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

We are open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm; Sundays 11.30am-4.30pm


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, coffee-table books and globes.

We have a dedicated music department. Grove Music sells an extensive range of CDs (mainly classical, jazz and folk), as well as sheet music and accessories.

Latest News

Ilkley Literature Festival 2019 is very soon - 4-20 October - and preparations are in full swing! 

Come in and pick up a copy of the free programme, where you will find information on all the events.  We are now selling (in person) limited numbers of tickets FOR KING'S HALL EVENTS ONLY.  For events at all other venues, tickets are available from the Festival directly, online, by phone or on the door at the event (please see programme or Festival website for full details). Some events are already sold out, so hurry!


If you know a student heading off to university soon, we have some great cookbooks in stock that might be very useful. All of them offer straight-forward recipes for the inexperienced cook, using a simple range of ingredients and not too many utensils! Jack Monroe's latest,Tin Can Cook (6.99) is not aimed exclusively at students, but could be the perfect gift.

Ilkley Literature Festival On Every October

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