About Us

About Grove Rare Books

Grove Rare Books was established by Andrew Sharpe in 1980, and moved to the current premises in Bolton Abbey by 1998. Adam Yates joined the business as a partner in 2007.

Our shop is considered to be one of the most attractive in the north of England. Situated in the heart of beautiful Wharfedale, we are close to Skipton, Harrogate and Ilkley. Our specialities include Yorkshire Topography, Field Sports (with an emphasis on Fly Fishing), History, Fine Bindings and Natural History. We also hold a good stock of books issued by the Folio Society.

We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and the Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association and regularly exhibit at bookfairs throughout the country. We also produce catalogues in our specialist fields for those on our customer list. If you would like to receive these catalogues then please let us know. Customers can also buy our books through our website or ABE Books. Over the years we have forged good customer relations through the internet within the U.K. and Worldwide.

Although we have an interesting and varied stock, we are happy to search for other out-of-print books on behalf of our customers.

We are always interested in buying new stock, from individual books to whole collections.