About Us

Old Barn Books is an independent publisher of picture books and fiction for children up to 14 years' old. We love beautiful illustration and fine writing and look to build a list that is eclectic and personal, with an emphasis on the natural world and the development of emotional intelligence. We hope that our books will appeal and be accessible to readers of all ages and differing levels of interest.

To support independent booksellers in the UK, find our books on Bookshop.org here  or on Litalist.com here

If you order from this site, orders over £10 in value are shipped free of charge within the UK. Orders below that value are charged at a standard rate of £2.75, to include postage and packing. Do contact us if you would like gift wrapping or with specific shipping requests. Most of our books are available in the wider world via other publishers and we can put you in touch with them if we are not able to supply directly ourselves.

Some of our titles have recently gone Out of Print in the UK but we may have stock here so please do contact us directly if you're trying to track one down.

Unfortunately, we have encountered problems shipping to the EU since the UK left, so any orders for the EU will go directly from our warehouse and cannot be personalised. We will also not be able to supply Out of Print titles outside the UK.

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Our fiction titles are now available to buy ePub files from the Kindle store or more widely via all good outlets thanks to our friends at https://www.gardners.com/

Please email me if you would prefer to receive a PDF.

Old Barn titles are proud to be distributed in the UK by Bounce Sales & Marketing and in Australia by Walker Books.

For foreign rights enquiries, please contact Helen Binns at Helen@helenbinns.com.

For Press and Publicity, please contact Liz Scott: Liz@lizscottpr.co.uk

For all other enquiries, email ruth@oldbarnbooks.com or via the link on this site.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept unsolicited submissions.