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Who Are We

Bags of Books is an independent children’s bookshop based in Lewes in East Sussex. We have been supplying wonderful children’s books to our local community from our beautiful 16th century shop for over 20 years.

We stock a wide range of children’s books, from the very earliest cloth books for newborns to the latest teenage thrillers. Hundreds of books pass through our hands everyday, from brand new releases to well-loved old classics, and we take time to look through them all so we can recommend just the right books for you. We pride ourselves on the very personal, specialist service we provide for all our customers.

You will find a range of very favourite books, toys and games here on the website. We’ve tried to make this site a reflection of our physical shop, by offering the very best quality, exciting, diverse books, that we know your children will love!

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Best Stories to Read on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than curled up on the sofa with your Mum, reading a story. Here's a list of our favourite board books and picture books to read on Mother's Day. 1. Little Fish and Mummy by Lucy Cousins 2. I Love Mum with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 3. Held in Love by Dawn Casey and Oamul Lu 4. My Mum

LGBTQ Inclusive Children’s Books

A friend told me that he and his same-sex partner frequently get asked questions like "And where is Lucy's Mummy?" by other children in their daughter's school. They are not offended by those questions and are glad the children are interested, but their daughter admits that it does get boring after a while. Fact is that most children aren't aware of LGBTQ people around them, until they actually meet some, so it is helpful to

Our Favourite Picture Books of 2018 (The Ones You May Have Missed!)

2018 was an amazing year for picture books - we got a couple of new books by Julia Donaldson, a new release from Benji Davies, a pirate picture book by Jonny Duddle and so, so many more. But as much as we love all these, there was also an abundance of picture books that (mostly) didn't make it on to the bestseller lists, yet are our firm favourites of 2018. We hope some of them find

Top 20 Books Set in Winter

From endearing picture books to epic historical novels, there are so many wonderful stories that have captured the enchantment and excitement surrounding winter. Here are our Top 20 Books Set in Winter.