*UPDATE ON SATURDAY 11TH APRIL 2020*
Based on new NSAI guidelines, from Tuesday 14th April we will offer a post-out and click & collect service from our Cow’s Lane shop only. We cannot guarantee delivery times so please only order if you are happy to wait. Priority will be given to existing orders & we will get orders processed and books out to you as quickly as possible. Both shops remain fully closed at this time. Thank you for all your understanding & support at this difficult time. Bob (Owner).
*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!