London has a wide range of world renowned publishing houses including some of the biggest brands known but it is also home to a range of historically important yet smaller, specialist publishing houses. As the capital of England you’d expect a wide range of publishing houses and book purchasing opportunities but it is astounding the range of specialist options available too which should not be forgotten about.
A little different to your regular London shopping guide below we’re taking a closer look at some of the specialist publishing houses in London and the products they create.
Founded in 1978 Roli Books specialises in Indian-themed books which allow a range of authors who wouldn’t otherwise be known in the UK to have a voice. It also allows for text books printed in colour to be available in India, providing new experiences and education to Indian children. As they have grown over the years, they’ve even opened a bookstore in New Delhi.
Hotshoe is the UK’s leading contemporary photography magazine yet has also ventured into book publishing. It is now one of the most popular European photography magazines across all the genres.
Adlard Coles Nautical
This brand is Europe’s leading publisher of nautical themed books on—you guessed it—sailing, navigation and motor boating. They’re specialists in the field and are one of the few companies worldwide succeeding in this particular niche.
Elwin Street Productions
One of the smaller publishing houses in London they offer a range of practical yet lively non-fiction books. Their range includes books which are both useful in the real-world and enjoyable and could even be considered gift books.
N.G. Art Books
As the name suggests, this publishing house specialise in art books on different types of art including architecture, sculpture and painting. They also produce a range of children’s books.
Klett Languages London
With offices in other locations, too, Klett Languages are one of the leading European publishes of foreign language materials and offer a huge variety of course materials, dictionaries and self-study products that may be needed in the classroom.
A world-renowned brand with more than 300 specialist travel guides on the market as well as maps and reference titles. The guides cover all subjects and are so well known in their genre that London is proud to have their publishing house in their midst. No traveller should leave home without them!
Kogan Page Ltd
Kogan Page specialise in academic books in business, finance, careers, training, logistics and management. They have over 130 titles in their collection covering a great range of topics.
There are hundreds of publishing houses and companies in London and these are just a small example of the many different companies available. The range of these businesses just further serves to show how diverse and interesting London is for visitors and residents alike, and how unique the niche publishing industry really is. During your stay no doubt you will pick up a magazine or book by one of these publishers.
Ursula Jones is a specialist writer on the topic of shopping in various cities throughout the world. Here she covered the niche of publishing in London, for more London shopping guides see http://www.shopikon.com/