“I love that The Gutter Bookshop takes its name from one of my favourite Oscar Wilde quotes – “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” And you’re certainly looking at stars when you browse the shelves here.”

The Gutter Bookshop - Dublin

Opening on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar in 2009 The Gutter Bookshop is an independent store that aims 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.

They hold lots of book themed events, readings and book clubs, they have a lovely area set aside for children to sit and read and the staff picks are a favourite of locals.

In 2013 Gutter Bookshop opened a second shop in Dalkey, a seaside village in South Dublin.

~ Shan Williams

Address: Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar. Dublin

Hours:  Sun 11:00 – 18:00
Mon – Wed 10:00 – 18:30
Thu 10:00 – 19:00
Fri – Sat 10:00 – 18:30

Website: www.gutterbookshop.com