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Books of wonder. Books to explain...

Deep in the heart of the British Library’s St Pancras building you will find a dedicated, and very active, book publishing division which celebrates the very best of the collections and tell the stories of the Library.

On this website we present details of the 40–50 books we publish each year including award-winning exhibition catalogues, class-leading fiction series and, of course, our often playful but always inspiring books about books.

These pages also include insightful behind-the-scenes blogs, author contributions, our latest news and details of live and digital events. Booksellers and reviewers can also find trade and contact information.

Our publishing

British Library Publishing creates high-quality books and eBooks for the UK and international book trade and co-edition markets.

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Trade

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Publicity

Find international, national and regional press coverage for British Library Publishing titles, corresponding events, and press releases for all new titles.

News stories

The Book Lover's Bucket List featured in The Telegraph

25 June 2021

British Library Publishing’s June 2021 publication The Book Lover’s Bucket List: A Tour of Great British Literature was featured in The Telegraph this month.

Women Writers Blog Tour celebrates new titles

24 June 2021

British Library Publishing runs a blog tour to celebrate the two new additions to the Women Writers fiction series.

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Blog posts

Happy birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

American poet, painter, activist, pioneering figure in the Beat movement, and co-founder of City Lights Bookseller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 101 on March 24 2020 The Library’s collections are rich in Beats and Ferlinghetti material (take a look at our Beats...

The American and British Authors of Today’s Secular ‘Traditional Christmas’

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Washington Irving is today perhaps best remembered for the stories ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, first published in 1819/20. They were included in Irving’s The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, which, in its initial serialisation...

British Library x Charles Jeffrey Research Competition launched: show & tell top picks from the American Studies team

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lora Afric, Languages Cataloguing Manager, reflects on some highlights from a year of fashion collaboration at the Library For the third year running the British Library has worked with the British Council for Fashion on a Research Collaboration Project and...

Women and Buddhism in the United States

Thursday, November 14, 2019

As many readers will know, the British Library’s Buddhism exhibition has just opened to hugely positive reviews. More than 120 items are on display, ranging from sacred texts written on tree bark, palm leaves and gold plate to stunning silk...

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