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Read up on what you missed during past events & workshops

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Prospero's Project is our fund-raising effort; read up on it here

Book Memories

Helpin us mark Independent Booksellers Week, the audio specialists Zoe and Leon of WordPlayAudio spent the afternoon of Sunday 25 June at Much Ado. Customers shared favourite memories of books and reading; listen to the 11-minute result below!



Sunday to Friday: 11-5

Saturday: 10-5:30

We're also available by appointment - call us on 01323 871222, or e-mail by clicking here.

Craft Night at The Smugglers Inn

Bring your own project to a drop-in craft evening co-hosted with our neighbour, set for the third Sunday of each month - click here for details

Collage Workshop with Sarah Holloway - Saturday 29 July

An intermediate-level workshop for anyone interested in improving and exploring collage techniques - click here to learn more








Crime Writers in Conversation - Sunday 30 July

Join Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson for a fascinating discussion focussing on the art of crime - click here to read more






Virginia Woolf Society South Downs Walk - Sunday 8 July

Meet in the public car park at Firle (11.00 am) for a walk along the South Downs Way to Alfriston and back, led by Antea Arnold.  It will be quite a strenuous walk but with rewarding views.  We will have lunch in the barn at Much Ado Bookshop in Alfriston and return to Firle along the Firle Way.

Tickets - £12 (non-refundable, make cheques payable to ‘Virginia Woolf Society’), available from Stephen Barkway, 106 Gloucester Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 3QN, will include the lunch and a drink. Please book by 20 June 2017.

2016 - The year in review

Click here for a year-end roundup

Food Bank Collection

Many people are living without life's basics. So we have established a collection point to support the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Hailsham - a place you can drop off a can or a bar of soap or any small comfort for those in need. Click here to learn more

Prospero's Project Fund-Raising

In 2016, our stocking sales will benefit schools both home and away . . . Learn more here

Events and Workshops

From bookbinding to felt crafts, we like to help people learn new skills, try new crafts and enjoy just plain making things.

We have learned wreath-making with Brighton experts; pondered Socrates and his philosophy with a university professor; and created wonderful collages with artist Jane Robbins.

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