DWF Venue #1: The Gutter Bookshop (Bob Johnston)

Libran Writer (Lia Mills)

This is the first in an irregular series of interviews relating to Dublin Writers’ Festival Venues in 2014 

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What (and where) is The Gutter Bookshop?  What happens there? 

The Gutter Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Temple Bar, Dublin – close to Christchurch Cathedral and the Smock Alley Theatre where a large number of the Dublin Writers Festival events take place. We teamed up with festival in 2012 as official booksellers which involves running around Dublin with big piles of books for the duration of the festival – it’s one of my favourite weeks of the year – tiring but lots of fun! Events are key to making the Gutter Bookshop a vibrant and lively bookshop. Oh, and we’ve just opened a second branch out in Dalkey on the south coast of Dublin so now I spend even more time running around.

What possessed you to open an Indie…

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