Welcome to The Aldeburgh Bookshop in the beautiful Suffolk coastal town of Aldeburgh. We have been here over 70 years selling books in the High Street and won the Award for Independent Bookshop of the Year at the British Book Awards 15 years ago - we have the Nibby to prove it.
We are the current owners, husband and wife team, John and Mary James. We have excellent help from the phenomenally well-read Harriet Bailey, versatile and technically-able designer Celandine Mitchell Cotts, who designs our website alongside working in the bookshop, and our new team member Rob O’Malley who has taken to bookselling like a duck to water.
We are happy to recommend and help you with your Christmas shopping lists. Visit or ring us to see our fantastic range of stationery, the funniest greetings cards, elegant gift wrap and a wide range of Charity Christmas cards. We are open 7 days a week from 9.30 to 5.30 (10.30 on Sundays). You can also ring or email us to arrange a Lock In: you and your bubble can have sole browsing access to the whole shop from 5.45 to 6.45.
In 2002 we founded the prestigious Aldeburgh Literary Festival which manage to produce 19 years of outstanding programmes, including one of the last events in the country before the coronavirus hit. Plans are afoot to stage a slimmed down version for our 20th year in March 2021.