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Signed First Editions from the Gutter Bookshop

Are you looking for a great gift, or are you just a fan of the best new Irish writing? Through our work with Irish writers, publishers and festivals we often manage to get hold of Signed First Editions of some great contemporary Irish writers (and others too!) We currently offer for these for sale in our physical bookshops and though a Specialist Abebooks online store. You can see our current titles below and order online if you wish or reserve them via email. You can also sign-up for our Signed First Editions newsletter where we’ll keep you updated on new arrivals and preorders.

  • SIGNED AND PERSONALLY DEDICATED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK

    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback of 'A Book Of Bones', the 17th Charlie Parker thriller by John Connolly with '1' included on the title page number line. This book will be signed for you by John during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on publication day 4TH APRIL 2019. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU ONCE YOUR ORDER IS PLACED TO CHECK FOR ANY PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. Note: Orders will be posted immediately after publication date of 4TH APRIL 2019. Any free merchandise produced (CD/Stickers etc) will be included with your order. ISBN 9781473642010
  • SIGNED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK

    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with '1' included on the title page number line - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on publication day 3rd May 2018. 'A tour de force' Joseph O'Connor. 'A work of genius' Donal Ryan. From one of the most original voices in Irish writing, Connect is a thrillingly smart novel of ideas that explores what connection - both human and otherwise - might be in a digital age. It is a story of mothers and sons, but also about you, your phone, and the future. ISBN 9781509809837
  • SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK

    An exclusive limited signed edition of 'The Burning Chambers' by Kate Mosse only available from independent bookshops. Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties. ISBN 9781472624475
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    A New Signed Limited 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback (200 copies only printed) with '1' included on the title page number line - signed especially for this edition at New Island publishers. This world is a bad dream. Seven men wait in Mervyn's Mountain Bar, awaiting the arrival of Tony Begley and his six-inch boning knife, Sweety. Ray Ringo Wade hides above them in the rafters, silent and consumed by shame as Jody, the only friend he's ever known, lies beaten and bound in the outhouse, waiting to meet his maker at the hands of the bar's raucous inhabitants. A backwoods sinfonia of rough poetry and black comedy about the love we give and the horror we visit upon one other and ourselves. ISBN 9781848406926
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    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with '1' included on the title page number line. Signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 15th March 2018. Set in a frozen winter landscape, the new novel from the prize-winning, acclaimed author David Park is a psychologically astute, expertly crafted portrait of a father's inner life and a family in crisis. ISBN 9781408892787
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    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed by the author for the Gutter Bookshop in February 2018. 'The Hoarder' is the second novel by the critically-acclained author of 'Himself', Jess Kidd. "Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her.With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?" ISBN 9781782118497
  • SIGNED LIMITED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK

    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed for the Gutter Bookshop on 3rd November 2017. 'Motherhood, nurture and violence - these are the themes of Elske Rahill's remarkable first collection, In White Ink. Rahill brings to life the psychological and physical reality of mothering, pregnancy and childbirth in ways that few others writers have attempted. The precision of Rahill's prose, the stoicism of her unflinching narrative gaze, reveal characters caught up in violently emotional situations. The version of motherhood found here is painful. Yet its endurance, as nature's greatest force, is brilliantly and compassionately rendered.' ISBN 9781786691040
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    A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 11th April 2017. The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he's irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn't accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour. There may be a way clear of the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his boss's ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what he's made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood. ISBN 9781444798890
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    A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 6th April 2017. "We're in the back of a car belonging to the men our mothers told us to never get in the back of a car of. I close my eyes and wonder how many girls will come to my funeral." (Vincent Patrick). Duffy has already checked out. Trapped between Skintown's narrow horizons, he chops ribs and chickens in a takeaway, dreaming of escape, joint after freshly rolled joint. A mindless act of kindness leads to the unlikeliest of business opportunities. Where the government has failed, might the second summer of love and a little pill with a dove on it be the broom to sweep away the hatred and replace it with love, so much love? Skintown is Vinny's drink- and drug-fuelled odyssey through fighting, fishing, rioting, romance, reconciliation and acid house. Bristling with a restless energy and drunk on black humour, this superb debut is a wild ride. ISBN 9780857524850
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    A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback of 'Let The Dead Speak' by Jane Casey. Signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 13th March 2017. A tremendous sense of suspense' Sunday Times. In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth.A murder without a body Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder. A girl too scared to talk Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won't let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from? A detective with everything to prove As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that's not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share. ISBN 9780008148980
  • SIGNED AND PERSONALLY DEDICATED 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION

    A New Signed Limited 10th Anniversary Edition Hardback of 'The Book of Lost Things' by John Connolly. Signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop. A personalised dedication can be added at no additional cost. Once you have placed your order we will email you to ask if you would like a personal dedication to be added by John Connolly. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. ISBN 9781473657045
  • LIMITED EDITION SIGNED HARDBACK

    This hardback edition of Sara Baume's 'A Line Made By Walking' is limited to 200 copies and will not be sold in shops. 25-year-old Frankie is living in Dublin and working part-time in a public gallery. But increasingly anxious, she abruptly quits her bedsit to live in her deceased grandmother's creaking house in rural Ireland, close to her family. With an artist's gift for observation, Frankie recounts the beauty and the obliteration of the world as the seasons change around her, from roadkill to kitchen curios, all the while struggling to understand her place in it. This tour-de-force follow-up to 'Spill Simmer Falter Wither' is a celebration of the extraordinary in the everyday, and Baume's prose elevates the ordinary and finds inspiration in the strange. ISBN 9780993459221
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    A New Signed 1st Edition Hardback - signed during an author visit to the Gutter Bookshop on 11th April 2017. Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize Ithaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional story with crackling prose. This was the summer after all the money disappeared. One minute it was here. The next it had vanished. All of it. Without trace ...Now that all the money had vanished everyone had their eyes and ears ready for all manner of doom. Summer 2009, and eleven-year-old Jason Lowry is preoccupied with thoughts of the Da he has never known. In the meantime, his vodka-swilling, swings-from-the-hip Ma is busy entertaining her latest boyfriend and indulging her fondness for joyriding. Jason escapes to the Swamp: a mysteriously rising pool of fetid water on the outskirts of the town. There, he meets the girl, a being as lost as himself, and with even less regard for reality. Together, they conjure exotic adventures - from ancient Egypt to the search for Ithaca, home of Odysseus. But what begin as innocent flights of fancy soon become forays into hazardous territory; the girl is a dangerous (and very committed) partner in crime. ISBN 9781509829842
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    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback with 1 included on the title page number line - signed at the official launch in the Gutter Bookshop on 29th January 2019. Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. 'A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.' Donal Ryan'An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.' John Boyne' ISBN 9781473682993
  • SIGNED AND PERSONALLY DEDICATED 1ST EDITION HARDBACK

    A New Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardback of 'The Woman in the Woods : Charlie Parker 16' by John Connolly with ‘1’ included on the title page number line. A PERSONALISED MESSAGE CAN BE ADDED BY THE AUTHOR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - WE WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN YOU PLACE AN ORDER TO CHECK FOR PERSONAL DEDICATIONS. A free music CD will be included with your order at time of posting. ISBN 9781473641921
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