Shops and Shopping in Lincoln: A History, edited by Andrew Walker

£10.99
Shops and Shopping in Lincoln: A History, edited by Andrew Walker

Booklet published by the Survey of Lincoln, 76 pages. A5 size booklet (N7187)

From the rear side cover: This [booklet] places under the spotlight the history of the city’s shops and retailing more generally. The volume ranges across time from an exploration of shops and traders in Roman Lincoln, and the city’s medieval markets and fairs to a consideration of Lincoln’s changing High Street through the twentieth century and scrutiny of retailing in the contemporary city. It plots transformations in retail fashions in terms of architectural and shop design through to the types of goods that shoppers in Lincoln have sought out on their shopping trips.

At a time when many familiar names on the High Street seem to be under threat this volume examines both how changes in retailing have been a recurring feature in the last three centuries or so, and the reasons why some retailers have survived and thrived.

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover