We are an independent seller of locally produced original art, crafts and new books for both adults and children located in Lewes. We are about putting an eye-catching mix of new mainstream titles alongside writing from less well-known publishers.  Here you can browse beautifully designed books - where form enhances content.  Compared to what at times can appear a confusing sea of (increasingly digitalised) titles, we offer something different, and are passionate about a personally engaged style of retail on the high street.

We know our stock well, and are always happy to help find an appropriate gift, for say... a lover of medieval history; or of Berlin, gardening, sailing, cycling, psychology, graphic novels, Brazil, India or the Blues.  We also offer a quick ordering service (including, if out of print, pre-owned titles) and this can be done in-shop, calling us on 01273 479418 or or via the contact form on the Contact Us page.

But art and books are only half the story here.  Since opening our doors in March 2006 we have also offered fairly-traded jewellery and textiles from India and Ghana, recycled glassware from Bolivia, raw silk scarves and bags from Cambodia, cards, gorgeous gem jewellery designed by Auricular (Natasha Caughey, Ditchling), music from Mali to Scotland,  and foreign films.


The Needlemakers

West Street


East Sussex


Tel: +44 1273 479418

E-mail:  mattbirch24@hotmail.com




Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 5


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