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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 20 October: Talking Scents with Perfume Society found Jo Fairly and bestselling author Maggie Alderson



Sunday 21 October: Print Your Own Tea Towel!






Sunday 28 October: Free drop-in craft demonstration with paper artist Rachel Hazell




Sunday 18 November – Christmas Collage Workshop with Jane Robbins








Wood-engraving Christmas Card Design and Printing

Join artist Keith Pettit for a two-day workshop over the weekend of 24 and 25 November.

You'll design and carve your own woodblock, and print up to 25 of your own cards from your design using a vintage Adana printing press.

Keith is a well-know print artist whose deft use of the medium is marked by a playful use of perspective in creating lively, charming images. He'll provide you with all materials and instruction, whether you are just starting out with the work or if you have experience with woodblocks already.

Tickets for the two-day session cost £140, and are availabled from Keith (not at Much Ado) – click here to learn more and to secure your place on the workshop















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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