Welcome

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

£8.99

To Paradise

Hanya Yanagihara

£9.99

Death Comes to Marlow

Robert Thorogood

£16.99

SAS : Rogue Heroes

Ben MacIntyre

£9.99

A Terrible Kindness

Jo Browning Wroe

£8.99

Osebol

Marit Kapla

£14.99

*SIGNED* Scattered Showers

Rainbow Rowell

£16.99

Climb Your Mountain

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

£20.00

The Climate Book

Greta Thunberg

£25.00

The Atlas Six

Olivie Blake

£8.99

The Romantic

William Boyd

£20.00

The Satsuma Complex

Bob Mortimer

£16.99

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka

£16.99

Milk Teeth

Jessica Andrews

£16.99

Alison

Lizzy Stewart

£18.99

The House of Fortune

Jessie Burton

£16.99

The Lovers

Paolo Cognetti

£14.99

Life Ceremony

Sayaka Murata

£12.99

Another Life

Jodie Chapman

£9.99

A Drag Queen’s Guide to Life

Bimini Bon Boulash

£9.99

Young Mungo

Douglas Stuart

£16.99

Companion piece

Ali Smith

£16.99

Bolla

Pajtim Statovci

£14.99

Again, Rachel

Marian Keyes

£20.00

Sabotage on the Solar Express

M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

£7.99

Mrs Death Misses Death

Salena Godden

£8.99

Asylum Road

Olivia Sudjic

£8.99

The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee

£9.99

The City of Tears

Kate Mosse

£8.99

Acts of Desperation

Megan Nolan

£8.99

Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller

£8.99

Luster

Raven Leilani

£9.99

No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

£8.99

Detransition, Baby

Torrey Peters

£8.99

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke

£8.99

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love

Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad

£25.00

The Soaring Life of the Lark

John Lewis-Stempel

£9.99

A Cook’s Book

Nigel Slater

£30.00

The Manningtree Witches

A.K. Blakemore

£8.99

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 …