PUBLISHERS SUPPORTING US

We are proud to partner with a number of publishers. If you are a publisher and would like to be involved with Public Library Online, please visit the Contact Us Page. 

If you are a publisher and would like to be involved with the Public Library Online, please contact us.

The following publishers participate in the Public Library Online:
33 1/3
Absolute Press
A&C Black
Allen & Unwin
Alma Books
Alma Classics Literature
Arden Shakespeare
Bloomsbury
Canongate
Faber
Mercier Press
Quercus
Random House Group
Wisden

33 1/3

33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of the most beloved albums of the past 50 or so years, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 100 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians, and scholars alike.

Absolute Press

Absolute Press are award winning publishers who won the 2014 Independent Publisher's Guild 'Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year' and are renowned for producing high-quality titles that are considered to be some of the best food and drink titles in the world. The three shelves available are:

The Absolute Press Bestsellers Shelf presents the full spectrum of Absolute’s titles from Michelin-starred chefs such as Jason Atherton and from restaurant cookbooks, such as Roast, to specialist titles for Aga cooking.There’s something here for all foodies and budding home cooks, full of wonderful flavours and stunning photography. 

The Asian Cuisine Shelf presents a unique collection of Asian cuisine from some of the UK’s best-loved chefs. COntained within is everything you need to create mouth-watering Indian feasts in your own home, straight from the professional kitchens of Vivek Singh and Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar, while Gupareet Bains’ title on Indian Superfood stimulates both the reader’s health and tastebuds.

The Little Book of Tips Shelf 2002 saw the first publication of Absolute Press’ Little Book of Tips series, and from that first exciting title grew a whole list and the very best are all to be found here. From herbs to tea, and cheese to ice cream, this collection will delight readers with a selection of the very best tips for foodies everywhere. 

A&C Black

A&C Black Publishers shelves offer a wide variety of genre’s, including:
Sailing Essentials Shelf A collection of indispensable practical titles for sailors. The shelf includes the bestselling Sailing Bible, Tom Cunliffe’s acclaimed hands-on manuals Complete Day Skipper and Complete Yachtmaster, the invaluable guides Competent Crew, Reeds VHF/DSC Handbook and Knots & Splices, as well as the popular Adlard Coles Book of series comprising essential handbooks on the core topics of Navigation, Diesel Engines and Outboard Motors.

The Steps to Success series offer practical advice and simple solutions to help you at work. Each book features a self assessment quiz; step-by-step guidance; common mistakes and how to avoid them; summaries and key points to remember plus related Web links and further sources of help.

Literary Reference Shelf offer informative guides and are an excellent resource to help you discover your next great read and further your exploration of literature. Featuring the most significant books and writers of past and present, plus in depth coverage of popular genres, complete with `read-on’ suggestions for related titles, these guides are perfect for book worms, reading groups and anyone wishing to explore a rich selection of the finest literature ever written.

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin’s shelves offer a wide variety of genres, including;

The Aboriginal History Shelf reveals the other Australian history – that of its Aboriginal people, their unique culture and the ongoing tensions between black and white Australians.

The Australian Cricket Shelf includes biographies and memoirs cricket greats Doug Walters; Kim Hughes; Jeff Thomson—the fastest fast-bowler of all time; Ian Chappell , Justin Langer and Steve Waugh. Bob Simpson provides an authoritative and fascinating study of cricket over the past 50 years and Merv Hughes brings together a hilarious collection of the best sporting insults ever dished out by Australian sportsmen.

The Australian History Shelf gathers some of the best Australian histories ranging from colonial times to the World Wars. Booker Prize winning and bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the characters who formed the early days of Australia’s national story in Australians: Origins to Eureka. The Colony, Australia’s Birthstain, Closing Hell’s Gates and An Irresistible Temptation explore different facets of Australia’s convict past.

The True Crime Shelf uncovers what really happened in gruesome and notorious crimes. From Bradley Murdoch, murderer of British backpacker Peter Falconio in the remote Australian outback, to the infamous Snowtown murders where dismembered bodies were found in barrels in a disused bank vault, Inside Their Minds, The Killer Within, and The Cruel City will take you behind the crimes of some of Australia’s most notorious killers. Drawing on meticulous research and unique insiders’ stories Dead Man Running, Smack Express, Blood Money and The Brotherhoods expose the murky, lucrative and corrupt world of organised crime and its deadly trade in drugs and weapons.

The Women’s Fiction Shelf is a handpicked collection bound to appeal to women of all ages and walks of life. You’ll find stories of romance, heartbreak, struggle and humour.

Alma classics

Alma Classics’ aim is to expand the literary canon in the English-speaking world through a series of mainstream and lesser-known classics from every literature and genre. The Alma Classics Literature in Translation shelf includes new translations of masterpieces like Master and Margarita by Mikahil Bulgakov and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, as well as lesser-known works like Humiliated and Insulted by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dearest Father by Franz Kafka and Dead Men Tell No Tales by Émile Zola. Most of the titles in the series are provided with an extensive critical apparatus and extra reading material. With an emphasis on the production, editorial and typographical values of a book, Alma Classics aspires to revitalize the whole experience of reading the classics.

