclubber to join us! We'll have wine and mince pies for all our regular customers too and we'd delighted if you'd join us in the Cow's Lane shop to spread a bit of festive cheer and mark our 7th year in Temple Bar! Free and Everyone Welcome.

1412MulledWineDalkey Christmas Drinks - Wine and Mince Pies
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey
Date: Wednesday 14th December - 5pm
until 6.30pm
Join us in our Dalkey shop for a bit of festive cheer with a complimentary glass of wine and a mince pie to get the Christmas season underway and to celebrate our third anniversary as Dalkey's new bookshop!
Free and Everyone Welcome.

XmasBooksChristmas in the Gutter - Late Night Shopping
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: Thurs 8th/15th/22nd December - 6pm until 8pm
We'll be open later hours during December as we know you're all a bit busy! Check back on the website for updated opening hours for both shops or give us a call. Cow's Lane will be open until 8pm on Thursdays in December but both shops will be open a little later throughout the week in the weeks before Christmas.

1612DrewCrayonsThe Day the Crayons did Storytime with Drew Daywalt!
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane
Date: New Year's Eve - 11am until 11.45am
We are delighted to welcome the bestselling writer of 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and 'The Day the Crayons Came Home', Drew Daywalt to the Gutter Bookshop for a very special New Year's Eve Family Storytime during his very first visit to Ireland! So, do please join us for some family fun on New Year's Eve and get your favourite crayon books signed by Drew as well. Free and Everyone Welcome, ideal for children aged 3-6 and no booking is required.