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

Companion piece

Ali Smith


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



Lizzy Stewart


Life Ceremony

Sayaka Murata


Another Life

Jodie Chapman


A Drag Queen’s Guide to Life

Bimini Bon Boulash


Sabotage on the Solar Express

M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman


Asylum Road

Olivia Sudjic


The City of Tears

Kate Mosse


Acts of Desperation

Megan Nolan



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


The Manningtree Witches

A.K. Blakemore


News & Events

Poetry Reading: Nandana Dev Sen

Posted on 17th March, 2023
Category: Events, News

Join us on Monday 27th March for an evening with Nandana Dev Sen, who will be reading from Acrobat, her translation of a selection of her late mother’s work. A radiant collection of poetry about womanhood, intimacy, and the body politic that together evokes the arc of an ordinary life. …

An Evening with Skye McAlpine

Posted on 23rd February, 2023
Category: Events, News

We’re so pleased to welcome cookery writer, Skye McAlpine, to Maldon this March, in celebration of her newly published cookbook, A Table Full of Love. Skye McAlpine’s third cookbook, A Table Full of Love, explores the connection between food and love. It’s both a recipe book and a celebration of …