Signed First Editions from the Gutter Bookshop
Are you looking for a great gift, or are you just a fan of the best new Irish writing? Through our work with Irish writers, publishers and festivals we often manage to get hold of Signed First Editions of some great contemporary Irish writers (and others too!) We currently offer for these for sale in our physical bookshops and though a specialist Abebooks online store. You can see our current titles below and order online if you wish or reserve them via email. You can also sign-up for our Signed First Editions newsletter where we'll keep you updated on new arrivals and preorders.
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The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow by Danny Denton *Signed 1st Ed Flapped Paperback*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Flapped Paperback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed by the author for the Gutter Bookshop on 6th February 2018. 'The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow' is the debut novel by Irish author Danny Denton"Ireland is flooded, derelict. It never stops raining. The Kid in Yellow has stolen the babba from the Earlie King. Why? Something to do with the King's daughter, and a talking statue, something godawful. And from every wall the King's Eye watches. And yet the city is full of hearts-defiant-sprayed in yellow, the mark of the Kid. It cannot end well. Can it? Follow the Kid, hear the tale. Roll up! Roll up!" €14.95
The Hoarder by Jess Kidd *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed by the author for the Gutter Bookshop in February 2018. 'The Hoarder' is the second novel by the critically-acclained author of 'Himself', Jess Kidd. "Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her.With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?"
The Woman in the Woods : Charlie Parker 16 *SIGNED AND PERSONALLY DEDICATED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback of 'The Woman in the Woods : Charlie Parker 16' by John Connolly with ‘1’ included on the title page number line. This book will be published on 26TH MARCH 2018 and will be signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on publication day. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN YOU PLACE AN ORDER TO CHECK FOR PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. A free music CD will be included with your order at time of posting. €19.95
Currently In Stock
Please note - all stock is also available to buy off the shelf from our bookstores. This means that, on occasion, a title may sell out before we are able to remove its details from this page. Wherever possible we will attempt to fulfill your request but cannot confirm availability until an order is placed. We will immeditely refund any order where a title has sold out.
A Long Way From Home *SIGNED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed at an author event in Dublin in January 2018. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.
In White Ink by Elske Rahill *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed for the Gutter Bookshop on 3rd November 2017. 'Motherhood, nurture and violence - these are the themes of Elske Rahill's remarkable first collection, In White Ink. Rahill brings to life the psychological and physical reality of mothering, pregnancy and childbirth in ways that few others writers have attempted. The precision of Rahill's prose, the stoicism of her unflinching narrative gaze, reveal characters caught up in violently emotional situations. The version of motherhood found here is painful. Yet its endurance, as nature's greatest force, is brilliantly and compassionately rendered.' €21.50
The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 11th April 2017. The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he's irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn't accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour. There may be a way clear of the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his boss's ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what he's made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood. €18.70
Skintown by Ciaran McMenamin *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 6th April 2017. "We're in the back of a car belonging to the men our mothers told us to never get in the back of a car of. I close my eyes and wonder how many girls will come to my funeral." (Vincent Patrick). Duffy has already checked out. Trapped between Skintown's narrow horizons, he chops ribs and chickens in a takeaway, dreaming of escape, joint after freshly rolled joint. A mindless act of kindness leads to the unlikeliest of business opportunities. Where the government has failed, might the second summer of love and a little pill with a dove on it be the broom to sweep away the hatred and replace it with love, so much love? Skintown is Vinny's drink- and drug-fuelled odyssey through fighting, fishing, rioting, romance, reconciliation and acid house. Bristling with a restless energy and drunk on black humour, this superb debut is a wild ride. €16.00
Minds of Winter by Ed O'Loughlin *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
