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The Lutterworth Press is one of the oldest independent British publishing houses. We have been trading since the late 18th Century, and have built up a worldwide reputation for publishing books of high quality by authors of distinction.

The Lutterworth Press was founded as the Religious Tract Society in Georgian London, with its headquarters just off Fleet Street, in order to provide improving literature for young people and adults. Since then it has published many tens of thousands of titles, ranging from children's books to erudite academic works.

The Lutterworth Press was the first British publishing house to have branches in Africa and Asia, and part of the publishing programme in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the publication of language dictionaries and other works in many indigenous languages.

The Lutterworth Press became well known to generations of British children because of its publication of the Boy's Own Paper and the Girl's Own Paper.

The Lutterworth Press now publishes a wide range of non-fiction of cultural value, and remains committed to publishing high-quality books written by distinguished authors. In an age in which so many long-established publishers have been absorbed into faceless multinational groups, it also remains committed to editorial independence.

We publish books in the following areas:

Our current printed catalogues are also available to download in PDF format:

James Clarke and Co Ltd
This is our main sister imprint, which publishes academic and theological titles. James Clarke and Co Ltd has a separate online catalogue, but shares the same shopping cart as The Lutterworth Press website. This will allow you to log on to both websites using the same password, and to combine purchases from both catalogues in a single order.

Acorn Editions
This is our imprint specialising in local and minority interest titles. These titles are listed as part of the Lutterworth Press catalogue.

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If you are an author seeking publication, then please see our Author Guidelines page for advice on what we publish and how to submit your book to us, and to download a copy of our New Book Proposal Form.

Please note that we are not accepting submissions for children's books at the current time.

The Girl's Own Paper was published by the Religious Tract Society (which later became the Lutterworth Press), from 1880 to 1956. Offering a combination of stories and educational and improving articles, it was highly influential for generations of young British women and girls, and provided an outlet for many female writers.

As an aid to researchers, collectors and others interested in the literature of the period, the Lutterworth Press now hosts The Girl's Own Paper Index, a fully searchable index to the articles and authors from 1880–1941 (Volumes 1–62).