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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the music department ring 01943 817301, or email email@example.com
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10 The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9EG
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Posted: Wed 5th Aug
A breathtaking look at the edgelands of a North Yorkshire town.
Posted: Fri 3rd Jul
Alex Preston's book is out in paperback.
Posted: Mon 20th Apr
Although the artist and designer Eric Ravilious died before the age of forty, his watercolours and engravings are among the most recognisable work of the first half of the twentieth century.
Posted: Wed 4th Feb
Time travelling romp with a First World War theme which takes the reader on a thrilling ride through history.
Posted: Mon 7th Apr
Read our review of Guy Cuthbertson's excellent new biography of the soldier poet.
Thursday 26th Jan (7pm)
Join us for an evening with Leeds MP Rachel Reeves. When Rachel was elected MP in 2010, she learned that she was only the second woman to serve as an MP for Leeds. She set out to find out more about Labour MP Alice Bacon, who was active in politics between 1945-1970. It soon became clear that Bacon had a remarkable career, playing a key role in the legalisation of abortion, homosexuality and the abolition of the death penalty as Minister of State in the Home Office. The 50th anniversary of much of that legislation takes place next year. She was also instrumental in helping to roll out comprehensive education in the Department of Education, something she was passionate about as a former teacher. Rachel's book is "Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon." Tickets for the event are £5 incl wine, and the venue has yet to be finalised.
Open seven days a week 9am-5.30pm (11.30am-4.30pm Sunday)
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