The London Library

Founded in 1841, The London Library is one of the UK’s leading literary institutions. With more than one million books and periodicals in over 50 languages, the collection includes works from the 16th century to the latest publications in print and electronic form.


The Arthur Ransome Society

Arthur Ransome was the celebrated author of the 12 ‘Swallows and Amazons’ stories – written for young people of all ages. But he was much more: bohemian, media correspondent during the Russian Revolution, spy, sailor, fisherman, pipe smoker . . . The Society exists to celebrate his life and to promote his interests in exploring, camping, sailing, navigation, leadership, literature and much more.


Shiny New Books

An entirely independent recommendations online magazine. Shiny New Books is what happens when you put four book bloggers in a virtual room and let them give in to wish fulfillment.


The Dovecote Press

The Dovecote Press founded in 1974 by David Burnett to publish books about rural life and local history, particularly Dorset. Since then it has published over 300 titles. Its authors have included Cecil Beaton, David Cecil, John Fowles, James Lees-Milne, John Julius Norwich, Anne Sebba and Hugo Vickers – as well as a host of other writers distinguished in their own fields. Recently it started a new imprint, Little Toller Books, which is now an independent publishing company.


Angel Classics

Angel Classics brings new discoveries of classic European authors previously unavailable in English or only in poor translations. Angel translations have won a leading reputation for scrupulous fidelity to their originals and their impact in English. Each title includes an absorbing introduction which draws the reader into the author’s life and time.


Foxed Friends: The Oldie

The Oldie is emphatically not a magazine about retirement. It is for any independent-minded reader, full of good writing and amusing articles on a wide variety of topics.


Mslexia Magazine

Since the magazine was launched in 1999, Mslexia has become the magazine for women writers to submit to.



Hortus is a privately published quarterly journal which addresses itself to intelligent and lively-minded gardeners throughout the English-speaking world. The beautifully printed and bound issues, each of 112 pages, contain articles on gardens, plants, people and books; history design and ornament.



The magazine of new writing. From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now.


Glimmer Train

This handsome short-story triannual actively champions emerging writers.


Cornucopia Magazine

Published twice a year, Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel . . .


The Book Collector

The Book Collector is the only journal in the world that deals with book collecting, but it is much more than that – a bridge that joins together collectors, librarians and booksellers, and all who are interested in books, to have, to read, to enjoy in any way.


Ambit Magazine

Ambit is a quarterly 96 page magazine that prints original poetry, short fiction, art and reviews.


Aesthetica Magazine

Aesthetica is a British art and culture magazine. The magazine includes features on art, film, music and performance, highlighting notable new exhibitions around the world and showcasing photography.


Barter Books

One of the largest second-hand bookshops in Britain. A converted railway station in Alnwick, with open fires in the winter, a model railway acting as a link between the book columns, three stunning 40-foot murals, and a whole huge room lined with over forty glass cases containing many of the more interesting antiquarian books.


Abe Books

AbeBooks is an online marketplace where you can buy new books, used books, rare books, and out-of-print books, connecting customers with thousands of professional booksellers around the world and millions of books listed for sale.


The Biographers’ Club

Founded in 1997 by literary agent and biographer Andrew Lownie, the Biographers’ Club is an umbrella organisation which seeks to educate, inspire, promote and foster a better understanding of the art of biography and its relevance across the broad spectrum of human endeavour.


The Authors’ Club

Founded by the novelist and critic Walter Besant in 1891 as a place where writers could meet and talk, the Authors’ Club also welcomes publishers, editors, agents, journalists, academics and anyone professionally involved with literature.


The Art Workers’ Guild

A unique organisation of distinguished craftspeople, artists and designers. Founded in 1882, to promote the highest standards of excellence in all of the applied arts and to bring together on an equal footing practitioners in many different fields. In 1912 the Guild acquired a Georgian house in Bloomsbury, and in 1914 built a handsome meeting hall at its rear to seat 100 people.



R. S. Surtees Society

His novels raucously unveil the half-forgotten country life of England between the Reform Bills: horse-dealers and minxy adventuresses compete for the lolly of lecherous Earls; spanking great hill foxes outpace packs of hounds as likely to belong to a grocer as a Duke; we find Jorrocks and James Pigg, Lucy Glitters and Facey Romford, Soapey Sponge and sound Tom Scott – all bucketing across the pages of English history.


The Royal Society of Literature

A society of, and for, writers. For nearly 200 years, the Royal Society of Literature has celebrated and nurtured all that is best in British literature, past and present.


The Poetry Book Society

Founded by T. S. Eliot and friends in 1953, the Poetry Book Society is a unique poetry society, providing information, guidance and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for a wide-ranging community of readers. The PBS is the biggest dedicated poetry bookseller in the UK.


The John Moore Museum

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore.


Walter de la Mare Society

Inspired by a surge of interest in Walter de la Mare’s work after a conference on his short stories organised by King’s College, London, a group of critics and aficionados formed a society to honour the memory of Walter de la Mare in 1997.


The Kipling Society

Rudyard Kipling’s reputation grew from phenomenal early critical success to international celebrity, then faded for a time as his conservative views were held by some to be old-fashioned. The balance is now being restored.


C. S. Forrester Society

C. S. Forester is one of the great writers of the twentieth-century. His novels are distinguished by the famous Hornblower stories, and by ‘African Queen’ which was made into the famous film. The C. S. Forester Society was established in 1998 to celebrate and promote the enjoyment of Forester’s literary works.


The John Betjeman Society

The Betjeman Society was established in 1988 to advance the appreciation of the work of the poet, writer, broadcaster and conservationist Sir John Betjeman (1906-84).


Delayed Gratification

Delayed Gratification is the world’s first Slow Journalism magazine. It’s a printed quarterly publication which revisits the events of the previous three months to see what happened after the dust settled and the news agenda moved on.