Browse a bookshop: The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin

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The Gutter Bookshop takes its name and ethos from Oscar Wilde: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” As owner Bob Johnston explains: “It opened in 2009 in Dublin’s popular Temple Bar district, in the middle of a recession. A second shop followed in Dalkey, a small seaside town in south Dublin.” It won independent bookshop of the year (UK and Ireland) at the British Book awards 2017 and its busy events programme includes six different book clubs.

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