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


SOLD OUT Charity Talk with Sir Max Hastings.  At 6.00 pm on Friday 11th December at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh Sir Max Hastings will be talking about his new book The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945  

Tickets £15.00 each (profits donated to the Army Benevolent Fund) and a reduction of £5.00 off the price of the book with each ticket.

Tickets available now by telephone (01728 452389), by email JohnandMary@aldeburghbookshop.co.uk, by post or in person at the bookshop.



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.

Monday 2nd November at 6.00 pm: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym.  This is Barbara Pym's second novel and generally acclaimed as the most successful of her comedies of manners.



Monday 7th December at 6.00 pm: The Burley Cross Postbox Theft by Nicola Barker.  We have decided to stick with the comedic theme and read Nicola Barker's wildly funny and dark epistolary novel. 



Signed copies available:

David Hare, The Blue Touch Paper.



Meera Syal, The House of Hidden Mothers, £14.99



Michael Billington, The 101 Greatest Plays, £18.99

Open seven days a week: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, except Wednesdays (9.30 to 5.30) and Sundays (10.30 to 5.30).


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.

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