Our evening with Bill Bryson - hosted at Charleston Farmhouse - has filled up remarkably quickly. But you can use the link below to secure a signed copy, posted to you or available to pick up at the shop following the event.

Salley Vickers’ talk has also sold out. E-mail us if you’d like to join a waiting list for returned tickets; or use the link below to purchase a signed copy of her book for yourself or as a gift . . .

Upcoming events . . .

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Words Pavilion at the Firle Vintage Fair

We were honoured to arrange the first-ever Words Pavilion at the Firle Vintage Fair, on 9, 10 and 11 August. Authors attracted crowds, and visitors enjoyed the old-fashioned pleasures of letter-writing and learned to make notebooks. Dreadful weather forced the fair to cancel an entire day, but Jacqueline Wilson kindly rearranged her schedule to deliver a talk for a standing-room-only crowd . . . Click here to see photos!

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Events, Workshops & Discussion Groups

From bookbinding to felt crafts, from making paper to making books; from learning about Socrates to discussing recent novels . . .

We like to help people learn new skills, try new crafts and enjoy just plain making things. We also value booktalk, whether in one of our free-flowing book discussion groups or when we invite an author to share their work with us.

To keep up to date with all our news and upcoming events sign up to our e-mail newsletter by clicking here…

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Are you an author thinking about arranging an event? A publisher thinking about making arrangements for an upcoming book? We’d love to hear from you!

We’ve hosted events for hundreds of people, with the likes of Bill Bryson, Jacqueline Wilson, and Kit Kemp.

We’ve also hosted intimate discussion groups for a handful of people; craft workshops by authors; and launch parties.

Our customers are curious – they want to learn more, know more, experience more. So if you’re thinking about events, large or small, why not think about what Much Ado can offer:

  • Award-winning service for you and for authors who visit

  • An extraordinary venue set in the Sussex downland

  • Spaces available for more than 100 – or fewer than 20

  • Access to our e-newsletter list of dedicated readers and book enthusiasts

Past Author Events


Bill Bryson


Jacqueline Wilson


Rukmini Iyer

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Inspired to organise an event?


Get in touch to find out more…

Email us or call us on 01323 871444 .