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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For the price of the latest hardback book you can enjoy the following benefits when you become a member of Suffolk Book League.
As a registered charity we are able to claim Gift Aid on all eligible membership subscriptions.

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Benefits of being a member

  • HALF PRICE entry to all of
    our speaker events.

  • FREE entry to our post-AGM
    event in April

  • ADVANCED booking for all

  • A complimentary subscription
    to our literary journal,

  • Invitations to other book related

  • Exclusive local partner offers and DISCOUNTS

Annual membership is £20 per person

(discount for joint membership)

and students go free!

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Sponsors & Partners

"A Unique Establishment serving an Active Community". The Ipswich Institute was founded 1824 as one of the first Mechanics Institutions in the country, with an aim to "advance the education of the inhabitants of Ipswich and neighbourhood by promoting Science, Literature, the Fine Arts and Adult Instruction" It still functions to the same purpose, offering a Reading Room, Library and an extensive Leisure Learning programme. The Institute is also pleased to support other local organisations with similar aims.