Gutter Bookshop Bookclub Dates

We currently run 5 bookclubs each month in The Gutter Bookshop. The Classics Bookclub runs on the 2nd Thursday of each month 6-7pm, the Third Thursday Bookclub runs on the 3rd Thursday of each month (surprisingly!) 6-7pm, the Gutter Bookshop Bookclub runs on the 4th Thursday of each month 6-7pm. Our ‘Get Active’ Bookclub for the Retired Over-55s is run in conjunction with Temple Bar Cultural Trust and takes place 11am-Noon on the 4th Thursday of each month.

As of March 2015, our new shop in Dalkey has started its own bookclub on the first Wednesday of each month running 6-7pm – places were initially offered to local customers who had signed up to our Dalkey Newsletter in the shop. As the bookclub becomes established and more spaces become available we will offer places via our regular newsletter.

2019 Bookclub Dates and Books

Thu 10th January 6pm – Classics – ‘Little Dorritt’ by Charles Dickens
Mon 14th January 6pm – Dalkey Second Monday – ‘Winter’ by Ali Smith
Tue 15th January 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Fox 8’ by George Saunders
Thu 17th January 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘The Silence of the Girls’ by Pat Barker
Thu 24th January 11am – Get Active – ‘Winter’ by Ali Smith
Thu 24th January 6pm – General – ‘French Exit’ by Patrick DeWitt

Wed 6th February 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘Eggshells’ by Caitriona Lally
Mon 11th February 6pm – Dalkey Second Monday – ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ by Fredrik Backman
Thu 14th February 6pm – Classics – ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte
Tue 19th February 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Asymmetry’ by Lisa Halliday
Thu 21st February 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘Transcription’ by Kate Atkinson
Thu 28th February 11am – Get Active – ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte
Thu 28th February 6pm – General – ‘Notes To Self’ by Emilie Pine

Wed 6th March 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘Katalin Street’ by Katalin Szabo
Mon 11th March 6pm – Dalkey Second Monday – ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ by James Baldwin
Thu 14th March 6pm – Classics – ‘1984’ by George Orwell
Tue 19th March 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘When All is Said’ by Anne Griffin
Thu 21st March 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ by Adam Kay
Thu 28th March 11am – Get Active – ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ by A J Pearce
Thu 28th March 6pm – General – ‘Turbulence’ by David Szalay

Wed 3rd April 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘When All is Said’ by Anne Griffin
Mon 8th April 6pm – Dalkey Second Monday – ‘The Third Policeman’ by Flann O’Brien
Thu 11th April 6pm – Classics – ‘A Testament of Youth’ by Vera Brittain
Tue 16th April 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller
Thu 18th April 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘The Disappearance of Emile Zola’ by Michael Rosen
Thu 25th April 11am – Get Active – ‘When All is Said’ by Anne Griffin
Thu 25th April 6pm – General – ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

Wed 1st May 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘The Hunting Party’ by Lucy Fowley
Thu 9th May 6pm – Classics – ‘The Code of the Woosters’ by P.G.Wodehouse
Mon 13th May 6pm – Dalkey Second Monday – ‘Circe’ by Madeleine Miller
Thu 16th May 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Tue 21st May 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’ by Max Porter
Thu 23rd May 11am – Get Active – ‘The Narrow Land’ by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Thu 23rd May 6pm – General – ‘The Ruin’ by Dervla McTiernan

Wed 5th June 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – tbc
Thu 13th June 6pm – Classics – Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene
Tue 18th June 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – tbc
Thu 20th June 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘Machines Like Me’ by Ian McEwan
Thu 27th June 11am – Get Active – ‘The Hunting Party’ by Lucy Fowley
Thu 27th June 6pm – General – ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Thu 11th July 6pm – Classics – Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacAulay
Thu 18th July 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘tbc
Thu 25th July 11am – Get Active – tbc
Thu 25th July 6pm – General – tbc

Thu 8th August 6pm – Classics – ‘Strong Poison’ by Dorothy L Sayers
Thu 15th August 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘Idaho’ by Emily Ruskovich
Thu 22nd August 11am – Get Active – ‘Idaho’ by Emily Ruskovich
Thu 22nd August 6pm – General – ‘You Will Be Safe Here’ by Damian Barr

Wed 4th September 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘Overstory’ by Richard Powers and/or ’10 Minutes 38 seconds in this Strange World’ by Elif Shafak
Thu 12th September 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday – ‘The Cow Book’ by John Connell
Thu 12th September 6pm – Classics – ‘The Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad
Tue 17th September 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Unsheltered’ by Barbara Kingsolver and/or ‘French Exit’ by Patrick deWitt
Thu 19th September 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘Leonard and Hungry Paul’ by Rónán Hession
Thu 26th September 11am – Get Active – ‘Night Boat to Tangier’ by Kevin Barry
Thu 26th September 6pm – General – ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

Wed 2nd October 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – tbc
Thu 10th October 6pm – Classics – ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë
Thu 10th October 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday- tbc
Tue 15th October 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – tbc
Thu 17th October 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘The Wall’ by John Lancaster
Thu 25th October 11am – Get Active – ‘A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings’ by Helen Jukes
Thu 25th October 6pm – General – ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens

Wed 6th November 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – tbc
Thu 14th November 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday – tbc
Thu 14th November 6pm – Classics – ‘The Moonstone’ by Wilkie Collins
Tue 19th November 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – tbc
Thu 21st November 6pm – Third Thursday – ‘tbc
Thu 28th November 11am – Get Active – tbc
Thu 28th November 6pm – General – tbc

Wed 4th December 6pm -Dalkey First Wednesday – tbc
Thu 12th December 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday – tbc
Thu 12th December 6pm – Cow’s Lane Bookclubs Xmas Drinks!
Tue 17th December 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – tbc

If you’d like to join one of our bookclubs do sign-up for our monthly newsletter – that way you’ll be first to hear when places become available! It’s also well worth asking at your local library or other nearby community organisations as many are now running local bookclubs.


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