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The Grove Bookshop, 10 The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9EG.

We are open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5pm; Sundays 11am-4pm


Welcome to The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley

We are one of the North of England’s best-known independent bookshops and have been selling books in the pretty spa town of Ilkley for over 40 years.

We are also proud to be the official bookseller for the annual Ilkley Literature Festival in October.

As an independent bookshop we stock titles in a wide range of subjects including fiction, politics, current affairs and the environment, as well as Yorkshire and local interest books. We also have a World Travel Department which has a great range of maps, guides travel writing and coffee-table books.


We are having a big sale in our lovely music shop. Come and find a bargain (jazz/classical/folk/world)! ALL CDs are now half price (apart from special orders and Rough & Rowdy Ways, Bob Dylan £15).


We are now scheduling some exciting events in the coming months. Mary-Ann Ochota will be launching her new book Secret Britain in October. We are hosting a special event via Zoom with her on 22nd.

Local author and artist Sussi Louise Smith will also be with us (via Zoom) on November 4th to celebrate the release of her first collection of poetry Seashaken Light.

See our events page for full information


New in! Hardback copies of Captain Sir Tom Moore's autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day. We have signed, first editions - but hurry, they are selling fast!


Also new in hardback, Richard Osman's first novel The Thursday Murder Club  is out now and selling like hot cakes! (14.99). A darkly comic murder mystery, set in a retirement village, it's been described as 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' by Ian Rankin.




Our new opening hours will be:

Mon-Sat 9.30-5

Sunday 11-4 (and bank holidays)


We are doing everything we can to make shopping safe – for you and for our team:

Baskets for your use

Limits on customer numbers

Distancing marked out

Hand sanitising stations

Card payments only please

Please wear a face covering

But if you are shielding, you don't need to come in at all! Just Click (or phone) & Collect – order your books and they will be packaged up ready for you, or choose home delivery.

Ilkley Literature Festival On Every October

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