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Promoting the never-ending
joy of books and reading in Suffolk

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

An annual programme of speakers and other events

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Upcoming Events

  • 05 Oct, 19:30
    Ipswich, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
    Diana Souhami will discuss No Modernism without Lesbians (2020), winner of the 2021 Polari Prize and a Sunday Times Book of the Year.
  • 01 Nov, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
    Simon Loxley will introduce us to his book, A Geography of Horror: the Ghost Stories of M. R. James and the Suffolk Landscape.
  • 06 Dec, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
    Come and meet Jessie Greengrass whose recent novel The High House, is about the fragilities and strengths of family in the face of the climate crisis.

To us, reading matters

Suffolk Book League is a registered charity that has encouraged a love of reading since 1982 and continues to support a range of local initiatives across the county. Aside from bringing a range of popular and distinguished writers to Suffolk, we have held short story competitions, donated books to hospital and hospice libraries, supported literacy groups and partner events, including the Suffolk Libraries School Book Mastermind competition.

In May 2019 the novelist Tessa Hadley appeared  at one of our regular monthly events. Afterwards she commented:

‘So great to remember that there are groups like your Book League out there,  full of such authentic love for literature, so well-read and with such sophisticated understanding. Of course that’s who we writers are addressing, always. But so reassuring to meet that audience in person.’

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