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

The Leviathan

Rosie Andrews


To Paradise

Hanya Yanagihara


Death Comes to Marlow

Robert Thorogood


SAS : Rogue Heroes

Ben MacIntyre


A Terrible Kindness

Jo Browning Wroe



Marit Kapla


*SIGNED* Scattered Showers

Rainbow Rowell


Climb Your Mountain

Sir Ranulph Fiennes


The Climate Book

Greta Thunberg


The Atlas Six

Olivie Blake


The Romantic

William Boyd


The Satsuma Complex

Bob Mortimer


The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka


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


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

Event: James Canton in conversation with John Buchanan

Posted on 19th January, 2023
Category: News

We’re thrilled to invite you to our first event of 2023! Join us on Wednesday 8th February for an evening talk and book signing with James Canton on his new book, Grounded: A Journey into the Landscapes of Our Ancestors. James will be joined by John Buchanan, author of Wildlife of Maldon. Both authors’ …

Maldon Christmas Fayre: Book Signing with Three Local Authors

Posted on 16th November, 2022
Category: Events, News

Join us for a very special evening on Thursday 24th November, where we’ll be joining our friends and fellow businesses at the Maldon Christmas Fayre! We’re so excited to welcome three wonderful local authors for an evening book signing at our bookshop. From 7pm, Wanda Whiteley, Barrie Jaimeson and Owen …