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Irish Book Week : Book Signing with Oliver Jeffers
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane
Date: Friday 21st October 2022 at 4pm
Join us in The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar for a book signing with a very special guest – Oliver Jeffers! ‘Meanwhile Back On Earth’ is a captivating new companion to international bestsellers ‘Here We Are’ and ‘What We’ll Build‘. A father takes his two children on a thrilling out-of-this-world adventure into space and invites them to look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. This becomes a brief history of the world and a whistle-stop guide to the universe, all rolled into one – and told with Oliver Jeffers’s inimitable perspective, wit and exquisite artwork. Meanwhile Back on Earth gives a unique look at life on Earth with a cosmic perspective – and an enduring message that what binds us together matters more than what sets us apart. A timely story for families everywhere. This Book Signing is Free and Everyone is Welcome to come along!

Irish Launch for ‘The Free’ by Willy Vlautin

Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 28th January – 6.30pm until 8pm
We are delighted to welcome Willy Vlautin, bestselling author of critically-acclaimed novel ‘Lean on Pete’ as well as ‘The Motel Life’ and ‘Northline’ to The Gutter Bookshop for the Irish launch of his new book ‘The Free.’ Willy will read from ‘The Free’ as well as discussing his work with Roddy Doyle who will also officially launch the book. Free and Everyone Welcome.

Writers at Smock Alley: John Connolly with music from Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell

Venue: The Smock Alley Theatre
Date: Thursday 20th March – 6.30pm until 8pm
To celebrate the launch of the new Charlie Parker thriller, John Connolly will be joined by musicians Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell in what promises to be a unique and thrilling evening. This event is free but ticketed. Free tickets are available from the Smock Alley Theatre or The Gutter Bookshop. Online bookings are subject to a €1 admin fee.

Dublin Writers Festival ‘Off The Page’ – Emma Donoghue at The Printworks, Dublin Castle

Venue: The Printworks, Dublin Castle
Date: Saturday 29th March – 2.30pm until 4pm
We are delighted to be supporting Dublin Writers Festival’s ‘Off The Page’ series by welcoming bestselling author of ‘Room’, Emma Donoghue back to Dublin to discuss her new novel ‘Frog Music’ the story of Blanche Beunon, a burlesque dancer living in San Francisco in the stifling summer of 1876. Tickets available from

Dublin Writers Festival ‘Off The Page’ presents Anita Shreve

Venue: The Smock Alley Theatre
Date: Wednesday 2nd April – 7.30pm
We are delighted to be supporting Dublin Writers Festival’s ‘Off The Page’ series by welcoming bestselling author Anita Shreve to the Smock Alley Theatre. In this special DWF 2014 preview, Shreve makes a rare appearance in Ireland to talk about her life, her work, and her latest novel, ‘ The Lives of Stella Bain’. Tickets available from

Book Launch for ‘The Closet of Savage Mementos’ by Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Venue: The Gutter Bookshop
Date: Tuesday 15th April – 6.30pm until 8pm
Lillis leaves behind 1990s Dublin for a summer job working at a lodge in a small lochside village in the Scottish Highlands. The Closet of Savage Mementos is drawn directly from the author’s own experiences and explores heartbreak, loss, motherhood and adoption in a gripping narrative and the same expressive, emotive and exciting prose we have come to expect of Nuala Ní Chonchúir. Free and All Welcome.

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