New Signed 1st Edition Hardback of 'Minds of Winter' by Ed O'Loughlin. Signed at a Mountains To Sea Festival book event in March 2017. Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. 'Ed O'Loughlin is a skilled cartographer of both the Arctic and the human heart. What a magnificent novel' Ron Rash. It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada - 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle - searching for answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, Fay for her disappeared grandfather. They soon learn that these two men have an unexpected link - a hidden share in one of the greatest enduring mysteries of polar exploration. €18.00
Ithaca by Alan McMonagle *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 11th April 2017. Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize Ithaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional story with crackling prose. This was the summer after all the money disappeared. One minute it was here. The next it had vanished. All of it. Without trace ...Now that all the money had vanished everyone had their eyes and ears ready for all manner of doom. Summer 2009, and eleven-year-old Jason Lowry is preoccupied with thoughts of the Da he has never known. In the meantime, his vodka-swilling, swings-from-the-hip Ma is busy entertaining her latest boyfriend and indulging her fondness for joyriding. Jason escapes to the Swamp: a mysteriously rising pool of fetid water on the outskirts of the town. There, he meets the girl, a being as lost as himself, and with even less regard for reality. Together, they conjure exotic adventures - from ancient Egypt to the search for Ithaca, home of Odysseus. But what begin as innocent flights of fancy soon become forays into hazardous territory; the girl is a dangerous (and very committed) partner in crime. €16.20
Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed at an author event in Dublin in March 2017. "Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me." (Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of the Runaways). The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the path towards him. Vera. Chance meetings become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new, intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him? Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must also make alone. €18.00
Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback of 'Let The Dead Speak' by Jane Casey. Signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 13th March 2017. A tremendous sense of suspense' Sunday Times. In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth.A murder without a body Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder. A girl too scared to talk Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won't let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from? A detective with everything to prove As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that's not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share.
A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume
*Limited Edition Signed Hardback*
This hardback edition of Sara Baume's 'A Line Made By Walking' is limited to 200 copies and will not be sold in shops. 25-year-old Frankie is living in Dublin and working part-time in a public gallery. But increasingly anxious, she abruptly quits her bedsit to live in her deceased grandmother's creaking house in rural Ireland, close to her family. With an artist's gift for observation, Frankie recounts the beauty and the obliteration of the world as the seasons change around her, from roadkill to kitchen curios, all the while struggling to understand her place in it. This tour-de-force follow-up to 'Spill Simmer Falter Wither' is a celebration of the extraordinary in the everyday, and Baume's prose elevates the ordinary and finds inspiration in the strange. €30.00
The Book of Lost Things
Limited 10th Anniversary Edition *Signed and Personalised Hardback*
A New Signed Limited 10th Anniversary Edition Hardback of 'The Book of Lost Things' by John Connolly. Signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop. A personalised dedication can be added at no additional cost. Once you have placed your order we will email you to ask if you would like a personal dedication to be added by John Connolly. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. €22.00
Charlie Parker : A Miscellany
*Signed & Numbered Ltd Edition*
A collection of essays about the world of detective Charlie Parker by his creator, John Connolly. Includes introductions to each of the first 13 Parker novels and BAD MEN, as well as essays about each song included in the six CDs compiled as companions to the books; an essay on Connolly's life as a music fan; several previously uncollected essays; and a 6-CD box set of the music collections issued with some of the Parker novels. Each book is slipcased with a ribbon bookmark, with a colour wraparound cover designed by artist Neil Shawcross. Limited edition of 900, with each book numbered and signed by the author; numbers between 2 and 900 will be distributed randomly, and we are not able to honour requests for specific numbers or personal dedications on this item. €55.00
Last Few Remaining
We have very limited Signed 1st Edition stock remaining of these titles. If you want one, order now!
