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What should I read next?

This is the perennial question. Click here to browse some of our favourite books, and find some inspiration!

Do you buy books?

Why, as a matter of fact, we do!

But we are quite selective in our purchasing (not having the space to allow us unlimited books, alas!) Click here to learn more, and then contact us about the books you are selling . . .

Old & Antiquarian Books

We don't list all our books on-line, but many of them are not available to daily browsers in the shop. You can view more than 2,000 listings or search them for your particular interests - simply click here.

(Buy on-line, or contact so we can make books you'd like to see available when you visit.)

Felt Book Protectors

Hand-crafted from high-quality felt, these are beautifully designed by a favourite young crafter. Protect your favourite book when you take it on the road . . . and protect your privacy, too (not everyone needs to know what you're reading!) Click here to learn more . . .

New Books

Learn about - and order - these new books and magazines - just click on the title or the image to read more and to place an order . . .

Diary of a Bookseller

Jacob's Room is Full of Books

Flow No. 20

In an Old House

Su Blackwell Book Sculptures

Flow 2018 Diary

Uppercase Magazine No. 34


Flow - issue 19

The Captain's Alphabet

Flow Big Book of Drawing

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Ways to See Great Britain

Two Stories - Woolf & Haddon

Of Cats and Men

Flow Book for Paper Lovers

Uppercase Magazine No. 33

Illustrated by Eric Ravilious

54 Conceits

Ravilious & Co

A beautiful new edition of Eleanor Farjeon's delightful

Sussex Alphabet

Feed Sacks


Curwen Press: The Printing Blocks

A Bloomsbury Souvenir

Chalk Hills White Horses

Vanessa Bell (with a handmade bookmark!)

The new book accompanying Dulwich Picture Gallery's show is terrific . . . and we've made special bookmarks for anyone buying a copy from us!

Signed copies of Juliet Nicolson's A House Full of Daughters

The Bloomsbury Group in Berwick Church


A World of Information

Flow No. 15

The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden

Who? When? Where?

A brilliant book highlights the artists behind the earliest campaign celebrating the Guinness Book of Records . . .

Signed copies of Kit Kemp's Books


Plus, browse photos of Kit's extraordinary fund-raising event at Much Ado . . .

Making Art from Maps


What Should I Read Next?

Click here to read about some of our recent favourites

Or click here for a round-up of reading ideas we've assembled by themes . . .


New Books

Visit our two-floor shop to enjoy a brilliant selection of the most interesting new books, spanning a range of sections - learn more about our books – and find out how you can buy a Much Ado gift certificate, by clicking here. . .

And read our recommendations by clicking here!

Old, Antiquarian & Secondhand Books

Learn about our upstairs room of secondhand books, as well as our selection of antiquarian books (available only by arrangment).

What else is in Store?

Click here to discover what's at Much Ado!

Hours & Directions

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