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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


Housed in the Barn at 8 West Street, Much Ado Books is open seven days (click here for details).

Our new venture, Prospero's Project, is open Friday to Monday 1pm to 5pm, as well as by chance or appointment.

E-mail us to order books or check on opening plans, or call 01323 871444. And keep tuned to our e-newsletter for updates and event anouncements - sign up by clicking here!

What is Prospero's Project?

Part social club, part bookshop, part crafter's retreat, and part writer's haven – with a dollop of art gallery and a bit of this and that mixed in, too . . . Prospero's Project is a place we celebrate and share our appreciation for the ecosystem of books, from the writer's imagination to the reader's eye.

Prospero's Project is also the name we have given to our social enterprise. Prospero's Project (the book space) supports our social enterprise with a £2 door charge, refundable on purchases of £10 or more.

Prospero's Project is open Friday through Monday from 1 to 5pm. We are also available by chance or appointment.


Much Ado Books Readers Club

How can you enjoy great discounts at Much Ado, and lots of other benefits? By joining our new Readers Club - learn more here . . .




Meditation Mondays

Try soothing meditation techniques . . . Click here to learn more

Saturday 4 August - Jane Robbins Collage Illustration exhibit opens

Sunday 12 August - Jane Robbins Collage Workshop

Click here to learn more . . .


Sunday 19 August - Event with bestselling author Maeve Haran









Wednesday 12 September – Ars Morendi: Planning a graceful end




Saturday 15 September - Notebook-making workshop with Cecile Garcia

10:30 to 1:30

Cecile will teach techniques and lead you thorugh the process to make your own A5 blank notebooks and A5 journal. All materials provided; you'll take home your own creations, along with the skills you need to keep making your own books!


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Saturday 22 September - Secrets of Fore-Edge Painting Revealed!






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 philosophy with a university professor; and created wonderful collages with artist Jane Robbins

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