Welcome to our family business located in Horncastle, rural Lincolnshire.

About us

Jabberwock Books is a family-run business located in the heart of Horncastle.

Established 1985, and now in large premises occupying two buildings of great historical interest in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Jabberwock is a general second-hand bookseller, with books on most subjects, particularly Art, Literature, Poetry, History and Travel. The shop, open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm, holds a large stock, of which our internet listings on here and Biblio represent only a tiny fraction. We see internet bookselling as complementary to - and not a replacement of - good second-hand bookshops. In Horncastle we have the perfect location for a bookshop of the traditional kind. Horncastle is a small market town, in the Lincolnshire Wolds, built on the ruins of a Roman fortification, once famous for its horse-fair and now well-known for books and antiques. At Jabberwock we are fortunate, to have the biggest remaining part of the town's ancient Roman stonework forming part of our outer wall.

Hubbard's Curios established in 2021, within the Jabberwock premises and open the same hours. We sell stunning jewellery and watches to suit all budgets and occasions. We also sell; scarves, beautiful ornaments, tarot cards and other various curiosities.


A sample of some of our books and jewellery available to buy online now.

Or better still, come and visit us in Horncastle! 

The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: First Edition, Hardback 1970. Scarce in such fine condition.

A Christian View of the Mushroom Myth: First Edition, Hardback 1970. Fine condition. A critique of The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross

Please enquire with offers on our Phone number 01507522112 or enquire in the shop.

“I love the unique collection of books at Jabberwock Books. The brand new children's books are great for my little ones. The accessories at Hubbard's Curios are beautiful. The staff are always friendly and helpful.”

— Sandra M.


"I have always loved Jabberwock Books since I was a boy in the late 80's, since Hubbard's Curios has opened my wife doesn't rush me when I am looking at the books anymore, as she is now busy choosing necklaces!"

— Richard D.


"Fantastic bookshop with a wonderful range, particularly on History and Literature."

— Kim W.