Let us introduce you to our Bookstore of the Month; Much Ado Books.
“We are Cate Olson and Nash Robbins – Americans who decided to sell books in a Medieval village tucked in the South Downs . . .”
Describe Much Ado Books in Three Words
Unexpected discoveries abound
Where is your favourite spot in your store?
Upstairs, in the comfy armchair of our Arts & Letters Room, surrounded by books.
Give us a brief history of Much Ado Books.
Twenty years selling vintage books in America and dreaming of living in Britain, which led to 13 years selling both new and old books in rural East Sussex
Has Much Ado got a store pet?
We have three bantam hens, named Little One, Bully Girl and Frizzle. They occupy their time eating plants, making trouble and showing off for customers.
Do you have a favourite author? If yes, who is it?
Robertson Davies – his books are sparkling, funny and engaging as well as thought-provoking; he should have won the Nobel Prize for Literature!
What is your favourite opening line from a book?
“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.” Dodie Smith – I Capture the Castle.
What was the last book you read?
Cate: Annie Barrows, The Truth According to Us
Nash: Joanna Kavenna – A Field Guide to Reality
Together (we read aloud every night): Elizabeth Leitch – The Saturday Club (an out-of-print classic given by a friend who loves childrens’ books)
What is your favourite A&CB books?
Downstairs favourite: Andrea Beaty – Iggy Peck Architect
Upstairs favourite: Carlos Fuentes The Diary of Frida Kahlo
What is your favourite book?
Discussions (arguments?) are on-going!
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You will find this award-winning independent bookshop in Alfriston, East Sussex.
Much Ado Books
8 West Street
t: 01323 871222