Welcome to Maldon Books, an award-winning independent bookshop found in the historical town of Maldon, Essex. We specialise in books for adults and children of all ages, across a variety of genres. 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

Thin Places

Kerri ni Dochartaigh


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


The Library : A Fragile History

Arthur der Weduwen; Andrew Pettegree


Open Water

Caleb Azumah Nelson


The Promise

Damon Galgut



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

Welcome to our new site!

Posted on 8th December, 2021
Category: News

As you can see, we’ve had a little refurbishment here at maldonbooks.com! We hope you’ll find our new website easy to access and navigate. We’ve been working on this for a very long time, and are proud to have had the much needed help from Simon at Bookswarm, who was …

Happy birthday to us!

Posted on 7th December, 2021
Category: News

Happy birthday to us! The 7th December marks our second birthday, and what an incredible two years it has been! We’d like to say a special thank you to all our customers, friends and family who have shown us such love and support since we opened our doors, particularly in …