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The Friends of Much Ado

You're invited to join the Friends of Much Ado – a ground-breaking group people who love independent bookshops, reading, talking about books, and finding new literary treasures.

Joining brings fantastic discounts, access to the Friends’ reading rooms, a chance to meet other book lovers  and many other benefits; here are just a few:

The Pleasures of Membership

Friends receive a 20% discount on all purchases, in-shop or on-line

Exclusive use of our Friends’ Room – a book-lined room for browsing, reading and dreaming . . . With an overstuffed chair and a writing table where you can draft your novel, compose a poem, jot a note or assemble a shopping list. Make yourself a nice a cup of tea (you’ll find a variety of Hampstead Organic Teas to brew up) and relax . . .

Friends will enjoy special prices on tickets for workshops, seminars, talks and other Much Ado events!

Free reading consultation with Cate or Nash – relax over a cup of tea and formulate a recommended reading list.

Special invitations to event openings with guest shops, held Upstairs at Much Ado.

Savour a sneak peek at upcoming and recent publications, with proof copies of books and publishers’ catalogues for you to browse and consider.

International magazines to enjoy while visiting.

The Swap Shelf – bring in a book you’ve enjoyed, and trade it for a book another Friend has left for you to discover . . .

Need to get on-line? Friends can log in to our wi-fi system while in the Friends’ Rooms!

Free gift-wrapping – Our spectacular and remarkable wrapping for all your gifts.

And more – We have a variety of treats planned for Much Ado’s Friends – but telling now would just ruin the surprise later!


Individuals can become members for £100; joint membership for couples costs £125.

While we are renovating and overhauling the shop, we are not accepting new members. But the programme will recommence shortly - please e-mail us if you would like to hear when we're ready to take on new members