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The Aldeburgh Bookshop, 42 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AB.  01728 452389

johnandmary@aldeburghbookshop.co.uk  

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We are delighted to have been chosen as Yale University Press Bookshop of the Month.  We gave a short interview about the shop which you can read here.  And we are delighted to be promoting some of our favourite Yale UP titles.

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Book Launch at The Aldeburgh Bookshop
Friday 21st June at 6 pm

David Coubrough - Death in Deia

Deia is a small and idyllic village on the north-west coast of Mallorca, famous for being the home of Robert Graves for much of his life, but subsequently becoming a magnet for artists, authors and film stars.  In this fast moving crime novel, it also becomes the centrepiece for a series of murders connected to the embezzlement of an extraordinary £100 million fortune...

Aldeburgh resident, David Coubrough, is a successful entrepreneur who founded Portfolio Recruitment in 1985 and has gone on to hold a number of roles as chairman and non-executive director of several businesses. His debut novel was Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice.

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The 18th Aldeburgh Literary Festival 2019

Thank you to speakers and audience who contributed to another wonderful Festival this year.   Here are some of the photographs to remind us of the weekend.  All photo credits: Eamonn McCabe.

Next year's dates will be Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th March 2020

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Book of the Month

May 2019

The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland

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Samantha Harvey: The Western Wind.  Paperback at £8.99

Fifteenth-century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can't?

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The Aldeburgh Bookshop Book Club
Dates for your diary
All take place at the Bookshop at 6 pm.  All are welcome.  No previous book club experience necessary.

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The Aldeburgh Literary Festival

The 19th Aldeburgh Literary Festival will take place: Thursday 5th to 8th March 2020

'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 a wide 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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