All events until the end of June are cancelled or postponed, including Aldeburgh Festival, and the shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

Books & Cards

Explore our enticing selection of paper products – fabulous stationery, cards for every occasion and an irresistible selection of beautiful books.

Sending a personally chosen card – or beautiful handwritten letter – is still one of life’s simple pleasures.  In our Books & Cards shop, you’ll find inspiration for every occasion, with cards that will strike a chord with the recipient, and convey those messages which are hard to put into words. We also stock special ranges of stationery – hand-printed notebooks made locally, leather journals from time-honoured traditional  British makers, notecards featuring the best of contemporary East Anglian artists, and pens and pencils that you’ll love to write with. An abundance of glittering giftwrap,  letterpress tags and luxurious ribbons will also make your parcels complete.

Shops, cafés, galleries & public buildings will be closed for a short while in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. To contact the retail office, please email

Beautiful books to give as gifts

A wonderful book to cherish makes a marvellous present – or an extra-special treat for yourself! We love books, and still believe there’s nothing better than a chance to browse a carefully edited selection in a relaxed environment. Our selection in Books & Cards has a markedly British feel, from quintessential English cookery books, to nature, heritage, and design titles. We know how much the beautiful natural environment here at the Maltings inspires our customers, and so our bestsellers include local authors and imprints, countryside classics in beautiful new illustrated editions, and a selection of signed and slipcased editions which make a truly unique gift. We also host occasional book signings by the author and ‘meet the maker’ sessions in Books & Cards, please check the What’s On section for details.