Welcome to 'blackheath books', artisan printing, publishing & bookmaking for discerning bibliophiles, a celebration of ordinary things.

'blackheath books' was established in the year two thousand and five, as the rest of the world seemed to be forsaking the printed medium. In an age of kindles, podcasting and blogging, as our local bookshops are either being squeezed or being taken over by Borderstones and filled with bargain bucket loss leaders that are literally not worth the paper costs, we decided to return to basics.

We realised that mainstream publishing wasn't doing or saying anything of relevance to us so decided to reclaim publishing by publishing the books we wanted to read.

In the great tradition of the independent small press 'blackheath books' provides a home for literary outsiders, mavericks who swim against the flow of incessant mainstream specialness.

Here at 'blackheath books' we have decided to keep it small. With very limited print runs, of signed and numbered editions. From chapbooks to novels all are made by hand and with love. We make books because we like books.

'blackheath books' receives no external funding and is a 'not for profit' organisation. Any profits we make are ploughed back into the press and fund future publications. We refuse to play the profit game and ask no one (apart from our readers) to underwrite our independence. If you have enjoyed our publications and share our ideals please spread the word about 'blackheath books'.

'blackheath books' are hand printed using vintage equipment and techniques on 100% recycled paper and card that contains a high percentage of post consumer waste.

'blackheath books' are based in rural West Wales.