Wednesday, 22 February 2012

F is for Francis Hildyard

In the 17th century book publishing flourished in York. At 35 Stonegate, a sign in the form of a Holy Bible dated 1682, still hangs over the doorway of what was once Francis Hildyard's bookshop. In those days booksellers were often publishers as well, Laurence Sterne's novel ‘Tristram Shandy' was reputed to be published here from 1760 onwards. The bible still hangs over the entrance and hints at it's illustrious past, but sadly the shop no longer sells books, instead it is a 'Haunted House' experience.
Taking part in ABC Wednesday


  1. A FASCINATING bit of history.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Wonderful doorway, pity about the books. Love a bookshop.
    Joy, ABC Team


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