Brilliant Bookshop: Bags of Books


Found on South Street in the lovely town of Lewes in Sussex, ‘Bags of Books’ is a fabulous bookshop, devoted to children’s books. Housed in the most beautiful old building, the bookshop is a joy from the moment you set foot through the door.


The shop is beautifully laid out with books everywhere you look, lovingly displayed. There is a lovely calm atmosphere and plenty of space in which to browse the excellent range of books on offer for all ages. Each section is full of treats; smaller publishers are represented as well as larger ones and there is the feeling that each book has been carefully selected, rather than stocked at random.


A constant stream of customers is testament to the shop’s popularity and the shop is obviously committed to the community. They have regular events in store. and it is easy to order anything you want. ‘My Year of Books’ is a wonderful gift option they offer where books are carefully selected for the recipient and sent to them. Different packages are available, making it the perfect present for the book lover in your life!


The staff are very friendly and welcoming, keen to help and make suggestions. Obviously book lovers, all the different people I met both enjoy and take pride in this lovely shop! Very well worth a visit! We had the added enjoyment of staying above the shop which is perfect for any book lover!

Bags of Books,

1 South St,

Lewes BN7 2BT