Voted by The Independent one of the 50 best bookshops in Britain, Much Ado Books, based in Alfriston, East Sussex, is sponsoring the prize money for Asham.
“We are really pleased that we can support the Asham Award,” said partner Cate Olson . “It is a wonderful way to support new fiction writing and to honour Virginia Woolf’s spirit. We hope lots of women will continue to be inspired and to enter their stories for the competition.”
Much Ado Books offers both new and old books for readers and collectors, including special sections devoted to the Bloomsbury Group and to Virginia Woolf.
The shop, in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages in the county, features thousands of volumes, ranging from bargain paperbacks to scarce rarities. Opening hours are 9.30 to 5.30 weekdays and Saturdays and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays. Its website can be viewed at www.muchadobooks.com.