- UPDATE FROM JANUARY 2021 – We know that you’re all hoping our Gutter Bookclubs will restart soon! No decisions as yet but hopefully we’ll be up and running again in Spring 2022 (maybe April?) We’ll keep an eye on the current situation and look at what it’s feasible for us to do safely and communicate via the Events Newsletter (which will happen when we’ve got something to annouce…) If you were previously getting the Newsletter you’re still on our list. If you weren’t (or want to check) you can do so by clicking on the Nwsletter link above. Thank you for you patience and support, Bob, Marta & Rebekah.
We currently run 7 bookclubs each month across our two Gutter Bookshops!
In Cow’s Lane, the Classics Bookclub runs on the 2nd Thursday of each month 6-7pm, the Third Thursday Bookclub runs on the 3rd Thursday of each month (surprisingly!) 6-7pm, the Gutter Bookshop Bookclub runs on the 4th Thursday of each month 6-7pm. Our ‘Get Active’ Bookclub for the Retired Over-55s is run in conjunction with Temple Bar Cultural Trust and takes place 11am-Noon on the 4th Thursday of each month.
Our Dalkey bookshop runs 3 of its own bookclubs under the guidance of Marta and Rebekah. The Dalkey Wednesday Bookclub runs on the first Wednesday of the month, the Dalkey Thursday Bookclub runs on the second Thursday of the month, and the Dalkey Tuesday Bookclub runs on the third Tuesday of the month. All Dalkey bookclubs run 6-7pm.
Available places for all of our bookclubs are advertised first via our monthly newsletter. If you are interested in joining a bookclub, do sign-up to the Newsletter by clicking on the link above.
2020 Bookclub Dates and Books
Thu 9th January 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday – ‘Travelling in a Strange Land’ by David Park
Thu 9th January 6pm – Cow’s Lane Classics – ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens
Thu 16th January 6pm – Cow’s Lane Third Thursday – ‘The Dutch House’ by Ann Patchett
Tue 21st January 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens
Thu 23rd January 11am – Cow’s Lane Get Active – ‘Olive, Again’ by Elizabeth Strout
Thu 23rd January 6pm – Cow’s Lane General – ‘Olive, Again’ by Elizabeth Strout
Wed 5th February 6pm – Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘The Second Sleep’ by Robert Harris
Thu 13th February 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday – ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Thu 13th February 6pm – Cow’s Lane Classics – ‘The Master and Margarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov
Tue 18th February 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor
Thu 20th February 6pm – Cow’s Lane Third Thursday – ‘Olive, Again’ by Elizabeth Strout
Thu 27th February 11am – Cow’s Lane Get Active – ‘Akin’ by Emma Donoghue
Thu 27th February 6pm – Cow’s Lane General – ‘A Single Thread’ by Tracy Chevalier
Wed 4th March 6pm – Dalkey First Wednesday – ‘Such a Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid
Thu 12th March 6pm – Dalkey Second Thursday – ‘The Inugami Curse’ by Seishi Yokomizo
Thu 12th March 6pm – Cow’s Lane Classics – ‘The Age of Innocence’ by Edith Wharton
Thu 19th March 6pm – Cow’s Lane Third Thursday – ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernardine Evaristo *CANCELLED*
Tue 24th March 6pm – Dalkey Third Tuesday – ‘Apeirogon’ by Colum McCann *CANCELLED*
Thu 26th March 11am – Cow’s Lane Get Active – ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens *CANCELLED*
Thu 26th March 6pm – Cow’s Lane General – ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite *CANCELLED*
*Bookclubs Cancelled Until Further Notice – Please Sign-up for our Newsletter for Information*
If you’d like to join one of our bookclubs do sign-up for our monthly newsletter – that way you’ll be first to hear when places become available! It’s also well worth asking at your local library or other nearby community organisations as many are now running local bookclubs.