The Aldeburgh Bookshop, 42 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AB. 01728 452389 firstname.lastname@example.org
WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Saturday June 20th 2015 at 6 pm: Join us at the bookshop to celebrate the launch of the paperback of Alex Preston's third novel, In Love and War, a tale of love heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence. Alex will be giving a reading. Drinks will be served. Do come!
Saturday 27th June 2015: author Helena Attlee (The Land Where The Lemons Grow) and poet Emma Beynon are giving a one-day landscape writing course in the uniquely beautiful seashore at Shingle Street in Suffolk. There are a few places left, so contact Helena on www.opengroundwriting.co.uk to find out more.
Friday 21st August at 6.00 pm 2015: book launch for acclaimed children's author, Patricial Elliott. Patricia will introduce her new book, The House of Eyes, Number 1 in her new Connie Carew Mysteries Series. If you like Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather, then get ready to meet Connie Carew - a new heroine for a 'new' age, with a nose for mystery and adventure.
London, 1902. The old queen is dead and her son Edward rules: twinkly, genial, outgoing - a time of great confidence and optimism - and in particular new freedoms for women. Meet Connie Carew - 13 years old, with a hunger for the truth, and huge ambitions to succeed as a young woman in a thoroughly modern era. Connie finds her ideal partner-in-crime in the glamorous Ida - but first Connie must prove that Ida is who she claims to be ...
Monday 10th August at 6.00 pm 2015: the Bookshop Book Club meets to discuss the first volume of Banffy's magnificent Transylvanian trilogy. It is massive, so we have left ourselves two months to read it (no bookclub in July).
The new two-volume Suffolk edition of Pevsner by James Bettley is now available, £35.00 each: East and West
Open seven days a week: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, except Wednesdays (9.30 to 5.30) and Sundays (10.30 to 5.30).
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).
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.