*UPDATE ON SATURDAY 28TH MARCH 2020*
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown in Ireland we are no longer able to pack and send online orders until 12th April (or until the lockdown is lifted). If you do wish to place an order, please be aware that it will not be posted until the lockdown is lifted. Click & Collect parcels will not be available until the lockdown is lifted. Both shops are fully closed during this period. Thank you for your support and understanding, and love to you and your friends and families at this difficult time. Bob
*UPDATE ON SUNDAY 15TH MARCH 2020*
Closure due to Coronavirus / Covid-19
Dear Customers & Friends,
It’s with a heavy heart and after a lots of thinking that I’ve decided to temporarily close both of our bookshops in order to help stop the spread of Coronavirus / Covid-19. We consider ourselves a community bookshop and it’s time to protect and support our communities by encouraging and supporting social distancing – we want to keep all of our staff and customers as safe as we possibly can and we need to do everything we can to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus. We will review the situation daily but we currently expect the bookshops to be closed until the 31st March 2020.
Our online shop will remain open and we will be processing and packing orders every day. We hope that you will support us at this difficult time by placing an order at www.gutterbookshop.com or by email to email@example.com. Online, you can browse our hand-picked selection of books and gifts or request any book at all – new or old. We ship worldwide and orders over €30 include free postage in Ireland. We are also putting in place Click-and-Collect procedures to allow you to collect parcels safely from either of our shops during this shutdown.
Please help to support all your local small businesses and help them survive this period by ‘buying it forward’ with a Gift Voucher for future use. We will get through this and we look forward to welcoming you back into our bookshops soon.
Bob Johnston (Owner)
We are an independent bookshop based in Dublin, Ireland. Our original store opened on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar in 2009, and we opened our second shop in Dalkey, a seaside village in South Dublin in 2013.
We aim to provide something a bit different from the range you find in large chain bookshops, as well as offering the opportunity to discover something new and exciting that you’ll struggle to uncover on a internet bookshop search.
We also hold lots of book-related events, readings and bookclubs so do pop in and say hello if you’re close to either of our lovely bookshops!