Alma Books

The Alma Books World Literature shelf brings together some of the finest international authors to UK readers, from one of the most important Argentinean writers Alberto Manguel to multi-award-winning Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui, whose reputation in Japan supersedes Murakami’s. We have also added some of Alma’s most successful books, from Rosie Alison’s best-selling, Orange Prize-nominated The Very Thought of You to Tom McCarthy’s Remainder, hailed by Zadie Smith as “one of the great English novels of the last ten years”, and Michel Benoît’s chart-topping thriller The Thirteenth Apostle.

Arden Shakespeare

The Arden Shakespeare Public Library Online Shelf gives you a selection of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, edited, annotated and introduced by leading Shakespeare scholars. The Arden Shakespeare has set the gold standard in editions of Shakespeare’s plays since the first series was launched in 1899. Now in its Third Series, Arden offers the best in contemporary scholarship, guiding you to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare’s work. With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, and detailed critical introductions, The Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition you can find.

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury’s shelves offer a wide variety of genre’s, including;

The Teen Fiction shelf with it’s range of meticulously researched tales of epic historical adventures including The Falconer’s Knot, Mary Hoffman’s award winning Stravanganza series, Witch Child and Sorceress by Celia Rees and Neil Gaimans The Graveyard Book and his bestseller Coraline.

The Love the Film, Read The Book shelf with its collection of unmissable books that have been made into classic films include multi Oscar nominated True Grit, and four times Oscar nominee City of God.

The River Cottage shelf, is an online collection of indispensable advice and recipes from the experts at River Cottage, on everything from fishing to foraging to building your own bread oven.

The Book Group Shelf including Man Booker Prize winner The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson, Galaxy Book of the Year The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale, Orange Prize shortlisted Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie, Booker long listed bestseller Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and word-of-mouth phenomenon The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Canongate

The Canongate Bestsellers shelf brings together some of the cream of Canongate’s fiction and non-fiction, from the Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi by Yann Martel to the deft and insightful autobiography of Barack Obama, Dreams From my Father. Whether it’s the last days of Tolstoy (The Last Station), the early settling of Australia (The Secret River) or the privations of prison (This is How), these books will take you into the vivid worlds of the some of the best writers working today.

Faber

Faber’s first-ever poetry shelf presents new voices side-by-side with an outstanding group of established poets. The Hat offers poetry for children from the UK’s Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Daljit Nagra’s hugely acclaimed debut Look We Have Coming to Dover! won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Don Paterson’s latest collection, Rain, was the Forward Prize’s Best Collection. Wendy Cope’s new selection of her work, Two Cures for Love, also includes a significant number of poems collected or published for the first time. From Seamus Heaney there is the recent District and Circle, and from an earlier Nobel Prize-winner is Let Us Go Then, You and I – the selected poems of T.S. Eliot.

The Faber New Poets project completes the collection. Aiming to identify and support emerging talents at an early stage in their careers, the project is represented here by Fiona Benson, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Heather Phillipson and Jack Underwood.

Mercier Press

Mercier press’ Irish History Shelf contains titles covering Ireland’s history from the Romans to the Republic, the Great Famine, Ireland’s War of Independence and Civil War, Ireland and World War Two, Revolutionary Irish Women, the emergence of the Modern Irish State as well as Irish involvement in European Wars from the 17th to the 19th century.

Quercus

The Quercus Crime Shelf includes Stieg Larsson’s international phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Peter Temple’s Sunday Times bestseller The Broken Shore and Philip Kerr’s The One from the Other. Great crime debuts on offer include Elena Forbes thrilling police procedural Die With Me, Colin Cotterill’s exotic mystery The Coroner’s Lunch and Elly Griffiths’ archaeological investigation The Crossing Places. Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police stars a hapless detective in rural France, Jefferson Bass’ Carved in Bone centres on a forensic scientist working at Tennessee’s Body Farm, Shona MacLean’s murderous drama The Redemption of Alexander Seaton is based in Scotland in the 1620s, while Craig Russell’s Lennox is a hard-man detective in 1950s Glasgow. From noir to comic, there’s something for crime fans of all varieties, with each novel offering great atmosphere and wonderful characters, and most importantly, top-notch storytelling.

Wisden

The Wisden Shelf is a collection of some of the classic past editions of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Including the current 148th edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, which tells the story of England’s commanding defence of the Ashes – their first series win in Australia for 24 years. The shelf also includes Wisden on the Ashes, with Test reports, scorecards and other fascinating material from the archives, and new editorials, Wisden on the Ashes is a remarkable record of cricket’s most enduring battle.