About Us

We aim to provide a friendly, cosy, book browsing experience for customers in our renovated former joiner’s shop at Oakenshaw Lane.

We have over 20 years experience in both the book selling and publishing industries and hope our knowledge is always of help and support to our customers.

With hundreds of books to choose from, we are able to offer an exciting and adventurous real- life book browsing experience where the road to new discoveries is always open!

Books on the Lane is a trading arm of The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC and each year profit from our shop is donated to a youth music organisation based in Yorkshire – 2020 Barnsley Youth Choir (2017 Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra, 2018 York Jazz Initiative, 2019 Crofton Junior Silver Band).

We are passionate about the critical value of diversity in all our endeavours and the importance of financial and environmental sustainability. We hope this is reflected in the exciting range of titles we are able to stock, our financial priorities, monetary support for the live music and music education communities and the service we are able to provide to our customers.

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Drawing by Zoe - www.booksonthelane.co.uk