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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.



Our tables are groaning with wonderful books - some fantastic Christmas gift ideas - including signed books in limited numbers. They won't be here for long, so hurry...



Barack Obama's long-awaited autobiography is due to be published on 17th November. Arguably the book of the year, it is essential reading in this presidential election year.

Pre-order and get it for a special price of £30 (rrp £35).




Our opening hours are

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
Hand sanitising stations
Card payments 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. Visit our online shop page.

Ilkley Literature Festival On Every October

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