Ken Spelman Books
Ken Spelman books is a gold mine of a bookshop – with people often stumbling upon treasures they didn’t know they needed until the entered the building, which is the beauty of the world of bookshops. At Ken Spelman, they go out of their way to find specialist books that aren’t readily available – giving you the very best experience possible. Check out their selection of goodies on Micklegate.
The Minster Gate Bookshop
Their title speaks for itself, with this bookshop placed firmly near the gates of the Minster, in the very heart of York. The Minster Gate Bookshop sells amazing quality antique and second-hand books, ideal for those looking for something a little different. As well as antique books, they stock a variety of illustrated and children’s books. They also stock a variety of old maps and prints for you to take your pick from!
Fossgate Books is described as “a real find” – stocking a huge variety of books. Fossgate is regarded as one of York’s most loved areas, which is no surprise that their bookshop is the same. If you’re looking for a new book for yourself, step into the peaceful sanctuary that is Fossgate Books and get lost in a new read.
York is incredibly luckily to have so many thriving bookshops, especially in today’s apparent decline in the survival of the independent bookstores. With that being said, be sure to support your local bookshop where their specialist knowledge and expertise makes it not only an enjoyable experience, but you leave with a book which is exactly what you were looking for!