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Drawing by Zoe -


Books on the Lane is tucked away in a garden at the bottom of Oakenshaw Lane, a boundary road of the pretty village of Walton, just south of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

We have a comprehensive stock of titles covering nature writing, children’s nature books, flora, gardening, and a small selection of fiction and non-fiction best sellers.

We have a car park for customers and vehicular access is easy – we’re just a short ten minute drive from junction 39 of the M1 and also easy to access via bus/metro with a bus stop just two minutes away from our shop, and a footpath from Sandal/Agbrigg Railway Station just a two minute walk from our shop door. Cyclists are welcome.

Our opening times

Thursdays to Saturdays 10.30am to 5pm. (Closed weeks beginning Monday 07 September and Monday 14 September) 

We share premises with Walton Herbs, which operates through the spring, summer and early autumn with a substantial range of seasonal herb plants. Profit from both shops funds The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC, of which they are a trading arm. YLMP provides financial support for youth music in Yorkshire. (The Yorkshire Live Music Project CIC, reg England no. 09160989)

The Little Gallery

Our exhibitions change on a monthly basis.

September 2020

Roger Gardner

Chair Paintings

These small works –  oil on panel – started as a symbol – an empty chair in memory of my Father. Later they involved different types of chairs and a greater concern for colour, taking on a life of their own.

“They have undergone total reworking in thicker, brighter paint, and, although they are part of a series, they stand as individual entities.”