Limestone Books opened at the end of September 2019. Owner/bookseller Tanya, was inspired to open the shop by seeing fantastic independent bookshops in other towns, and through a desire to share her life-long love of reading.

Tanya, who moved to the Dales from Cambridge in 2012, believes that a good bookshop is so much more than that – it’s a part of the community. And that’s what she’s working hard on turning Limestone Books into.

Tanya, building bookcases before opening.

During lockdown the shop took orders over the telephone, via email and Facebook, and collection from the doorstep was possible. Tanya also delivered to local customers for free, on request. Other orders were posted.

Post-lockdown, Tanya’s keen to get things back up and running, whilst keeping all of her customers safe. Like most shops, she has a screen around her pay-point, hand sanitiser is provided on entry, and face coverings are encouraged.

Pop in and say hello when the shop is open – Tanya would love to see you.