Hodges Figgis

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The sign outside Hodges Figgis
Approaching Hodges Figgis from Trinity College, University of Dublin

Hodges Figgis is a bookshop located on Dawson Street in Dublin. Founded in 1768, it is given a passing mention in James Joyce's modernist novel Ulysses.[1]

The shop briefly housed a coffee shop on the first floor, but this was removed in 2002 during renovations to expand the space used for the shelving of stock. Hodges Figgis also operate the student bookshop in Dublin City University.[2]

For some time in the late 19th and in the 20th century, the company also published a number of books, often on Irish topics.

Hodges Figgis is now owned by Waterstones.[3]

It has been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal as well as popular works of fiction like "Conversations with Friends".[4]


  1. ^ Joyce, James (1922). "Ulysses". Project Gutenberg.
  2. ^ "Information - Bookshop". Dublin City University. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Find your local Waterstone's". Waterstones. Retrieved 20 July 2011. (search for branches in Dublin)
  4. ^ Marcus, J. S. (31 May 2012). "Literature's Happy Hunting Ground: Dublin Trades the Celtic Tiger for the Celtic Bookworm, Relaunching the City as a Literary Capital". The Wall Street Journal.

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