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Situated in the Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington, The Stripey Badger is an independent bookshop, coffee shop and kitchen.

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The Stripey Badger Bookshop, Coffee Shop & Kitchen

The Bookshop is open seven days a week 10am to 4:30pm
The Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4:30pm


 The Stripey Badger Book Club is finally here!

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The latest edition of Booktime, our free magazine full of the next best books, is out now. Free copies are available in the shop or you can follow this link to see the digital version:

Booktime July and August 2022



Surrounded by the wonderful National Park countryside, the Stripey Badger is the perfect place to experience Yorkshire hospitality at its best.

Sister businesses, the Stripey Badger Coffee Shop & Kitchen is run by Jackie, who prides herself on home baking and on showcasing Yorkshire treats.  Try the Stripey Badger breakfast, scones or tea loaf to see what we mean!

The independent Stripey Badger Bookshop next door is run by Linda, who has had a lifetime ambition to run a bookshop, and son James. In November 2021, Lyndsey, an illustrator @Oddfoxillustration and very knowledgeable about books, joined the team.

The bookshop stocks titles of all genres for adults and children, as well as book-related gifts and cards, and Yorkshire maps and guide books for the visitor.

In our first year, 2018, we were fortunate to win two awards; James was a recipient of the James Patterson Young Booksellers Award and the Stripey Badger won Best Shop/Retailer in the Stray FM Skipton & Beyond Awards.
The filming of All Creatures Great & Small in 2020 and 2021 set Grassington as 'Darrowby' with the bookshop featuring as grocers G F Endleby, and the coffee shop & kitchen being transformed into a private house, behind whose doors the actors and crew assembled in between takes.

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In 2021, James was on the panel to choose the shortlisted books for Books Are My Bag 2021 Readers Awards and was also at the awards ceremony to present the winner of the Young Adult Fiction category. The awards ceremony was hosted by Claudia Winkleman, who said, and we quote

'The Stripey Badgers, hello, who wouldn't want to move in there. I don't care what they sell, but they are an excellent bookshop'

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How to contact us

The Stripey Badger is in the main square of Grassington.

7 The Square, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AQ

Telephone: 01756 753583



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