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Welcome to Bookmark Spalding – Award-winning independent book shop and coffee house.

More than just a book shop! Bookmark Spalding is located in the beautiful and historic market town of Spalding in Lincolnshire. An Aladdin’s cave of books, cards, toys and unusual gifts, there is something to suit every taste.

Books and Events

We sell a wide range of titles, fiction and non-fiction, best-sellers and indie favourites. Authors regularly visit Bookmark for talks, readings and book signings.

  • Independent Book Shop

  • Reading Rooms

  • Coffee House

  • Gifts, Cards and Toys

  • Author Talks

  • Book Signings and Readings

Featured Events

With the exception of the Reading Group, most of our events are ticketed. Tickets can be reserved online, to be collected and paid for in the shop.

Rory Clements

Wed 24th Jan, 7:15pm
£5.00

Rory will be here to talk about and sign copies of his latest spy thriller ‘Nucleus’ sent in Cambridge in 1939 surrounding the race to build the first nuclear bomb and featuring maverick Cambridge professor Thomas Wilde who is once more drawn into an intrigue from which there seems no escape. In a conspiracy that stretches from Cambridge to Berlin and from Washington DC to the west coast of Ireland, he faces deadly forces that threaten the fate of the world.

Rory is also known for his bestselling series set in Elizabethan England featuring the Queen’s spy John Shakespeare.

Tickets are £5 to include a glass of wine or juice.

Christine Hallett

Tue 19th Dec, 7:15pm
£5.00

Christine is Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester and has written several books about nursing in the first world war. She will be here to talk about and sign copies of her latest book ‘Nurses of Passchendale’. Drawing on letters, diaries and personal accounts she tells the stories of the nurses of many nations who cared for the traumatised and damaged soldiers being brought back from the front line.

Tickets are £5 to include a glass of wine or juice.

Monthly Reading Group Meeting

Mon 18th Dec, 7:00pm
£0.00

Next meetings: December 18th – January 15th – February 19th

Staff Picks

Our staff picks can can be reserved online, to be collected and paid for in the shop.

Jess’s Pick: James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes

£18.99

“To err is human. To err enough to fill a book isn’t.”

Lucy’s Pick: Meet Just William

£5.99

The enduring classic Just William, adapted for younger readers by the “voice of William”, Martin Jarvis.

Sally’s Pick: Don’t Close Your Eyes By Holly Seddon

£14.99

A gripping psychological thriller. Two sisters. A lifetime of secrets. One terrible reckoning.

Sam’s Pick: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

£8.99

Heartbreaking and beautiful.