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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.

Regional Finalist for the Independent Bookshop of the Year 2018.

You can help us get through to the national shortlist, by letting the judges know why you love Bookmark Spalding. Please click on this link.

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.

Monthly Reading Group Meeting

Mon 19th Mar, 7:00pm

Next meetings March 19th – April 16th – May 21st

Staff Picks

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

Jess’s Pick: Liz Braswell As Old As Time


What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?

Lucy’s Pick: Meet Just William


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

Sally’s Pick: What Have I Done By Amanda Prowse


Anyone who peered through the window at the four figures around the scrubbed-pine kitchen table would see a happy family without a care in the world, they would envy Kathryn her perfect life…….They would be wrong. Kathryn is trapped in a nightmare and she is about to do something to change it, something only a truly desperate woman would do!!

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


Original and fascinating.

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