At Michael O’Mara Books we specialise in creative and inspired adult non-fiction. Independent, commercial and always on-trend, we are passionate about our books and publish an exciting and varied list – from history and popular science to language; sport and biography to puzzles; gift and humour to craft – that reaches readers across the world.

New Titles


A Word a Day

Joseph Piercy

£9.99

A Word a Day contains 365 carefully selected words that will enhance and expand your vocabulary, along with their meanings, origins and sample usage and fascinating word-related facts and trivia.It is esti…

Tell Me the Truth About Life

National Poetry Day, Curated by Cerys Matthews

£12.99

CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY, THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL POETRY DAY COLLECTION. CURATED AND INTRODUCED BY CERYS MATTHEWS. Tell Me the Truth About Life is an indispensable anthology which celebrates poetry…


Audio: Listen to the Emoji Code Podcast

Leigh Alexander speaks to Dr Vyvyan Evans – author of The Emoji Code – about the role the emoji plays in human communication. What’s different about emoji, how can they help us communicate better in the digital age, and where might non textual communication be heading next?

Our Updates


National Poetry Day at 25: Michael O’Mara Books to launch new poetry podcast

16/07/2019

Michael O’Mara Books and Forward Arts Foundation launch new poetry podcast to mark the publication of Tell Me the Truth About Life, in celebration of National Poetry Day’s 25th anniversary.

Michael O’Mara Books to publish biography of Margaret Beaufort by historian Nicola Tallis

22/05/2019

Michael O’Mara Books is to publish the first comprehensive popular biography in over thirty years of Margaret Beaufort by critically acclaimed historian Nicola Tallis.