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Welcome to Bodleian Library Publishing

Bodleian Library Publishing has a diverse list of general interest and scholarly books on a wide range of subjects drawn from or related to the Library's rich collections of manuscripts, rare books, maps, postcards and other printed ephemera.

The list focuses on literature, history, the arts, botany, the military and sport, and titles range from 'The First English Dictionary of Slang, 1699' to 'Postcards from The Trenches'.

For more information or to request a catalogue, contact us on +44(0)1865 283850 or email

New Titles

The Art of Letter Writing

Filled with timeless advice and charming historical detail, this book is the perfect gift for anyone who ever struggled to write a letter, offering encouragement and amusement alike.

Great Medical Discoveries An Oxford Story

This short illustrated history chronicles the story of Oxford's contribution to science, from its medieval origins to its present status as one of the world's leading scientific institutions. In charting Oxford's remarkable history, the book showcases twenty discoveries which have shaped medical science across the centuries, with worldwide impact.


The Art of Good Manners

'The Art of Good Manners' covers such topics as table manners, pronunciation, introductions, conversation, courtship and children's behaviour.

If England Were Invaded

Eight years before the outbreak of the First World War, when national hysteria over the supposed presence of German spies in England gripped the country, the journalist and novelist William Le Queux imagined a catastrophic scenario in which the German army invaded Britain in a shock attack on the east coast.
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