Welcome to 'Britain Through Books'

Grasmere in Autumn

Our aim is to present books about Britain that open up opportunities for people to explore and enjoy beautiful and interesting places from a chair. We then hope that armchair travel will lead to actual exploration.

As we approach the end of 2014 and look forward to another year we've opened a section of the site for 2015 Calendars. There are around 200 different wall calendars here, mostly with landscape or nature scenes and from many parts of the British Isles.

Finally, if you're looking for a special gift for a special person (even for yourself) take a look at our framed raised relief maps page. They're available for the British Isles as a whole, and also for Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

This is a new online store. As it grows we will include more areas. At first the emphasis will be on England and Wales, starting with the north and move down the country.

As well as countries, counties and regions, we will be adding sections on various activities and interests. The first of these are country walking, a selection of historic houses and castles, and famous gardens.

Please forgive any initial untidiness of content and gaps in the listings. As they used to say about British Rail, "We're getting there". More about us.