Bono stops by bookshop in Dublin where the window is adorned with his autobiography Surrender

Fancy Seeing U…2! Bono stops by Dublin bookshop where the window is adorned with his autobiography Surrender

Bono stopped by a bookshop in Dublin to catch a glimpse of their display window featuring his new autobiograpy Surrender on Wednesday.

The U2 frontman, 62, admired the display in The Gutter Bookshop before popping inside for a few minutes where he signed autographs and chatted with customers.

The singer, whose real name is Paul Hewson, was dressed in his usual all-black attire, sporting a blazer, T-shirt and matching trousers.

Visit: Bono stopped by a bookshop in Dublin to catch a glimpse of their display window featuring his new autobiograpy Surrender on Wednesday

Visit: Bono stopped by a bookshop in Dublin to catch a glimpse of their display window featuring his new autobiograpy Surrender on Wednesday

He also wore his trademark sunglasses as he strolled through the city centre.

Surrender is a memoir of Bono’s life, charting his childhood in Dublin to becoming the lead singer of one of the biggest bands in history.

The singer described his upcoming memoir as a ‘love letter’ to his wife Ali, telling The Sunday Times Magazine that at one point in the 1980s she ‘wanted to jump’ from their union after he became less present during their home life.

Bono added that his love for Ali has helped them through the ‘dark waters’ of their relationship, and they were always able to ‘pull each other back’ during the difficult times.

Stopping by: The U2 frontman, 62, admired the display in The Gutter Bookshop before popping inside for a few minutes where he signed autographs and chatted with customers

Laid back: The singer was dressed in his usual all-black attire, sporting a blazer, T-shirt and matching trousers

Stopping by: The U2 frontman, 62, admired the display in The Gutter Bookshop before popping inside for a few minutes where he signed autographs and chatted with customers

He explained: ‘It’s not like our love was absent any dark undercurrents or briny water, [but] we got each other through those bits where it was hard to see where we were.

Ali calls it ”the work of love”. I wish she wouldn’t use the word ‘work’ because I have a feeling there’s an adjective, ”hard”, that’s inferred…

‘If one of us got lost the other was going to get us back, that’s kind of been the way it’s been for us. I think in relationships somebody is in charge at some point, but you swap. It’s a relay race.’

Bono went onto detail that one of the challenging moments during his marriage to Ali came in the 1980s, when he had become ‘less present’ at home due to his busy touring schedule.

Casual: He also wore his trademark sunglasses as he strolled through the city centre

Casual: He also wore his trademark sunglasses as he strolled through the city centre

He added: ‘The significant thing about Ali was she was never going to be “her indoors.” She was never going to be just my girlfriend and she was never going to be just my wife. So if I was home I’d better be present.

‘And in the Eighties at some point I was home but I wasn’t present. And that’s when I think she wanted to jump.’

Despite the challenges, Bono and Ali’s marriage is now stronger than ever, and they are proud parents to four children, Jordan, 33, Eve, 31, Elijah, 23, and John, 21.

In his memoir, Bono also reflects on his relationship with his U2 bandmates, adding that after despite decades performing together, there were moments then they’ve ‘run out of love,’ for each other.

Memoir: Surrender is a memoir of Bono's life, charting his childhood in Dublin to becoming the lead singer of one of the biggest bands in history

Memoir: Surrender is a memoir of Bono’s life, charting his childhood in Dublin to becoming the lead singer of one of the biggest bands in history

Candid: The singer described his upcoming memoir as a 'love letter' to his wife Ali

Candid: The singer described his upcoming memoir as a ‘love letter’ to his wife Ali

In an extract from his memoir, published by The Sun, the Beautiful Day frontman wrote: ‘We break up all the time, after tours or albums where we have had to stretch a little too far…

‘We’ve never been critical of each other in public, but it’s no criticism to say we’ve sometimes run out of love. It happens. The well of friendship can run dry in a family, a marriage, a community, a band.

‘A good strategy for me is to continually go back to the source. To drop my bucket in the well in hope of a refill.’

Supportive: Bono added that his love for Ali has helped them through the 'dark waters' of their relationship, and they were always able to 'pull each other back' during the difficult times

Supportive: Bono added that his love for Ali has helped them through the ‘dark waters’ of their relationship, and they were always able to ‘pull each other back’ during the difficult times

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