Hello and Welcome. We are Bags of Books!
Owners Anna and Gavin, along with a team of dedicated staff, run our independent children’s bookshop in Lewes, East Sussex. We specialise in providing quality books for primary schools and believe strongly that all children should have access to the very best educational and inspirational books. We have been working with schools all over the country for more than 20 years and love helping teachers to find the perfect books for their classroom.
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 texts for your needs.
Here are a few of the ways that we can help you:
Sale or Return Collections
Don’t judge a book by its cover! If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in our book lists or you’d like to have a look through the books before committing to purchasing, ask us to put together a themed collection of books for you to browse on a sale or return basis. Whether you’re studying Minibeasts with Reception, Ancient Greeks in Year 6, or need guided reading books on a particular theme, contact us with your requirements and we will tailor-make a collection of books for you. The books will be sent out to you at school to look through and you’ll only be invoiced once you’ve decided which ones you want to keep.
For lots more on this service and to order your books CLICK HERE.
If your school or classroom library is looking sparse and dated contact us to renew and top-up your book selection. We’re happy to order a specific list of books, if you know exactly what you want, or to put together a fresh, exciting collection of brand new books to your specification.
One way of keeping your library up-to-date is to order regular Books of the Month. Every month we hand-pick the very best quality, inspiring books, suitable across the primary age-range. These are (in my opinion!) the very children’s books published every month. Keep your pupils really inspired and excited by the books in your library by ordering 6 of our Books of the Month to be delivered to your school every single month. This service is available for the discounted price of just £35 a month (including delivery).
If you are an infant, pre-prep or junior school or only need books for a particular age-range just let us know and we can tailor your collection accordingly.
We work with schools across the country to provide book parcels for children who attract pupil premium funding. This is a service that increasing numbers of schools have asked for recently, as they try to encourage reading for pleasure and want to change attitudes to reading and provide books for those children who may not have access to them at home. Some schools have chosen to order a regular book delivery for a child. If you let us know the age (and/or reading age) of the child we will pick a book for them personally and deliver it (gift-wrapping optional) to school. We call this scheme ‘A Book of Their Own’. If you’d like to spend some of your pupil premium funding on books we can be very flexible with what we offer and will always work entirely to suit your needs.
For lots more on this service and get in touch to discuss your book buying options CLICK HERE.
Leavers and Other Gifts
Books make great gifts, at any time of the year! Please get in touch if you need Year 6 leavers gifts, or gifts for any sort of prize or school award. We’re happy to order a specific list of books, if you know exactly what you want, or to make our own choices or suggestions for the gift’s recipient. Some schools have chosen to have a book for each year group delivered to them (gift-wrapping optional) every month to give away as a prize.