Dubray buys Dublin-based Gutter Bookshops

Stores in Dalkey and Temple Bar will retain Gutter brand following the purchase

Bob Johnston: Gutter founder plans to focus on his novel following the sale of stores to Dubray. Picture: Ivana Patarcic

Dubray has bought Gutter Bookshop, a pair of bookstores in Dublin, from its owner and founder Bob Johnston. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

In a post to Gutter Bookshop’s website, Johnston said that both stores, located in Temple Bar and Dalkey, will maintain the Gutter brand under Dubray’s ownership.

“Earlier this year Dubray Books and I started to discuss the possibility of them taking over the running of both of our ...