The Aldeburgh Bookshop, 42 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AB. 01728 452389 email@example.com
WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Next Book Club choice: Discussion with the author: Sandlands by Rosy Thornton. Monday August 1st at 6.00 pm
Two new local publications:
Life on the Edge: a Brief History of Shingle Street by Tim Miller £4.95
Knowing Your Place: Wildlife in Shingle Street by Jeremy Mynott £4.95
Monday 1st August at 6.00 pm: Meet the Author: Book Club Discussion with the author Rosy Thornton at The Aldeburgh Bookshop at 6.00 pm
All are welcome, you don't have to have attended the book club before.
Author Rosy Thornton will be joining as at Book Club time to discuss her new collection of short stories, most set locally in and around the village of Blaxhall, one in Aldeburgh. Rosy has previously published five novels, one of which, Ninepins, won the East Anglian Book Awards Prize for Fiction in 2012. Sandlands is her first venture inton the short story form. The sixteen stories are all closely connected in terms of theme: the natural world, wildlife and the cycle of the seasons; the relationship of people to their landscape. Some of the stories are ghostly or magical, some are poignant and sad, some are funny.
Rosy Thornton is a Fellow and Tutor of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and a lecturer in Law at the University of Cambrige, with specialisms in housing law, charitable trusts and feminist legal studies.
Book Signing at the Aldeburgh Bookshop with Hugh Fraser at 6.00 pm on Saturday 20th August
Hugh Fraser will be signing copies of his second exciting crime thriller, Threat.
Come along and meet the author.
Refreshments will be served.
The Aldeburgh Literary Festival
'arguably the most important, high quality and diverse celebration of the written word in the East of England ...'
All over for another year: thank you very much to our fantastic speakers and our loyal audience for the talks, the questions and the conversations. We will be posting reviews and photos shortly.
'... 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)
The Aldeburgh Bookshop Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 6.00 pm in the bookshop. Everyone is welcome. See Book Club page for details of forthcoming sessions
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, wrapping paper, notebooks, playing cards and other stationery.