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


Next Book Club choice: The Siege by Helen Dunmore.  Monday June 6th at 6.00 pm


Forthcoming Events

Book Signing at The Aldeburgh Cinema at 4.15 pm on Thursday 28th June  

Humphrey Burton will be signing copies of his biography

Menuhin: a Life

with a new introduction for the Yehudi Menuhin Centenary


Book Signing at The Aldeburgh Bookshop at 5.00 pm on Thursday 28th June

Jane Grant will be signing copies of her book

In the Steps of Exceptional Women: the Story of the Fawcett Society

This book charts the history of the Fawcett Society from its roots in 1866 to the present day, and is published in our 150th anniversary year.  Multiple women’s suffrage societies were established in major English cities: these societies came together to form the NUWSS, founded by Millicent Fawcett, who is, of course, well-known to Aldeburgh as one of the pioneering daughters of Newson Garrett.


Jane will be signing copies of her book: come along and meet the author.


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)


Suffolk Feast: One County, Twenty Chefs: Cookbook and Food Lovers' Guide by Glyn Williams and Tessa Allingham.  Colour illustrations, large paperback, £19.95 plus £3.90 postage (Second Class Signed For) total £23.85.  Click on title to see further details.  Click here to email your order to the bookshop.


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).

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, wrapping paper, notebooks, playing cards and other stationery.


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.

© Aldeburgh Bookshop    T: +44 (0) 1728 452389    42 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AB, England    
Site Map