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Alan Polaine

Alfriston Book Shop Much Ado Book Shop. Very knowledgeable Couple who runs the Shop. Many rare and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Alan P
via mobile
A small slice of heaven

To a complete bibliophile this bookshop is my idea of heaven. There are so few independent book... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have often visited this outstanding bookshop. Recently, to my amazed disappointment they have introduced a policy of charging £2 to view their collection of second hand books. I was not prepared to pay for this. I offered for them to see the contents of...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Alfriston Book Shop Much Ado Book Shop. Very knowledgeable Couple who runs the Shop. Many rare and unusual books. Please support them as the internet is having an adverse effect on their sales.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

To a complete bibliophile this bookshop is my idea of heaven. There are so few independent book shops left and this one is my favourites. The staff are lovely and will recommend books. My son who is 13 loves going as the books the staff...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If you like books then go! Support local business. We were visiting the clergy house near by when we stumbled across much Ado, it's a real gem. Entering into the shop its a small cove with old books around for purchase containing all sorta of...More

Thank Louise8818
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Brilliant individual shop for the book lover . Lots of interesting quirky features and friendly helpful staff. Loved the lucky dip idea of buying a pre wrapped book merely based on a description of its story or theme . Open air seating area and worth...More

Thank 147ChrisB
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

It was great to see a bookshop in a relatively small village, so many bookshops have closed down recently. However the second-hand section was disappointing and There was limited selection of new books, though what they did have was top quality

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

A charming and delightful bookshop and much more too. If one loves books then the whole experience is here. Gorgeous prints and notebooks too. The Bloomsbury room has a comfy chair and a most amazing section of books from the group. Elsewhere there are new...More

1  Thank JuliaSmart
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Discovered this place purely by chance on a visit to Alfriston Clergy House. Being a book lover it didn't take any persuading to enter and what a joy inside, the array of new and second hand books was great and it felt as if these...More

1  Thank Blurredcrusader
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely visit for the whole family, with a surprise around every hidden corner. So authentically preserved. Loved it!

1  Thank Sally C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place is wonderful. Not at all a tourist trap, but a quality bookshop for all ages. I loved the measure on the wall with all the author heights. Beautifully in keeping with the whole village image.

1  Thank Mike P
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