Celebrate Independent Bookshop Week in Yorkshire!

in Halifax in Leeds in Mirfield in Pateley Bridge in Sheffield in Wakefield

Yorkshire, with its rich literary history and vibrant community of book lovers, is the perfect place to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week. This annual event, held in June, is dedicated to showcasing the unique and charming independent bookshops that dot the county. This year’s activities will take place from 15th -22nd June.

Paper People Books in Pateley Bridge

Address: 2A High St, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5AW

“We are a new independent bookshop based in Pateley Bridge- in the Yorkshire Dales. We love working with our community, from schools, to book clubs and now events. Independent bookshop weeks give us the chance to promote the wonderful world of books, imagination and creativity in different forms. We are family based bookshop always offering a warm welcome.”

Paper People Books
  • Hosting a book signing with Yorkshire vet Julian Norton on Sunday 16 June at 10am.
  • Thursday 20 June at 7pm Paul C Dunn is giving a photography talk about his work for National Trust and Nostell Priory Yorkshire, and how this has helped his mental health.
  • Saturday 22 June at 12pm, children’s author and illustrator Sally Agar will be running a talk and workshop/book signing about her children’s books The Queen Next Door and Little People Big Dreams – Alexander Von Humboldt
  • Saturday 22 June Marie-Louise Gregory, author of a children’s series Sophia Slewfoot Solves will be running two workshops and book signings at 10am and 2pm

Darling Reads in Wakefield

Address: 17 High St, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 5AB

“Independent Bookshop Week is just a great chance to remind everyone that we are a vital part of the community and to let them know about all the wonderful things we can offer. We love being a part of a wider community with our partnerships with schools, local services and other businesses. We truly offer something special and personalised that online retailers can’t do.”

Asher, Co-owner of Darling Reads

Free Darling Reads Tote Bag when you spend over £20 or a free mystery book & tote when you spend over £50. Giving away a £5 National Book Token vouchers with any purchase, as well as other in store competitions for children and families throughout the week.


Juno Books in Sheffield

We’re thrilled to take part in Independent Bookshop Week, as this encompasses so much of what we love about the world of indie bookselling – celebrating amazing local indies, who work so hard to get a glorious and diverse range of books into as many people’s hands as possible, and the authors who make it all happen, who we love having to talk about their books in our shop. We can’t wait to share our newest favourites with our customers!

Juno Books

Address: 24 Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2PD

Hosting novelist Sulaiman Addonia in conversation with Issam Ghariba about his new book, The Seers, on Thursday 20 June at 6:30pm.


The Book Corner in Halifax

Address: 23-24 Rustic Level, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE

A book signing with Phil Earle in Halifax’s Piece Hall on Saturday 22 June at 10am.


Through the Wardrobe Books in Mirfield

Address: 2 Nettleton Rd, Mirfield WF14 9AL

A book signing with Phil Earle after The Book Corner on Saturday 22 June at 1pm.


Truman Books in Leeds

Address: 95 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5HX

Leeds Lit Fest 2024 which will take place from Saturday 15 June – Sunday 23 June. Events include children’s activities, live music talk with Alice Mcllroy, in conversation even with Stuart Maconie, Ajau Close and many more.


Join the Celebration

This June, join the celebration of Independent Bookshop Week in Yorkshire. Support local businesses, discover new authors, and immerse yourself in the rich literary culture that makes Yorkshire such a special place for book lovers.

Related Accommodation

The accommodation below is nearby - and has been updated recently.

Campanile Hotel Wakefield

Monckton Road, Off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AL, United Kingdom

The Scott at Claremont Serviced Apartments

23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ, United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre, an IHG Hotel

Cavendish Street, Off Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1LY, United Kingdom

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