Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Our website and customer service team are operating as normal to give you uninterrupted access to our beautiful books at this difficult time. Our first priority is to keep our people, customers and suppliers safe and well and we are following all necessary guidelines to ensure that no-one is at increased risk.
Our suppliers are reporting no delays to delivery to UK addresses and are operating as normal. For your safety, all deliveries will take place in accordance with local restrictions and policy.
Thank you for your continued support for Folio.
The Folio Society publishes beautiful, illustrated editions of the worlds greatest books. For over 70 years, we have created books that are outstanding in both their literary content and physical form. Our dedication to the art of fine book publishing guarantees the highest quality of production for every unique Folio edition.
Our Head Office can be found in the riverside setting of Maguire Street, close to art galleries, architecture firms and the Tower of London.
The Folio Society
4 Maguire Street
What makes Folio books special?
From our first books in 1947 it has been our goal to create beautiful and authoritative editions of great literary works for readers.
The Folio Society brings together a worldwide community of book lovers who appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of fine editions. We have long been a haven for the eclectic and open-minded reader, providing a real depth both within and across genres.
Our non-fiction list ranges from the seminal ideas of Charles Darwin to the hard-nosed historical analysis of Martin Gilbert and the remarkable insights of Mary Beard’s Pompeii; whilst our fiction spans the wit of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the intoxicating science fiction of Frank Herbert’s Dune and the whimsy of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.
More information can be found here.
What are your opening hours?
You can order online or by phone 8am to 10pm (UK time), seven days a week. Visit www.foliosociety.com or call 020 7400 4200.
Our customer service team are on hand to answer all your other queries between 9:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday (UK time).
If you’d like to speak to our customer service team, please call 020 7400 4200 between 9:30am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected].
How do I submit my illustrations for consideration?
We enjoy finding new and talented illustrators. If you have suitable work for our commissions, we welcome digital submissions only. Please familiarise yourself with the kind of books we publish and the type of work we commission before sending anything. Most commissions are for adult fiction titles. We are looking for a good response to the text, conveying tension, mood, drama, period details, characterisation, repetition and interaction of characters, etc.
If your work is suitable, please send a small number of appropriate samples as lo-res jpegs (total size no bigger than 2MB) and a link to your website, emailed to [email protected]. Due to time, I’m afraid we won’t be able to acknowledge submissions. Any suitable work will be saved for future reference and we will contact you should an opportunity arise.
If your portfolio doesn’t as yet demonstrate an ability to illustrate adult fiction, you might like to undertake a personal project – choosing a well-known book and developing a short series of illustrations. Also, we strongly suggest you enter the annual Book Illustration Competition which we run with House of Illustration. Each year entrants are asked to submit three finished illustrations and a binding design for a title chosen by us, the winner receives a commission to fully illustrate this title. More information and previous winners can be found here.