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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.

Margaret Dickinson signing


Tue 6th Mar, 11:00am

We are delighted that Margaret will be here to sign copies of her latest book ‘The Poppy Girls’ set during the First World War.

In 1914 Pips Maitland hears about a plan to form a flying doctor corps on the front line and is determined to sign up as a nurse despite the constant danger. She finds herself serving alongside her brother’s best friend Giles Kendall. Can their love survive amidst the shelling, gunfire and unending stream of wounded soldiers?

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Rev. Mark Edwards

Thu 8th Mar, 7:15pm
£5.00

The heartfelt, true story of how a troubled young man turned his life around, after being mis-labelled a violent boy with mental health issues and no hope, to become a successful, happily married family man and a prominent figure in his local community.

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

Monthly Reading Group Meeting

Mon 26th Feb, 7:00pm
£0.00

Next meetings: February 26th- March 19th – April 16th

Staff Picks

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

Jess’s Pick: Tom Hanks Uncommon Type

£12.99

“Are you flirting with me?”
“No,” Anna said. “I’m propositioning you. Totally different thing. Flirting is fishing. Maybe you hook up, maybe you don’t. Propositioning is the first step in closing a deal.”

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: Watching Edie By Camilla Way

£7.99

Slow burning and unsettling thriller of a toxic female friendship

Sam’s Pick: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

£14.99

Original and fascinating.

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