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York: An Alphabetical List of Booksellers

Minster Gate Bookshop, York

COURTNEY & HOFF (Gerritt Van Hoff)
Hutton Hall Farm Long Marston YORK YO26 7LZ

tel: 01904 738885

Private premises, by appointment. 6 miles west of York (on the B1224).

Small stock of 1,000 volumes. Spec:Architecture, church art, stone masonry, general antiquarian, leather bindings.

Member of: PBFA.

FOSSGATE BOOKS (Alex Helstrip)
36 Fossgate

open: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

tel: 01904 641389

Two floors of secondhand and antiquarian books covering most subjects: academic, scholarly and popular; the Folio Society a speciality.

7 High Petergate
YORK  North Yorkshire   YO1 7EN  

Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00

tel: (01904 ) 864244

Our C17th shop has two floors of books & prints, on a wide variety of subjects. We also specialise in esoteric titles, science fiction / fantasy / graphic novels / comics.'

LUCIUS BOOKS (James Hallgate)
144 Micklegate, YORK YO 6JX

tel: 01904 640111

Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30, Sunday 11.00 -12.30 & 1.30 -5.00.

Books on art and architecture, philosophy, theology, music, travel, history, local guidebooks, from leather binding to paperback. Old prints, maps and engravings are also stocked..

Member of: ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

8 Minster Gates

open: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm.
Sunday: 11.00am -12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm

tel: 01904 621812

Our extensive stock of antiquarian and second-hand books is housed over five floors of a Georgian town-house and covers most subject areas. Minster Gates formed the entrance to the medieval precinct of York Minster, and is a street which has been associated with books and bookselling since 1580 and was formerly known as Bookland Lane.

As general booksellers, we have also specialised in Children's and Illustrated books, Folklore and Arthurian literature for over twenty years and have issued substantial catalogues in these areas.

We also stock a range of old maps and prints, with an emphasis on lithographs and engravings of York and Yorkshire and the work of book illustrators of the period 1800-1940.

Member of: ABA; ILAB; PBFA.


tel: 07445 022182

A strong leaning towards important and fine academic books across all periods and subject areas.

Member of: PBFA.

Records Books Art
22 Fishergate 
YORK  North Yorkshire  YO10 4AB

Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.

tel: 07896 713988

A small shop with an ever-changing stock. An eclectic mix of records of all genres, and a wide selection of books, ephemera and art.

8 Bootham

We are often in the shop but are open only by chance or appointment. Please contact us if you are travelling any distance.

tel: 01904 623088

Specialist in high quality books on architecture, gardens, art & design subjects, also photography. Catalogues issued.

Member of: ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

5 King's Square

tel: 01904 541729

Midway between York Minster and St Margaret Clitherow's shrine, ST PAULS bookshop offers a comprehensive range of theological literature, christian texts and Church supplies.

Across our new and secondhand sections you will find books and other media on a variety of subjects including Church History, World Religions, Spiritual Life, Theology and Teaching Resources.

KEN SPELMAN BOOKS LTD (Tony Fothergill),
70 Micklegate, York YO1 6LF

open: Monday-Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

tel: 01904 624414

Very large stock of secondhand and antiquarian books on most subjects, with an emphasis on fine arts, history and literature. Catalogues issued regularly. On street parking. Established 1948.

Member of: ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

51 Walmgate, YORK YO1 9TY

open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm

tel: 01904 670323

Smallish general stock: literature, art.

Member of: PBFA

TAIKOO BOOKS LTD (David Chilton)
46 Bootham

open: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm.
(otherwise by appointment - please ring if travelling from afar.)

tel: 01904 641213

Fine antiquarian and scholarly out-of-print stock on Africa and the Orient, especially Middle East and Central Asia.

WESTFIELD BOOKS, (Arthur Cunningham)
28 Easthorpe Drive Nether Poppleton

tel: 01904 794711

Mail order and book fairs only. Spec: Antiquarian, curiosa, law, economics and periodicals.

Member of: PBFA

Netherby House, Huttons Ambo, North Yorkshire, YO60 7HJ

tel: 01653 694620

Modern first editions; illustrated books, private press, 20th British art and history. Book Room open to the public, but ring first to save disappointment.

Member of: ABA, ILAB, PBFA.