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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 . . .

Learn about - and order - these new books and magazines - just click!

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

We're hosting a discussion group about the novel on Sunday 23 April - and if you buy your copy from us you'll take along a handmade jotter to fill, as well!

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!

Uppercase No. 32

Flow - Issue 16

The Bloomsbury Group in Berwick Church


Signed Copies of Alan Bennett's Keeping On Keeping On

Flow Book for Paper Lovers

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

Incoming: Books from Denis and Edna Healey's Collection!

We're pleased to announce that we have purchased the books collected by Denis and Edna Healey. Denis was a prominent Labour MP, and Edna a historian and author. Their wide-ranging interests are reflected by the extraordinary books; from the Bloomsbury Group to 17th-Century pamphlets; from photography to Darwin; from illustrators such as Gustave Dore to modernist poetry, the couple  brought together an amazing library.

You will find their books in almost every section at Much Ado over the coming months. Please ask if you want to find any . . .

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 . . .

Flow Sketchbook

Ideas, support and loads of pleasure for anyone wanting to draw . . .

Ravilious in Sussex

A guided tour of the sites where Eric Ravilious created some of his best-loved art . . .

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






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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