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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 now in full swing and finishes on Sunday 20th October.

Come in and pick up a copy of the free programme, where you will find information on all the events.  For tickets, please see the festival's website (some events are already sold out, so hurry!).

In the shop we have copies of the books for (almost) each event, and afterwards we often have signed ones available, which make a lovely gift.


Christmas isn't far away, and we already have some wonderful gift books, children's titles and fantastic new fiction that might make the perfect present. We are also having our special 20% off day again, this year it is on Sunday 10th November (11.30-4.30). Spend £20 or more that day and get 20% off your purchases*.

*only purchases in the shop on that day, not book tokens, special orders or other offers

Ilkley Literature Festival On Every October

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