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


11 Explorations into Life on Earth

Helen Scales, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough

£12.99

The second in a series of books in association with the Royal Institution on their world-renowned Christmas Lectures, this time exploring the secrets of the natural world – with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.Following on from the success of 13 Journeys Through Space and Time, which took

Elizabeth's Rival

Nicola Tallis

£20.00

The first biography of Lettice Knollys, one of the most prominent women of the Elizabethan era.Cousin to Elizabeth I – and very likely also Henry VIII’s illegitimate granddaughter – Lettice Knollys had a life of dizzying highs and pitiful lows. Darling of the court, entangled in a


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


O’Mara Books Wins Auction To Publish TT Dynasty Road Racer, Michael Dunlop

27/10/2016

Michael O’Mara Books, has acquired World rights to publish the autobiography of road racer Michael Dunlop.

We’re Partnering With the British Museum

30/06/2016

The British Museum, the UK’s biggest visitor attraction, will partner with independent publisher Michael O’Mara Books to produce a range of British Museum stationery from 2017.