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

We are open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm; Sundays 11am-4pm


Welcome to The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley

It's Independent Bookshop Week! #IBW

To celebrate, we have pulled together some of our favourite books to recommend to you. We also have one or two freebies to give away!

And in exciting news, we are included in The Guardian's Top 10 Independents this week! Such a privilege to be alongside wonderful businesses.


Email us at

Phone us on 01943 609335

You can click and collect anything we have in stock - (or have it delivered,
a small charge may apply).

If we can't supply it, please use - see our shop page for the link. The books is supplied by another business, but we still benefit!

This week we love:

New in! Original A4 print by Niamh Crompton - Ilkley

£25 framed/£15 unframed - please contact us to order

Dark Side of the Dales - by Mark Bridgeman (£9.99, post £4)

Twenty true tales of murder, mystery and robbery from 1835
to the 1980s. These fascinating stories include:

Murders in Ilkley and Otley
A body in a trunk mystery in Wharfedale
Fraudulent marriage offers
Jewel robberies in Harrogate

Some forgotten, some half-remembered, these intriguing tales have something for everyone.

Please email to order and see our events page for an exciting online event with the author.



Mon-Sat 9-5.30

Sun 11-4

Our webshop is also available on the 'online shop' page.


We are doing everything we can to make shopping here a safe experience – for you and for our team, including:

Hand sanitising stations

Regular cleaning

Card payments where possible

Wearing face masks

If you are shielding, you don't need to come in at all. Just Click & Collect on our online shop or give us a call – we can have them ready for you to collect or deliver them to your home.

Ilkley Literature Festival On Every October

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