British Library Publishing produces fascinating and beautiful books across a wide range of subjects related to the Library’s uniquely rich collections, including maps, medieval manuscripts, literary history, graphic design and typography, the history of books and cultural history. We publish accessible and affordable books to enhance our popular exhibition programme, as well as classic crime fiction and innovative gift titles that showcase quirky, humorous and unexpected treasures from our collections. Our books are generously illustrated and we take pride in our high design and production values.
We also publish titles that make major contributions to scholarly debate, principally in the fields of bibliography, book history and manuscript studies, as well as a range of audio CDs based on the Library’s collection of recorded sound. Our publications are sold around the world and make a significant contribution to the Library’s international reputation, as well as garnering positive reviews and generating revenue that supports the Library’s work.