Celebrating bristol in books

Bristol Books is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company formed in 2012 by four people with a passion for Bristol and an ambition to enrich the culture of the city through book publishing. 

We pride ourselves on high publishing standards – investing in quality writing, research and design to ensure all our books are a success. We place a real value on books as physical objects and the important role they play in chronicling and recording the rich heritage and culture of the city, both past and present.

Our company logo incorporates the “B” from the “Bristol scroll”. First introduced to the city 100 years ago and familiar to older Bristolians as it was used on the side of Bristol buses. The logo represents the pride we share for the city and its heritage.

Our company logo incorporates the “B” from the “Bristol scroll”. First introduced to the city 100 years ago and familiar to older Bristolians as it was used on the side of Bristol buses. The logo represents the pride we share for the city and its heritage.

As well as commissioning our own books we also produce books on behalf of many local businesses, organisations and individuals. 

The Bristol Books team is author and social historian Clive Burlton; publisher Richard Jones; book designer Joe Burt and Martin Powell, publicist and marketing professional.