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
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.
Monday 6th October at 6.00 pm: Detective author Nicola Upson is coming to the shop to talk to us about her latest novel, The Death of Lucy Kyte. It's an informal bookclub meeting, everybody is welcome, so come along and join in. This is Nicola's fifth 'Golden Age' novel featuring the playwright and author Josephine Tey as detective. It is based on the famous true life unsolved Red Barn murder at Polstead in Suffolk Nicola lives in Cambridgeshire so there is a distinctive East Anglian flavour to this meeting.
Saturday 1st November at 6.00 pm: we are delighted to welcome Christopher Matthew back to launch his hilarious new books Dog Treats. Subtitled 'an assortment of mutts, mongrels, puppies and pooches', Christopher turns his pen on our canine companions. Come along, all welcome.
And also for the Brazilian Festival on 3rd to 5th October: see here a list of books which are coming in now. Ring or email to reserve your copies.
'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.