A day out in Lewes, East Sussex, and a visit to Bags of Books July 10, 2021 – Posted in: Book News

A visit to Lewes. Our shop is in a beautiful town in East Sussex, and if you are planning to visit us, we have some ideas for you to fill a whole day out in Lewes.  (when you have finished buying children's books of course). Lewes is full of mostly independent shops, great antique shops and  cafes, and  a brilliant fortnightly farmers market- @lewesfarmersmarket . There is a nature reserve area to explore close to Continue reading

Book Hospital by Leigh Hodgkinson July 1, 2021 – Posted in: Book News, Great Picture books

Writer and Illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson decorated our window, to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Book Hospital. Leigh spent ages sticking, arranging, and drawing on the windows to wonderful effect to celebrate the launch of her new book Book Hospital - we love it! As she was working, we had a lovely chat about illustration and writing books; about Leigh's background in animation; needlepunching* (we did digress from books a bit!) and  her Wonkytown lockdown Continue reading

Ben Mantle June 14, 2021 – Posted in: Book News, Great Picture books

Ben Mantle A new window means we got chatting to Author and Illustrator, Ben Mantle and interviewed him about his hilarious new picture book Frog vs Toad. Heres what we learnt... Frog or Toad? Frog! (There was absolutely no hesitation in Ben's answer) Can you tell us a little bit about your new book? It’s About a frog and toad who both catch the same fly, who mistakes them both as frogs. This is very Continue reading

Q & A With Sophy Henn May 20, 2021 – Posted in: Book News, Great Picture books

Chatting with Sophy Henn This month the fabulous Sophy Henn came in to design our new window and share the love of her new picture book The Best Worst Day Ever. While chatting away and distracting her we bombarded her with questions, heres what we learnt: Tell us a little about your new book The Best Worst Day Ever? It’s inspired by what I used to do when I was little – “run away” to Continue reading

Meet the Author April 14, 2021 – Posted in: Book News

Chatting with Steven Lenton Steven popped into Bags of Books to jazz up our window to celebrate the release of his new book Genie and Teeny Make a Wish. The first in a new series (of hopefully 8 books) perfect for 5+ While we were reading his book (it's very funny and had us chuckling away) and Steven was painting the window we decided to distract him and ask some questions. Here's what we found Continue reading
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