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.
GROVE MUSIC - BIG SUMMER SALE! Visit our basement music shop,
where at the moment ALL CDs are 3 for 2!
WONDERFUL NEW TITLES
Some long-awaited books are now released! Maggie O'Farrell's novel Hamnet - her heartbreaking telling of the life and death of Shakespeare's beloved son (£20). Dutch House by Ann Patchett is now in paperback (£8.99), and Rukmini Iyer has just published another in her series of one-dish recipe books in The Roasting Tin Around the World . Minimum effort, maximum flavour!
We have just taken delivery of an exciting new title - funny, nostalgic and very unique The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor is set in Yorkshire in 1962. Evie dreams of escaping her family's Yorkshire dairy farm - and of rescuing her dad from the clutches of stepmother Christine. Like Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones before her, her story is achingly funny, tender and full of heart. £14.99
Our new opening hours will be:
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. We are currently offering free local deliveries for those who can't come out (Ilkley, Ben Rhydding and Otley).