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Former SPCK bookshop, York | by Richard and Gill
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Former SPCK bookshop, York

Don't be fooled by the sign - the entire SPCK bookshop chain were taken over by an American organisation, the St Stephen the Great Trust (SSG), in the autumn of 2006. Thanks to the unique business acumen of the SSG most of the shops have now closed. The York branch appeared to still be open when we saw it - despite an apparent For Sale sign on the upper part of the building - but it has apparently since closed. Meanwhile, the SSG have recently filed for bankruptcy.

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Taken on May 22, 2008