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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.

An evening with Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton

Mon 13th Nov, 7:15pm
£5.00

Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind – snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses, swans . you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better! Julian will be here to tell some inspirational tales from his life, the animals he has treated and the people he has met.

Christina James, Thursday 19th October 7.15pm

Thu 19th Oct, 7:15pm
£5.00

Christina is re-visiting Bookmark to talk about the sixth book in her locally set crime series featuring DI Yates.

A double murder is discovered in Spalding some days after it takes place. The victims are Tina Brackenbury, the foster mother of Grace Winter, a ten-year-old who escapes the killer because she is staying at her friend’s house at the time, and Tina’s infant daughter. Four years previously Grace was the sole survivor of the horrific massacre of her mother, grandparents and sister at Brocklesby Farm in North Lincolnshire. Is it a coincidence that both of Grace’s families have now been brutally killed? DI Yates and his team face a series of apparently impenetrable conundrums.

If you are unable to attend the evening event, Christina will be here on Monday 16th October from 11am to 3pm to sign copies of her book.

Monthly Reading Group Meeting

Mon 23rd Oct, 7:00pm
£0.00

Next meetings: October 23rd – November 20th – December 18th

Staff Picks

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

Jess’s Pick: The One Memory of Flora Banks

£7.99

“I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE.”

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: Need You Dead By Peter James

£7.99

Peter James writes meticulously researched police procedurals and has penetrated the inner workings, thoughts and attitudes of real detectives to create a ‘Hero’ in Roy Grace

Sam’s Pick: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

£12.99

A bittersweet novel from a fantastic author.