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“Not your average book shop”

Grove Bookshop & Music
Ranked #1 of 3 Shopping in Ilkley
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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936 reviews
537 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 563 helpful votes
“Not your average book shop”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This book shop reminds me of how book shops were when I was growing up, certainly not shelves full of quick sale paperbacks, it is more for the conniseur of reading, staff friendly and helpful, worth having a browse.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Leeds, UK
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing bookshop”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Did you know Alan Bennett pops in when he's passing and signs books for them to sell - this might have been mentioned earlier!

Visited February 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A "Reader's Paradise"”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I have visited this "family" Bookshop many times over the years, and I am yet to be disappointed. I make it a point to visit this book emporium each time I journey to Yorkshire from my adopted County ofWarwickshire. I mostly purchase books based on Yorkshire history or its environs. The Staff are more than efficient, they also guide the reader to 'try" something else. My library is the envy of many Yorkshire folk who visit me.

It is a truly great experience to visit the Bookshop, especially if it is raining.

Visited January 2014
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Really Useful Bookshop (and music)”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I visit this shop regularly and it's wonderful - they will order anything and usually get it for you the next day, and are endlessly patient and friendly. I've been known to go in to order next month's book club choice without being certain of either author's name or title and they help me work it out by elimination. They are the prop and mainstay of the Ilkley Literature Festival's commercial arm, and support local authors with book signings, and sell tickets for local concerts too. The shop is too small to carry a huge stock but there is a thoughtful and wide ranging selection, and it caters well for both specific purchases and impulse buys. It's one of the specialist shops that makes Ilkley a great place to live.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great curated collection of books.”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Peaceful and intriguing personal collection of titles and gifts. Lots of inspiring choices to pick up and browse. Difficult to come away without an arm load of things to read...but just about pulled it off! Worth a visit for a bibliophile.

Visited November 2013
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