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The Aldeburgh Bookshop, 42 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AB.  01728 452389 johnandmary@aldeburghbookshop.co.uk  

WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 

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Poetry Reading

 

7 pm on Tuesday 19th June

at The Aldeburgh Parish Church

Shore2Shore

 

Tickets now available @ £15 (including wine)


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Poetry Reading

 

7 pm on Tuesday 19th June

at The Aldeburgh Parish Church

Shore2Shore

 

Tickets now available @ £15 (including wine)

The Poet Laureate and Friends are coming to Aldeburgh

Maggi Hambling will be introducing the event



Carol Ann Duffy - Poet Laureate

Jackie Kay - Scottish Makar

Gillian Clarke - Former National Poet of Wales

Imtiaz Dharker - Gold Medal Winner

East Anglian poet: Rebecca Goss

with musical accompaniment by John Sampson
Tickets £15.00 (include a glass of wine) available now from The Aldeburgh Bookshop 01728 452389

The Aldeburgh Bookshop and Picador Poetry are very excited to welcome this distinguished gathering of national poets to Aldeburgh as part of their Shore2Shore tour.  Full timetable www.aldeburghbookshop.co.uk
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Book Launch

 

7 pm on Friday 29th June

 

Sarah Langford.  In Your Defence.

 

 

Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. With remarkable candour, Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts. She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock. She tells compelling stories - of domestic fall out, everyday burglary, sexual indiscretion, and children caught up in the law - that are sometimes shocking and often heart-stopping.


Sarah Langford has been a practising barrister since 2006, both in London and around the country, principally in criminal and family law. She was awarded a scholarship from Gray's Inn of Court and went on to train as a barrister. She lives with her husband and two small boys in Debenham, Suffolk.

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The Aldeburgh Bookshop Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 6.00 pm in the bookshop.  Everyone is welcome.

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Monday 4th June

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her

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Monday 2nd July at 6.00 pm

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

'A gripping, modern version of a 19th century novel', a 'heroine-driven adventure story' set at a time when women had little freedom to steer their own lives, by the author of A Visit to the Goon Squad.

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Now in stock: Aldeburgh Bookshop Bags
in a variety of colours--blue, coral pink and lime green, £7.99

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The Aldeburgh Literary Festival

'arguably the most important, high quality and diverse celebration of the spoken word

'... a Festival in every sense' (Frances Wilson) 

'The best lit fest of the lot by a mile' (Matt Ridley) 

'I was moved, and interested, and amused' (Jenny Uglow)  

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We are a traditional independent bookshop situated on the High Street in the fashionable town of Aldeburgh.  The bookshop was founded in 1949 and the current owners, John and Mary James, have run the shop since 2000.  We stock a wide range of history, biography, fiction, travel writing and books on Suffolk, as well as cookery, gardening, natural history and a dedicated children's department.  We operate a booksearch service, and we any of our staff are happy to advise customers.  We can get most books in stock by the following working day, and we post parcels all over the world.

'This great local bookshop is the best place to browse and buy for miles around – and is the epitome what a bookstore should be: well-stocked, welcoming and staffed by people who love books. The owners, John and Mary James, have been just over a decade, and won the 'Independent Bookshop of the Year' and the British Book Awards a few years ago, and the only wonder is that they haven't won it since, not only because their range is wide, well-chosen and beautifully displaye, with a regular churn of new and interesting volumes on tables, but also for the general ambience of the place, and its contribution to the local community - they run a book club once a month on Monday evenings, organise the annual Aldeburgh Literary Festival and even invite their regulars to share their Desert Island Books, which naturally none can resist.'  (www.coolplaces.co.uk).

'The Aldeburgh Bookshop has retained an inviting atmosphere and boasts a fantastic selection that simply makes it an ideal hunting ground for literary treasures - for our whole family, aged 13 to 45.'  (Monica Koch in The Guardian). 

 

 

 

Books can be ordered by phone or fax 01728 452389, e-mail johnandmary@aldeburghbookshop.co.uk, or contact us here.

We sell National Book Tokens, and we have our own Aldeburgh Bookshop vouchers.

We also run The Aldeburgh Literary Festival which takes place at the beginning of March.  The dates for next year's Festival are Thursday 2nd to Sunday5th March 2017.

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 We stock the most fantastic range of greetings cards, wrapping paper, notebooks, playing cards and other stationery.

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The Aldeburgh Bookshop would like to thank Hugh, The Mac Doctor, for his expert advice and help in setting up this website and Shelton Websites for their excellent technical provision.

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