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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

  • Monique Roffey
    Monique Roffey
    Ipswich Institute
    24 Feb, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Daniel Hahn
    Daniel Hahn
    Ipswich Institute
    16 Mar, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Alison MacLeod
    Alison MacLeod
    Ipswich Institute
    07 Apr, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Richard Mabey and Patrick Barkham
    Richard Mabey and Patrick Barkham
    Location is TBD
    19 May, 19:30
    Location is TBD
    Richard Mabey in conversation with Patrick Barkham
  • Annabel Abbs
    Annabel Abbs
    Ipswich
    15 Jun, 19:30
    Ipswich, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Pamela Holmes
    Pamela Holmes
    Ipswich
    07 Jul, 19:30
    Ipswich, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Rupert Thomson
    Rupert Thomson
    Ipswich Institute
    14 Sept, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • A. K. Blakemore
    A. K. Blakemore
    Ipswich Institute
    13 Oct, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Richard Jenkyns
    Richard Jenkyns
    Ipswich Institute
    09 Nov, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
  • Brian Theodore Ralph
    Brian Theodore Ralph
    Ipswich Institute
    07 Dec, 19:30
    Ipswich Institute, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
    A Christmas Carol

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.’