There's so much to love about the festive delights of winter. Lights twinkling on trees, the familiar sound of Christmas tunes and tucking into homemade treats. One of the best things about the holiday season is, surely, finding that ideal book to give a loved one. Well, you’ve come to the right place. From thoughtful stocking fillers for grownups to story books for children, we’ve got ...Continue reading...
At National Trust Books, we love sharing stories of nature, beauty and history. So much so that every year we publish a beautiful collection of new books and guidebooks on a vast range of topics that matter to us and our supporters.
Whether you’re a foodie, art lover, gardener, outdoorsy type, or seeking something for little bookworms, we’ve got it covered. Sit back, put the kettle on, have a browse of our latest posts, and revel in the joy of reading.
1 Nov 2021
Published: 1 November 2021
19 Aug 2021
Published: 19 August 2021
Stunning vistas, mesmerising wildlife and the feel-good rush of endorphins; these are just some of the benefits of a ramble through the countryside. To celebrate September’s Book of the Month, 100 Nature Walks, we asked National Trust Director-General, Hilary McGrady, and other staff members to share their favourite walk and what it means to them.Continue reading...
16 Aug 2021
Published: 16 August 2021
The shortlists for the 2021 Wainwright prizes on nature and conservation writing have been announced. Discover what the shortlisted authors said when we asked them ‘How did you find the experience of writing your book, and has it changed your relationship with nature since then?’Continue reading...
13 Jul 2021
Published: 13 July 2021
Foraging for our food connects us with nature, and there are many delectable treasures to be had during these late-summer months – whether in the open countryside or deep in the urban jungle. Branches of spring blossom are turning into jewelled berries, and then, as we move into those first crisp breaths of autumn, into laden boughs of fruit, seeds and nuts.Continue reading...
15 Jun 2021
Published: 15 June 2021
With the warmer weather finally here, summer is the ideal time to head outside and find some of nature’s treasures. Our latest book, Look What I Found at the Seaside, shows children the delights of discovering a seashell or picking the perfect pebble in an environmentally conscious way.Continue reading...
9 Jun 2021
1 Jun 2021
Published: 1 June 2021
The Calm Kitchen is more than just a recipe book. It’s about how the nourishment we get from food (mental and physical), cooking and ingredient-sourcing can help our wellbeing. <br><br> To celebrate our book of the month for June, we spoke to author Lorna Salmon about how cookery is crucial to her own mental health and her top kitchen tips.Continue reading...
21 Apr 2021
Published: 21 April 2021
Over the last year, many of us have sorely missed visiting historic houses, museums and galleries. Our new book of the month, 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, provides a glimpse inside these places, showing some of the great art and astonishing historic collections that can be found at National Trust places across the country. In this blog, which includes an ...Continue reading...
1 Apr 2021
Published: 1 April 2021
This April, we're celebrating our new book of the month, The National Trust School of Gardening by Rebecca Bevan. Publishing on 1 April, this practical and inspirational guide to gardening includes examples of best practice from National Trust gardens, plus tips and wisdom from head gardeners. <br/><br/> In July 2019, author Beccy spent a few days visiting some of her favourite gardens in ...Continue reading...
3 Mar 2021
Published: 3 March 2021
Stories of inspirational women are everywhere at National Trust places, whether tied to the very creation of the properties themselves or hidden more subtly behind the facades. This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the achievements of some of the most iconic, powerful, boundary-pushing women connected with National Trust places through the guidebooks that tell their stories.Continue reading...