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Hello fellow bookworm! You've come across the archive of the National Trust Publishing team's blog. 

All the latest news can be found on our shiny new blog. However, if you'd like to read the history of books we're proud to have published (from around June 2016 – January 2019), you're in the right place. Grab a cup of tea and have a browse through. 


You can find our books in National Trust shops, our online shop and all good bookshops. Every book you buy helps us protect special places.

Latest updates

25 Jan 19

Introducing our new books for 2019

Have you made a resolution to cook different meals this year? Or learn some new gardening skills? Perhaps you plan to explore the outdoors a little more? Whatever your goals for 2019 (and beyond), we reckon we'll be publishing a book that could help you achieve them.

You can try recipes from Trust cafés with 'The National Trust Comfort Food Cookbook', pick up practical tips with a new series from a former head gardener, or plan trips around the country with our 'Great British Bucket List' and beautiful books about the most romantic ruins and rose gardens. There's also a whole host of children’s books to keep little bookworms happy. And don't forget to check out our 'People's Landscapes' guidebook, which accompanies the Trust's programme of events marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

Look out for the books in our shops when you visit, and you can also find them in the online shop. In the meantime, why not browse our catalogue and start building up your wishlist? View the catalogue now.

The People's Landscapes guidebook resting on a bag

03 Dec 18

Celebrating I Am The Seed

In November, we revealed that 'I Am The Seed' - our beautiful nature poetry book - was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year prize.

We are now delighted to announce that while it didn't win the award itself (which went to the fantastic 'Normal People' by Sally Rooney), Waterstones loved the book so much that they created an award to celebrate it: Children's Gift of the Year.

Find out more about this beautiful book, and pick up your copy from our online shop.

I Am The Seed has been named the Waterstones Children's Gift of hte Year

09 Nov 18

I Am The Seed is nominated for Waterstones Book of the Year

We are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that 'I Am The Seed: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year' has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.

We're so very proud of this beautiful book - which includes 366 poems, one for every day of the year - and to have Waterstones select it as one of their top books of 2018 has delighted us all.

Buy your copy

A banner celebrating 'I Am The Seed's' nomination for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018