In Extremis by Tim Parks
*Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed at an author event in Dublin in March 2017. In Extremis is one of the most implacable, but also one of the funniest, novels about death and family you will ever read. Thomas knows there is something he needs to say to his mother before she dies. But will he reach her in time? And will he have the courage to say what he couldn't say before? His phone is buzzing, his mind is racing, and he can't concentrate on the significance of what is happening. Should he try to solve his friend's family crisis? Should he reconsider his separation from his wife? Why does he feel so utterly confused and paralysed? In his most exhilarating book to date, Tim Parks explores how profoundly our present identity is rooted in our family past. Can we ever really change? €21.00
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Smile by Roddy Doyle *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on TUESDAY 29TH AUGUST 2017. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood - but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly. Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too - of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. €18.70
He by John Connolly *Signed and Personalised 1st Ed Hardback*A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback of 'He : A Novel' by John Connolly with '1' included on the title page number line. Books will be Signed and Dedicated during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on publication day 24TH AUGUST 2017. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU ONCE ORDER IS PLACED TO CHECK FOR PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. "An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake .And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.he is Stan Laurel.But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel &Hardy." €18.95
Mrs Osmond by John Banville *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed for the Gutter Bookshop on publication day 5th October 2017. 'Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long? Reawakened by grief and the knowledge of having been grievously wronged, she determines to resume her youthful quest for freedom and independence. Soon Isabel must return to Italy and confront her husband, and seek to break his powerful hold on her. But will she succeed in outwitting him, and securing her revenge?Mrs Osmond is a masterly novel of betrayal, corruption and moral ambiguity, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea.' €16.95
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
*Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
New Signed 1st Edition Hardback of 'The Heart's Invisible Furies' by John Boyne. Signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on publication day 9th February 2017. Any pre-orders for this title will be dispatched on publication day. "Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.". €22.00
Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed at an author event in Dublin in March 2017. It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn't.It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands .And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping strings of carnival lights leading towards it, and a large sign in mirrored glass reading 'Burleigh's Amazing Hall of Mirrors' and the sign reflected the lights in all sorts of magically distorted ways. To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn't. Drawn to the hall of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. Sometime later, one of those selves walks out rejoins his parents - leaving Andy trapped inside the glass, snatched from the tensions of his suburban home and transported to a world where the laws of gravity are meaningless and time performs acrobatic tricks. And now an identical stranger inhabits Andy's life, unsettling his mother with a curious blankness, as mysterious events start unfolding in their Irish coastal town. €22.00
Rockadoon Shore by Rory Gleeson *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed at an author event in Dublin in March 2017. 'Rockadoon Shore is terrific' Roddy Doyle 'One of the most exciting Irish storytellers to have emerged in years' Gavin Corbett Cath is worried about her friends. DanDan is struggling with the death of his ex, Lucy is drinking way too much and Steph has become closed off. A weekend away is just what they need so they travel out to Rockadoon Lodge, to the wilds in the west of Ireland. But the weekend doesn't go to plan. JJ is more concerned with getting high than spending time with them, while Merc is humiliated and seeks revenge. And with long-ignored tensions now out in the open, their elderly neighbour Malachy arrives on their doorstep with a gun in his hands .Honest, moving and human, Rockadoon Shore is a novel about friendship and youth, about missed opportunities and lost love, and about the realities of growing up and growing old in modern-day Ireland. Highly energetic and tensely humorous, it heralds a new and exciting voice in contemporary Irish fiction. €22.00
A Game of Ghosts *Signed and Personalised 1st Ed Hardback with Ltd Ed Window Decal*
A New Signed 1st Edition of 'A Game of Ghosts', the 15th Charlie Parker novel from bestselling Irish crime writer John Connolly. All orders will receive a free Ltd Ed window decal and a personalised dedication can be added at no additional cost. Once you have placed your order we will email you to ask if you would like a personal dedication to be added by John Connolly. It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts ... €18.95
The House of Names by Colm Tóibín *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback. 'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.' On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace's dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family's game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act. House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers.€18.70
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback. From one of the Observer's 'Rising Stars of 2017', a high-risk, highbrow and intimate novel - and one of the most anticipated works of fiction this year. Conversations with Friends is about Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa, four characters who ask each other endless questions. As their relationships unfold, in person and online, they discuss sex and friendship, art and literature, politics and gender, and, of course, one another. Twenty-one-year-old Frances is at the heart of it all, bringing us this tale of a complex menage-a-quatre and her affair with Nick, an older married man. You can read Conversations with Friends as a romantic comedy, or you can read it as a feminist text. You can read it as a book about infidelity, about the pleasures and difficulties of intimacy, or about how our minds think about our bodies. However you choose to read it, it is an unforgettable novel about the possibility of love. €18.70
Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty *Signed 1st Ed Hardback*
A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on publication day - 3rd August 2017. Sixteen years on from his last novel, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar - but over the course of the four days we discover the deep uncertainties which exist between them. €20.00