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

  • Esther Morgan
    Esther Morgan
    Ipswich Institute
    21 Oct, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Marina Warner
    Marina Warner
    Ipswich Institute
    18 Nov, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Kate Sawyer
    Kate Sawyer
    Ipswich Institute
    01 Dec, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK

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.’