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


Saturday May 23rd 2015: The Aldeburgh Bookshop and Full Circle Editions invite you to join us at 6.00 pm in the Bookshop when Julia Blackburn will be reading from her new book, Murmurations of Love, Grief and Starlings


Saturday May 23rd 2015: Author of the new two-volume Suffolk edition of Pevsner, James Bettley, will take us on a guided walking tour of Aldeburgh.  The morning walk: assemble at the bookshop from 10.30 for 11.00 am start: sold out.  Afternoon walk: assemble at the Bookshop from 2.30 for a 3 o'clock start: sold out.  About one hour.



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 ...

We are delighted to be selling Backalong, a collection of 16 highly amusing short stories by acclaimed Suffolk author Michael Orsler.  The stories follow the author's early life through the period of the Second World War with its austerities and upheavals to the age-old ways of village life.  Paperback, £7.99.


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 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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