Described by one reviewer as the Rolls-Royce of local books, Halsgrove’s pedigree at the heart of regional publishing is defined by the publication of titles of national quality in regional and niche interest markets. For three decades we have built upon this reputation, taking the experience acquired through our Westcountry origins to become the major player in the regional hardback market, publishing books aimed at local and specialist interest readers throughout the UK and increasingly in other European countries. The Halsgrove Group is owned and managed by its directors Julian Davidson and Steven Pugsley.
It is through the successful identification of geographic and other niche areas which enjoy focused public interest together with a high quality Art List, and the addition of specialist series and many one off titles that individual booksellers and other retailers can enjoy significant sales of competitively-priced, quality books which national publishers often overlook. In more recent years, strands of particular interest have included contemporary art, art history, transport, aviation, politics, political history, military and leisure.
Halsgrove's marketing reach frequently combines with that of regional and national agencies, public bodies and private companies to promote their mission in book form.
Expertise in identifying commercially successful titles covering focused-interest subjects that readers love to buy is at the core of continued expansion. Our purpose built distribution centre close to the M5 in Wellington, Somerset houses sales & marketing together with some design and editorial functions along with extensive warehousing facilities.