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


We are open 7 days a week: 9.30 to 6.00 pm on Monday to Saturday (except for 'early' closing at 5.30 pm on Wednesday); and 10.30 to 5.30 on Sundays.

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.


Saturday June 21st at 6.00 pm: Book Launch for Tessa Newcomb's beautiful new book Paris.  Available soon at £12.95.  Come along on Midsummer's Eve, everyone welcome.  Tessa will be signing copies and Kirstie Blackbenz will be giving a short reading from Hope Mirrlees's poem Paris.


Saturday June 14th: illustrator and author Jackie Morris painted a beautiful watercolour in our shop: it will be sold online on her blog: www.jackiemorris.co.uk.  Jackie will be posting a photo of the watercolours SOON.  All the proceeds will be generously donated by Jackie to The Suffolk Dog Day which supports the Suffolk Foundation. Contact us here at the bookshop for further details.


The next HOT title.  Ring or email now to buy your copy of the book that everyone will soon be talking about.

Joel Dicker's literary thriller, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair is unputdownable.  Copies now in stock.


The Aldeburgh Bookshop Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month

Next meeting is Monday July 7th at 6.00 pm: James Joyce's The Dubliners.  This is the centenary year of Joyce's famous classic.  All welcome.


Signed copies available. 

We have signed copies of Margaret Atwood's novel Maddaddam, and Gerard Woodward's Vanishing, as well as Rosie Thomas's The Illusionist.


'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 Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March 2015.


 We stock the most fantastic range of greetings cards.  Here is one of the new ones from our range of humorous cards.


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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