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What's in Store?

From carefully selected new books to a delightful melange of old books to fabulous cards and unique notebooks . . .

Click here to read about what you'll find at Much Ado!

And click here to learn about our new endeavour, Prospero's Project . . .


Much Ado Books fills a lovely barn in a garden was once a builder's yard.  You'll also find a shepherd's hut filled with secondhand books, and a trio of chickens.

Much Ado is open Monday to Friday 10 to 5; Saturday 10 to 5:30; and Sunday 11 to 5.

The compound is also home to Prospero's Project, a venture encompassing a few new books, many antiquarian volume, book art, craft space, and more.

Prospero's Project is open Friday to Monday, from 1 to 5pm, as well as by chance and appointment.

Call 01323 871444 with inquiries or appointment requests.







Some photos on our site were taken by James Ratchford - you can learn more about him by clicking here








Alfriston is a beautiful South Downs village, located just moments from the A27 between Lewes and Eastbourne in East Sussex.

In your Car

From the main road, turn south at the roundabout near Drusillas Zoo. Driving into the village, you’ll first come to a handy Pay and Display parking lot. But there is also a free car park; keep driving on and, at the Market Square, turn sharply right and sharply right again. (You’ll pass Much Ado as you complete this U-turn – we're next to the Smuggler’s Inne). The entrance to the free lot is just a hundred yards down the road, on your right.

If you use an internet map system, our post code is BN26 5UX.

Public Transport

Trains from London stop at Berwick and at Polegate. Berwick has fewer trains stopping, and has no facility for taxis – but from there walkers can reach Alfriston in under an hour. Polegate is further away, but more trains stop there and the station usually hosts a number of taxis.

Trains from Brighton stop at Seaford, and taxis are usually available.

Buses come to Alfriston more rarely. Click here to view a site that incorporates schedules for busses from several places.

We are very fortunate that the award-winning Cuckmere Community Bus, run by volunteers, runs on most weekends. Consult their schedule by clicking here.

Get in Touch

If you have questions or need help making plans, please click here to get in touch with us.