Former W H Smith books director Michael Neil will cover the maternity leave of Dubray Books' managing director Maria Dickenson.
Neil, who left W H Smith last month, will be the Irish independent bookshop chain¹s acting managing director from the beginning of August.
Dickenson said: "I am delighted that Michael will be joining us for the crucial summer and Christmas trading periods. He brings to Dubray Books a wealth of insight and unparalleled trade experience. We are very positive about the outlook for the business in the coming months, and Michael is the ideal person to carry forward the work that we have been doing."
Neil added: "Dubray is a fantastic bookseller and I'm hugely excited about working with such a great group of bookshops while Maria is away."