Our publishing

A selection of British Library books on a bookshelf

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

Books to inspire; Books to entertain
Books of wonder; Books to explain...

We publish some 50 books per year and nearly all are inspired by the desire to present original, previously unpublished or undeservedly neglected content from the superlative and extensive holdings of the Library.

We work closely with our curators, exhibition teams and a wide range of experts to commission the finest range of superbly-designed and skilfully-produced books for a general readership. We also work in partnership with select publishers on major publications and with a range of specialist facsimile publishers to create limited editions of the Library’s treasures.

Alongside our range of award-winning exhibition catalogues, British Library Publishing has also pioneered a market-leading list of classic crime fiction and is developing fast-growing strands of women’s fiction, weird fiction and science fiction. Our ever-increasing list of top-quality non-fiction encompasses history, literature, exploration, cartography, food and drink and, of course, books about books.