Welcome to the Grove Bookshop, one of the north of England's best-known independent bookshops. Situated in Ilkley, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, the Grove Bookshop is located along the tree-lined Grove, which offers a pleasant and relaxing shopping experience.
The ground floor of the shop is a general bookshop which caters for all tastes. We also carry a wide range of Yorkshire books, from life in Bradford's textile mills to the stunning photographic landscapes of the Dales. Our extensive travel section offers a variety of local walking guides and maps, and we also stock travel guides for destinations across the globe
The Grove Bookshop also carries a large stock of books signed by the author, particularly from October onwards, reflecting our role as the official bookseller for the Ilkley Literature Festival. Alan Bennett, a long-standing customer, frequently pops in to sign copies of his popular books, which always make great presents for friends and family.
Our fast and efficient ordering system means the vast majority of customer orders arrive the following day. To order any British book in print, just email details of the title(s) you are interested in or give us a call (contact details below).
Another feature of the Grove Bookshop is the lower-floor where you will find Grove Music, selling an extensive range of CDs (mainly classical, jazz and classic rock), DVDs (with an emphasis on classic and modern classic films from Britain and abroad) and sheet music.
The Grove Bookshop is just 200 yards from Ilkley's bus and train station, and there is a large car park to the rear. We are open 9-5.30 Monday to Saturday (Books and Music), and 11.30-4.30 on Sundays (Book Dept only). To contact the bookshop ring 01943 609335 or send an email to email@example.com. To contact the music department ring 01943 817301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: Fri 10th May
On Thursday evening we had an evening of wine, chocolate and memories.
Posted: Wed 17th Apr
The Women's Fiction Prize shortlist was announced this week, and a haunting new book about Yorkshire cricket arrived on our shelves.
Posted: Mon 8th Apr
The sunshine this weekend gave us a welcome glimpse of what Spring is supposed to look like
Posted: Fri 29th Mar
We have lots of treats in store for Easter shoppers, and we're open all weekend.
Posted: Fri 22nd Mar
Snow is falling on Ilkley, making the sloping streets pretty but precarious
Friday 5th Jul (7.30pm)
Ann Dinsdale, Collections Manager at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, will be joining us to talk about the history of the Parsonage, and about its inhabitants over the years. These have included clergymen, custodians and servicemen, and Ann has curated an exhibition to highlight the role played by all of these people in the history of the parsonage. Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the lives of rural clergy, museum custodians and, of course, the amazing Bronte family.
Open seven days a week 9am-5.30pm (11.30am-4.30pm Sunday)
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