Dubray Books will open to customers this Saturday, giving Leeside book lovers another place to browse their favorite titles.
This is the first Dubray store in Cork and the new store is located at 83-85 Patrick’s Street, on the corner of Carey’s Lane.
Dubray has long aspired to open in Cork and was looking for a bustling city center location that would be comparable to its flagship store in Grafton St.
The thriving arts scene, a wealth of local writing talent and a strong publishing tradition in Cork have made it an obvious choice for Dubray – a company that enjoys engaging with its community.
The chain is also opening a new store in the Dundrum Shopping Center, adding to its six existing stores in Dublin.
The new outlets in Cork and Dublin will create 25 new jobs.
“We’re thrilled to be opening two new stores this Christmas, both in popular locations,” said Maria Dickenson, Managing Director of Dubray.
“While the Covid period has been difficult for bookstores, there is a huge appetite for reading in Ireland which has been bolstered in many ways by the lockdown.
“Our team is delighted to start recommending books to customers in Cork and Dundrum town center. “
The store will offer a book subscription service and the personal book buying experience where you can spend time and choose books with one of the many knowledgeable book lovers who work with Dubray.
Dubray opened its first store in Bray in 1973, and with the addition of new stores on Patrick’s Street and the Dundrum Shopping Center in Dublin, the company now has 10 branches across Ireland.