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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

Black Theatre Makers: Una Marson

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The British Library has digitised and made available online the only known copy of Una Marson’s pioneering play ‘At What a Price’ (1932). Una Maud Marson was born in Jamaica in 1905. Throughout her lifetime she would live and work...

On my desk – On Spirit Lake: Georgian Bay Stories from Church Street Press

Monday, November 14, 2022

My thanks go to Alan Stein for granting permission to use images of his artwork in this blog The Americas team is fortunate to work with some fascinating items that cross our desks for a variety of reasons from exhibition...

Delicate Materials - Imaginative Texts

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou is Associate Professor in the Department of American Literature and Culture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and was a 2020 Eccles Visiting Fellow at the British Library. My visit to the British Library in April and August...

On my desk: Double Persephone by Margaret Atwood

Monday, October 3, 2022

The Americas and Oceania team is fortunate to work with some fascinating items that cross our desks for a variety of reasons from exhibition loans to Reader queries. Through the On my desk blog series, we ask the team three...

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