BEST-SELLING author Gervase Phinn visited Denby Dale to mark the launch of his new book.
Mr Phinn, who lives in Doncaster, was at the Orchard Bookshop on Wakefield Road on Wednesday to promote his book, Up And Down In The Yorkshire Dales.
Paperback versions have just been released, although hardback editions have been out for a year.
It is the latest instalment in a series of humorous autobiographical books which detail his years as a schools inspector in Yorkshire.
He was once a teacher and worked at St Joseph's and St Augustine's schools in Huddersfield.
Now, as well as being an author, Mr Phinn is a freelance lecturer and adviser and visiting professor of education at Teesside University.
On Wednesday, he entertained customers with humorous anecdotes during the book signing, which lasted several hours.
Mr Phinn's visit was the first in a series of events the bookshop is holding to mark its 10th birthday.
On Monday, April 18, Huddersfield author Joanne Harris - who wrote Chocolat, later made into a film with Johnny Depp - will visit the shop and a birthday party will be held in May.
* You can see Mr Phinn at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on May 29. Phone the box office 01422 351158 for details.