Our Story

books - www.booksonthelane.co.ukBooks on the Lane is a trading arm of The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC. Profit from our shop supports youth music in Yorkshire. Our shops ( which also include our seasonal sister shop Walton Herbs) started life way back in 2013, with a Bank Holiday fund raiser, to boost funds for a series of children’s live classical and jazz music events.


books - www.booksonthelane.co.uk

Eight years later we like to think we have succeeded in not only providing funding to support youth music, but also helped the green and gardening agendas with our sister shop Walton Herbs, and supported the independent writing and publishing sectors with our bookshop, which is open throughout the year.


books - www.booksonthelane.co.uk

We love supporting our  local community, and via funding and sponsorship, we have helped Sandal Community Association, Working For Walton, Walton School PTA, Oakenshaw Lane Community Triangle Garden.



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. Profit from The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC has  helped:  2017 Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra, 2018 York Jazz Initiative, 2019 Crofton Junior Silver Band, 2020/21 Barnsley Youth Choir.

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