Welcome to Open Book Publishers

We are the leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: we're not-for-profit, run by scholars, and committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Access all our books online or download them for free, with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs) for authors.

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Latest Titles

The Diaries of Anthony Hewitson, Provincial Journalist, Volume 1: 1865–1887 - cover image
An Outline of Romanticism in the West - cover image
  • Literature

An Outline of Romanticism in the West

  • John Claiborne Isbell
The Classical Parthenon: Recovering the Strangeness of the Ancient World - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion

The Classical Parthenon: Recovering the Strangeness of the Ancient World

  • William St Clair
Second Chance: My Life in Things - cover image
  • Women and Gender Studies

Second Chance: My Life in Things

  • Ruth Rosengarten
All Books

OBP At a Glance

Over 250 titles published

In multiple disciplines, our books are freely available to download and read in various formats.

Catalogue

Over 3 million book interactions

Our books are currently being accessed freely worldwide by over 20,000 readers each month.

Our Reach

Over 200 library members

Supporting our award-winning Open Access book publishing programme.

Library Membership

Non-Profit

We are a UK-registered Social Enterprise and Community Interest Company (CIC) run by scholars.

Support Us

No Book Processing Charges (BPCs)

We provide permanent and free access to our books for readers with no Open Access fees for authors.

Business Model

Quality Research

All our books undergo a rigorous peer review process and are carefully selected by our editorial board.

Publishing process

Partnerships

We collaborate with like-minded organisations to develop open infrastructure to publish open access books.

Our Communities

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