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‘It’s like an institution so it’s just so sad’ – customers shop in Chapters for last time as the iconic bookstore closes its doors

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Customer Lillian Flynn outside Chapters bookstore with purchases made before it closes today. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customer Lillian Flynn outside Chapters bookstore with purchases made before it closes today. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customers browse inside Chapters bookstore on its final day. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customers browse inside Chapters bookstore on its final day. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customers browse inside Chapters bookstore on its final day. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customers browse inside Chapters bookstore on its final day. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customer Joeanne McFerran from Kells outside Chapters bookstore today. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customer Joeanne McFerran from Kells outside Chapters bookstore today. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customer Michael Byrne outside Chapters bookstore with purchases made on the final day. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Customer Michael Byrne outside Chapters bookstore with purchases made on the final day. Photo: Gerry Mooney

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Customer Lillian Flynn outside Chapters bookstore with purchases made before it closes today. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Smelling a new book, finding a vintage copy of a novel, and browsing through all the different sections in Chapters bookstore is among the things customers love most about visiting the iconic Dublin shop.

After 40 years in business, the largest independent bookshop in Ireland will close its doors today.


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