Welcome to Maldon Books, an award-winning independent bookshop located in the heart of Maldon, Essex.

We’re a family-run bookshop, nestled in at the top of the high street with a beautiful view of All Saint’s Church. We stock a wide range of titles for both children and adults of all ages, across a variety of genres. We also sell cards, gift wrap and jigsaws, and all sorts of suitably bookish gifts.

Maldon Books is open for browsing seven days a week, and our experienced booksellers are on hand to help you find the perfect book, whether it’s a gift for a loved one, or a treat for yourself.

If you’re not able to make it in for a visit, head to our online store for a selection of our bestselling titles and highly recommended reads…

Staff Picks

Milk Teeth

Jessica Andrews



Lizzy Stewart


The House of Fortune

Jessie Burton


The Lovers

Paolo Cognetti


Life Ceremony

Sayaka Murata


Another Life

Jodie Chapman


A Drag Queen’s Guide to Life

Bimini Bon Boulash


SIGNED Young Mungo

Douglas Stuart


Companion piece

Ali Smith



Pajtim Statovci


Again, Rachel

Marian Keyes


Sabotage on the Solar Express

M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman


Mrs Death Misses Death

Salena Godden


Asylum Road

Olivia Sudjic


The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee


The City of Tears

Kate Mosse


Acts of Desperation

Megan Nolan


Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller



Raven Leilani


No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood


Detransition, Baby

Torrey Peters



Susanna Clarke


Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love

Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad


The Soaring Life of the Lark

John Lewis-Stempel


A Cook’s Book

Nigel Slater


The Manningtree Witches

A.K. Blakemore


News & Events

An Evening with Sarah Winman

Posted on 28th May, 2022
Category: Events, News

Maldon Books is delighted to welcome Sarah Winman, the bestselling author of four novels, for an evening discussion and signing. ABOUT THIS EVENT We’re so pleased to welcome Sarah Winman to Maldon on Thursday 9th June for a discussion on her most recent novel (and one of our current bestsellers!) Still …

Song, Rhyme & Story Time with Yolanda

Posted on 4th May, 2022
Category: Events, News

Join us every week at All Saints Church for a singalong and a story with our bookseller, Yolanda. We meet every week at the church opposite the bookshop, and all families are welcome. Song, Rhyme & Story Time takes place at 10:30am on Tuesday mornings. Once we get our date …