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Welcome to The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin, Ireland

Email Hack on Tuesday 19th October 2021 – We have been notified that our info@ email address was hacked on Tuesday 19th October 2021 at approx. 11am. This originated from a job application email with attached CV, sadly our Antivirus did not pick-up a virus that was in the CV attachment. This resulted in a number of customers who had previously received emails from us (emails in our Sent folder) receiving a Spam email from us. Our web host automatically shut down the email within a few minutes and all our passwords were reset. No customer information was compromised or harvested – it was simply a new email sent to existing customers without our consent. Most customers’ emails automatically blocked the Spam but we’re aware that a few customers did receive this email and we’re very sorry for this. All staff have been briefed against opening any unsolicited email attachments and we will continue to work with our website provider to ensure this does not happen again. Apologies, Bob.


Both of our bookshops are open for browsing – see our opening hours below. Post-out and Click & Collect options available for all online orders. Please do wait for email confirmation that your Click & Collect order is ready before calling to collect it! Use our Contact / Book Search webpage for inquiries wherever possible so that we can provide you with all the information you need quickly and easily. Thank you, Bob.


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 Diaries but we’re particularly fond of our quirky notebook ranges from Chronicle (pictured here) and the Peter Pauper Press which include both journals and notecards. We also carry a range of greetings cards from Woodmansterne, The Art Press & Irish company Kelly Cards as well as beautiful giftwrap and giftbags from the Museums & Galleries Collection.

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.