The Archive of British Publishing and Printing

Designated status logoWe hold many collections relating to the British book industry. These form a valuable resource for the study of all aspects of book production and printing.

As well as the collections listed below, our Rare books and Authors' papers are useful for researchers into book history.

Archives of publishing or printing firms

Companies represented include:

There may be restrictions on access to some of these collections.

Other collections relevant to book and printing history

There may be restrictions on access to some of these collections.

The Department of Typography and Graphic Communication holds further resources for the study of book production.

FOB (Firms out of Business)

Information about vanished publishing concerns, literary agencies, and similar firms can be found on FOB (Firms out of Business), a database of publishing, literary and other firms out of business.

FOB is run jointly by the Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library, and is a sister project of the WATCH Project, a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.

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