Jews Court Bookshop

KOMPAS Lincoln Instagram blog (26 December 2016)

Feel like you’ve spent your whole Christmas staring at screens? We do. And while there’s nothing wrong with a bit of tech (we’d be the last ones to discourage people from Instagram!) sometimes nothing hits the spot like curling up on the sofa with a good book. Happily, we’ve found a spot that’ll satisfy bookworms of all ages – even if you’re wincing at that post-Christmas bank balance. A historic stone building at the base of Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill, Jew’s Court is home to the SLHA (Society for Lincolnshire History and Archeology). The building itself – the site of Lincoln’s Medieval synagogue – is something of an enigma: architects reckon it dates back to the 17th century, while some archeologists say 1300. Today, the building is the meeting place of the Lincoln Jewish Community, as well as the SLHA’s offices, lecture room and library. Oh, and a pretty charming bookshop – boasting both second-hand reads and books and pamphlets on Lincoln’s rich history. Found any literary treasures here? Let us know! #JewsCourt #SteepHill #Lincoln #VisitLincoln #SecondHandBooks #Bookshop #LincolnHistory #Lincolnshire #MedievalLincoln #SecondHandBookshop #Strait #TheStrait #LincolnshireBooks

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Feel like you’ve spent your whole Christmas staring at screens? We do. And while there’s nothing wrong with a bit of tech (we’d be the last ones to discourage people from Instagram!) sometimes nothing hits the spot like curling up on the sofa with a good book. Happily, we’ve found a spot that’ll satisfy bookworms of all ages – even if you’re wincing at that post-Christmas bank balance. A historic stone building at the
base of Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill, Jew’s Court is home to the SLHA (Society for Lincolnshire History and Archeology). The building itself – the site of Lincoln’s Medieval synagogue – is something of an enigma: architects reckon it dates back to the 17th century, while some archeologists say 1300. Today, the building is the meeting place of the Lincoln Jewish Community, as well as the SLHA’s offices, lecture room and library. Oh, and a pretty charming bookshop – boasting both second-hand reads and books and pamphlets on Lincoln’s rich history. Found any literary treasures here? Let us know!

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