Hodges Figgis

As Stephen tries to answer his question "What she?" (i.e., to which young woman in particular might he be addressing his ardent but hopelessly metaphysical words?), he thinks of a bookish "virgin at Hodges Figgis' window" whom he spotted three days earlier and gave a "Keen glance." Hodges, Figgis & Co. was a bookseller and publisher on Grafton Street, the elegant shopping mecca in the SE part of central Dublin. The shop now lives on Dawson Street.

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The current Hodges Figgis bookstore on Dawson Street. Source: www.panoramio.com.

Storefront on Grafton Street, site of the former Hodges Figgis & Co. Source: Gareth Collins.