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Welcome to The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin, Ireland

4th May 2021 : We are currently operating a post-out service from our Cow’s Lane bookshop only. The online Click & Collect option will be switched back on from Friday 7th May with store collections resuming on Mon 10th May (once we’ve emailed to tell you that your order is ready!) Under current plans, both bookshops will re-open for browsing in the week beginning Mon 17th May. Please order via the website or use the Book Search/Contact Page for any inquiries.


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!

Contact Us
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Our Stores

We can get most popular titles within 24 hours and there’s no postage costs if you choose to pick them up from the shop! We will also do our best to track down new or good secondhand copies of books that are out-of-print or hard to find, and we are happy to post books worldwide if you prefer.

Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar

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+353 1 6799206

20 Railway Road, Dalkey

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+353 1 2859633

Staff Picks



Books for Kids & Teens



Gifts & Gift Vouchers



Our Pick of the Best Books

We love recommending great books at The Gutter Bookshop and selecting the most interesting and enjoyable reads is a big part of what we do. Do pop in if you’d like a personal recommendation or just browse our popular ‘Must Reads’ and ‘Staff Picks’ as well as our other hand-picked suggestions!

Beautiful Stationery

We hold a wide range of gift stationery including Moleskine Notebooks and Paperblanks but we’re particularly fond of our quirky ranges from Chronicle (pictured here) and Peter Pauper Press which include journals and notecards. We also carry greetings cards from Woodmansterne, Nouvelles Images and ArtPress, and beautiful giftwrap from Penny Kennedy.

Personalised Signed Books by John Connolly

Bestselling Irish author John Connolly has allowed us to offer you exclusive personalised signed copies of his books. Simply contact us with details of what you would like and we will arrange it for you. See the John Connolly Website for more info.

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Independent Bookshop of the Year – UK & Ireland

We were delighted to be awarded ‘Independent Bookshop of the Year for UK & Ireland’ at the British Book Awards in London in May 2017.