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The Grove Bookshop

The Grove Bookshop is one of the North’s most well-known independent bookshops and has been selling books in Ilkley for over 40 years. Regularly shortlisted for Independent Bookshop of the Year, they have a range of new, exciting and unusual titles alongside classics and best-selling authors. They stock books on many subjects, including fiction, politics, the environment, food, geography and so much more.

Since 2002, The Grove has been the Official Bookseller of Ilkley Literature Festival. In the months leading up to the Festival, we liaise with The Grove on events, venues and what books to order. During the Festival, you will often see The Grove’s pop-up stands at our various venues where you can buy the book before getting your copy signed by the author.

If you want to know more about The Grove Bookshop, visit their website:

If you are inquiring about booksales on behalf of an author, please email