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


Lucy O'Brien


FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED, THE STORY OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD TWENTY YEARS ON.‘Provocative and deadly accurate’ – Time OutDusty Springfield was one of our greatest pop singers. From 60s hits…

Understanding Hieroglyphs

Hilary Wilson


For more than 1500 years the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt defied interpretation but were thought to conceal ancient wisdom and religious secrets. When at last they were deciphered, the hieroglyphs provided…

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


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


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.